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Advancing our knowledge of the world's ocean

Major advances in knowledge of the oceans arise from GSO research, education, and public service. These advances result from strong investigator-driven research and a uniquely dynamic and integrative curriculum.

Mission

As one of the nation’s premier academic oceanographic institutions, the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) educates marine scientists, students, policymakers, business leaders and citizens and helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address present and future marine challenges. This mission is accomplished through an integrated program of research, education and public outreach. Field and ship-based observations, including time-series studies coupled with laboratory work and modeling, provide a comprehensive approach to studying coastal and blue water oceans throughout the world.

Vision

The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography strives to conduct fundamental and applied research to understand the changing ocean planet. Major advances in knowledge of the oceans will arise from GSO research, education and public service. These advances will result from strong investigator-driven research and a uniquely dynamic and integrative educational curriculum.

"These are exciting times in oceanography and at GSO with new scientific questions, new technologies to pursue those questions, and an array of critical environmental issues that need input and solutions from the oceanographic community." Bruce H. Corliss, Dean

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Programs taught in:
  • English

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Master

University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

If your goal is to enter or advance in the ocean-science workforce, holding a Master of Oceanography (M.O.) degree can prove you possess the skills, experience, and crede ... [+]

Advanced studies and real-world experience for professional oceanographers

If your goal is to enter or advance in the ocean-science workforce, holding a Master of Oceanography (M.O.) degree can prove you possess the skills, experience, and credentials that employers will notice, respect and value. Those who earn an M.O. are more than well-versed in current issues and practices, they are recognized as accomplished and proven professionals. The program combines traditional academic studies with professional experience to provide a distinct advantage in the job market.

Who should apply

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or engineering and must show an aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. M.O. students have a passion for applying science and technology to real-world oceanographic challenges.... [-]

USA Narragansett
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus

This is GSO: Melissa Omand, GSO Faculty