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Hydrographic Science

University of Southern Mississippi

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
592 USD/credit
592 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
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About

Traditionally, the hydrographer has been associated with making the sea charts for navigation. This is still an important role but, as a science and profession, hydrographic surveying has developed into a multi-disciplinary occupation. 

Overview

The hydrographer is involved with every aspect of ocean data from bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor, managing large marine data sets, exploring for the minerals that lie far beneath, measuring currents, tides and waves, and observing the ocean environment.

Our Hydrography degrees comprise only 1 of 3 programs in the North America that are Recognized by the International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers for technical professionals.

What Will I Learn?

  • Data mining for all existing spatially-related information for the project area
  • Planning, preparation and development of Hydrographic Survey Specifications for the project area
  • Data collection (multi-beam, single-beam, side-scan sonar, tides, sound velocity, shoreline, navaids, etc.)

Programme Structure

  • Data processing and analysis
  • Quality assurance checks to determine if international standards have been met
  • Electronic Navigational Chart production
  • Completion of a comprehensive Report of Survey meeting the standards of the current NOAA Hydrographic Survey specifications and deliverables
  • Presentation of the project and results to the examination committee

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Regular admission to the master's program in Hydrographic Science requires successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (all sections) and a high grade point average for the last two years of undergraduate study. 
  • Also required are three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. A letter of intent should also be addressed to the department chair expressing personal academic, research, and career goals. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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