M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Science

University of Massachusetts Amherst

12 months
20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students graduating from the Marine Science program receive a joint degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell.


About the program

The Marine Science program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is fundamentally grounded in a broad, integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of marine sciences and technology and science management. Students located at the five participating campuses are required to complete “core” courses selected from the natural and social sciences to equip them for interdisciplinary studies and research before focusing upon an area of concentration.

The programs prepare students for employment opportunities in the private and governmental sectors and academia. Emphasis is placed on the education of researchers and scholars who will contribute not only to research but also to the application of that research in resource management and economic development issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Food Microbiology
  • Advanced Soil Chemistry
  • Advanced Watershed Science
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Coastal Processes
  • Conservation Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits
  • 30-33


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A single application form has been prepared for the use of applicants for admission to the University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science graduate degree program
  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or work experience are required
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • GREs scores and The TOEFL (if the applicant is not a native English speaker). Typically, for the GREs students should have a combined score of 308 or greater (1200 on the former scoring scale). For TOEFL, a minimum of 577 (233 on the computer-based exam, 90-91 on the internet-based exam) is highly recommended.
  • Statements of interest and intent are also requested. The statement of interest should provide reviewers with an indication of your motivation for pursuing graduate work. The statement of intent should describe how graduate training would address your career goals.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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