M.S., Oceanography

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Complete the following admission requirement:

  • Submit GRE scores.

Note: Students are admitted to the graduate program in marine sciences and limnology on the basis of their ability and the capability of the program to meet their particular interests and needs. Applications are considered throughout the year but students should apply by March 1 to have the best chance for admission and financial support for the subsequent fall semester. Assistantship stipends are awarded competitively and limited fellowship support is available. Most students are supported on research projects that relate directly to their degree research.

Students must earn a B- grade or better in the core courses of the degree program before being eligible to take the comprehensive exam.

Minimum Requirements for Oceanography M.S. Degree: 30 credits

Concentrations: Biological, Chemical, Fisheries, Geological, Physical

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Oceanography Program Requirements
Complete one from the following concentrations:
Concentrations
Biological, Chemical, Geological, Physical
Fisheries

Note: Oceanography majors must demonstrate field experience aboard an oceanographic vessel.

Concentrations

Biological, Chemical, Geological, Physical

Complete the following:
MSL F620Physical Oceanography4
MSL F630Geological Oceanography3
MSL F650Biological Oceanography3
MSL F660Chemical Oceanography3
MSL F692Seminar3
MSL F699Thesis 1open
Electivesopen

Fisheries

Complete the following:
MSL F620Physical Oceanography4
MSL F630Geological Oceanography3
MSL F643Fisheries Oceanography4
MSL F650Biological Oceanography3
MSL F660Chemical Oceanography3
MSL F692Seminar3
MSL F699Thesisopen
Electivesopen