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Marine Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The second oldest marine lab on Monterey Bay, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, (MLML), established in 1966, has an international reputation for excellence in marine science research and education.

About

MLML administers the interdisciplinary master's of science degree in marine science for seven California State University (CSU) campuses: East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San José and Stanislaus. MLML's hands-on, field-oriented approach places students, faculty, research and staff where discoveries are made: at the frontiers of marine science worldwide. The wealth of nearby marine resources, excellent marine facilities and operations, renowned faculty and research-based curriculum combine to make the MLML program one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the United States. MLML provides students with a cutting-edge education that prepares them for careers in science, education and outreach, conservation, policy and management, and for doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Ecology
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be considered for admission into SJSU, graduate applicants must meet the minimum CSU Eligibility requirements and SJSU program requirements set forth by our individual departments. SJSU minimum requirements for graduate school eligibility are:

  • The completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full time study.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Jose

  • 1740 - 3150 USD/month
    Living Costs

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