Marine Biology

College of Charleston

24 months
36132 USD/year
36132 USD/year
13770 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Marine Biology program offered by College of Charleston will prepare you for an array of subject areas including conservation, ecology, evolution, fisheries, genomics microbial processes and toxicology.


At the Marine Biology program more than 100 researchers serve as mentors, providing the education you’ll need to make you more competitive for opportunities such as Knauss and Fulbright fellowships, doctoral programs and employment after graduation.

Students gain greater specialization in their field of interest while performing cutting-edge thesis research. Located at the Grice Marine Laboratory on James Island, our program offers the unique opportunity to collaborate and work with a large, diverse group of dedicated marine scientists at the Fort Johnson Marine Science Center.


The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state and nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physiology and Cell Biology of Marine Organisms 
  • Ecology of Marine Organisms 
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biometry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • A personal statement/statement of goals
  • Re?sume?
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 20 semester hours of upper-division biological courses, including a course in cellular or molecular biology and a course in ecology
  • Two courses in organic chemistry or one course in analytical chemistry
  • Two courses in general physics • One calculus course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36132 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36132 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13770 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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