Master of Science in Marine Science & Oceanography 

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 Accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply by August 4, 2017  for Fall 2017 classes. 


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Florida Atlantic University has established a new degree program which leads to an MS in Marine Science and Oceanography. The primary educational objective of this program is to provide graduate students with a broad understanding of coastal, nearshore and oceanographic science, along with the research and inquiry skills necessary to independently conduct research and answer questions within their area of specialization. They will be well situated to enter the workforce ready to apply their skills to research, management and administrative questions related to coastal and oceanographic issues in higher education, government, private sector consulting positions and non-profit organizations.

This is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.  Participating faculty have appointments at HBOI and the College of Science.  Areas of concentration include Marine Biology, Coastal and Geological Science, Conservation and Ecology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Chemistry, and Statistics and Communication.

By incorporating the HBOI research faculty into this new degree program, we are providing an academic program of the highest quality. HBOI has already demonstrated its ability to deliver world-class research, and they have engaged with Florida’s communities and businesses in meaningful and measurable ways. The HBOI faculty now turn their attention to delivering graduate curriculum to students who will have an unprecedented opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers, both at HBOI and throughout FAU, in their labs and in the field.