Marine Sciences at RTC
Coordinator: Dr. Jonathon Stillman
The M.S. in Marine Science (MS in MS) program is an interdisciplinary program offered at San Francisco State University (SFSU) by the College of Science & Engineering, based at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC; http://rtc.sfsu.edu) and administered by the Department of Biology. Faculty mentors in the program are from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, Geography & Environment, and Earth & Climate Sciences.
Applicants should be aware that SF State is a member of the consortium that operates the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), which provides a parallel graduate program in Marine Sciences. Students in either program can easily register for classes at the other facility. Students wishing to be a graduate student in the MLML program are directed to contact their potential mentor at MLML directly for instructions on how to enroll through other consortium universities, usually San Jose State University or CSU Monterey Bay.
This interdisciplinary degree program is administered by the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University (SFSU), is based at the Romberg Tiburon Center, and includes faculty from a broad spectrum of marine, coastal and estuarine researchers from across SFSU departments. This degree provides the opportunity for students to acquire a practical and theoretical education in the marine sciences to prepare them for careers as research scientists, teachers, and marine technicians. Through RTC the program provides extensive field and laboratory work for advanced study in the marine sciences.
Click here for a description of the program coursework requirements.
RTC: Matt Ashby, Kathy Boyer, Ed Carpenter, William Cochlan, Sarah Cohen, Richard Dugdale, Matt Ferner, Ellen Hines, Wim Kimmerer, Tomoko Komada, Jonathon Stillman, Frances Wilkerson
SFSU: Karen Crow-Sanchez, Jose de la Torre.