Master of Professional Science

MPS Prerequisites

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 Fisheries (MBF) Tracks

  • Fisheries Science
  • Tropical Marine Ecosystem Science
  • Marine Mammal Science
  • Oceans and Human Health

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 Affairs (MAF) Tracks

  • Aquaculture
  • Coastal Sustainability
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Exploration Science
  • Marine Conservation
  • Underwater Archaeology

Prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)

Meteorology (MPO) Tracks

  • Broadcast Meteorology

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
  • Computational Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Weather, Climate and Society
  • Weather Forecasting

Prerequisites: 

  • 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

  • Applied Remote Sensing

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).
  • Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics

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 the required courses may be considered on a case by case basis for otherwise highly qualified students.  

 

 

MPS Requirements

MPS Handbook 2014–2015