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TO GET A ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL EDUCATION From humble beginnings in the 1940s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the leading academic oceanographic and atmospheric research institutions in the world. The school’s basic and applied research interests encompass virtually all marine, atmospheric, and Earth-related sciences.

Here’s Why: Innovative Curriculum Expert Faculty Cutting-Edge Research Hands-On Experience Unique Subtropical Location


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DEAN’S WELCOME Triggered by the need to adapt to higher education in the 21st century, many remarkable changes have taken place recently at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Over the past few years since I became dean of the school, we have worked quite energetically to improve our infrastructure and to implement transformative changes to position the school as a leader in research, education, and service to the community, and as an integral part of the University of Miami. Our mission at the Rosenstiel School is to train the next generation of Earth scientists while conducting cutting-edge research and creating the knowledge that we communicate to our students and our community. With this in mind, we reorganized the school into five departments that will be able to better deliver this mission: (1) Ocean Sciences; (2) Marine Geosciences; (3) Marine Biology and Ecology; (4) Atmospheric Sciences; and (5) Environmental Science and Policy. We have developed graduate and undergraduate programs aligned with these new departments, which are attracting exceptionally talented students at all levels (bachelors, master s and doctoral).

Roni Avissar, Ph.D. Dean, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science


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INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM

At the Rosenstiel School, our curriculum is designed to take full advantage of our school’s subtropical location and year-round access to a variety of specialized marine environments, including deep ocean waters, the coral reef tracts of the Florida Keys, and the estuarine sea grass beds and mangrove shoreline of South Florida. Students are introduced to the general complexities of the ocean and atmosphere through lectures, laboratories, and field trips. Undergraduate students are encouraged to work alongside faculty in their laboratories, and are able to earn course credit by conducting independent research under the supervision of leading scientists in their field. The Rosenstiel School offers one of the largest, most comprehensive educational programs in the nation. Robust academics and in-depth scientific investigation are hallmarks of our programs.

EXPLORATION OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: STUDY ABROAD We offer a variety of study abroad opportunities. UGalapagos is an exciting program that takes students to the famed Galapagos Islands for a field-oriented semester of study. Based in the picturesque community of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, the University of Miami offers a full five-course (17-credit) semester tailored to the needs and interests of students majoring in marine science and/or policy. Students live with local host families in Puerto Villamil, affording them the opportunity for full immersion in village life and culture, while fieldwork takes them to places that tourists may never see. Other Rosenstiel School programs offer spring break and summer opportunities, such as water policy in China or Vietnam and modern and ancient coral reef environments in Colombia. Geology students participate in a one-month field course in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. They learn the necessary observational and mapping skills to become professional geologists.


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Andrew Baker Professor

Research Associate Professor

Neil Hammerschlag

Amy Clement

Andrew Baker is a marine biologist interested in the biology, ecology, and conservation of coral reefs, with a focus on the impacts of climate change on these ecosystems. Much of his research studies corals from the perspective of their algal symbionts (zooxanthellae in the genus Symbiodinium). Many corals have the ability to host different types of algal symbionts, and this flexibility helps them adapt to environmental variability. Baker’s lab has been assessing how important and widespread this ability is, and how it affects the response of corals (and the ecosystems they build) to climate change.

Neil Hammerschlag’s research centers broadly on the behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and movement ecology of marine predators, particularly sharks. His current research has three core themes: understanding the ecological and evolutionary effects of sharks; determining the biological drivers and conservation consequences of shark movement patterns; and examining how urbanization affects the behavior and health of coastal sharks. He has projects currently underway in Florida, the Bahamas, and South Africa.

Amy Clement studies the causes of climate change on all timescales, from the glacial period to future climate change. Her research approach is to simplify the climate system as much as possible to better understand the fundamental mechanisms that influence climate. She does this using observational data and a hierarchy of climate models. Using experiments from a set of models with varying complexities allows Clement to deconstruct the mechanisms of climate change and understand their basic processes. Clement’s research generally focuses on the coupled atmosphere-ocean system, including the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and other modes of variability.

