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University of California Santa Cruz MS in Ocean Sciences
University of California Santa Cruz

MS in Ocean Sciences

Santa Cruz, USA

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Sep 2024

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The Ocean Sciences Department offers a master of science (M.S.) degree in ocean sciences. The ocean sciences M.S. degree can be attained through the plan I: thesis (coursework and thesis, minimum 44 credits), or plan II: examination (coursework and written examination, minimum 42 credits). The degree combines core courses and electives to provide depth and breadth in the ocean sciences. Graduates from the program are exceptionally prepared to take research or management positions in organizations concerned with the marine environment, become educators, or enter doctoral programs in ocean sciences or related fields. The thesis M.S. degree is preparation for research careers.

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