M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Biology

Florida Institute of Technology

12 months
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
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The Marine Biology program of the Florida Institute of Technology gives graduates the educational foundation and hands-on research experience needed to enter a career in marine biology.



The opportunities for marine biology careers are very diverse and because there are so many relevant study topics, many individuals select a particular interest and specialize in it. This could include specializing in a single species, organism, behavior, technique, or ecosystem. Marine biotechnology is an emerging field that offers opportunity in biomedical research and biotechnology product development such as a nontoxic coating that prevents the build-up of barnacles on ships.

Studying in the Marine Biology program of the Florida Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary experience that includes other scientific disciplines, from aquaculture and oceanography to chemistry, meteorology and zoology. In addition to specializing in marine biology, the biological sciences departments also offer biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, and ecology.

World-Class Faculty Who Mentor Students

Not all marine biology graduate programs use PhD professors to teach courses. But at Florida Tech, all professors in the department hold doctoral degrees, teach the lectures, and collaborate on research projects. Small class sizes and a tight-knit community of students and faculty create a learning environment unlike other marine biology graduate programs. In fact, rigorous courses, excellent laboratories, and valuable field experiences combine to make marine biology one of Florida Tech’s most popular degree programs.

Careers In Marine Biology

  • Agricultural food scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Environmental protection scientist
  • Natural resources biologist
  • Fish and wildlife biologist
  • Aquarium director
  • Post-secondary education professor
  • Aquarist
  • Protected species observer
  • Coastal ecologist
  • Marine researcher
  • Zoologist
  • Fish and game warden
  • Marine policy specialist

Programme Structure

  • The advisor assists the student in devising a program of study. The latter requires approval by the Graduate Academic Steering Panel and the department head. The student must complete courses appropriate for the option.
  • These can be chosen from the offerings of any academic unit in the College of Engineering and Science, and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. Students may register for no more than three credit hours of thesis each semester. Each student must present a departmental thesis seminar before graduation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented under Graduate Academic Information.
  • For this program, GRE scores (General Test only), three letters of recommendation, a statement of objectives and a résumé are required.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty in the department to identify a prospective advisor.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1030 - 1585 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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