University of New England

Master of Science in Marine Science


11 Hills Beach Road

Biddeford, ME 04005

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Marine Science

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:

International student applicants must apply through UNE's online application. In addition, all international transcripts must be evaluated for grade and degree equivalency to that of coursework and degree earned at a US REGIONALLY accredited institution. International applicants should access UNE's website at to review ALL requirements for international applicants.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $945

In State Tuition (per year): $33,350 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $33,350 USD

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Federal and Private educational loans are available.

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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