University of New England

Marine Sciences


11 Hills Beach Road

Biddeford, ME 04005

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Marine Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science, Marine Sciences program offers post-baccalaureate training to students interested in continuing their education in the marine sciences.  The classroom curriculum provides a strong background in all aspects of the marine sciences. The program also focuses on thesis research experience: students will conduct research and prepare a thesis on any of a variety of topics selected in consultation with our faculty.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences at University of New England is to enable students to understand the real-world relevance of the biological sciences, foster scientific literacy and critical thinking skills, and lay the foundation for lifelong learning and meaningful, productive contributions to society.  

The mission of the Master of Science:  Marine Sciences program is to prepare outstanding graduate students for careers or further training in science, technology, and education by providing an advanced knowledge base and skill in marine science research methods.   

Program Goals

Provide a knowledge base in the biological sciences that is deeper than the typical undergraduate experience.

Foster participation in the production of biological knowledge through excellence in research.

Instill outstanding research skills and a working knowledge of the scientific method by participation in high-quality research.

Develop outstanding scientific communication skills through written and oral presentations.


The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Applicants from outside the United States should submit their applications together with a financial affidavit and TOEFL scores (if their primary language is not English) at an early date because additional time is required to process these applications. Minimum TOEFL scores required by the University of New England: Paper based - 550; Computer based - 213; Internet based - 79.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

In State Tuition (per year): 26010 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 26010 USD

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Federal and Private educational loans are available.

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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