We train graduate students and young scientists at the 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. We seek to promote, among the public and policy makers, responsible science-based stewardship of the oceans. Our Ocean Sciences - Biophysical Interactions Track program commits to inspire graduates to continued scholarship, service, and innovation in an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
To train graduate students and young scientists to be leaders in ocean-science-related fields.
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.
- Ocean Biogeochemistry
- Physical Oceanography
- Mathematical Methods in Marine Physics
- Biological Oceanography
- Math for Biophysical Interactions
- Dissertation Research
- Doctoral Dissertation
For more information, please visit the programme website.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- 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).
International60900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 24 months.
National60900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 24 months.
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