M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Science

California State University Monterey Bay

12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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California State University Monterey offers a Master of Science in Marine Science through Moss Landing Marine Labs. Both campuses are located near the shores of Monterey Bay, an extraordinary place that is home to one of the greatest concentrations of marine science research and education institutions anywhere in the world. 


California State University Monterey is located only 20 minutes south of MLML and is by far the closest of the seven CSU consortium campuses affiliated with MLML.

You can enroll through CSUMB and can take advantage of CSUMB housing and other resources, while doing most of your masters work with MLML faculty in MLML facilities. The Marine Science masters program is widely known and respected as one of the top marine science programs in the nation. It will build upon your existing bachelors degree to give you the knowledge, skills, experience, and professional contacts you'll need to take your marine-related career to a new level!

Learning Outcomes

Quantitative Foundations

  • Ability to apply fundamental mathematical and statistical constructs used to communicate quantitative information within the context of marine science; ability to demonstrate proficiency with biological, chemical and physical data acquisition, analysis, display, and communication.

Oceanography Foundations

  • Ability to apply principles and methods of the major field of oceanography (physical, chemical, geological and biological).
Area of Concentration Competency
  • Ability to demonstrate depth in a chosen area of marine science by completing an appropriate sequence of learning experiences that fulfill the learning outcomes of a self-designed, MLML-approved concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Ecology
  • Geol Oceanograph
  • Phys Oceanograph
  • Chem Oceanograph
  • Biological Ocean

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official university or college transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • GRE or GMAT, depending on major
  • Some programs require subject tests, secondary application information, resume, letters of recommendation and statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7176 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Seaside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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