Department of Marine Sciences
The Master of Science Program in marine sciences is designed to train and prepare superior students for a career in this field. The marine sciences program offers courses and opportunities for research in four main areas: biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography. Each MS student receives formal training in at least three of these disciplines while concentrating in a specific research area. Thus, the program is structured to develop the capacity for productive and innovative research, founded on a solid background of broad scientific knowledge. Recognizing the importance of marine and coastal environments to the socioeconomic welfare of Alabama, the University of South Alabama developed a graduate program in the marine sciences that is both applied and theoretical. The faculty of the department is committed to training the next generation of marine scientist, pursuing excellence in research, and assisting in the sustainable management of marine resources through service. Although most research is conducted within the Gulf of Mexico, faculty and graduate students perform research projects throughout the world form the Arctic to Antarctic. The program is administered from the main campus in Mobile, but most students and faculty are in residence at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, located about 35 miles south of Mobile. Within a short distance of these locations are diverse habitats, including the Mobile Delta, Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, numerous barrier islands, and open Gulf habitats.
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