Highly interdisciplinary, the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) graduate program is designed to serve graduate students with diverse backgrounds in the natural and computational sciences. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in some combination of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, oceanography, engineering, and geographic information science. If you want a degree that will allow you to make a difference, consider being part of this unique program in Coastal and Marine Systems Science.
Coastal and Marine System Science focuses on integrative concepts that have emerged in recent years, linking biogeochemistry, geographic information science, ecosystem dynamics, and quantitative modeling. The CMSS program also promotes interdisciplinary studies of the coastal zone that integrates natural science with socio-economic sciences. Graduates of the CMSS program will demonstrate proficiency in understanding and applying the concepts and principles of all of the natural sciences as well as a working competence in mathematical modeling and geospatial analysis.
As part of their progression through the Coastal and Marine System Science program the students will:
The CMSS program offers both the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Please visit the College of Graduate Studies for more information about how to apply for Graduate programs, program deadlines, funding opportuntities, or to submit an information request.