Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Meteorology

Program Overview

The PhD program in Meteorology is a rigorous, research-intensive degree designed for individuals aiming to become leading experts in the field of atmospheric sciences. The program delves into complex topics like climate dynamics, atmospheric physics, and meteorological modeling. It encourages original research that contributes significantly to the current body of knowledge in meteorology. Students develop advanced analytical and computational skills, contributing to fields like weather forecasting, climate change mitigation, and environmental management. The degree prepares graduates for careers in academia, research, government agencies, and industries requiring high-level expertise in atmospheric sciences.

Research Focus

Atmospheric Physics, Climate Dynamics, Weather Modeling and Forecasting, Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry, Tropical Meteorology, Mesoscale Meteorology, Climate Change and Variability, Synoptic Meteorology, Hydrometeorology, Biometeorology, Paleoclimatology, Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Studies, Atmospheric-Ocean Interactions.


Core Courses Elective Courses
Numerical Modeling in Weather and Climate Glaciology
Advanced Statistical Analysis in Meteorology Radar Meteorology
Advanced Dynamic Meteorology Theory of General Circulation
Numerical Modeling in Weather and Climate Chaos in Meteorology
Elective Courses Advanced Paleoclimatology
Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Meteorology Advanced Applied Climatology
Terrain Mapping and Modeling Digital Photogrammetry
Land Information System RS and GIS in Environmental Management
Web GIS Advanced Agrometeorology
GPS and Applications Advanced Biometeorology

Career Opportunities

PhD graduates in Meteorology can hold prominent positions in academia and research, leading groundbreaking studies or teaching the next generation of atmospheric scientists. In governmental agencies like the National Weather Service or Environmental Protection Agency, they can serve as high-level analysts or advisors. Careers in the private sector might include serving as lead atmospheric scientists for companies in the energy sector, consulting on weather risk mitigation strategies, or directing climate change adaptation policies for multinational corporations. They may also hold technical roles in developing and refining meteorological software, working on advanced modeling and simulation tools.

Admission Requirements

An MS/M.Phil. degree with thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institute, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system), and no third division (annual system) or ā€˜Dā€™ grade (semester system) throughout the academic career. GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or minimum score of 60 in NTS GAT Subject.

Scholarships available

Departmental Merit Scholarships and various studentships based on availability.

Get in touch with us
Dr. Muhammad Farooq Iqbal
Assistant Professor / Incharge Graduate Programs
Department of Meteorology
COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus

UAN: +92-51-111-001-007

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