If you are interested in teaching, research, or even a career with the National Weather Service, this concentration within our Atmospheric Sciences degree program is for you. Graduates from Vermont State University with a Concentration in Graduate School go on to careers in laboratories and colleges and universities across the country.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Atmospheric Sciences
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Our Atmospheric Sciences students have successfully completed graduate degrees at universities including MIT, Penn State, Colorado State, Florida State, University of Oklahoma, University of Wisconsin, University of Rhode Island, and many others.
Why Study Graduate School at Vermont State
Technology: You’ll work with the latest forecasting and modeling software.
Small Classes: You’ll learn from and conduct research with dedicated and experienced faculty.
Broad Background: We’ll provide you with a strong foundation in fundamental fields that will prepare you for graduate study in a variety of specialties.
Academic Success: You’ll be prepared for graduate study at institutions across the country in a variety of specialty fields.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll study general fields like calculus, physics, and chemistry, plus specialties like atmospheric thermodynamics and programming in Python. You’ll investigate natural and anthropogenic impacts on the global energy budget, regional climate models, and different climate change scenarios. You’ll develop skills in communication and presentation, research and writing, and analysis and modeling.
Outside the Classroom, In the Community
You’ll travel to national conferences and have the opportunity to deliver presentations. You’ll find numerous internship options, and you can contribute to our student-led chapter of The American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association and The Climate Consensus, a national group established at Lyndon in 2014. You’ll gain real-world experience in the field and in the laboratory.
Our Lyndon campus has a weather deck with an excellent view for observing the weather and launching weather balloons. We also have dedicated computer lab and research space for atmospheric sciences students.
The Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center, which students may access for research at any time, contains eight 40″ monitors that display latest conditions, radar, satellite, and model forecasts, as well as climate data.
“I learned how to creatively solve problems in atmospheric sciences which has been invaluable in my graduate coursework in addition to my everyday research tasks.”