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OCN Sample Schedules

Students in the Oceanography Program pursue an M.S. degree in Marine Studies with a Concentration in Oceanography or a Ph.D. in Oceanography. Below are sample schedules for each.

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OCN MS Sample Schedule

Fall Year 1

MAST 602 Physical Oceanography

MAST 627 Marine Biology

MAST 853 Oceanography Seminar

Spring Year 1

MAST 637 Geological Oceanography

MAST 646 Chemical Oceanography

Marine Policy or approved outside requirement

Research proposal and committee formation

Fall Year 2

Research

Electives

Spring Year 2

Research

Electives

Thesis Defense
 

OCN PhD Sample Schedule

Fall Year 1

MAST 602 Physical Oceanography

MAST 627 Marine Biology

MAST 853 Oceanography Seminar

Spring Year 1

MAST 637 Geological Oceanography

MAST 646 Chemical Oceanography

Marine Policy or approved outside requirement

Research proposal and committee formation

Fall Year 2

Research

Electives

MAST 853 Oceanography Seminar

Qualifying examination

Spring Year 2 - Spring Year 4

Research

Electives

MAST 853 Oceanography Seminar

Fall Year 5 (or before)

Research

Dissertation defense

Discover Our World!

Research Teams Have Strong Pull for Undergrads

UD marks 30 years in national undergrad research program

Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year

UD faculty invited to propose Winter Session study abroad programs

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Leveraging long history in offshore wind as part of Gov. Carney’s new working group

Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
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Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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