MPS Program Requirements

MPS Program Requirements

The University of Miami requires a minimum GRE score of 297 (verbal + quantitative) and a GPA of 3.0+ for graduate program consideration. 
Applicants are also expected to complete the analytical writing portion of the GRE.

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.)
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.