The combination of the location, faculty and laboratories makes University of New Hampshire one of the best institutions from which to obtain a graduate degree in Biological Sciences - Marine Biology. Our faculty have expertise ranging from molecular biology to ecology and fisheries, and their research programs often span disciplines and use a variety of methods and technologies to address marine-related questions and issues.
The main UNH campus in Durham is located about 5 miles from the Great Bay Estuary, home of the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, and 30 miles from the coastline and the UNH Coastal Marine Laboratory. Each of these laboratories supports a number of research vessels used by faculty, staff and students. Students can become certified research divers through our strong dive program. Finally, there are several state-of-the-art research resources on campus, including a DNA sequencing facility, an aquaculture laboratory, and various microscope and instrumentation centers.
- Aquarium industry
- Education (K-12, college, university)
- Environmental consulting
- Environmental protection and resource management
- Fisheries management and research
- Habitat restoration
- Marine/environmental outreach
- Marine policy
- Nonprofit organizations
- Research diving
- The M.S. degree requires completion of a minimum of 30 credits, 6-10 of which may be earned for thesis research (BIOL 899 Master's Thesis ). The Biological Sciences Program specifies 2 credits’ worth of required coursework (BIOL 901 Introductory Graduate Seminar);
- Most students use 6 more credits to satisfy the competency requirement in experimental design/analysis (BIOL 811 Experimental Design & Analysis or ANFS 933 Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Experiments, 4 credits) and recommended coursework in writing/communication (BIOL 902 Writing and Publishing Science or BIOL 950 Scientific Communication, 2 credits).
- Other graduate coursework approved by the student’s committee can substitute for any of these courses except BIOL 901 Introductory Graduate Seminar.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Spring: Open only for Accelerated Masters students
- Summer: Must have permission by department to apply for summer.
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Marine Studies View 1271 other Masters in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Letters of recommendation: 3 required
- Personal Statement/Essay Questions
- All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early if they wish to be considered for financial and priority consideration.
International27810 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27810 USD per year during 24 months.
National27810 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27810 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State14170 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14170 USD per year during 24 months.
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