24 months
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36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
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About

University of Massachusetts Boston's Marine Science and Technology MS is an interdisciplinary master's that prepares you for a practical career in the ocean sciences or to continue on and earn your PhD.

Overview

The oceans are part of the thin, outer shell of the Earth and marine science is the study of this envelope, from the deep sea to shallow coastal oceans: their biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make marine science a richly inter-disciplinary science. 

The oceans are dynamic and vast, they contain most of the Earth's water and carbon and surface heat, and much of its biomass, but they do not operate alone. In conjunction with the atmosphere, continents and ice (cryosphere), they form a working machine, driven mostly by energy derived from the sun and the Earth’s interior.

What You Can Take

  • Marine Science and Technology students at University of Massachusetts Boston may choose either a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and the non-thesis option requires 33 credit hours. 
  • Full-time MS students normally complete their degree requirements in four semesters. Part-time MS students are encouraged to take two courses per semester. 
  • All graduate courses approved by the student’s advisor count toward the credit requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • The Chemistry of Natural Waters
  • The Geochemistry of a Habitable Planet
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Seminar in Environmental Sciences
  • Thesis Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores: GRE
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Part time in-state: $787/credit
  • Part time out-of-state: $1,537/credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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