Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Earth Sciences (SI76)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Program Overview BS/MS degree only available to current UCSD undergraduate students.
Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Earth Sciences
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Further details on research areas

Application Deadlines May 3, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

No more than 5 accepted;
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/education
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Earth Sciences
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Further details on research areas

Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

No more than 5 accepted;
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Marine Biology (SI77)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Marine Biology
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Deadlines July 19, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/education
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-8157
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Marine Biology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Further details on research areas

Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3; no more than 5 accepted.
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Oceanography (SI78)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Oceanography
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Further details on research areas

Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

No more than 5 accepted;
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Geophysics (SI79)

San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Successful candidates must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Program Overview San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Successful candidates must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities.
Department Geophysics: Joint Doctoral Program / Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Geophysics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Students must first apply to SDSU. Upon recommendation, students are instructed to complete the UCSD application.

Application Deadlines February 16, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application. http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/

Statement of Purpose

Required

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application. http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Old Scripps Building, Room 22
Phone (858) 534-1694
Fax (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0208

Earth Sciences (SI80)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Earth Sciences
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

No more than 5 accepted;
online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/ms
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Marine Biology (SI81)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Marine Biology
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

No more than 5 accepted;
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/ms
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Oceanography (SI82)

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography department offers graduate degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Earth Sciences. A graduate student's work will be concentrated in one of three tentative program areas: Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program, Geosciences of the Earth, Oceans, and Planets, or Ocean Biosciences Program. The interdisciplinary nature of research in marine and earth sciences is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take courses from various UC San Diego departments, and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers 3 main areas of study: Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere; Geosciences of the Earth and Oceans; and Ocean Biosciences.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas for which they wish to be considered.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Oceanography
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 14, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3; no more than 5 accepted;
Online letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

Required

1 to 2 pages typed, single spaced 10 point font (2500 word limit);
Additional information.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/ms
Email siodept@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Eckart Building, second floor
Phone (858) 534-3206
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SI83)

The UC San Diego Master's Degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation equips professionals with the knowledge they need to improve conservation of marine biodiversity in the world's most diverse and threatened eco-regions. It is focused on development of local capacity and science-based management tools. This is a unique graduate program of study providing cutting-edge knowledge of marine biodiversity and fresh conservation perspectives designed to teach current and future professionals about marine ecosystems from the scientific, economic and policy perspectives, as well as provide important cultural and communications skills.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Specializations

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers 2 MAS degree programs. Applicants should refer to the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation link on the Graduate Division website for information, and apply under department Scripps Institution of Oceanography, major Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, degree MAS.

Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Summer
Additional Notes

The MAS degree program is self-funded and there are no available discounts. The standard Educational Fee is waived; however, students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. Refer to the program website for current fee schedule.

Application Deadlines January 11, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Statement of Purpose, online only; 750 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/mas/mbc
Email mbc@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Eckart Building, Room 107
Phone 858-822-2886
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0202
La Jolla, CA 92093-0202

Climate Science and Policy (SI84)

The UC San Diego Master's Degree in Climate Science and Policy equips professionals with the knowledge they need to improve society's response to climate change. It is focused on development of local capacity and science-based management tools. The program is designed to teach current and future professionals about climate science from the scientific, economic and policy perspectives, as well as provide important cultural and communications skills.

Program Info

Area of Study Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Department Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Major Climate Science and Policy
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Summer
Additional Notes

The MAS degree program is self-funded and there are no available discounts. The standard Educational Fee is waived; however, students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. Refer to the program website for current fee schedule.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates can expect to be notified with an admission decision within a month of submission. ​Late applications may be submitted with permission of the Associate Director.

Application Deadlines February 15, 2018 (Summer 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Statement of Purpose, online only; 750 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://scripps.ucsd.edu/masters/mas/climate-science-and-policy
Email mas-csp@sio.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Eckart Building, Room 101
Phone 858-534-0748
Fax (858) 534-7889
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
MAS-Climate Science and Policy
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

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