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Ocean Sciences - Ocean Dynamics Track

University of Miami

24 months
2170 USD/credit 65100 USD/year
2170 USD/credit 65100 USD/year
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We seek to promote, among the public and policy makers, responsible science-based stewardship of the oceans. The Ocean Sciences - Ocean Dynamics Track program from University of Miami, commits to inspire graduates to continued scholarship, service, and innovation in an environment that is inclusive and diverse.


The Department of Ocean Sciences (OCE) seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes in the oceans. 

We train Ocean Sciences - Ocean Dynamics Track graduate students and young scientists, at University of Miami, to be leaders in ocean-science-related fields. With distinct strengths in ocean dynamics, air-sea interactions and remote sensing, ocean biogeochemical cycles, biophysical interactions and coastal processes, we strive to achieve excellence in research and education. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Proof of Fundamental Knowledge: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of fundamentals of ocean science and an awareness of how scientific research in their topical areas relate to current societal issues.
  • Capability to Explain and Defend Own Work: Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their field of work and the ability to explain their work and defend their results in oral and written communication in a way adequate for a continuing academic career and for employment as a highly qualified research scientist or equivalent professional level scientist.
  • Capability to Give Short Presentations: Students will demonstrate the ability to explain their work and defend their key results in a short oral presentation in a competitive environment similar to a session at a scientific conference or a professional project meeting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocean Biogeochemistry
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Mathematical Methods in Marine Physics
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 
  • Doctoral Dissertation

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®
3.5 (analytical)

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.


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