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Marine Science - Thesis Option, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Science (MS) Program in marine sciences is designed to train and prepare superior students for a career in this field.

 The marine sciences program offers courses and opportunities for research in four main areas: biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography. Each MS student receives formal training in at least three of these disciplines while concentrating in a specific research area.

Thus, the program is structured to develop the capacity for productive and innovative research, founded on a solid background of broad scientific knowledge. The requirements and procedures that follow are specifically for the Department of Marine Sciences. However, the general rules and policies of the Graduate School also apply.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

The four core courses consist of four semester hours each for a total of 16 semester hours in physical , chemical , geological , and biological oceanography, or equivalent transfer hours. At least two semester hours of seminarare required.

The remaining course work will be determined by the student's advisory committee, but must include six semester hours of marine sciences electives. Although a thesis is not an absolute requirement, this program is oriented toward research, and students will be expected to demonstrate research capability, preferably through completion of an acceptable thesis. 

For students pursuing a thesis program, the MS degree program of study may include up to ninehours of thesis credit toward the minimum requirements of thirty-two semester hours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      All requirements for the MS degree must be completed within five years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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General Requirements

  • Graduate students will submit their application and all documents through UniCAS
  • Official copies of academic records detailing course work completed in colleges, universities or professional institutions will be submitted through UniCAS and an official transcript must be mailed to the Office of Immigration and International Admissions
  • Unofficial copies may be accepted on a temporary basis. Any applicant who submits unofficial documents for admissions consideration must submit official copies no later than the student's first semester check-in and orientation. Failure to do so may result in revocation of admissions and cancellation of the immigration document issued by the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    930 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    930 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Mobile

  • 801 - 1330 USD/month
    Living Costs

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