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Florida State University

Program in Oceanography

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Program in Oceanography is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Aquatic environmental science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanography
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Aquatic environmental science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

65
Applied
19
Accepted
10
Enrolled
29%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Trace metals in seawater, currents and waves, modeling, benthic ecology, marine biogeochemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 117 North Woodward Avenue
PO Box 3064320
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4320
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Chanton
Area Coordinator
Email: jchanton@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-6205
Fax: 850-644-2581