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Meteorology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Meteorology is the science of weather, climate and the atmosphere and involves the study of physics, chemistry and math along with Meteorology courses, labs and field experiences.

In keeping with MSU Denver’s student-centered philosophy, MSU Denver’s Meteorology professors will ease you into your math and science studies, helping you to build math and science confidence and knowledge. An added bonus: Your Meteorology degree program gives you the added credential of a Mathematics minor.

Plus your studies of the atmosphere don’t stop in class. You will also have the chance to develop professional Meteorology skills by working in MSU Denver’s Meteorology Computer Laboratory, completing a senior research project, taking part in internships and engaging in fieldwork observing extreme weather or snow and avalanche conditions.

By combining academic and career-related skills, the Meteorology program from the Metropolitan State University of Denver will prepare you for Meteorology careers as well as for future graduate study.

Career prospects

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Handbook the job outlook for meteorologists is expected to grow 9 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average. Here are some job titles you might qualify for: 

  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Broadcast meteorologist
  • Climatologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Meteorology software developer
  • Operational forecaster
  • Research meteorologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Weather and Climate 
  • Weather Observing Systems
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Weather Analysis Techniques
  • Air Pollution
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Radar and Satellite Meteorology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You must submit the online application, the $25 application fee and all required documentation by the application deadline for the semester you want to enroll.
  • An official secondary (high school) transcript or its equivalent showing your graduation date, sent directly from your high school, if possible. Unless the document is issued in English, both the original language and a certified English translation are required.
  • Request your standardized test scores (ACT or SAT).
  • Optional: Submit a personal statement and/or letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    809 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 809 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    345 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 345 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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