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University of South Florida

College of Marine Science

St. Petersburg, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / College of Marine Science is located in St. Petersburg, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Geological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Chemical oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Physical oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Biological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Interdisciplinary
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science Marine resource assessment
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Marine resource assessment
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Geological oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Chemical oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Biological oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Interdisciplinary
Master of Science (MS) Marine science Physical oceanography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

79
Applied
20
Accepted
17
Enrolled
25%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited university, preferably in biology, chemistry, geology, physics or math; minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework; research interest statement; resume; three letters of recommendation; commitment of faculty to serve as advisor
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited university, preferably in biology, chemistry, geology, physics or math; minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework; research interest statement; resume; three letters of recommendation; commitment of faculty to serve as advisor

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

88
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.82%
Black or African American 1.14%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.41%
Unknown 1.14%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Problems in shelf, coastal and estuarine waters, in the deep ocean, and in the watershed that drains to the coastal zone such as long-term sea-level rise, coral reef demise, recent paleo-climate change, ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, fisheries management, water quality, shoreline change, and oil-drilling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
14,820,829

Location & Contact

Address 140 7th Avenue South
MSL 119
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
United States
Contact Dr. Jacqueline E. Dixon
Dean
Email: jdixon@usf.edu
Phone: 727-553-3369
Fax: 727-553-1189

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