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Coastal Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) West Hattiesburg, MS, United States
The Division of Coastal Sciences offers a Master of Science in Coastal Sciences with specialization in a wide range of subdisciplines including aquaculture, coastal ecology, biodiversity and systematics, coastal geology, estuarine and marine botany, fisheries ecology, geochemistry, parasites and diseases, and toxicology.  

About

The Division of Coastal Sciences (COA) is a research and graduate education department offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. As a research-intensive unit, COA's graduate program offers excellent opportunities for students to immerse themselves in applied as well as basic research. 

Graduates are equipped to help the state of Mississippi and the nation better protect, manage, and enhance our marine resources. Investigator- and institutionally-initiated research programs support graduate and postdoctoral students in investigations related to aquaculture, aquatic toxicology, biodiversity, ecology, fisheries, and  pathobiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture, 
  • Aquatic Health Sciences, 
  • Coastal Ecology and Ecosystem Processes, or 
  • Fisheries and Fisheries Oceanography.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submission of official undergraduate transcript(s). Regular admission to the masters of science degree program requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework.
  • Submission of official results of the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Successful applicants have highly competitive scores.
  • A current CV. 
  • A statement of purpose stating interests and career goals. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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