Students in the Marine Geosciences program at University of Miami work closely with faculty at the forefront of research on earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, hydrothermal seafloor vents, and paleoclimate. MGS faculty and students also emphasize interdisciplinary study where geological phenomena interact with or are influenced by processes generally studied in other disciplines, such as ocean currents, climate, and biological evolution.
MGS research uses pioneering remote sensing techniques to assess the earth’s crustal movement and sedimentation in coastal zones. MGS degree programs are at the forefront of understanding carbonate deposit systems, and paleoclimate researchers are using stromatolites and reefs to learn more about past climate change by studying the interaction between biological and geological processes. Ocean observing systems, such as hydrological observatories, are playing prominently in research efforts as well.
The mission of the MGS M.S. program is to prepare our students for either further academic education in a Ph.D. program or professional employment in marine geology and geophysics, environmental sciences, and petroleum geology. The program is based on two main elements: well-rounded course work plus conduct of original research that leads to preparation of a publicly defended M.S. thesis.
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- Earth Surface Processes
- Introductory Geochemistry
- Master's Thesis
- Research Ethics
- Seminar in Marine Geosciences
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEarth Sciences View 94 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
- The undergraduate student wishing to prepare for graduate work in the marine geosciences must be well trained in the basic sciences.
- Applicants must take the GRE, and those whose first language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 550.
- According to the special interests of the individual, the undergraduate major and minor should be in geology, physics, chemistry, and/or mathematics.
International2100 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National2100 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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