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The M.Sc. degree requires a minimum of 45 credits, up to a maximum of 51 credits. The program includes from 9 to 27 credits of coursework (depending on the student's background).

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

ATOC 691 (3) Master's Thesis Literature Review
ATOC 692 (6) Master's Thesis Research 1
ATOC 694 (3) Master's Thesis Progress Report and Seminar
ATOC 699 (12) Master's Thesis

Students registered in M.Sc. programs are expected to regularly attend both the student seminar series (ATOC 751D1/D2 or ATOC 752D1/D2) and the Department seminar series during the entire period of their enrolment in the program.

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

Must complete or have completed the following courses or equivalent:

ATOC 512 (3) Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics
ATOC 513 (3) Waves and Stability
ATOC 515 (3) Turbulence in Atmosphere and Oceans
ATOC 521 (3) Cloud Physics
ATOC 525 (3) Atmospheric Radiation
ATOC 530 (3) Paleoclimate Dynamics
ATOC 531 (3) Dynamics of Current Climates
ATOC 540 (3) Synoptic Meteorology 1
ATOC 541 (3) Synoptic Meteorology 2
ATOC 568 (3) Ocean Physics
ATOC 619* (3) Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry
ATOC 626 (3) Atmospheric/Oceanic Remote Sensing
ATOC 646 (3) Mesoscale Meteorology
CHEM 619* (3) Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry

* Students may select either ATOC 619 or CHEM 619.

Or other courses at the 500 level or higher recommended by the Department's Graduate Program Director.

Students with a strong background in atmospheric or oceanic science, or a Diploma in Meteorology, will take at least the 7 credit minimum. Students with no previous background in atmospheric or oceanic science must take the 20 credit maximum.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)