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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


Applying for graduate school in marine science

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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