My name is Josh Coco and I’m the Assistant Dean at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the University of Miami. Spring and fall 2022 applications are now open for the following degrees: PhD (fully funded), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Professional Science (MPS). At RSMAS, PhD students are supported as Graduate Research Assistants during their tenure (typically 5 years). These assistantships provide an annual salary of $30,312 (USD), and tuition and health insurance are provided. A list of PhD Assistantships are available here: https://graduate.rsmas.miami.edu/admissions/phd-assistanships/index.html. More assistantships will post to this site on a weekly basis; therefore, we encourage you to review this site regularly and contact faculty directly. Please be advised, select faculty do not list their assistantships online, and instead, only consider individuals who submitted an application for an assistantship with their lab/office. To increase your chances for an assistantship, apply by December 1, 2021. Fall 2022 applications received prior to January 1, 2022 will be reviewed. The GRE has been waived for all PhD, MS, and MPS programs. Do not hesitate to contact me for updates on this, or feel free to visit our website for the latest news.
MPS students enroll in the same courses as PhD and MS students, and patriciate in an internship and/or research in the field in lieu of a traditional thesis/dissertation which is required for MS/PhD students. Past MPS students engaged in internships with host organizations such as NOAA, the National Park Service, and U.S. and international NGOs to name a few. For the MPS program, 94% of graduates secure employment in their field within 6 months of receiving their degree. MPS degree has rolling admission until June for international applicants and July for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. PhD/MS applicants who want to be considered for the MPS program in addition to PhD or MS, can do so at no extra cost by checking the box for “Master of Professional Science” on the application form. This allows an individual to apply for multiple graduate programs at RSMAS for one application fee. A partial-tuition waiver (merit-based waiver) will be considered for applicants who meet our GPA-only or GRE + GPA criteria. The MPS program has 14 tracks (area of concentration) below:
- Applied Remote Sensing
- Broadcast Meteorology
- Climate and Society
- Coastal Zone Management
- Exploration Science
- Fisheries Management and Conservation
- Marine Conservation
- Marine Mammal Science
- Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics
- Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management
- Underwater Archaeology
- Weather Forecasting
Spring 2021 Open House Recording from April 9, 2021: https://miami.zoom.us/rec/share/b9s0LewHu75UDlGlCsNSBLNVxYyvudRpV7orS1SK4Bw5THRw0WBfvRDATE8NEbSI.F6JzRZUxF_9ykmBZ
1 on 1 information session sign-up for PhD, MS, MPS (with current PhD, past MPS student, or myself): https://graduate.rsmas.miami.edu/admissions/tour-request/index.html
Virtual Tour of campus: https://www.rsmas.miami.edu/about-us/virtual-tour/index.html
Applications can be found here: https://www.applyweb.com/miamigrd/index.ftl
Class Schedules Spring 2021 (all degree programs): https://graduate.rsmas.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/course-schedules/spring-2021-schedul-final-11-30-2020.pdf
Class Schedules Fall 2021 (all degree programs): https://graduate.rsmas.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/course-schedules/fall-2021-schedule-final-04-20-2021.pdf
Internships/jobs of students: https://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/prospective-students/alumni-careers/index.html
In an effort to support the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the Rosenstiel School’s Master of Professional Science is offering 4 Rosenstiel Opportunity Scholarships of 24-credits each (allowing a student to earn the last 6 credits through merit-based waivers) by providing scholarships for high achieving students from historically underserved or underrepresented populations and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are entering graduate school at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me; I’m happy discuss the information listed above and any other topics of interest. I’m available via facetime, Skype, Zoom, email, telephone or text (561) 460-1019. Excited to connect with you about the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the University of Miami!
Josh Coco, Ed. D.
Assistant Dean, Rosenstiel School
Tel: (305) 421.4002
Fax: (305) 421.4711
University of Miami
RSMAS Campus – 105C