Bulletin--Marine Science Program

Marine Science

College of Science and Engineering
Dean: James C. Kelley

Department of Biology
HH 534
Chair: John Hafernik

Graduate Coordinator: Thomas Niesen

M.S. in Marine Science

Program Scope
This degree program, offered by the Department of Biology in cooperation with Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), provides the opportunity for students to acquire a practical and theoretical education in the marine sciences to prepare them for careers as marine specialists, scientists, and teachers. The program at MLML provides extensive field and laboratory work for advanced study in the marine sciences, which cannot be duplicated on individual California State University consortium campuses.


Admission to the Program
The Master of Science in Marine Science is administered through MLML and the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University. For application forms, please contact the Chair, Department of Biology, at San Francisco State University or the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, P.O. Box 450, Moss Landing, California 95039. The prospective student will be considered for admission to conditionally classified graduate status on this campus by the normal admission procedures. Final determination of admission is made by MLML. See "General Admission Requirements."

Fully Classified Status in the Program
A conditionally classified student may become fully classified in the marine science program as set forth in the following steps:

Advancement to Candidacy
In order to be advanced to candidacy the student must have:

San Francisco State University students at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories must continue to follow university enrollment regulations and use San Francisco State University Marine Science course numbers.

A student becomes eligible for the master's degree in Marine Science after the following requirements have been satisfied:

Courses Acceptable
Elective courses that may be used to satisfy requirements are listed below. Other electives including courses from SFSU may be included in consultation with the thesis advisory committee. The combination of required units (seminar and thesis) and elective units must total at least 30 units.

	SFSU #			MLML #
	Upper Division
	MSCI 305		MS 105
	MSCI 312		MS 112
	MSCI 313		MS 113
	MSCI 324		MS 124
	MSCI 325		MS 125
	MSCI 331		MS 131
	MSCI 361		MS 161
	MSCI 373		MS 173
	MSCI 374		MS 174
	MSCI 375		MS 175
	MSCI 377		MS 177
	Graduate Level
	MSCI 702		MS 202
	MSCI 704		MS 204
	MSCI 711		MS 211
	MSCI 712		MS 212
	MSCI 722		MS 222
	MSCI 731		MS 231
	MSCI 733		MS 233
	MSCI 734		MS 234
	MSCI 744		MS 244
	MSCI 745		MS 245
	MSCI 751		MS 251
	MSCI 761		MS 261
	MSCI 771		MS 271
	MSCI 772		MS 272
	MSCI 774		MS 274
	MSCI 780		MS 280
	MSCI 885		MS 285
	MSCI 886		MS 286
	MSCI 887		MS 287
	MSCI 897		MS 298
	MSCI 898		MS 299

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