Degree Programs and Curriculum

PhD Degree Requirements

PhD Degree Requirements

The minimum requirements necessary to graduate from the University of South Florida with a doctoral degree in Marine Science are found in the Graduate Catalog: Marine Science, Ph.D.

Students may refer to the refer to the PhD Program Checklist for additional details.

Prospective students may obtain general university information visiting the USF website and the USF Office of Graduate Studies website.

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.


Graduate Catalog: Teaching & Communicating Ocean Sciences Broader Impacts Graduate Certificate

Click here for more information on how to apply to the graduate certificate.