Oceanographic Center (OC) graduate students gain classroom, laboratory, and field knowledge to become the next generation of marine researchers, managers, and conservationists. Faculty members specializations include coral reef biology, ecology, and geology; shark, billfish, and fish biology, physiology, ecology, and conservation; invertebrate zoology and taxonomy; fisheries science; genetics, and genomics; deep sea biology and ecology; molecular biology; microbiology; biodiversity; and physical oceanography.
The Oceanographic Center offers a Ph.D. in Oceanography/Marine Biology; M.S. degrees in Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Marine Environmental Sciences, and Biological Sciences; and an M.A. in Marine and Coastal Studies (online). Traditional, on-line blended, and condensed courses are held at our 10-acre, ocean campus. The M.A. is completely online and many M.S. courses (and the full CZM program) are also available online. Masters programs can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. Two graduate certificate programs are also available.
There are three preeminent research institutes housed at the OC: the National Coral Reef Institute, the Guy Harvey Research Institute, and the Save Our Seas Shark Center. Facilities include a large marina with 7 coastal research vessels as well as the new silver LEED certified 86,000 square foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research, a state of the art research building with seawater system and experimental complex for pollution evaluation.
DEGREES OFFERED M.A. Marine and Coastal Studies
M.S. Biological Sciences M.S. Coastal Zone Management M.S. Marine Biology M.S. Marine Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. Oceanography/Marine Biology
Also Graduate Certificates in
Marine and Coastal Climate Change
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The Mission of the Oceanographic Center is to carry out innovative, basic and applied research and to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education in a broad range of marine science and related disciplines.