This Program trains specialists in the integrated study of the ocean with a solid background in the four fundamental areas of Biological Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography and Geological Oceanography, with specialization in one of these basic areas through the Degree Thesis. This training aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to participate in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in academic environments and develop independent research. Scientific training will also allow them to technically advise research involving the integrated study of the marine environment. The Program is focused on strengthening training in all areas of Oceanography. Biological Oceanography is the most developed and includes lines of research in Pelagic and Benthic Ecology, Fishery Oceanography, Population Biology, Genetics of Marine Organisms, and Aquaculture. Research areas in physical oceanography are, among others, Internal Waves, Remote Sensors, Marine Instrumentation and Fluid Mechanics. In Chemical Oceanography, the main research areas are Marine Organic Geochemistry, Biogeochemical Cycles in the Water and Sediment Column, Radiochemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Organic Matter Flows to the Water-Sediment Interface, Metal Biogeochemistry. Geological Oceanography is an area of recent development in our Department in which various human resources are being oriented through hiring and teaching support projects; the priority research areas are Sedimentation and Paleoceanography. In order to achieve the stated objectives, special emphasis is given to the development of the graduator's own criteria that allow him to contribute successfully in the solution of problems posed by the marine ecosystem.
To enter the program, the applicants must submit the background and an application for admission to the address of the program within the deadlines and according to the requirements established by the dpg regulations. At the time of its application, interested parties (be national or foreign) should have and submit the corresponding certification, already be a degree at the level of licensing (or equivalent) or professional in disciplines related to natural sciences.
The fundamental objective of the master's in science program oceanography is to train graduates to perform with excellence in the field of oceanographical research, in a multidisciplinary and integrated form, to contribute to the knowledge of marine environment.