Marine Sciences, M.Sc. | Savannah State University | Savannah, United States
24 months
726 USD/credit 13068 USD/year
726 USD/credit 13068 USD/year
196 USD/credit 3528 USD/year
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The Marine Sciences program of Savannah State University is the only one of its kind based in Southeast Georgia with direct access to estuarine, coastal and open-ocean research environments.


Program Features

SSU is known as 'the University by the Sea' and the Georgia estuarine salt marsh ecosystem is out the backdoor of our classrooms and laboratories. SSU's distinguished Marine Science Program is a partner institution of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center and is an associate member of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

The Marine Sciences program of Savannah State University prepares its graduates to address marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach.

The graduate program provides a strong background that includes marine and related sciences, marine policy and management, and state-of-the-art research tools and skills. Through seminar and technical writing, and courses students investigate marine issues and develop professional skills in critical thinking, logical interpretations, and delivery of professional-quality presentations. There are three tracks of study; traditional marine science research, applied marine science, and professional advancement, all of which require at least 30 semester hours of courses plus 6 credits of thesis research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Sciences
  • Coastal Oceanography
  • Technical Writing and Communication
  • Research/Marine Science Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A prior course in Calculus
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Essay (500-1,000 words) detailing research interests and reasons for pursuing the MSMS degree
  • SSU Graduate Program Application
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • A resume that highlights work experience, professional/personal accomplishments, etc.
  • Match with an SSU thesis advisor - Prospective students are recommended to contact potential thesis advisors early on in the application process to discuss their availability as an advisor, initial ideas for thesis research topics, funding, etc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    3528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 196 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Savannah

900 - 1510 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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