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University of Southern Mississippi

Division of Marine Science

Stennis Space Center, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / Division of Marine Science is located in Stennis Space Center, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Marine science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science
Master of Science (MS) Hydrographic science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral qualifying exam (marine science)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

52
Applied
32
Accepted
16
Enrolled
62%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate), 3.5 (graduate)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 567
TOEFL IBT score: 86
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$8,937
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 13.33%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.44%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 2
Male (18)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioacoustics, biological oceanography, bio-optics, coastal geology, coastal hazards, computational biology, geological oceanography, hydrography, marine chemistry, marine phytoplankton ecology, marine science, numerical modeling, paleontology, physical oceanography, remote sensing, signal processing, zooplankton
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 1020 Balch Drive
Stennis Space Center, MS  39529
United States
Contact Dr. Jeremy David Wiggert
Interim Chair and Associate Professor
Email: jerry.wiggert@usm.edu
Phone: 228-688-3177
Fax: 228-688-1121