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Graduate Programs

The Department of Marine Sciences offers graduate degree programs at the Ph.D. and M.S. levels. 

Applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. in marine science or in an appropriate related basic scientific discipline. 

Ph.D. Program

Students develop a program of study in biological, chemical, or physical oceanography. Typical areas of research emphasis include marine biogeochemistry, coastal ecology, coastal ocean processes, microbial ecology, marine ecosystem modeling, and polar microbiology.

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level credit, of which 9 must consist of core courses in Biological Oceanography (MARS8010), Chemical Oceanography (MARS8020), and Physical Oceanography (8030).  Additional graduate courses from Marine Sciences and other departments are available to complete each student's program. Students will also acquire field experience by participation in at least one major oceanographic cruise and one extended shore-based study. Students are also required to obtain teaching experience.

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M.S. Program

The M.S. program is research-based, and is designed to prepare the student for further graduate training at the doctoral level, or for employment in management or policy positions in government or industry. 

The M.S. requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level credit, of which 9 must consist of core courses in Biological Oceanography (MARS8010), Chemical Oceanography (MARS8020), and Physical Oceanography (8030).  Additional graduate courses from Marine Sciences and other departments are available to complete each student's program.  Students will conduct an independent research project and submit and defend a thesis.

 

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