Application Procedures

Next Application Deadline: The application deadline for the academic year 2018 - 2019 has been extended to January 25, 2018.
The 2018 - 2019 academic year starts in June 2018

On-line Application Procedures:

Students must submit an online application for admission form with application fee paid with a major credit card. For detailed application instructions and to apply online, prospective students should review the information on the Graduate Division.

Note: Under Departments and Programs, select Department: Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then Major: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SI83), Term: Summer 2018, Degree: MAS.

Supplemental Documents:

  • Statement of Purpose (Essay limit is 750 words)
  • Original Letters of Recommendations (3) - Letters should be submitted directly by the letter writer through the applicant's on-line graduate application.
  • Applicants should upload either official or unofficial transcripts as pdf documents onto their online application. Should an applicant be accepted into the program, official transcripts must be received at the address that follows in order for admission to the program to be completed by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Current resume or C.V. (through on-line app process and emailed to )
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (for international applicants):The university-wide minimum TOEFL score required for consideration for graduate admission is 550 for the paper and pencil administered test (PBT), and 80 for the internet based test (iBT).
  • GRE/GMAT results are not required for the MAS degree. If you have scores that are very good and will strengthen your application, then you may submit them.

Supplemental documents should be sent to:

Mailing Address via US Postal Service:

Attention: Jane M. Weinzierl
9500 Gilman Drive, #0208
La Jolla, CA 92093-0208

Mailing Address via Express Mail:

Attention: Jane M. Weinzierl

​UCSD-Scripps Institution of Oceanography
8755 Biological Grade, Eckart Building, Room 202
La Jolla, CA 92037-0202

Tel: (858) 822-2886