Program Requirements

The applicable requirements will be those in effect during that academic year when the student first registered in the Program, unless stated otherwise in Handbook or by the Program Director. 

All RSMAS courses are listed on the GSO website. All courses taken by students should be approved by their advisors. Students are recommended to consult with their advisors and the MPO Program Director regarding their choices of courses. Deviations from the requirements must be approved by the advisor and the MPO Academic Committee.

The MPO M.S. degree requires 30 total credits. 1
Core Courses12
All MPO M.S. students are required to take the following courses:
Physical Oceanography
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I
Introduction to Atmospheric Science
Large Scale Ocean Circulation: Models and Observations
General Circulation of the Atmosphere
Electives 212
Thesis Research6
Master's Thesis
Additional Requirements
Research Ethics
Comprehensive Examination 3
MPO Seminar 4
Total Credit Hours30