MPS Program Requirements

MPS Program Requirements

The University of Miami requires a minimum GRE score of 297  (verbal + quantitative only) and a United States GPA of 3.0+ for graduate program consideration. Applicants are also expected to complete the analytical writing portion of the GRE.  Only the first reported scores (GRE and GPA) submitted at the time of application submission will be considered for admissions. Please read GRE & GPA requirements for merit-based tuition waiver consideration on our Financing your Education page.

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. 9 additional credits in natural science (Research in these fields may, in some cases, substitute for coursework hours.)

Note to students: Deficiencies in the required courses may be considered on a case by case basis for otherwise highly qualified students.

Marine Ecosystems and Society (MES) Tracks
Prerequisites:
  1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)
  2. Underwater Archaeology applicants should refer to  Dr. Hanselmann's Underwater Archeology Track Guide
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
Prerequisites:
  1. Undergraduate degree in Meteorology, or closely related field (e.g. Math, Physics, or Geosciences)

Note to students: Deficiencies in the required courses may be considered on a case by case basis for otherwise highly qualified students.

Ocean Sciences (OCE) Tracks
Prerequisites:
  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:
  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

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.