M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Sciences

University of Delaware

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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Students in the Marine Sciences Program at the University of Delaware are exposed to a broad spectrum of modern approaches to understand the organization and function of biological systems in marine environments

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The Marine Sciences Program at the University of Delaware is highly integrative and students are exposed to a wide range of subjects in their course work and research projects, from molecular biology and biochemistry to ecology and ecosystem studies. 

Learning outcomes

Areas of faculty interest within the program span the ecology, physiology, genetics, and molecular biology of plants, animals and microbes. Faculty research specializations are particularly concentrated in: microbial physiology and molecular ecology; larval ecology and molecular biology; chemical ecology; fisheries ecology; aquacultural genetics and genomics; wetland restoration. 

In addition to the sophisticated classroom and laboratory facilities available, students enjoy ready access to a variety of marine ecosystems near the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes: dunes, salt marshes, mudflats, estuaries, and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Field research takes place from the Arctic to the Antarctic, in environments ranging from coral reefs to deep- sea hydrothermal vents, to local salt marshes and coastal waters.

Programme Structure

Required courses:

  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Molecular Sciences
  • Marine BioSciences Seminar or equivalent must be taken at least one semester during each year of residence. 

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

  • A nonrefundable application fee submitted with the application. 
    • Applicants must list and upload unofficial transcripts of all post-high school academic work from all institutions attended.
    • Applicants must submit a Personal Statement or answer specific questions or essays as part of the application; a Resume
    • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) admission test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

990 - 1700 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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