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
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

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.


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


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


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