Marine Science

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
18162 USD/year
18162 USD/year
9216 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Two to three years of graduate study, which will include original research and practical experience as a Teaching Assistant, are required to complete the Masters degree in Marine Science. Students must complete at least thirty semester hours of acceptable graduate work in marine science and related natural sciences. This includes six hours in a supporting natural science field outside of Marine Science, six hours of advanced graduate courses in Marine Science, and three core courses. All three core courses, which total twelve hours, must be completed for a Master's degree. (A minor, which is obligatory in every Master's degree program, consists of a minimum of six hours in supporting work outside the major program). The relative number of hours in the major or minor fields, as well as the nature of the supporting work, is determined in consultation with the graduate advisor. A thesis is required and will account for six hours of the total program. The Master's thesis shall be the product of original research.

Programme Structure

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9081 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4608 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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