Ph.D. On Campus

Marine Geosciences

University of Miami

24 months
2170 USD/credit 65100 USD/year
2170 USD/credit 65100 USD/year
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The mission of the Marine Geosciences Ph.D. program from University of Miami, is to educate and train students to become the next generation of scientists conducting research in and teaching marine geology and geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental geosciences.


The program emphasizes coursework during the first year, then development of and independent conduct of original research that leads to preparation of peer-reviewed publications and a publicly defended Ph.D. dissertation.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students in the Marine Geosciences Ph.D. program from University of Miami, will demonstrate a broad comprehension of marine and Earth science, and then use this knowledge to develop an independent scientific research topic of sufficient quality and originality to lead to a Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Each student will prepare an original Ph.D. dissertation that demonstrates his/her ability to critically evaluate scientific literature, comprehend previous knowledge on a topic, formulate testable hypotheses, and independently use available data and tools to produce a significant original contribution on the topic.
  • Students will demonstrate good oral communication skills, and be able to effectively communicate and defend their scientific findings to a peer audience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics 
  • Doctoral Dissertation
  • Research Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications received by December 1st will have the highest chance of being invited to our on-site annual recruitment weekend visit in early February.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application will ask you to identify up to 5 faculty with whom you are interested in. See above statement for more details on this.
    • Upload PDF of Statement of Purpose identifying your goals and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree. If you have already identified RSMAS faculty you are interested in, please be sure to include this information here as well.
    • Upload PDF of unofficial transcripts (for review purposes only). See below statement on transcripts for more details on this.
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons well situated to evaluate your qualifications for graduate study. The online application will ask you to enter your recommender's email addresses for the RSMAS recommendation letter form to be sent to them.
    • Non-refundable application fee ($85).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    65100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    65100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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