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University of California, San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, CA

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Overview

University of California, San Diego / Scripps Institution of Oceanography is located in La Jolla, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanography
Master of Advanced Study (MAS) Marine biodiversity and conservation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences
Master of Advanced Study (MAS) Climate science and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 30

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (encouraged for ocean biosciences applicants)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (encouraged for ocean biosciences applicants)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

402
Applied
90
Accepted
54
Enrolled
22%

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (encouraged for ocean biosciences applicants)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (encouraged for ocean biosciences applicants)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

280
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (55%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biodiversity and conservation, earth and planetary chemistry, alternative energy, global environmental monitoring, air-sea boundary, tectonic margins and the interactions between systems and environments
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
Contact Catherine Constable
Chair
Email: cconstable@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-3183