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EXPERT FACULTY

The Rosenstiel School is unique in that it offers a wide range of educational, research, and professional opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level. The caliber and diversity of our faculty are unparalleled. Our researchers are among the world’s leading voices on climate science, coral reef and fisheries issues, oceans and human health, remote-sensing technology, hurricane research and forecasting, and more. There’s no limit to what you can discover by working with these researchers and professors.

Our faculty and scientists continue to excel in research grantmanship, evidenced by the nearly $50 million that we are awarded annually from federal, state, and private foundations in research grant competitions. We use these funds for our research expenditure, but more importantly, as the main source of income for the fellowship of our graduate students and research staff. We offer all our Ph.D. students a competitive package that allows them to dedicate their time to their study for a period of five years. This has tremendously helped in our effort to recruit the very best students, nationally and internationally.


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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH Cutting-edge research at the Rosenstiel School seeks to improve understanding and prediction of Earth’s geological, oceanic, and atmospheric systems to provide a sound scientific basis for managing natural resources and adapting impacts of natural disasters and global change. We have a state-of-the-art research vessel, a fleet of small boats, a world-class Center for Computational Science, and a one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform. The new SUrge STructure Atmosphere INteraction Facility (SUSTAIN) wind-wave tank is the only one in the world capable of generating Category 5 hurricane-force winds in a three-dimensional test environment. The Marine Life Sciences Center provides brand-new space dedicated to studying living marine animals.

We are very proud of our 45-year collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). CIMAS serves as a mechanism to bring together research resources and personnel of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School with those of NOAA for a Center of Excellence focused on understanding the Earth's oceans and atmosphere within the context of NOAA's mission of science, service, and stewardship.


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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Our planet faces many complex challenges, from understanding extreme events in a changing climate to protecting the delicate balance of our atmosphere and oceans. Adding to these challenges is the need for advanced knowledge across disciplines and the ability to translate scientific breakthroughs into policies that benefit society. The Rosenstiel School is ideally situated to provide superior graduate education to meet the Earth’s needs while giving students opportunities to work alongside researchers in the field. Rosenstiel School faculty tackle global challenges together with subjects of local importance, including sea level rise, hurricanes, coral reefs, marine conservation, and geology. Our young scientists bring new ideas to seasoned pros. It is a connective community, where productive networks abound. Together with dedicated classroom and research instruction provided by our faculty, the Rosenstiel School also provides professional development opportunities to prepare our students to thrive in their chosen careers. These include courses and workshops on scientific presentation and communication, technical writing, science policy, as well as

Shane Hinton is a Rosenstiel School alumnus who completed a Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in math and electronic media as well as a Master of Professional Science in broadcast meteorology. Shane is currently an Emmy-Nominated meteorologist at KVUE in Austin, Texas.


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Dana Tricarico “My Master of Professional Science internship was at Biscayne National Park as one of their fish and wildlife interns, specifically focusing on lionfish removal. This internship was everything I could have asked for as I started a career in this field. Not only was it a paid internship, but I was able to be in the field nearly every single day for 10 months, alongside incredible divers, researchers, and mentors. I helped remove hundreds of invasive lionfish using pole spears, took part in roving fish surveys of reef fish, sampled diseased corals, assisted in designing a marine debris project, surveyed beaches for sea turtle nests, and more.”

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Ian Tomcho “I did two internships, one in Dry Tortugas National Park, and one on the M/V National Geographic Explorer. My internship in the Dry Tortugas helped me to understand the complexities of running dive operations in remote locations and become familiar with some of the equipment the United States government uses in dive operations. My time aboard the M/V Explorer was the pinnacle of internships, providing me with polar diving experience and exposure to extremely successful people in the world of exploration, including Joe MacInnis, Peter Hillary, and a slew of National Geographic photographers. Both of these internships helped tremendously in networking efforts.”


