Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Degree

Both Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology is a field of study focused on the Earth’s atmosphere, how other systems affect the atmosphere, and the atmospheric effects on other systems. As a subset of Atmospheric Science, Meteorology is a discipline that includes atmospheric physics and atmospheric chemistry emphasizing weather forecasting. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer atmospheric sciences and meteorology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University offers a doctorate degree program in atmospheric sciences and meteorology.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female1

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White2
Non Resident Alien1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Description

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, atmospheric and space scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 580
    • Average Hourly Rate: $53.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $110430

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093