The MS Marine Science and Oceanography accepts students to begin in the Fall semester of each year.
The deadline for application are January 15th for Fall admission and October 15th for Spring admission.
In addition to meeting all of the University and College admission requirements for graduate study, each applicant for the MS MSO program must:
For sponsor selection suggestions look at the Marine Science and Oceanography faculty list, and use the links to the faculty web pages to examine the fields and interests of individual faculty. When you find a faculty member in your field of interest, contact them directly to determine if they are willing to act as your advisor. Your application package must contain a signed Faculty Advisor form. Not all Faculty will be able to accept new students; please contact all Faculty with research programs in areas that interest you along with Dr. Peter McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants who show promise, but fail to meet the program's minimum standards, may be admitted on "conditional status." Such students must complete a minimum of two (2) graduate courses taken for a letter grade (not S/U) with a minimum of ‘B” grade in each class. Satisfactory performance in these courses will enable the student to be reevaluated by the MS Marine Science and Oceanography Program Committee for full entry into the graduate program. Excluding summer terms (when graduate class offerings are limited), conditionally-admitted students should complete the two (2) graded courses in their first term.
Students who are accepted must register for classes for the term in which they were accepted - there are no deferments. Students who do not register in their initial term will have their records deactivated and, thus, will need to reapply if they wish to be considered for future enrollment.