Why get a Master of Science in oceanography?
Are you interested in the environment around you, and does a job or career in marine science appeal to you? Do your interests lie in the aquatic realm, specifically the marine system that includes oceans, estuaries and the atmosphere? Then you’re in luck! Students in the oceanography graduate program are trained in the broad sub disciplines (physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanography) and in their specialty field, and conduct research in topics including – but not limited to – coastal and estuarine processes, sedimentation and transport, ocean modeling, ocean acidification, climate change, ocean mapping, paleoceanography and climatology, primary productivity and microbial ecology of marine systems.
Why choose UNH’s oceanography program?
Oceanography students at UNH can choose from a variety of research projects leading to post-graduate employment opportunities. Our faculty span the major disciplines of oceanography. Marine facilities at UNH include the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Coastal Marine Facility (and vessels), Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, and a variety of research space in the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, Ocean Processes Analysis Laboratory, Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences Departments, and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, a Joint Hydrographic Center with NOAA. Our graduates are well-suited to jobs that require knowledge of coastal and ocean processes, field data collection analysis, at-sea experience, modeling and laboratory techniques.
Potential career areas
- Academic teaching
- Consulting firms
- Government research (NOAA/NRL/USGS/USACE)
- State regulatory agencies