College or University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Type of degree: Ph.D.
Brief overview of program: Degree requirements include:
participation in introductory courses in all four subdisciplines, and an interdisciplinary seminar,
a period of study or research at a marine station or on an oceanographic cruise,
a thesis or dissertation based on original research, and
presentation of a satisfactory research seminar.
Thirty semester hours of coursework are required for the M.S.; no specific coursework requirement is set for the Ph.D. Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable, but not mandatory. A faculty committee, chaired by the student's advisor, oversees his/her degree program.
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Student Support: Nearly all full-time Marine Sciences graduate students receive financial support. Sources vary. Some financial awards are made directly from the Graduate School to students recommended by the Department of Marine Sciences; however, most (e.g., traineeships, research assistantships) are dispensed by the department itself. Award stipends are competitive with those at comparable research institutions.
Program Point of Contact: Carol Arnosti