Marine Biology

Nova Southeastern University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1337 USD/credit
1337 USD/credit
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In this Marine Biology master’s program offered by Nova Southeastern University, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the taxonomy, natural history, and ecology of a wide variety of marine organisms.


You’ll conduct hands-on research and have opportunities to focus your studies on a specific aspect of marine biology. As a  Marine Biology graduate, you’ll not only walk away with a thorough comprehension of marine biota, but you’ll know how to communicate your research and your knowledge to interested parties.

Key facts:

  • As a graduate student at Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, you’ll have immersive learning experiences in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as on the field. Mangroves, coral reefs, tropical freshwater, beaches, and deep-water habitats are just a few miles away from campus, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work hands-on in the environments that match your interests. Faculty provide specialized attention and teach using advanced tools, so you can be best prepared to dominate your educational and career goals.
  • You’ll find that your NSU marine science professors are passionate about what they do. Their excitement comes from not only teaching, but from being active researchers in the field—pursuing scholarly interests in coral reef biology, deep-sea ecosystems, and ichthyology, to name a few.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics 
  • Marine Ecosystems 
  • Marine Geology 
  • Marine Chemistry 
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Scientific Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To qualify for Full Acceptance, applicants must submit a transcript of their bachelor's degree with a major GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 2.9. The applicant must have a minimum GRE score of 55% on the verbal portion, 55% on the quantitative portion, and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion.
  • A completed application along with a $50 application fee is required. 
  • Both M.S. programs in Marine Science and Biological Science require a minimum of (2) letters of recommendation. 
  • A statement of career goals is required and is a part of the online application. Be as specific as you can concerning the types of positions and responsibility levels to which you aspire.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1337 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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Marine Biology
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