Oceanography Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Submit GRE scores.

Note: Students are admitted to the graduate program in oceanography 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.

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Minimum Requirements for Oceanography Ph.D.: 18 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Oceanography Program Requirements
Complete coursework equivalent to M.S. degree. 1
Total Credits18

There are no fixed course requirements, nor is an M.S. degree required to earn the Ph.D. degree. However, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in oceanography (biological, chemical, fisheries, geological and physical oceanography) will be expected to have completed coursework at least equivalent to that required for the corresponding M.S. degree.

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