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Admission and Application Requirements for Master of Ocean Science and Technology (MOST)

Students can enter the MOST program via two avenues: Fast-Track or traditional.


Undergraduates currently pursuing one of the numerous Geosciences Bachelor’s degree programs can apply for the Fast Track (3+2) program in which they complete their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a 5-year concurrent program. The fast track degree program will enable these students to coordinate the required Bachelors coursework, elective coursework, and the graduate coursework to reduce the number of credit hours required for completing each degree independently, without diminishing the scope or quality of the training.

Bachelor's degree program eligible for the Fast-track program:

  • B.S. in Environmental Geosciences
  • B.S. in Geology
  • B.A. in Geology
  • B.S. in Meteorology

MOST Required Application Materials: Fast-track applicants


Students not eligible for the fast-track program can apply via the traditional route through the Apply TX webpage. We readily admit students into the program for both Fall and Spring semesters. 

MOST Application Materials: Traditional applicants

  • Apply Texas application including statement of purpose
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores (International applicants only)
  • 2 letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate and Graduate (if applicable) transcripts


Typically, students wishing to pursue the MOST degree apply by June 15 (Fall start) and Nov. 15 (Spring start). However we do not have an official deadline. 

Acceptance Criteria

All applicants with a minimum of 3.25 GPA and C or better in CHEM 101/111/102/112 (freshman chemistry), MATH 151/152 or 171/172 (Calculus I and II), and PHYS 218/208 (calculus-based physics) are automatically accepted into the MOST program. Applicants not meeting these criteria are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

GRE scores are not required for the MOST program.

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