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UNIQUE SUBTROPICAL LOCATION The Rosenstiel School is situated on the peaceful island of Virginia Key, near the vibrant cultural centers of downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and Brickell. The Rosenstiel School is fortunate to have its own waterfront restaurant, which cultivates a unique camaraderie among students, staff, and faculty, while providing a forum for informal scientific discussions that often lead to new breakthroughs. Students enjoy a subtropical marine climate, with wonderful warm winters that allow for year-round research opportunities. Students have opportunities to intern with major organizations within the marine and atmospheric realm, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Park Service, Frost Science Museum, and the Nature Conservancy, to name a few. Imagine the possibilities, connections, experiences, and global opportunities.


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Outside the Classroom: Broad Key From the moment you arrive at this secluded research field station, you will discover a world of wonder and adventure. This 63-acre island complete with a main house, dock, and boathouse is located just off the coast of Key Largo. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science professors and students use this stunning location to study the dynamic marine and terrestrial ecosystems that exist in the area. Coral reefs teeming with fish, unspoiled mangroves, and various animal populations await researchers who take the short 45-minute boat ride to Broad Key’s shores. The quick and direct access is beneficial to researchers, allowing for frequent year-round data collection and analysis. With accommodations for 20 individuals, the main house is nestled in the middle of the island and offers panoramic views from its top floor. From atmospheric science to marine biology, faculty and students will conduct important research that will enhance understanding of the Florida Keys and beyond.


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UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE The Rosenstiel School’s undergraduate program offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree options. The program curriculum includes sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts, allowing students to develop interests in and appreciation of the arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as the natural sciences. With six different majors – marine science, oceanography, marine biology and ecology, geologicial sciences, marine affairs, and meteorology – as well as various areas of specialization, you can customize your academic path to reflect your individual interests and aptitudes.

MARINE SCIENCE (Double Major)

Since its founding in 1977, the University’s double-major marine science program has established itself as one of the top programs in the country. The interdisciplinary program deals with the study of the world’s oceans: their physical and biological constituents, the influence of oceanic resources on human society, and the conservation and future development of those resources. The breadth of the marine science major is complemented by depth in a required second major within one of the basic or applied sciences. Approved second majors are: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering (all disciplines), geological sciences, mathematics, meteorology, microbiology and immunology, and physics (pure or applied).

MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY The marine biology and ecology major is designed to give students a strong background in biology (genetics, molecular biology, cellular and organismal physiology, ecosystem science) and quantitative skills (mathematics, computation, statistics) as well as research experience in our different subdisciplines. These subdisiplines include biomedicine, genomics, evolution, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and ecology.


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METEOROLOGY

MARINE AFFAIRS

OCEANOGRAPHY

Marine affairs prepares students to contribute to the policy development and management of coastal and marine resources through integration of scientific, economic, and social perspectives.

A degree in oceanography provides students with specialized knowledge in important ocean science subdisciplines as well as a broad understanding of the ocean as a key component of the Earth system.

Research focuses on aquaculture, fisheries management, political ecology, natural resource economics, coastal zone management, marine spatial planning and marine protected areas, coastal and ocean law, and marine cultural resources.

Students advance the understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean and their interactions. Students learn firsthand about instrumentation and methods to measure the oceans using both in-situ and space-based sensors, and about laboratory, analytical, and numerical models to understand oceanic processes.

The meteorology major emphasizes a strong math and physics background for understanding the physical processes governing the motion and composition of the atmosphere. Faculty research strengths include hurricane research, tropical meteorology, air-sea coupling, cloud observations, climate, and climate change. An active student atmospheric science club facilitates group travel to conferences and local meetings with professionals. We are a leader in tropical meteorology because we can observe it firsthand. Hurricane research is based in the Miami area, a prime location in which to learn from the environment.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES Geological Sciences is concerned with planet Earth, including Earth’s origin and evolution, mineral and natural resources, environmental preservation, natural hazards, paleoclimates, and the history of life. Highlights of the undergraduate program include research experience within the various subdisciplines of geological science and hands-on field experience around the world. Students of geological sciences pursue careers in the environmental sciences, petroleum or mining industry, research, or outreach and education.


