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Ocean Sciences - Marine Biogeochemistry Track

University of Miami

24 months
2030 USD/credit 60900 USD/year
2030 USD/credit 60900 USD/year
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The mission of theOcean Sciences - Marine Biogeochemistry Track graduate program at the University of Miami is to provide our students with specialized knowledge in important ocean science sub-disciplines as well as a broad understanding of the ocean as a key component of the Earth System. 


Key facts:

  • The Ocean Sciences - Marine Biogeochemistry Track students at the University of Miami advance the understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean and their interactions. Students learn first-hand about instrumentation and methods to measure the ocean using both in-situ and space-based sensors, and about laboratory, analytical, and numerical models to understand oceanic processes. Our graduates develop into international leaders of ocean research, into teachers and communicators of ocean sciences, and into leaders and advisors of marine education, policy, and conservation.
  • OCE offers opportunities for students to participate in research cruises and join field campaigns aboard our Research Vessel Walton Smith and aboard other vessels around the world, to perform experiments in our state-of-the-art wind-wave-storm surge simulator (SUSTAIN), and to run ocean and climate model simulations using our supercomputer facility. The OCE faculty excels in a wide range of topics including ocean circulation and climate, ocean carbon cycle, air-sea interaction, remote sensing, and marine ecosystem dynamics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocean Biogeochemistry
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Mathematical Methods in Marine Physics
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Marine Organic Geochemistry

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    60900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 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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