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Graduate Programs

Ph.D. in Marine Science: Coastal and Marine Systems Science

The Ph.D. in Marine Science: Coastal and Marine Systems Science facilitates students to work with faculty on original research expanding and applying knowledge of coastal systems. Emphasis is on developing predictive capabilities of coastal environmental systems and infusing an appreciation of associated environmental policy development.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Jan. 15 for Fall Semester for full consideration for University graduate assistantships; however, applications for fall admission will continue to be accepted through July 1.
  • Nov. 1 for Spring Semester

Program Requirements

The curriculum for the Ph.D. in Marine Science: Coastal and Marine Systems Science (60 credit hours) is as follows:

CORE COURSES (21 credit hours)

CMSS 605 Coastal and Marine Hydrodynamics (3)
CMSS 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes (3)
CMSS 607 Coastal and Marine Bio-Geochemistry (3)
CMSS 608 Coastal / Marine System Science, Issues and Applications (2)
CMSS 609 Coastal / Marine System Science Seminar * (4)
CMSS 610 Temporal and Spatial Analysis or
CMSS 611 Modeling Coastal and Marine Systems (3)
CMWS 603 Coastal and Wetland Policy and Management (3)

SPECIALIZED COURSES AND DIRECTED STUDY ** (18-27 credit hours)

Graduate coursework approved from an earned master's degree and/or required by a student's Graduate Advisory Committee.

DISSERTATION RESEARCH (12-21 credit hours)

* One credit-hour course required for four semesters.
** With the approval of the Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science Graduate Programs Coordinator, a student's Graduate Advisory Committee may specify other coursework to satisfy the core or specialized course requirements to suit a student's particular needs and the objectives of the curriculum.

For course descriptions, please view the Graduate Catalog »

Additional Information

Richard Viso, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Associate Professor
Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science
BCMW 102
843-349-4022
rviso@coastal.edu

Karen Fuss
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science
BCMW 108
843-349-4058
kfuss@coastal.edu