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Applying for Graduate School in Marine Science. To apply or not to apply? GPA of at least 3.0 overall (higher in science/math courses) Do you have a focused area of interest which has job potential? Do you want to spend more years as a student?. Freshmen - Sophomore Years.

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applying for graduate school in marine science
Applying for Graduate School in Marine Science
  • To apply or not to apply?
    • GPA of at least 3.0 overall (higher in science/math courses)
    • Do you have a focused area of interest which has job potential?
    • Do you want to spend more years as a student?
freshmen sophomore years
Freshmen - Sophomore Years
  • Take fundamental courses (MATH 160-161, CHEM 111-112, BIOL 121-122, CSCI, STAT 201, MSCI 111-112, 302, 304)
  • Start exploring research interests
    • Get to know the faculty (letters of recommendation)
    • Join SUW!
    • WWW & Journals
    • Professional Meetings & On-campus Talks
    • Read Job Ads
junior year
Junior Year
  • Upper level courses (Phys 211-212, MSCI 305, Upper-level electives (minor/double major))
  • Continue exploring career interests
    • Internships
    • Independent Study Projects
    • Presentations
    • Summer activities
  • Begin looking at graduate school information
  • Prepare a resume (update)
resume
Resume
  • Experience in Science
    • Jobs
    • Internships & Independent Studies
    • Fellowships
  • Field Work
  • Sampling, Lab and Computer Skills
  • Other skills (boat handling, electrical, etc.)
  • Course Work
  • Presentations & Publications
  • Teaching
  • Service
senior year regular academic stuff
Senior YearRegular Academic Stuff
  • Complete upper-level courses (MSCI 301, Upper-level electives (minor/double major))
  • Continue exploring career interests
    • Internships
    • Independent Study Projects (Senior Thesis)
    • Presentations
    • Summer activities
  • Study for and take GRE (summer and fall)
    • Waivers
    • General and Subject tests
senior year select graduate schools to apply to fall semester
Senior YearSelect graduate schools to apply to (Fall Semester)
  • Decide on area(s) of marine science (or environmental science, or public policy or law or education)
  • Identify potential research advisers
  • Start a relationship (email is best)
  • Visit
  • Study University Catalog
  • Consider geography (costs)
  • Consider school’s academic reputation
senior year prepare and submit applications end of fall semester
Senior YearPrepare and Submit Applications - End of Fall semester
  • Application Fees (Shuck-Kolbein Scholarship)
  • Apply to at least three schools
  • Write the mandatory essay about why you want to go to graduate school
  • Ask faculty for letters of recommendation
  • Deadlines
  • Check on completeness of application
  • Consider applying for graduate fellowships from US EPA or NSF
senior year acceptance
Senior YearAcceptance
  • Interview
  • Talk to faculty and graduate students
  • Negotiate Funding
    • Research Assistantships
    • Teaching Assistantships
  • Study program details
  • Decision dates
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WWW sites for jobs and graduate school info

http://libwww.syr.edu/research/internet/earth/jobs.html

http://www.ejobs.org

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a.htm

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/b4.htm

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a9in.htm

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a9noaa.htm

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/8974/env4.htm

http://www.enviro-net.com/main.asp?page=home_page

http://www.marinecareers.net/

http://www.state.sc.us/jobs/

http://www.sciencenet.com/pubboards/home.cgi?jobs

http://erf.org/jobs/jobs.html

http://www.uwin.siu.edu/announce/jobs/

http://www.eco.org/

http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/

http://www.aslo.org/jobs.html

http://environmental-jobs.com/science.htm

http://www.etiprofessionals.com/

http://www.ecbonline.com/

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