Marine Studies M.M.S.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirement:

  • Submit GRE scores.

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Minimum Requirements for Marine Studies M.M.S.: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Marine Studies Program Requirements
Complete a project or literature review.
Complete at least 12 credits from the following: 112-26
Marine Biology
Physiology of Marine Organisms
Concepts in Physical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography
Geological 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
Nearshore Ecology Field Course
Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course
Kelp Forest Ecology
Subarctic Oceanography Field Course
Complete 6 credits of graduate project or literature review. 36
Complete 8 credits of approved electives. 48
Total Credits30

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.