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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marine Studies - Oceanography Concentration (MS)

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Requirements for the Degree:

All students in the master’s program are required to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits. A course outside of the Oceanography program and the student’s area of concentration is also required. All students must write a thesis. Students may bypass the master’s degree and work directly toward the PhD upon petition. Requirements for the PhD degree are similar to those for the master’s degree, but are more intensive. In addition to the required coursework, written and oral qualifying examinations are required before students are admitted to candidacy for the PhD degree.

Required courses:

Core Courses:

The following core courses:*


*Course equivalencies, courses previously taken, or alternative courses are to be determined by current instructor and approved by the Graduate Curriculum Committee. A higher level course may be substituted for these courses on approval of the advisor and committee.

Oceanography Seminar

  • Credit(s): 1-12 (or equivalent) - must be taken at least one semester during each year of residence until all other requirements are met. [1 cr each]*


*An alternative seminar may be substituted for MAST 853  in request of the student and with permission of advisor and the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

One three credit course

One three credit course in Marine Policy or one three credit course outside of the student’s declared subdiscipline of interest (not including courses taken to meet the program core course requirement) as approved by the advisor and the Graduate Committee must be completed.

Additional courses required by the student’s advisory committee

Students will work with their advisors to determine what additional coursework must be completed and how many research credits must be taken to account for the remaining credit hours for a minimum total of 30 prior to graduation.

Master’s Thesis

Credit to Total a Minimum of 30

Last Revised for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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