MGG Academic Programs

The undergraduate student wishing to prepare for graduate work in marine geology and geophysics must be well trained in the basic sciences. According to the special interests of the individual, the undergraduate major and minor should be in geology, physics, chemistry, and or mathematics. The Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the following broad areas.



Environmental Geology & Geochemistry

Sedimentary Systems & Marine Geology

Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

Applied Geophysics



Within each area of specialization, students have considerable flexibility in choice of courses, and "cross-track" courses are possible for students with special interests.  Interactions with other divisions are particularly encouraged.

Student Handbook

Course Listings

The deadline for applications for the Fall of the following academic year is generally January 1st of each year.


The Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics also offers an Summer program for K-12 teachers to learn about the environment in South Florida called  Project INSTAR .

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Last Revised: August 10th, 2004