Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Sciences
The mission of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Sciences program is to prepare outstanding graduate students for careers or further training in science, technology and education by providing an advanced knowledge base and research skills in the marine sciences.
Our curriculum seeks to understand the way the ocean functions and how it is related to earth systems science and human interactions with the environment. You'll study the theoretical underpinnings and applications of disciplines from biology and chemistry to geology and physics, and you'll learn to apply these disciplines to solving real-world problems.
Our M.S. in Marine Sciences program also focuses on a thesis research experience in which you'll conduct research and prepare a thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Program Required Courses
MAR 503 - Research Methods
MAR 530 - Graduate Seminar
MAR 512 - Marine Science Center Seminar
MAR 566 - Advanced Oceanography I
MAR 568 - Advanced Oceanography II
Electives - Additional Coursework
MAR 590 - Research and Thesis1
Total Credits Required36
MAR 595 - Thesis Writing/Data Analysis (taken after 36 credits completed)
MAR 599 - Masters Thesis