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Physical Oceanography

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

60 months
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1625 USD/credit 9750 USD/year
1625 USD/credit 9750 USD/year
731 USD/credit 4386 USD/year
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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Physical Oceanography - In the past decade, the University System of Maryland has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized center for oceanographic research.

Overview

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Physical Oceanography program

The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies (CES), and the Meteorology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) are most active in this field, with the research of at least 25 faculty focusing on oceanography.

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 AOS 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 included:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Management, Scientific Philosophy or Ethics
  • Experimental Design and Analysis and Scientific Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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 AOS(s) of interest). The essay should be carefully prepared, not in outline form, and will assist with identification of an academic advisor should the applicant be judged admissible.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination Scores (Only the General Test is required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    9750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • In-State

    4386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 731 USD per credit during 60 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

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