College of Marine Science
Located on the spectacularly beautiful waterfront of Tampa Bay adjacent to the USF St. Petersburg campus, CMS is administratively a part of the doctoral degree granting USF Tampa campus. The College is a focused on interdisciplinary research in marine science. Graduate student education, ocean sensor development and educational outreach to society at large are also integral to the college’s mission. Our 30 ranked faculty, 112 support personnel and roughly 100 graduate students work together toward a vision of understanding the unified global ocean system. The College seeks to build new interdisciplinary research teams in collaboration with our local marine science research partners, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the U.S. Geological Survey, NOAA, SRI St. Petersburg, and Mote Marine Lab.