Degree Programs and Curriculum


Degree Programs and Curriculum


The USF College of Marine Science (CMS) offers Master’s and PhD degrees and is committed to providing one of the highest quality graduate programs in the country. The following concentrations are offered in both degree programs: 

The fundamental concepts of Oceanography have been divided into four groups that, taken together, apply to or cover all of the major processes within the oceans. Not surprisingly, the four groups are aligned with four major academic sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. The concentration in Marine Resource Assessment focuses on biology and aspects of the other three sciences.

Visit the following links to understand the requirements for each type of degree:


CMS currently offers a graduate certificate in Teaching and Communicating Ocean Sciences Broader Impacts.