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Northeastern University

College of Science

Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology


360 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, MS Marine Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology will train independent scientists whose research addresses fundamental and applied questions at local, regional, national, and global scales.

This training will include both general and specialized coursework in ecology, evolution, and marine science, with curricular programs including both core and specialized options tailored to each student’s research interests.

This coursework will serve as a foundation for the experiential, research-based dissertation that is the core of the doctoral degree.

Our goal is to train researchers who can independently pursue the process of science and effectively apply their research to solve both basic questions in ecology, evolution, and marine biology and to apply their work to issues of relevance to society and the environment, especially in this era of global change.

The Master of Science in Marine Biology program delivers a unique combination of inquiry-based study, fieldwork, research, and workplace experience. This 15-month full-time program is offered in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Three Seas program where students spend a full academic year immersed in the study of marine biology in three distinctly different marine ecosystems.

In addition to completing the Three Seas Program curriculum for graduate credit, students conduct additional coursework, a research project (but not a formal thesis), and a 6-month internship with academic research scientists, state and federal agencies, or private consulting firms. Now in its 10th year, the MS Marine Biology program has an impressive record: Our alumni routinely gain admission to the top PhD programs in the country, publish quality research, and are leaders in their fields.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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