Graduate Student Education

Graduate student doctoral dissertation and Masters thesis research programs benefit from association with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program through field research opportunities or access to data, samples, or guidance. However, the SDRP is not a degree-granting institution, and therefore does not accept applications for graduate student involvement in the program.

Drs. Randy Wells, Katie McHugh, and Reny Tyson-Moore serve as graduate advisors or on doctoral and thesis committees for several universities, including the University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Duke University, and others.

The SDRP welcomes graduate students from a variety of institutions in the U.S. and abroad based on positive experience within our program as an intern or research assistant, or strong recommendations from our collaborators and colleagues. Interested students should become familiar with the work of our staff and collaborators as described throughout this website, who are affiliated with degree-granting institutions, and contact those advisors whose work best overlaps with the student’s interests.