Masters Scholarship: Graduate Research Assistant Position at the University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi, School of Ocean Science and Engineering

The University of Southern Mississippi is inviting applications for a Master of Science (M.S.) position within its Division of Coastal Sciences, part of the School of Ocean Science and Engineering. This opportunity is based at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, a leading marine research facility on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Eligibility for Southern Mississippi Graduate Scholarship

Ideal candidates should be enthusiastic about acquiring new research skills and hold a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in ecology, geography, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0. While not mandatory, experience in quantitative modeling or GIS/Remote Sensing is preferred.


Requirements for the University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Scholarship Program

The selected graduate student will embark on their studies in the fall semester of 2024. Their research will focus on assessing the effects of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal wetlands and contributing to the design of living shoreline projects.

The role involves conducting field experiments, computer simulations, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to explore these issues from a social science viewpoint.



  • The position offers a competitive stipend and a tuition waiver.
    Salary: $1,900/Month
    Students will gain hands-on experience in a vital area of environmental science, working within a supportive and interdisciplinary research environment.
  • This role not only provides financial support but also a unique educational experience, contributing to the conservation and restoration of critical coastal ecosystems.


Application Deadline: 05/01/2024

Starting Date: after 6/1/2024

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email Dr. Wei Wu at with a description of their past experiences, reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, a resume, unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The University of Southern Mississippi is committed to diversity and inclusivity, encouraging applications from minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and an Americans with Disabilities Act institution.



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