The School of Marine Science is committed to building a talented, diverse and inclusive community of marine science leaders who have the education and research skills necessary to meet present and future societal needs. All well-prepared individuals, including those traditionally under-represented in the marine sciences, are encouraged to apply. The School of Marine Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs or activities. Admission criteria are based on past and potential academic and research performance and potential for leadership in the field of marine science.
Admission to the School of Marine Science is highly competitive, with about 20% of applicants offered admission. Our faculty carefully evaluate criteria of performance, including overall GPA and GPA in area of concentration, GRE scores, an applicant’s statement of purpose, CV, letters of recommendation, and prior experience. Most successful applicants have completed an undergraduate degree in a basic science or an advanced degree (MS) in marine science or a closely allied field. Our departments offer additional guidelines on preparation for advanced work in the sub-disciplines of marine science.
This website and the School of Marine Science Graduate Catalog contain additional information on admission, degree requirements, course descriptions, financial support and facilities.