Prospective Students


We offer MS and PhD degrees and are committed to providing one of the highest quality graduate programs in the country. We welcome anyone who has a passion for the oceans and for science, who values different perspectives, and who cherishes the opportunity to think critically and promote dialogue about the knowledge we create and disseminate to apply. Regardless of what you look like, what you believe, or where you come from, we want to include you in our college if this description fits you.

Graduate Program Admissions

We recruit graduate students from our region, across our nation and around the world. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and highly qualified graduate student population and enabling their success. Our program is a mentored one in which students work closely with their faculty advisors as apprentices. As a result, upon graduation our students are fully prepared for a successful entry into our field. For questions regarding the application process, please visit our FAQ page or email
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Undergraduate Admissions

CMS does not review applications for undergraduate admission. Prospective students and families interested in a B.S. degree in marine biology may consider the programs on the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses. For more information and to schedule a campus tour, please use the contact information below. 
USF Tampa
Admissions: or +1-813-974-3350
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USF St. Pete
Admissions: or +1-727-843-4142
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