Masters Program in Aquatic Environmental Science
Your opportunity to become skilled at analyzing and proposing solutions to aquatic environmental issues.
The Department of Oceanography at Florida State University announces a new non-thesis masters program in Aquatic Environmental Science offered for students who:
- want rigorous scientific training but do not wish to pursue a research career.
- intend to work at the interface of science and another field, for example, journalism, public policy, or planning.
- are prospective or current employees of government and industry seeking careers in environmental or aquatic science.
The program requires 36 semester hours of 5000 level coursework. Students will prepare a written report on a topical issue or pursue an off-campus internship.
The Aquatic Environmental Science M.S. program is designed to serve working professionals and undergraduate science majors.
Students will be trained to understand the interaction of physics, biology, chemistry, and geology in aquatic (marine and freshwater) systems and how such interactions are affected by and impact human activities.
The focus will be on course work that can be applied to real world environmental problems.
Observe cutting-edge research in the Department of Oceanography, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and other FSU departments.
Receive advanced training in statistics and/or computer skills to enhance preparation for the job market.
Graduates can find employment in environmentally-oriented agencies and organizations.
Employment opportunities for environmental scientists are expected to grow faster than average in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor's On-line Occupational Labor Handbook. Driving the demand for environmental scientists is the increased emphasis on monitoring the environment and applying the results of scientific research to the formulation of public policy. Issues highlighted by the Bureau of Labor include deterioration of coastal environments and rising sea levels.
The National Research Council ranks the Department of Oceanography at FSU 9th among oceanography programs nationwide.
Who can apply:
- Undergraduates who are seniors in a natural or physical science, math, or engineering program.
- Anyone who holds a bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, meteorology, physics).
- You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- You must have a GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 1100 or higher.
How to apply:
Apply through the FSU Office of Admissions. There is a $30 application fee and you must include two official transcripts. Visit our website: www.ocean.fsu.edu/apply.html for more information about the application process.
If you have any questions, contact:
Department of Oceanography
Rm. 333A OSB
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4320
(850) 644-2581 fax