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Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

Graduate Research Assistantships

Research assistantships

The GCGC is accepting applications for a graduate research assistant to begin in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. The assistantship is open to master’s students working toward a degree in Geography at USM. Selection for this assistantship will be contingent upon acceptance to the USM Geography master’s program. Students with research interests aligned with the mission of the GCGC will be considered, including but not limited to: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) applications, precise positioning, coastal biogeography, coastal modeling, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) applications, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work successfully both independently and collaboratively, and have strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills. For more information about pursuing a master's degree in Geography at USM, please visit USM Geography.

Interested students should apply via email to Dr. Gregory A. Carter, GCGC Director ( With your application, please include:

  • A statement of purpose describing your research interests, professional and academic experience, and professional and academic goals
  • A resume or CV
  • College transcripts
  • Contact information for three references

The assistantship will include a tuition waiver as well as a stipend of $2,000 per month.

Please apply by February 15, 2023 for Fall 2023 consideration, or by October 15, 2023 for Spring 2024 consideration. If you are not currently enrolled in the USM Geography master's program, please make sure to have your application to the USM Graduate School submitted by this deadline as well. 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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