Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in a broad range of research projects that are scientifically challenging and important to society. Some of the research topics and problems are described under the section “Research Topics.” A solution to even a single problem will be an important contribution to this exciting field. We look forward to working with you to make that happen.

Faculty members in the Institute have active research projects. These projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Navy, and other sources. Almost all graduate students in the Institute are supported by research projects while working toward a Master or Ph.D. Degree.

More information about the Education Programs offered at ITPA is available through the SoMAS website.

Financial Support

Virtually all graduate students within the Institute are supported by teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships throughout their years at the Institute. The assistantships and fellowships carry full tuition payment in additional to a stipend. The stipend for the 2012-13 calendar year is $27,000 for first year students. Some students receive additional support from special fellowships.



The graduate training in atmospheric science at Stony Brook is rigorous. Our students are equipped with sufficient knowledge and analytical skills for them to work in challenging careers after graduation. The Institute is also well connected to other major research institutions around the world and is a leading participant in the research community. This gives our students an advantage in finding jobs.

All graduate students from Institute have been satisfactorily employed after graduation. Many of them work in leading government research centers and universities. These include the NASA centers, the National Laboratories of the DOE, the NOAA centers, the National Center for Atmospheric Research etc. Some of our graduates find faculty positions at colleges or universities and some work in private industry including consulting firms, insurance and computer software industry etc.


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To Apply

Prof. Sultan Hameed Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Atmospheric Sciences

Prof. Sultan Hameed
Coordinator of
Graduate Studies
in Atmospheric Sciences

For additional information, a student should contact Prof. Sultan Hameed, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (631) 632-8319, email:

To apply, please visit ApplyYourself to apply online.  Students are also welcome to visit the Institute and schedule meetings with faculty members.