Marine Biology

College of Science
Study Options
Full Time
Full Program Description

The Master of Science Program in Marine Biology delivers a unique combination of inquiry-based study, fieldwork, research, and workplace experience. This 15-month full-time program is offered in conjunction with 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.

In addition to completing the Three Seas Program curriculum for graduate credit, students conduct additional coursework, a research project (but not a formal thesis), and a 6-month internship with academic research scientists, state and federal agencies, or private consulting firms. Now in its 10th year, the Marine Biology Program has an impressive record: Our alumni routinely gain admission to the top Ph.D. programs in the country, publish quality research, and are leaders in their fields.