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University of South Alabama

Department of Marine Sciences

Mobile, AL

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Overview

University of South Alabama / Department of Marine Sciences is located in Mobile, AL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine sciences
Master of Science (MS) Marine conservation and resource management
Master of Science (MS) Marine sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
10
Accepted
6
Enrolled
26%

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 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline May 15th May 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, BS in marine sciences or related discipline
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or MS in marine sciences or related discipline; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, graduate 3.25

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 525
TOEFL IBT score: 71

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

38
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.26%
Black or African American 2.63%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.63%
Unknown 10.53%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Marine ecosystem response, coastal ecosystems, marine fisheries ecology, overfishing, climate change
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address LSCB Room 25
Mobile, AL  36688
United States
Contact Dr. Sean Powers
Chair, Marine Sciences
Email: spowers@disl.org
Phone: 251-460-7136
Fax: 251-460-7357