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The Master of Science in Marine Biology program delivers a unique combination of inquiry-based study, fieldwork, research, and workplace experience. This 15-month full-time program entails completion of coursework through Northeastern University’s Three Seas Program where students spend a full academic year immersed in the study of marine biology in three distinctly different marine ecosystems, followed by an internship and research project.

The progressive and incremental structure of our curriculum allows students with only an intermediate exposure to the biological sciences to emerge from the program ready to plan and execute marine research, whether in the top doctoral programs, or in a career with government agencies or private consulting firms. Of equal importance is that students finish the program knowing how to do science rather than simply how to understand it.