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Physical Oceanography

College or University: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Type of degree: Ph.D.

Brief overview of program: The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and higher education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. The MIT/WHOI Joint Program is a graduate degree granting program focused on the oceans and oceanographic engineering. Most students enter the program to earn a doctoral degree, although master's degrees are also granted. Much information about the MIT/WHOI Joint Program can be found on the website at

Website: Click here for program website

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 25

Description of Facilities: The MIT/WHOI Joint Program consists of two premier institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA.

Program Faculty: Faculty from both MIT and WHOI involved in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program can be found at

Student Support: Students admitted to the MIT/WHOI Joint Program pursuing a doctoral degree receive a stipend and paid tuition. This full funding can last for up to five years, while they continue to make satisfactory academic progress. All applicants and students are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships. Information about the funding structure and fellowship opportunities can be found at

Program Point of Contact: James Yoder


Institution address: 360 Woods Hole Rd., MS 31
                             Woods Hole,MA 02543


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