Marine Sciences

California State University Stanislaus

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
15638 USD/year
8506 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The California State University Stanislaus operates the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) at 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, California 95039. This Marine Sciences facility functions as a seaside extension of the campuses of seven cooperating CSU campuses and offers coursework in marine biology, geology, oceanography, and other marine sciences.


The Marine Sciences curriculum at California State University Stanislaus is designed to fulfill major requirements for qualified upper-division and graduate students. Such students can plan their academic schedules to provide for one or more terms at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

Learning outcomes

Students will be considered as in-residence at California State University, Stanislaus. Interested students should apply early because enrollment is limited. Consult advisers in the departments of Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences for further details. Consult the Department of Biological Sciences for information on the Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Marine Ecology 
  • Geological Oceanography 
  • Chemical Oceanography 
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 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.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate/Graduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units completed
  • 18 units of upper-division Child Development or related coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of writing section of GRE with a score of 3.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15638 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15638 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8506 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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