M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Science

Hawai'i Pacific University

24 months
1450 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
1450 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
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The Marine Science program at the Hawai'i Pacific University offers both an MSMS-A   (applied) track  MSMS-T  (thesis). Where better to learn about advanced marine systems than on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? 


Classes and laboratory research of Marine Science program at the Hawai'i Pacific University also take place at the Oceanic Institute: a research and development facility dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, and coastal resource management. The Oceanic Institute is situated along the scenic southeastern coast of O’ahu at Makapu’u Point, near the community of Waimanalo.

Key facts:

Students who successfully complete the Master of Science in Marine Science program will:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary knowledge of marine systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement observational, theoretical, and experimental studies.
  • Interpret and critique professional scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to apply and integrate scientific principles and research data to address complex questions in marine systems.
  • Demonstrate competence in scientific communication through technical and scientific reports, publications and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and scientific ethics.
  • Have the competence to gain employment in advanced resource management positions or entrance to a doctoral program in related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Ecology
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Advanced Biometry
  • Ichthyology
  • Larval Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Preference will be given to those who apply by the priority date: 15 january


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in the Natural Sciences is required for entry into the MSMS program. Certain course prerequisites may be required before enrolling in graduate MSMS courses, depending on the student’s academic preparation and research interests.
  • For students in the thesis track, the graduate thesis committee will determine whether any deficiencies exist and how these deficiencies will be addressed. Additionally, being paired with a faculty mentor is necessary for acceptance into the MSMS-T track.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1450 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1450 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 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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