Master of Professional Science

Computational Meteorology and Oceanography

The degree track in Computational Meteorology and Oceanography is designed to assist students in the pursuit of advanced training in the computational science aspects of meteorology and physical oceanography, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The track combines coursework in both the computational and physical science of meteorology and oceanography, with hands-on training in high performance computing, data analysis, and visualization. The core requirements for the degree include advanced courses in geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric physics, computational fluid dynamics, climate and coastal modeling, data assimilation, geophysical statistical analysis and visualization, and high performance computing. The curriculum in this program focuses on hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art computational models, visualization tools, and high performance computing platforms available at the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science. Students will be proficient in analyzing various disparate sources of data (e.g., remotely sensed satellite products, in situ observations, model simulations) and running complex geophysical models. Students completing this degree track are ideally suited for work either in government laboratories or private industry that requires expertise in high performance science computation and/or sophisticated data analysis and visualization.