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  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 26 January 2016
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    The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, located on Rutgers Cook Campus in New Brunswick, was established in 1989 to develop research programs in marine and coastal sciences and to provide a center for the education of marine scientists. The Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Extension Center, and the Division of Pinelands Research are part of the Institute. The Institute is housed in a state-of the-art research building which includes seawater, morphometrics, molecular biology, remote sensing, ocean modeling and cartography laboratories. Major equipment includes seawater flumes, a satellite receiving station, a network of small (PCs), medium (Unix-based workstations) and large (16K-node Connection Machine) computer platforms, and electron microscopes.

    * Physical Oceanography
    * Large-Scale Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics
    * Coastal Ocean Dynamics
    * Coastal Ocean Observing Systems
    * Marine Benthic Ecology
    * Biological Oceanography
    * Primary Production in Aquatic Ecosystems
    * Early Life History of Fish
    * Molecular Oceanograpy
    * Estuarine Ecology
    * Chemical Oceanography
    * Dynamics of Waves, Currents, and Sediment Transport on the Continental Shelf
    * Remote Sensing of the Ocean & Atmosphere
    * History of the Earth System
    * Professional Science Writing and Presentation
    * Marine Ecosystems Research
    * Communicating Ocean Science
    * Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere & Ocean I
    * Numerical Modeling of Coupled Systems
    * Oceanography Seminar
    * Geophysical Data Analysis

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    Program requirements

    Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in either mathematics, science or engineering. In addition, they shall have completed prerequisite courses as listed. Students must show proficiency in English, if they are foreign students. GRE scores are required. Students may be accepted subject to the requirement that additional courses are taken to make up deficiencies in their background. Admission to the program also depends on other factors such as work experience, letters of recommendation, and the suitability of background.The minimum requirements for entry into the Program are: * one year of calculus * one year of physics * one year of chemistry English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

    Graduate assistantships are available from sponsored research grants and contracts awarded to the faculty. In addition, a limited number of state-supported teaching assistantships and fellowships are available each year. All assistantships and fellowships include a stipend (from $25,969 to $29,604 per year) and full tuition remission. Virtually all full-time students who are accepted receive financial aid.


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