M.M.S., Marine Studies

  • Complete the following admission requirement:
  • Submit GRE scores.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete a project or literature review.
Complete at least 12 credits from the following: 112-26
Concepts in Physical Oceanography
Marine Biology
Physiology of Marine Organisms
Physical Oceanography
Geological Oceanography
Fisheries Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Complete 2 credits from the following seminars:2
Professional Development
Proposal Writing
Controversies in Marine Science
Seminar
Complete 2 credits from the following: 22
Early Life Histories of Marine Invertebrates
Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course
Kelp Forest Ecology
Shipboard Techniques
Complete 6 credits of graduate project or literature review. 36
Complete 8 credits of approved electives. 48
1

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in the core courses of the degree program before being eligible to take the comprehensive exam.

2

Students may also complete these credits with individual studies in place of the regularly scheduled classes listed. 

3

The project or literature review will be determined by the major advisor. 

4

Electives will be selected based on student interest, relatedness to degree and approval by their major advisor.