Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

The University of South Alabama Stokes School of Marine and Environmental Sciences has several openings for qualified students who want to advance their education in marine and environmental sciences. South and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab have an international reputation in graduating talented and highly competitive graduate students. 

M.S. in Environmental Sciences/Environmental Toxicology Opportunities for Fall 2024

The University of South Alabama offers graduate assistantships for highly competitive students seeking a degree in the interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Sciences/Environmental Toxicology. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in one of many participating Departments and Colleges on campus.  

Graduate assistantships available for thesis option offer competitive pay ($18,000 - $21,000) and include tuition remission. A non-thesis (professional) option is also available.

For more information, please contact our Program Manager ( or attend one of our weekly info sessions for prospective students. Informational sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST via Zoom ( 

Ph.D. and M.S. in Marine Sciences Opportunities at South and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The University of South Alabama offers a limited number of graduate fellowships for highly competitive students seeking Ph.D.s as well as extramurally supported graduate assistantship and university-based teaching assistantships for M.S. and Ph.D. students. All fellowships and assistantships offer competitive pay ($18,000 – $24,000), student health insurance and tuition remission. 

Interested students are encouraged to contact prospective faculty mentors and apply by February 15, 2024 for full consideration. Students may be based in newly renovated facilities on South’s campus in Mobile or at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Students should contact advisors as soon as possible to attend a recruitment weekend in late January.

Additional fellowships are available through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab-FDA Joint Fellowship Program, which enables students to work collaboratively with faculty from both institutions on research that informs seafood safety and public health. Click here to learn more