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GRADUATE DEGREES

TO EXPAND YOUR FUTURE We offer Ph. D. and M.S. degrees in six programs:

Atmospheric sciences, marine biology and ecology, environmental science and policy, marine geosciences, meteorology and physical oceanography, and ocean sciences. We provide highly competitive stipends, tuition and health insurance coverage for our incoming Ph.D. students as part of a fully funded, five-year graduate assistantship. As part of our revitalized connections across disciplines and to take advantage of our unique research facilities, we also offer an M.S. degrees in ocean engineering and sustainable business. Our graduate students also take advantage of nearby NOAA facilities including the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and the National Hurricane Center.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

M.S., Ph.D.

The atmospheric science department is designed to prepare students with the tools, training, and education necessary to tackle critical research problems in the atmospheric sciences today. Our faculty are experts in a wide range of research areas, including tropical meteorology, climate dynamics, cloud and aerosol processes, and atmospheric chemistry. Their expertise and guidance and our world-class facilities prepare our students for successful careers in the atmospheric sciences and related fields.

MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY M.S., Ph.D.

The marine biology and ecology department focuses on a wide range of field, laboratory, and theoretical coursework in a range of research areas, such as coral reef studies, biological oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, genomics, and the physiology and behavior of marine animals. The department has many international collaborators participating in multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research programs. Graduate students can choose from a wide range of research areas and coursework taught by internationally recognized scientist studying corals and climate change, fisheries biology, and conducting biomedical research.


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MARINE GEOSCIENCES

M.S., Ph.D., and Certificate Program Marine geosciences is focused on studying the geology, geophysics, and geochemistry of the Earth system beneath, within, and above the oceans. Students work closely with faculty at the forefront of research on earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, hydrothermal seafloor vents, and paleoclimate. Marine geosciences faculty and students also emphasize interdisciplinary study where geological phenomena interact with or are influenced by processes generally studied in other disciplines, such as ocean currents, climate, and biological evolution. This research uses pioneering remote-sensing techniques to assess the Earth’s crustal movement and sedimentation in coastal zones.

METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY M.S., Ph.D.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY

M.S., Ph.D.

Students enrolled in the Environmental Science and Policy program work at the intersection of science and society, committed to assessing, managing, and conserving marine resources through innovation and research. The essence of this degree program lies in the diversity of our faculty and curriculum, fostering the cross- and interdisciplinary collaborations necessary to solve some of the world’s most challenging ocean conservation issues. The goal of our program is to prepare students as future leaders in the fields of marine fisheries science, ecosystem modeling, aquaculture, conservation, ecosystem science, coastal geography, socioeconomics, cultural and natural resource management, climate change, environmental law, and marine policy.

The meteorology and physical oceanography graduate program was founded on the premise that oceanic and atmospheric dynamics are governed by a set of similar physical principles, and that much insight can be gained by studying their dynamics from a common perspective. The program requires students to develop expertise in both systems, and prepares students to conduct leading-edge research using a complementary set of theoretical, observational, and modeling approaches. The curriculum forms a strong foundation for research on a broad spectrum of topics that include air-sea interaction, the global thermohaline circulation, tropical cyclones, El Niño, the Madden-Julian oscillation, and the evolution of the Earth’s climate.

OCEAN SCIENCES M.S., Ph.D.

The mission of the ocean sciences department is to provide our students with specialized knowledge in important ocean science subdisciplines as well as a broad understanding of the ocean as a key component of the Earth system. Our students advance the understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean and their interactions. Students learn firsthand about instrumentation and methods to measure the ocean using both in-situ and space-based sensors, and about laboratory, analytical, and numerical models to understand oceanic processes. Our graduates develop into international leaders of ocean research; teachers and communicators of ocean sciences; and leaders and advisors of marine education, policy, and conservation.


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MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE The Master of Professional Science (M.P.S.) is an accelerated graduate degree intended for students who want to generate innovative solutions to marine, coastal, and climate-related issues. Students enrolled in this program are exposed to a unique multidisciplinary curriculum, including science theory, field and laboratory training, legal and regulatory knowledge, communication and media training, and the development of project management skills, designed to prepare them to address environmental challenges as future global leaders.

