M.Sc. On Campus

Marine and Environmental Biology

University of Southern California

12 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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The Marine and Environmental Biology MSc program at University of Southern California is designed to provide admitted students with a rigorous, quantitative and focused introduction to the burgeoning fields and breadth of topics in marine environmental biology/chemistry, geobiology, oceanography, conservation biology and population dynamics (depending upon the concentration selected).

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MEB provides students with independent research experiences that satisfy their own specific interests. The program is intended to position and stimulate students for possible advanced study leading to a PhD in one of the areas stated above, and/or provide a unique facet to the background of a prospective medical student. 

Career Opportunities

The Marine and Environmental Biology MSc program at University of Southern California will also provide fundamental tools and expertise for entry into a master's level position in academic, government or private sector research laboratories. It will prepare students interested in governmental and non-government (NGO) environmental regulatory science and forge career pathways into private sector positions in environmental consulting and business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biological Oceanography 
  • Scientific Writing and Reviewing
  • Advanced Seminar in Plankton Biology 
  • Advanced Seminar on the Physiology of Marine Organisms 
  • Advanced Seminar in Molecular and Microbial Ecology 
  • Advanced Seminar in Remote Sensing and Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree, as evaluated by the USC Office of Graduate & International Admission. 
  • Your college or university must be recognized by the appropriate governmental ministry as a degree-granting institution.
  • All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. 
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to USC by the college or university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

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