Nova Southeastern University Graduate Program Information Session
Tuesday, Oct 28 4:00 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall
If you have an interest in graduate school for Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management, Marine Environmental Sciences or Biological sciences join Melissa Dore, Director of Academic Support and Administration at Nova Southeaster University’s Oceanographic Center to learn more.
Students may pursue M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. graduate degrees. A graduate certificate program is available. Courses are offered on a trimester system. On campus courses are frequently held in the evening for the convenience of students and professionals. Online learning courses are also available. Many programs have a blended on-campus online format for courses. Some programs can be taken entirely online.
Founded in 1964, the Oceanographic Center (OC) graduate students gain classroom, laboratory, and field knowledge to become the next generation of marine researchers, managers, and conservationists. Our faculty’s fields include coral reef ecology and geology; shark and billfish biology and conservation; fish physiology, genetics, and ecology; molecular biology; microbiology; biodiversity; and physical oceanography.
Part of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the OC campus is 20 minutes away from the main campus. The 7th largest private university in the country, this allows our students to have access to a large university’s services while maintaining a small 200-strong student community. Courses are offered in the evenings to allow students to work while completing our degree programs.
Located on a 10-acre campus on Port Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, the OC offers MS degrees in Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Marine Environmental Sciences, and Biological Sciences in addition to the Ph.D. in Oceanography and Marine Biology. Traditional and condensed courses are held in the evenings at the OC or available online. Many courses and the MS in CZM program are available online. The MS capstone track is default and can be completed in two years. There is an optional thesis track upon approval.
The OC also offers field courses to the Bahamas, Belize and the Florida Keys. In 2010, the OC received at $15 Million grant to add a new building to our campus. This Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Science. The first building was completed in January of 2012. When the entire project is completed, we will be the largest coral reef institute in the United States and the second largest in the world. http://www.nova.edu/ocean/nist/nist_2010.html
NSU’s 13 faculty members and 3 research scientists receive 71% of all externally funded grants and contracts at NSU. This has allowed us to fund 71% of our thesis students during their time here at the OC. NSU is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).