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Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Education
M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Degree Programs
Through its several academic partners, CMOP offers interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. program tracks that prepare graduate students for leadership in fields such as coastal oceanography, environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry, computer sciences, and information technology.

Student Educational Experience

  • Close interaction with world-renowned faculty at OHSU and partner institutions
  • Flexibility in designing a research program that best matches student interests with faculty strengths
  • Interdisciplinary coursework and research, preparing students to understand the broad context while contributing significant original work
  • Access to state-of-the-art research resources, including ship time and high-performance computing
  • Hands-on experience with emerging issues in management of coastal margin environments, particularly in the Pacific Northwest
  • Excellent preparation for rewarding careers in academia, industry, and state and federal governments.

Interdisciplinary, Multi-Institutional Research Center

Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, CMOP is hosted by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). CMOP is funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and is a collaborative effort between several academic and industry partners. CMOP is one of 17 NSF Science and Technology Centers in the USA and is the only one focused on coastal margins.

M.S. and Ph.D. Programs

Environmental Science and Engineering
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in Environmental Science and Engineering with a track in Environmental Science and Engineering and Estuarine and Ocean Systems.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with tracks in  Environmental and Biomolecular Systems.

College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science

Applied Physics Laboratory and the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceHorn Point Laboratory

University of Utah School of Computing