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University of Southern California

Program in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Program in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine biology and biological oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Marine and environmental biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
13
Accepted
10
Enrolled
37%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

10
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 10%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 30%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
Unknown 10%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 11
Male (22)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and geobiology; biodiversity and molecular ecology; integrative organismal biology; conservation biology; marine genomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. David A. Caron
Professor of Biological Sciences/Director
Email: dcaron@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-0203

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