M.S. in Marine Science
As a graduate student at the Oceanographic Campus, you will be exposed to a wide variety of special topics with experienced and highly-skilled faculty members in our high-end facilities that allow the conduct of advanced research in your area of interest. We provide a balance between field, laboratory, classroom and online experience that allows convenient customizing of the curriculum. You can concentrate your studies in Marine Biology, Marine Environmental Science and Coastal Zone Management, or a combination of the three!
Marine Biology Concentration:
This course of study is designed to equip students with a substantial understanding of the nature and ecology of marine life and grounding in the other overlapping areas of marine science. Program flexibility provides preparation for further graduate study, secondary education career enhancement, or employment in technical research institutions, government agencies, or environmental consulting firms. Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in biology, oceanography, or a closely related field, including science education.
Coastal Zone Management Concentration:
This course of study focuses on contemporary problems and conflicts arising from increased use of coastal areas and emphasizes the evaluation of alternative policy management solutions. It is intended for employees of government and industry seeking career enhancement, as well as for recent college graduates seeking careers in planning and management with government agencies, industries, and other activities depending on or affecting the coastal zone or its resources. The program can also be of value for enhancement of careers in education.
Marine Environmental Science Concentration:
Graduates can find employment in environmentally oriented agencies/organizations and the program is of value for prospective or actual employees of government and industry seeking to advance careers in marine-related areas. Applicants are required to have a degree in the natural sciences.
Marine Science Major