APPLIED REMOTE SENSING The applied remote sensing track is tailored to the needs of students who seek to gain theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world experiences geared toward a successful career in the field of remote sensing in both public and private sectors.

YOUR CAREER AQUACULTURE

CLIMATE AND SOCIETY

The professional master’s program in aquaculture focuses on the environmental, technological, social, economic, legal, and political aspects of sustainable aquaculture. The program covers all stages of planning and development, from site and species selection to feasibility studies, resource evaluation, hatchery and grow-out technology, and commercialization.

This track focuses on the financial consequences resulting from natural and anthropogenic climate change, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events and how they pose important scientific and socioeconomic challenges, both in terms of urban planning and managing the financial risks associated with these changes.

BROADCAST METEOROLOGY This track option prepares students for both on-camera and behind-the-scenes careers in broadcast meteorology, and provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge and training necessary to enter the broader field of science journalism.

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT The track in coastal zone management will introduce participants to the legal and governance frameworks in this increasingly important discipline. Coursework will integrate topics such as coastal fisheries management, marine protected areas, port management, tourism development, and environmental impact assessment.


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EXPLORATION SCIENCE Exploration science is the applied practice and study of field research using a wide variety of methods, technologies, and approaches to drive question-based scientific endeavors. This field fosters scientific inquiry and the application of expedition skills within a context that acknowledges the cultural and ethical implications of exploration.

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION The fisheries management and conservation track is a unique academic program that allows students to develop the professional skills required to be a fishery scientist with curriculum options in various relevant areas of interest, such as fishery management, fishery surveys, and quantitative fisheries.

TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT The Master of Professional Science degree in tropical marine ecosystem management provides students with advanced training in the theoretical aspects of tropical marine ecology, as well as the practical aspects needed to begin a career in this field.

J.D./M.P.S.

MARINE CONSERVATION

The University of Miami School of Law and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offer a joint degree program in law and marine ecosystems and society. Upon completion of this program, students earn the Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law and a Master of Professional Science in marine ecosystems from the Rosenstiel School.

The marine conservation track provides students with advanced training in both the theoretical aspects of marine science and conservation, as well as the practical aspects required to begin a career in this field. Students in this track can do research from sharks to sea turtles and debris-free oceans to outreach and education.

UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY The underwater archeology track focusing on the management of underwater cultural heritage (MUCH), is primarily technical and introduces participants to the legal and governance frameworks in this increasingly important field.

MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE Students in this degree track will be part of one of the select programs in the nation designed to prepare them for employment in marine mammal management (including associated ecosystems), population assessments, acoustics, and care.

NATURAL HAZARDS AND CATASTROPHES The goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand Earth system natural hazards (atmospheric, oceanic, geological, and hydrological) and the data analytics tools required to assess the associated risks (e.g. statistics, data management, programming, GIS, and remote sensing).

WEATHER FORECASTING This track includes graduate-level coursework in the analysis and preparation of weather forecasts; the effective use of numerical models, satellite, Doppler radar, and upper-air data; and the application of this information to support a variety of specialized endusers, including agriculture, utilities, insurance, transportation, construction, and other weather-sensitive industries.


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SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE A Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science education is defined by flexibility and opportunity. Your time here will inspire you, shape you, and broaden your horizons.

Our outreach programs work in tandem with faculty to bridge the University to the general public across all of the communities of South Florida and around the world. We offer tours of our facilities to prospective students, school groups, cultural organizations, and specialty groups.

RESCUE A REEF

CANES ON CANES

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s coral conservation program is designed to build community and coastal resilience through coral reef research, restoration, and citizen science. Rescue a Reef hosts field expeditions led by our University of Miami coral researchers that provide a unique, hands-on educational opportunity for recreational SCUBA divers and snorkelers from the community to participate directly in coral restoration efforts.

The Rosenstiel School's Canes on Canes team has developed a series of presentations to help educate the public about the science of hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. The content is informative, thorough, and can be tuned to a specific audience or allotted time. Presentations have been done on the science of hurricane prediction, common hurricane misconceptions, forecast cone information, and what happens underwater during a hurricane.

