Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers undergraduate and graduate opportunities in ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences.
Scripps offers degrees, minors, and undergraduate courses in earth, atmospheric, and marine sciences
PhD and Master’s programs combine strong academic curriculum with experience conducting cutting-edge research
Internship programs and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
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Why Choose Scripps
Learn about Scripps' world-renowned faculty and search for potential advisors and collaborators.
Scripps has a strong alumni network making waves on the planet and off, as well as recruitment and networking opportunities for after you graduate
Scripps leadership is dedicated to continued excellence, and furthering Scripps efforts to understand and protect the planet.
Access to the Ocean
There’s more to Scripps than science. Situated on the coast in La Jolla, our campus provides ideal access to the ocean, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring all that San Diego has to offer.
Commitment to Community
Scripps is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Vibrant Campus Life
As part of UC San Diego, those studying at Scripps have access to a rich and vibrant campus.
Labs and Facilities
Our world-class research labs and facilities equip researchers and students with the tools they need for groundbreaking research.
Our ship fleet provides unparalleled access to the waters off San Diego and the global oceans. Learn more about the UC Ship Funds program that provides access to time at sea.
Students also gain unique access to the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, one of the largest active research piers in the world. The pier supports a range of student activities, including instrument testing, small boat launches, and training for our renowned Scientific Diving Program.
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Hear directly from our students about their research and life at Scripps Oceanography
The most exciting part of research is being able to merge creativity, critical thinking, and learning new skills to address questions and issues.
Tammy Russell | PhD student, biological oceanography
I really love working in the lab, spending my afternoons culturing bacteria from marine sediments and analyzing the compounds that they make.
Doug Sweeney | PhD student, marine biology
Right now, the most exciting thing about my work is being able to see reefs from all over the world, even if it is just virtually through images and 3D models.
Kendall Chancellor | PhD student, marine biology
I aspire to pursue a career in academia. I am extremely passionate about research and mentoring.
Anai Novoa | PhD student, marine biology
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The diversity of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and backgrounds among students, faculty, and staff at Scripps Institution of Oceanography strengthens our institution and our mission.
UC San Diego
UC San Diego is a rich, collaborative environment powered by bright minds dedicated to making a difference.UCSD Campus Profile
Ranked 4th in the U.S. among public research institutions for "high-quality science," based on research publications in highly selective science journals in 2019.
Ranked 1st in the United States and 4th worldwide in earth and environmental research
Ranked 1st as the best public university in the nation for social mobility, research and public service.
Washington Monthly, 2019
Over $1 Billion in Annual Research Funding
39,633 Total Campus enrollment (as of Fall 2019)
161 National Academy memberships held by current and emeriti faculty
16 Nobel Laureates have taught at UC San Diego
190,000 UC SAN DIEGO ALUMNI WORLDWIDE
Ranked Among Top 10 LGBTQ-Friendly Universities in the Nation
UC San Diego occupies 1,200 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean
TOP SURFING SCHOOL IN THE NATION