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Application Procedures – Marine Sciences

To apply to the Marine Sciences graduate program, applications should be completed online through the UNC Graduate School web portal. After applications are submitted to the Graduate School, the Department will make recommendations for admission. Both domestic and international applicants must use the online application. For questions and assistance regarding the online application, contact the Graduate School directly at

Prior to completing an application online it is strongly recommended that you reach out to faculty members in the department whose research matches your interests to discuss potential research projects and opportunities for new graduate students.

Important Deadlines

  • The Graduate School is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Marine Sciences Graduate Program.
  • Dec 13 – Deadline for applications to be guaranteed consideration for Graduate School Fellowships and Financial Aid
  • June 13Final deadline for Fall 2022 applications

Application Fee Waivers

Applicants whose ability to apply to EMES graduate programs is negatively impacted by the application fee can request a fee waiver by emailing the Graduate Admissions Chair Johanna Rosman ( The email should include a few sentences explaining the reasons the applicant wishes to apply to the program, the faculty member with whom they would work, and justifying the need for the fee waiver.

GRE Scores

Starting from Fall 2021, application to the Marine Sciences graduate program does not require the report of the Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE’s).

Information for Prospective Graduate Students