SHARK RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION Every year, Shark Research and Conservation (SRC) brings out thousands of people on our research boats to survey, sample, tag, and study sharks. Opportunities are especially made available for underserved populations in the sciences, such as our F.I.N.S. program. To impact an even larger audience from across the globe, SRC continues to use a variety of online education tools, including social media, blogs, educational videos, and online curricula.


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UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS ADMISSIONS Priority deadlines:

• Early Decision I applications (binding) are due November 1, with admission notification in late December. • Early Action applications (non-binding) are due November 1, with admission notification in late January to early February. • Early Decision II applications (binding) are due January 1, with admission notification in mid-late February. • Regular Decision applications (non-binding) are due January 1, with admission notification in early April.

• If applying, it is optional to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.

Priority deadlines:

• Fall – December 1January 1 for M.S. and Ph.D., July 1 rolling admissions for M.P.S. • Spring– November 15 for M.P.S., M.S., and Ph. D.

Materials Needed:

• Online application • Transcripts from all institutions in which a degree(s) was awarded and a transcript evaluation (for non-U.S. academic institutions) • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (optional) • Three letters of recommendation • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)

Financial Aid Financial aid consideration, is for both merit-based scholarships and need-based aid. For need-based aid consideration submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Check the financial aid website for more information and deadlines at finaid.miami.edu.

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Master of Professional Science Requirements Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE) Tracks Prerequisites: 1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) 2. One year of general biology + general biology labs 3. One year of general chemistry 4. At least one semester of calculus 5. Nine additional credits in natural science (research in these fields may, in some cases, substitute for coursework hours)

Environmental Science and Policy (EVR) Tracks Prerequisites: 1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)

Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) Tracks Prerequisites: 1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) 2. One year of calculus and a minimum of 12 credits in natural science strongly recommended 3. Undergraduate degree in meteorology, or closely related field (e.g. math, physics, or geosciences) for weather forecasting track only

Ocean Sciences (OCE) Tracks Prerequisites for Applied Remote Sensing: 1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in mathematics, physics, geosciences, engineering, or an equivalent degree 2. Successful completion of the following (or equivalent) undergraduate courses: calculus, statistics, physics, computer programming (Matlab, IDL, C, or Fortran)

Prerequisites for Natural Hazards and Catastrophes: 1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) 2. At least one of the following: one semester of statistics or calculus or 6 credits in geoscience

For further information, please visit admissions.rsmas.miami.edu.

Note to students: Deficiencies in required coursework may be considered on a case-by-case basis for otherwise highly qualified students or those demonstrating experience with these skills.


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ROSENSTIEL AT A GLANCE No matter what you choose to study at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, your education will be comprehensive, hands-on, and transformative. The Rosenstiel School has a program to match your interests, and you may choose options to expand your abilities across all genres, if that’s your preference. As a member of a major research university, students may choose from several cross-disciplinary tracks.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Argentina Australia Brazil Canada China Colombia France Germany Ghana Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Mexico Nigeria Pakistan Peru Philippines Russia Saudi Arabia South Korea Spain Sweden Taiwan Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom

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All students receive individualized attention, advising, and instruction.


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DEGREES AT A GLANCE B.A.

Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology Atmospheric Science Weather Forecasting Climate and Society Broadcast Meteorology Department of Marine Biology and Ecology Marine Biology and Ecology Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Marine Mammal Science Department of Environmental Science and Policy Abess Center Environmental Science and Policy Marine Affairs Marine Ecosystems and Society Aquaculture Coastal Zone Management Exploration Science Fisheries Management Marine Conservation Underwater Archeaology Department of Marine Geosciences Geological Sciences Marine Geosciences Applied Carbonate Geology Department of Ocean Sciences Oceanography Ocean Sciences Marine Science Double Major Applied Remote Sensing Natural Hazards and Catastrophe Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Collaboration with Other Schools and Colleges Ocean Engineering Sustainable Business Juris Doctorate/Master of Professional Science

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