The Ph.D. program in Ocean Science and Engineering (OSE) seeks a wide range of applicants. A typical OSE student will focus their Ph.D. research on advancing scientific knowledge through basic science, or on solving emerging ocean and coastal threats (e.g. sea level, ocean toxins, coastal hazards) with applied solutions and engineering, or chose to combine both the basic and applied sciences.
The program is a partnership between the College of Science (CoS) and College of Engineering (CoE) and involves three units listed below.
- School of Biological Sciences BIOL
- School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences EAS
- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering CEE
Before you Apply
Identify some research themes and faculty under the OSE program that interest you. You will be asked to enter your preferences during the application process.
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There are two application cycles for the Fall 2017 admission. While we encourage applicants to apply for deadline #1, we will accept late applicants until deadline #2.
Guide to Online Application Process
Once you are ready to begin your online application process there are a few things to know. You will be asked to go through several "Application Sections" as shown below. When selecting the Ph.D. program in Ocean Science and Engineering you will need to choose a home school (see Figure below). Typically you will choose the home school of the faculty you are interested in working with. If you have more than one faculty of interest from different schools, choose the school that best suites your general interest criteria. If you have no specific faculty preference, choose the school based on your interest/affinity. The home school can be changed at a later stage if need it.
You will be asked to upload your CV in the section Personal Information. In the last section of the online application workflow you will be asked Supplemental Questions. This is where you can indicate the Research Themes and OSE faculty that correspond to your interest. Entering faculty names is optional, but if you can at least provide one name, this will help the OSE graduate committee when reviewing your application. In this section you will also be asked to upload a short Statement of Purpose (4,000 characters).
When you have collected all the information and you are ready to begin, you can access the centralized Georgia Tech online application system portal.">