Students

Overview New Academic Affairs Office

Welcome to the Academic Affairs office at the College of Marine Science. We have an outstanding graduate program that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We offer Master's and PhD degrees in Marine Science with five areas of concentration:

Biological Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Geological Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Marine Resource Assessment

 

Prospective Students

We're very pleased that you are considering our graduate program to fulfill your academic goals. Click on the links to learn more about our program and how to apply.

Download the new College Overview Tri-Fold

Please contact our Admissions Assistant for questions about the program and the application process:

Monica Cook
marinescience@usf.edu
727.553.3504

 

Admissions Advising / College Visits

An Admissions Advisor will be available to meet with you on the College of Marine Science St. Petersburg campus during the following days and times (with exception to university holidays or dates listed below as unavailable). Walk-ins are welcome at these times, however we encourage you to contact us prior to your arrival if possible. View driving directions.

Monica Cook
marinescience@usf.edu
727.553.3504

 

Current Students

Please use the menu at the top to access information, resources and forms relating to the Master's and PhD programs. If you have any further questions regarding the graduate program policies and procedures, please contact the Academic Services Administrator / Advisor.

 

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Masters Degree Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements necessary to graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Marine Science.

Concentrations are available in:

Biological Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Geological Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Marine Resource Assessment

 

Master of Science (M.S) in Marine Science

(Biological, Chemical, Geological, and Physical Concentrations)

  1. 32 semester hours of course work (course catalog)
  • 12 core class credits - 4 core classes, 3 credit hours per class (Physical, Chemical, Biological and Geological Oceanography). A grade of "B-" or better in each of the core classes is required.
  • 8 elective formal class credits
  • 6 elective credits
  • 6 thesis credits (OCE 6971)

     2.  A written thesis and successful oral defense

 

Marine Resource Assessment Concentration

  1. 32 semester hours of course work (course catalog)
  • 12 core class credits - 4 core classes, 3 credit hours per class (Physical, Chemical, Biological and Geological Oceanography). A grade of "B-" or better in each of the core classes is required.
  • 9 MRA concentration credits - 3 of the 4 MRA courses (Population Dynamics, Fish Biology, Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems, Applied Multivariate Statistics)
  • 5 elective credits
  • 6 thesis credits (OCE 6971)

     2.  A written thesis and successful oral defense

  • Thesis/dissertation topic selection: 1) must be science-based 2) should have an application to marine resource management or policy development 3) should not directly make management or policy recommendations 4) should be identified near the onset of graduate work 5) should address priorities identified by marine resource management agencies (Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, National Marine Fisheries Service, US Geological Survey)

Refer to the Policies webpage for a detailed Master's Program Checklist.

 

These requirements complement the USF Graduate School requirements stated in the graduate catalog. Prospective students may obtain general university information visiting the USF website and the USF Graduate School website.

 

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

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Student Handbook

The CMS Student Handbook contains policies and information specific to the College of Marine Science and selected key policies from the Graduate Catalog. A complete listing of all USF Graduate Academic Policies can be found on the Graduate School website.

College Resources

2016-2017 CMS Handbook

2015-2016 CMS Handbook

2014-2015 CMS Handbook

2013-2014 CMS Handbook

2012-2013 CMS Handbook

Master's Program Checklist
(extracted from the Handbook)

PhD Program Checklist
(extracted from the Handbook)

Graduate School Resources

Graduate Catalog

Policies and Procedures

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Contact Us

David Naar

Dr. David Naar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Email: naar@usf.edu

 

 

 

 

Ana Arellano

Ana Arellano, Academic Affairs Administrator | Online Course Coordinator
Email: aarellan@mail.usf.edu

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Courses Offered

The course catalog web page contains an alphabetical listing of regularly taught courses with descriptions, and semesters and intervals in which they are typically offered.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

 

Spring Semester 2018 Deadlines for Graduating Students

 

Registration Notices

  • Classes and locations are subject to changes, make sure to check your schedule in OASIS regularly for any changes, especially the week before classes.
  • * Summer Session Limitations: Thesis and Dissertation sections are limited in Summer session to students who are graduating. Please make sure to enroll in Thesis and Dissertation hours during Fall and Spring when possible to fulfill the thesis and dissertation requirements for graduation. Please see the Master's and PhD checklists for course requirement details.

 

COURSE SEARCH (UNIVERSITY WIDE)

To view all the courses offered by the university, use the following search:

To view courses currently offered by the College of Marine Science, select "St. Petersburg" as the campus and "Marine Science" as your college and select the appropriate term.

 

CALENDARS / IMPORTANT DATES

 

HOW TO REGISTER

All students must register for courses using OASIS. OASIS is USF's Online Access Student Information System. OASIS provides USF applicants and new, current and former students online access to their student records. You will need the Course Registration Number "CRN" of the courses you wish to register for before you login to OASIS. Obtain the CRN numbers by viewing the current course schedule listed at the top of this page.

 

Non-Degree Students or Non Marine Science Majors

Students wishing to enroll in our courses, who are not USF Marine Science majors, may request a permit by the professor teaching that course (see course schedule above for details), included your transcripts and University ID number in the email requesting a permit. If you are not currently a USF student, you can sign up as a non-degree student by completing the non-degree application:

 

Immunization Requirements For Registration

You will need to prove your immunization records with health services in order to register for classes. Contact Student Health Services to ensure your immunization requirements are fulfilled. The Immunization forms and requirements needed before you can register for classes are available on the Student Health Services website.

