A field paleomagnetism course in session
Scripps's educational program has grown hand in hand with its research programs. In its most recent survey of graduate schools, the National Research Council ranked Scripps the number one oceanographic program in faculty quality, distinction, and scholarly publications.
Instruction is on the graduate level, and students are admitted as candidates for a Ph.D. degree in oceanography, earth sciences, or marine biology. Academic work is conducted through the Graduate Department and eight curricular groups: biological oceanography, physical oceanography, marine biology, geological sciences, marine chemistry and geochemistry, geophysics, climate sciences, and applied ocean sciences. Approximately 100 professors are complemented by an academic staff of nearly 300 research scientists. The doctoral program usually takes six years to complete.
To learn more about the graduate program please see the SIO Department.