Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management Online


Master a broad range of skills across meteorology, weather forecasting, climatology, statistics, data analysis, communication and management in the online MS in Integrative Science Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management program.

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Program Overview

Learn more about the online MSISA – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management

The Master of Science in Integrated Science Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management online program enhances your proficiency in quantifying uncertainty and managing weather risk within business enterprises. This program aims to produce exemplary professionals with cross-disciplinary scientific skills and business knowledge. This MSISA program offers a unique opportunity for graduate students who are interested in becoming leaders in the field of weather intelligence and risk management.

This critical, high-rigor program builds disaster-ready leaders dedicated to protecting life and property using efficient and effective weather communication. It is especially well-suited for students with deep science backgrounds, especially in meteorology or atmospheric sciences.

The online weather intelligence & risk management master’s in integrated scientific applications program offers a heavy emphasis on research, yet a thesis is not required for completion. Rather, you will focus on hands-on learning and application in detecting weather risk while learning to apply safety protocols for businesses and personnel.

Learning outcomes:

  • Articulate issues important to the weather and climate enterprise and all its sectors including the susceptibility to high impact weather and climate change on local, regional and global economies
  • Exhibit knowledge of advanced weather analysis and forecasting techniques
  • Derive best-value from weather and climate change data
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of weather risk management
  • Formulate creative and innovative problem-solving solutions including the use of advanced statistical methods
  • Articulate issues important to the weather and climate enterprise and all its sectors including the susceptibility to high impact weather and climate change on local, regional and global economies
  • Exhibit knowledge of advanced weather analysis and forecasting techniques
  • Derive best-value from weather and climate change data
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of weather risk management
  • Formulate creative and innovative problem-solving solutions including the use of advanced statistical methods

Weather risk management career opportunities:

  • Energy Trader
  • Weather Risk Analyst
  • Weather Related Commodity Trader
  • Weather Derivatives Valuation
  • Weather Insurance Manager
  • Energy Trader
  • Weather Risk Analyst
  • Weather Related Commodity Trader
  • Weather Derivatives Valuation
  • Weather Insurance Manager

Also available:

Millersville University offers a variety of MSISA programs in a flexible online format. Explore our full range of online MSISA programs.

$18,150* Total Tuition
As few as 11 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Millersville University offers accessible and affordable online nursing programs. Take advantage of affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for our MS in Integrated Scientific Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management online program.

Tuition breakdown:


$18,150* Total Tuition
$605 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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Millersville online programs are flexible and convenient, offering multiple start dates per year. View the calendar to choose your start date and review the corresponding deadlines.

7-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer 26/24/246/14/246/19/246/24/246/24/24
Fall 18/26/248/16/248/20/248/26/248/26/24
Fall 210/21/2410/11/2410/15/2410/21/2410/21/24
Spring 11/21/251/10/251/14/251/21/251/21/25
Spring 23/17/253/7/253/11/253/17/253/17/25

The course drop deadline is two days after each term start. Make sure to have any course adjustments made prior to that deadline.

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Admissions

Find out what it takes to be admitted

Review our streamlined admission process for this online MSISA program. Requirements for the MS in Integrated Scientific Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management online program include:


  • Complete the online application and submit application fee(s)
  • Official transcript(s) from all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Strongly preferred that undergraduate degree is in science
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
    • If GPA is less than 3.0, applicants must submit GRE, GMAT or MAT scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One statement of purpose on why you are interested in the ISA field (will also be used to assess writing skills)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Letters of recommendation

Courses

Browse the learning topics of the MSISA – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management

Students in the MS in Integrated Scientific Applications – Weather Intelligence and Risk Management online program must complete a total of 36 credit hours. Required coursework includes 8 core courses (24 hours) and 4 concentration courses (12 hours).

Students must take all core courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of statistical methods used in research, education, behavioral science and biomedical applications. Experimental designs discussed regarding advantages, disadvantages, sampling problems and analysis. Regression and analysis of variance. Prereq: An elementary probability or statistics course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines positioning, design and operating decisions and their interrelationships in the context of the overall competitive strategy of the firm. The international dimensions of operations management, as well as the are stressed. Topics include operations strategy, quality management, product and service design, process design, capacity planning, facilities layout, design of work systems, location planning, total quality control, aggregate planning, independent demand inventory system, push-and-pull systems, enterprise resources planning, supply chain management, and scheduling. Distance-learning format. relationships of operations management to other functional areas.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone seminar in the formulation and administration of organizational planning and policy. The student is expected to utilize, integrate and apply the theories, concepts, principles and techniques relevant to business problems and situations. Uses case studies, course projects, library research, field research, group decision making, role-playing, simulations and other strategic planning and management process exercises. Emphasizes the global nature of business and utilizes technology to coordinate the activities of the group efforts. Prereq: demonstrated proficiency in general business concepts at the introductory level through job experiences or coursework. Distance learning format.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Microeconomic theory applied to the problems of pollution control, sustainability, and valuation of environmental goods and services. Topics include economic efficiency, externalities, public goods, benefit-cost analysis and environmental policy. Content includes economic theory, critical analysis, and problem solving applied to applications of economic efficiency, welfare analysis, and optimal pollution abatement policy.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The science professional must manage writing demands for different purposes including reporting to colleagues and stakeholders, preparing and justifying budgets, writing grant applications, advocating policy positions, and communicating with the public. Students will develop rhetorical approaches that identify ways to best address their purpose and their audience.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Core concepts in geospatial information and the tools and technologies employed to access, manipulate, analyze, and display geographic data. Topics include geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positional systems, cartography, spatial science ethics, and crowdsourcing of geographic data.
Students must take the following courses below.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In-depth analysis of planning methodologies and constructs as well as pitfalls and limiting factors in the development and execution of emergency management plans at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. Origins of emergency management planning, applicable policies and legislation, historical incident review and analysis, contemporary and emerging planning doctrine, and advanced planning concepts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for students who wish to work professionally at the intersection of meteorology and risk management. Combines study of meteorology with training in risk, finance, economics, and decision-making.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of social, economic, and health activities related to climate and weather at local, regional and global scales. The course will cover results of interdisciplinary research arenas, including natural resource governance; urban systems dynamics; the intersection of weather, climate and health; GIS application and regional climate for adaptation. The course will also review adaptation strategies for climate change through an analysis of the scenarios of projected climate change, developing scientific tools and methods for analyzing current and future vulnerabilities, conducting integrated analyses of climate change impacts and adaptation, and developing scalable solutions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines where and how weather impacts the performance and decision-making, and how future climate changes may influence the management of organizations. Deriving the best value (risk/reward) from weather and climate chagne data. Interactions with organizations and clients. Prerequisites of EMGT 619 or ISCA 642 or ISCA 643.

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