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Physical Oceanography

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Master On Campus
48 months
Duration
1625 EUR/credit
1625 EUR/credit
731 EUR/credit
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About

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
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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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
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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

  • International

    1625 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1625 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1625 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1625 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    731 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 731 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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