Application for Admission to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
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APPLICATION FOR DEGREE STATUS:
Application deadline RSMAS accepts applications year round but the following applies:
PhD and research based Master of Science (excluding Marine Affairs and policy; MAF): For best chances of fall admission into one of our PhD or research based Masters of Science programs, your complete application must be received by January 1st. However, applications received by December 1st will have the highest chance of being invited to our on-site annual recruitment visit in February.
For all programs: Note that all required documents (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) should be in the file by the target date. If you miss the target date, please try to submit any outstanding materials as soon as possible. We will accept photocopies of documents during the review process, but we must have the originals of all documents in the file before a student can be offered acceptance into a program. For further information on the application process, please click here. Once you have initiated your online application process, information regarding your application and required documents can be found on your MyUM account: www.myum.miami.edu
Application must be filled out completely. Please use the on-line application which can be found at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/graduate-programs
When completing the personal statement/statement of purpose, please be sure to include the specific areas of research and the faculty member(s) you are interested in working with. Please indicate the area of concentration /track you are interested in and what your career interests are.
Official transcripts of all college and graduate level work are required. The applicant should request the registrar of each institution attended to send transcripts directly to the University of Miami, RSMAS, Graduate Studies Office.
Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in that language, but must be accompanied by a certified English translation. For all International applicants: In addition to official transcripts, RSMAS now requires a certified copy of the diploma in both the official language of your country and in English.
Please be advised that transcripts will only be accepted if they are sent to us directly from the institution. Transcripts sent by you or issued to you (even if they are in a sealed envelope) are not considered official and will not be accepted.
Students applying to the Ph.D. program with a prior Master’s degree must include with their application an abstract of the thesis or reprints or manuscripts of scientific work.
Three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants from persons well situated to evaluate his/her qualifications for graduate study. Letters of Recommendations can be processed via the online application system.
An official score of the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE): http://www.ets.org/gre must be submitted. Please use institution code 7690 (there is no department code). It is only recommended, not required, that applicants to the Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries submit the score of the Subject Test in Biology
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results of the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL): http://www.ets.org/toefl/ or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) http://www.ielts.org/
An exception to this rule is the international student who is earning a degree or has done a substantial amount of course work in a North American University. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), 80 (iBT), or 6.5 for the IELTS is required for admission. Please use institution code 2919 (there is no department code). This institution code is for the TOEFL only (please note the GRE institution code is different, see above).
International applicants should be aware that a copy of their passport will be needed if accepted to our school. International Admissions office requires this in order to process I20. On the application please type in your name as it appears on your passport.
Non-refundable application fee of $65.00. The University does not have a fee waiver policy. When submitting the application on-line, you will be required to make payment via a credit card or checking account debit.
In addition to satisfactory scores (as judged by the division concerned) on the appropriate tests, the general requirement for admission is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0. GPA average. The equivalent of an undergraduate major in the desired graduate field is usually required. Recommendations must be satisfactory.
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Graduate Studies Office S/A 132
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149