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Admission Requirements for Graduate Degree
The Department of Marine Science offers a M.S. degree in Hyrographic Science, as well as a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science with an emphasis in Hydrography. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required for acceptance into the program. See below for Prerequisites for the Hydro program.
Prospective domestic students should apply for admission to the Graduate School through their website. Foreign students must apply for admission through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Aptitude Tests and Application Materials
Successful applicants usually score 500 or above on the verbal as well as the quantitative portions of the GRE and have grade point averages of 3.0 or above for undergraduate work and 3.5 or above for any graduate study.
To apply for the Hydrographic Science Master's Program, you must meet the following prerequisites:
Courses in Single Variable Calculus, Multi-variable Calculus and familiarity with Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics. Also recommended is a course in differential equations.
Courses in Mechanics, Electricity, Wave Motions
Familiarity with MATLAB programming
It is possible to be considered for a teaching or research assistantship for entering non- sponsored students. At the present time, all assistantships include a full tuition waiver. If seeking an assistantship, your application materials must be received by the end of February for Fall semester admission. Assistantships will not be considered for students completing the program in one year.
Send requests to attend the program to the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) located in your home country. In those countries where there is no ODC, the request for attendance should be directed to the U.S. Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy. The program is listed in the Military Articles and Service Listing (MASL) under the title International Hydrographic Science Applications Program, MASL number P-169265. Additional information about the program can be obtained by contacting: Commanding Officer, Fleet Survey Team, ATTN: IHSAP Director, Training Division, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529. TEL: (228) 689-8688, FAX: (228) 689-8449.
How to Apply
a. Information about application procedures can be found at here
b. After all credentials are received, the Graduate School or Office of International Student and Scholar Services will compute the applicant's grade point average and will forward the application, reference forms and transcript to the department chair. As soon as the application has been processed by the department chair, the school or college dean concerned, and the Graduate Dean, the Office of Graduate or Office of International Student and Scholar Services will notify the applicant of the University's decision on the request for admission.