Information for Prospective Students

Department of Coastal Sciences

Admission into the Department of Coastal Sciences is competitive and is based on several criteria, including grade point average, course background, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, resume, and a letter of interest.

However, we have one additional criterion that is probably more important than any of the aforementioned. The Department requires a faculty sponsor. A faculty sponsor is a member of the Department of Coastal Sciences who is willing to serve as the students major professor and provide funds for an assistantship and resources to perform the students thesis research.

In order to try to find a faculty sponsor, prospective students should consult our online faculty directory to identify a faculty member with whom you might have a common interest.