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Graduate School

Marine Science Ph.D.


  • Major: Marine Science
  • Degree: Doctor Philosophy
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

Program Website

See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Fall Application Deadline: January 8 (priority for assistantships and scholarships)
Summer Application Deadline: January 8 (priority for assistantships and scholarships)
Spring Application Deadline: October 1 (assistantships and scholarships are not normally awarded for spring admission)

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE Score
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester

Areas of Concentration 

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography

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