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.
- Biological Oceanography
- The Chemistry of Natural Waters
- The Geochemistry of a Habitable Planet
- Physical Oceanography
- Seminar in Environmental Sciences
- Thesis Research
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMarine Engineering Marine Studies Environmental Sciences View 46 other Masters in Marine Engineering in United States
- Bachelor's Degree
- Online Application and Fee
- Official Transcripts
- Test Scores: GRE
- Letters of Recommendation: 2
- Statement of Purpose
International36880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
National36880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State18894 USD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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