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MA in Marine Science

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost $56,854 per academic year

The BU Marine Program coordinates interdisciplinary opportunities for marine graduate research through the participating departments. Students can choose a Master of Arts (MA) program through the departments of Biology or Earth & Environment. There are different methods of graduate support in each department, most provided in the form of research assistantships and teaching fellowships. Prospective students are urged to contact the professor whose research most interests them directly. Participating faculty and their research expertise can be found here.

Structural components
Industry partners
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

For more information about applying at Boston University, follow the link here

Grant opportunities

Boston University merit, need-based, and endowed scholarships are all made possible by generous gifts from alumni and friends of BU, and by budget allocations authorized by the Trustees of Boston University. The generosity of enthusiastic donors and the University’s commitment to excellence and affordability stand behind the vitality of our scholarship programs.

Federal and state grants are government-funded awards that do not have to be repaid. Eligibility requirements are established by the government. Most require that you file the FAFSA.

Private scholarships are also available from other sources.


For more information about available grants and scholarships, follow the link here

ISCED Categories

Personal skills and communication
Project management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Marine spatial planning