Biological Oceanography, M.Sc. | University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | Cambridge, United States
48 months
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1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
811 USD/credit 6082 USD/year
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In the past decade, the University System of Maryland has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized center for oceanographic research. Apply now to the Biological Oceanography program offered by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Overview

Key Features

Expertise in oceanography in the University System of Maryland lies in the sub-fields of Biological and  Physical Oceanography and cross-disciplinary studies of marine biogeochemistry. The expertise in biological oceanography includes water column nutrient cycling and trophic dynamics (comprising the entire pelagic food web and fishes), benthic ecology, and theoretical ecosystem analysis. 

The expertise in physical oceanography at HPL is in estuarine and coastal circulations, mixing, transport, and numerical modeling. The expertise in physical oceanography at the Department of Meteorology at UMCP is in large scale flows and global circulation problems. 

Students in this Biological Oceanography program offered by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have access to extensive oceanographic facilities throughout the USM as well as the opportunity to work with some of the University's outstanding faculty in oceanography with global scale programs. Fundamental courses in the four major sub-fields of oceanography are required to provide interdisciplinary breadth, but a degree in the Oceanography AOS emphasizes the student's independent research. Students graduating from the Oceanography AOS can expect to find jobs in universities, oceanographic laboratories, government agencies, and consulting firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
96

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
96

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work.
  • A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives (preferably including the Foundation of interest). The essay should not be in outline form.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores *Optional
  • International Applicants: Most international applicants will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Should you have any questions as to whether you are exempt, please contact the appropriate graduate school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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