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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology Florida State University




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Graduate students normally specialize in dynamic, physical, or synoptic meteorology, or climatology. Faculty members and graduate students in the department are conducting research in many areas, including air/sea interaction, boundary layer meteorology, coastal meteorology, climate prediction, climate changes and global warming, data assimilation, design of meteorological networks, large-scale flow, meso-meteorology, numerical weather prediction, ocean upwelling, physical climatology, radar meteorology, radiation physics, remote sensing, satellite meteorology, statistical prediction, tropical circulation, turbulence, and vortex dynamics.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program

Candidates may specialize in many areas including dynamical, physical, synoptic meteorology, or climatology.

All doctoral candidates in meteorology must satisfy the following requirements: 1) the doctoral preliminary examinations, which may be combined with the master’s comprehensive examination; 2) one hour of MET 6930 for oral presentation of prospectus and one hour of 6930 for oral presentation of dissertation; and 3) an acceptable doctoral dissertation. There is no foreign language requirement.

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Full Time (30 semester hours)

Tuition fees

$22,270.00 (16,68,858) per year


06 Jan, 24 Aug


Florida State University

600 W. College Avenue,



32306, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Prior work in meteorology is not a requirement for admission to graduate study in the meteorology program, but candidates must have a strong preparation in mathematics and physics. Each student must have completed or must complete undergraduate level work in synoptic meteorology (MET 4500C; 4501C or equivalent), physical meteorology (MET 4420; 4450 or equivalent), and dynamic meteorology (MET 4301; 4302 or equivalent).

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBTOEFL): 80
  • Paper based TOEFL (TOEFL): 550
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 77
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 55

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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