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Why Choose Scripps?

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a world leader in marine and earth science research and education.  With over 75 years of graduate and undergraduate education, Scripps offers marine and earth sciences programs internationally recognized for their excellence. Capitalizing on the research and technical expertise of over 500 faculty, researchers and other academics on campus, a degree from Scripps is like no other.

Investigators at Scripps bring in nearly $150 million of research funding each year.  They have access to a wide suite of state-of-the-art research facilities and are routinely recognized for their accomplishments, including 3 Nobel Prize winners, 2 National Academy of Engineering members, and 18 National Academy of Science members.

Study at Scripps affords you access to unique and unparalleled opportunities:

  • Cutting edge research with first-rate faculty
  • Access to research vessels and the ability to conduct fieldwork from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and all the places in between
  • Promotion of excellence through research and travel grants provided by the Department
  • A network of illustrious alumni positioned throughout the globe

Read more from current students on why they chose Scripps, their fields of study, and the Scripps student experience in these Student Spotlights.