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Master's of Science in Marine Biology
This course of study is designed to equip students with a substantial understanding of the nature and ecology of marine life and grounding in the other overlapping areas of marine science. Program flexibility provides preparation for further graduate study, secondary education career enhancement, or employment in technical research institutions, government agencies, or environmental consulting firms. Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in biology, oceanography, or a closely related field, including science education.
Program completion consists of completing 45 credit hours (15 hours of core/required courses, 24 hours of electives, and 6 hours of capstone) for the capstone track and 39 credit hours for the thesis track (15 hours of core/required courses, 15 hours of electives, and 9 hours of theses) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. In addition, capstone students must write and defend a capstone paper which must be approved as complete by the advisor and one additional committee member. Thesis students must write and defend a thesis which must be approved as complete by the advisor and two additional committee members. On completion of all credit requirements, capstone paper or thesis requirements, and an oral examination relative to program learning outcomes the student may apply for graduation.
# of Credits Required: 39-45
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $863 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.
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