 

COURSE CATALOG (Descriptions and Details)

Click on the course title to see an available description. Courses are sorted by the following categories, (core classes are noted as Core Course):

Download Course Catalog

 

Biological

 

Chemical

 

Geological

 

Inter-disciplinary

 

Physical

 

Undergraduate

 

BIOLOGICAL
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How Often
OCB 6050 Biological Oceanography
Core Course
Peebles Fall Every year
OCG 6934 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (MRA core course) Daly/Luther Spring Odd years
OCE 6934 Fish Biology (MRA core course) Stallings Spring Fall, odd years
OCE 6934 Foundations of Biological and Fisheries Oceanography Daly/Hallock-Muller Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Marine Microbiology Paul Fall Even Years
OCE 6934 Population Dynamics (MRA core course) Ainsworth Fall Even Years
OCE 6934 Zooplankton Ecology Daly Fall Odd years

 

CHEMICAL
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How Often
OCE 6934 Biogeochemistry of the Periodic Table Buck Fall Odd years
OCC 6050 Chemical Oceanography
Core Course
Buck/Byrne/ Hollander Spring Every year
OCE 6934 CO2 System Analytical Technique Byrne TBD TBD
OCC 6934 Methods in Chemical Oceanography Buck TBD TBD
OCC 6934 Organic Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/Rosenheim TBD 3 year interval
OCE 6934 Physical Chemistry of Seawater Byrne Fall Even years
OCE 6934 Sediment Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/Rosenheim TBD 3 year interval
OCE 6934 Principles Applications ICP-MS Deister TBD Every Spring
OCE 6934 Stable Isotope Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/Rosenheim TBD 3 year interval

 

GEOLOGICAL
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How often
OCE 6934 Carbonate Geology Rosenheim/Hallock-Muller/Domack Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 Continental Margins Domack Fall Odd years
OCG 6668 Evolution and Ecology Reefs Hallock-Muller Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Geochronology Domack/Rosenheim Fall Even years
OCG 6051 Geological Oceanography
Core Course
Faculty Spring Every year
OCE 6934 Micropaleontology Rosenheim/Shevenell/Domack Spring Even years
OCG 6664 Paleoceanography Rosenheim/Shevenell/Domack Spring Even years
OCE 6080 Plate Tectonics & Marine Geophysics Naar Spring Odd years
OCE 6934 Regional Geology Field Trips Faculty Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Sediment Stratigraphy Domack Spring Odd years

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How often
OCE 6934 Advanced Data Analysis Mitchum Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 Applied Multivariate Statistics (MRA core course) Jones Spring Every year
OCE 6934 Biometry Jones Fall Every year
OCE 6934 Data Analysis Methods Chambers Spring Every year
OCE 6934 Developing & Teaching a STEM Course Greely Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Ecosystem Modeling Ainsworth Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 Estuarine Ecology Peebles TBD TBD
OCG 6668 Evolution and Ecology of Reefs Hallock Muller Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Experimential Learning in Marine Science Greely Summer Every year
OCE 6934 Fisheries Reading Stallings Upon request Upon Request
OCE 6934 Marine Resource Remote Sensing Hu Fall Even years
OCE 6934 Ocean Policy Muller-Karger / Luther Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Operational Oceanography Luther Upon request Upon request
OCE 6934 Practical IDL Programming Hu Spring Even years
OCE 6934 Prof Development I Breitbart Fall Every year
OCE 6934 Prof Development II Breitbart Fall Even years
OCE 6934 Remote Sensing Muller-Karger Spring Odd years
OCE 6934 Scientist in the Classroom Greely Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 Scientific Writing Hallock Muller Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 SEM Greco    
OCE 6934 Teaching Marine Science Practicum Greely Fall Even years
OCE 6934 TEM Greco    

 

PHYSICAL
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How often
OCE 6934 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Liang Spring Every Spring as needed
OCE 6934 Global Water and Energy Cycle Chambers Fall Odd years
OCE 6934 Fluid Dynamics Mitchum Spring Every Spring as needed
OCE 6934 Introduction to Climate Change & Climate Variability Liang Spring Odd years
OCE 6934 Ocean Circulation Weisburg Fall Every year as needed
OCE 6934 Ocean Waves Mitchum Spring Odd years
OCE 6934 Marine Resource Remote Sensing Hu Fall Odd years
OCP 6050 Physical Oceanography
Core Course
Luther, Mitchum (alternating years) Fall Every year
OCE 6934 Satellite Altimetry & Gravimetry Chambers Fall Even years
OCE 6934 Turbulence & Boundary Layers/Geophysical Turbulence Galperin Spring Odd years as needed

 

UNDERGRADUATE
Course Number
Course Title
Professor
Typically Offered
How often
OCE 4930 Adv. Undergrad Oce I Luther/Naar Fall Every Fall
OCE 4930 Adv. Undergrad Oce II Stallings/Naar Spring Every Spring
OCE 4930 Coral Biology and Reef Ecology Hallock-Muller Fall Even years
OCE 4930 Death from the Sea: Realized Public Health Hazards Walsh Spring Odd years
OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography Greely Fall Every year
OCE 4930 Marine Ecology Field Methods Stallings Winter Every Winter Session X 2
OCE 4930 Marine Aquaculture Kevin Maine Fall Every Fall Online
OCE 4930 Port Sustainability Luther Fall Every Fall Online
OCE 4930 Geologic History of Florida Hine Fall/Winter Every Semester Online
OCE 4930 Fish Biology Stallings Fall Odd years
OCE 4930 Experiential Learning in Marine Science Greely Summer Every Summer
OCE 4930 SEM Greco As needed As needed
OCE 4930 Marine Microbiology Paul Fall Even years
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