The College of Law and Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences joint graduate pathway in law and aquatic environmental sciences, J.D./M.S. in Aquatic Environmental Science/Oceanography, permits the completion of both programs concurrently. Current law students must meet with and submit all documents for admission to the College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator before May 15 following their first year of law school. The College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator will then submit their completed packet to the College of Law and the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences for approval. Any student who has completed M.S. in Aquatic Environmental Science/Oceanography coursework prior to matriculating to the College of Law, or who wishes to apply for the joint graduate pathway after beginning their second year of law school, must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law before applying for the joint graduate pathway.
Applicants to the M.S. in Aquatic Environmental Science/Oceanography program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have taken undergraduate courses in environmental science, biology or chemistry may be more successful in this program. Applicants should contact the Department of Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences to obtain specific information on the necessary GRE requirements. The Department of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences will waive the GRE requirement for current College of Law students.