United States Campus Marine Science Graduate Programs & Schools
Marine Science graduate programs on campus prepare students for exciting careers devoted to expert analysis of aquatic life. Marine Scientists work in various settings—typically in and alongside bodies of water (from lakes to wetlands to oceans)—to study and protect aquatic environments and their inhabitants. They commonly work for governmental, non-profit, academic, and private institutions.
Within Marine Biology, there are numerous options for specialization. Marine Biology graduate programs, especially those on campus, help professionals specialize in areas such as spatial planning, habitat protection, oceanography, tropical environments, or fishing science under the close guidance of a skilled professor. Marine Biology graduate schools on campus also enable marine scientists to study in depth the subjects they find most interesting and relevant while working directly with classmates, professors, and even professionals in the field. On-campus options can be perfect for people who prefer an in-person and hands-on experience.
One of the most popular sectors of the vast field of Marine Science is Oceanography. You can discover the best Oceanography graduate programs for you by using our “By Location” and/or “Campus” filters. Through those tools, you can find Oceanography graduate schools located near oceans in which you want to work (and play).
While oceanography is quite popular, ultimately, when it comes to on-campus graduate programs in Marine Biology, you have lots of options. To find the best Marine Science graduate programs for you, consider what you want to study and then use our “Campus” filter to find options. Once you’ve found the perfect program for you, enjoy working directly with your classmates and professors to earn your Marine Science graduate degree.
- Conway, SCConway, SC
Coastal Carolina University
The Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies consists of two distinct degree tracks...
- Conway, SC
- Gloucester Point, VAGloucester Point, VA
College of William and Mary
- Charleston, SCCharleston, SC
College of Charleston
Our masters-only program is designed to prepare students for careers in marine science or biology.
- Raleigh, NCRaleigh, NC
North Carolina State University
Graduate disciplines in atmospheric science, geology and marine sciences are offered.
- Fairbanks, AKFairbanks, AK
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
- Norfolk, VANorfolk, VA
Old Dominion University
The doctoral degree in oceanography is granted to students who have...
- Princeton, NJPrinceton, NJ
Study of the physical sciences of the atmosphere and oceans; numerical and theoretical modeling of large-scale circulation, climate, boundary layers,...
- Mangilao Village, GUMangilao Village, GU
University of Guam
- Long Beach, CALong Beach, CA
California State University, Long Beach
Strong marine biology degree, close proximity to southern California coast...
- Greenville, NCGreenville, NC
East Carolina University
The Program in Maritime has a distinguished international reputation in the fields of maritime history and nautical archaeology.
- Stony Brook, NYStony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
- San Jose, CASan Jose, CA
San Jose State University
- Kiln, MSKiln, MS
The University of Southern Mississippi
The Southern Miss Dept. of Marine Science offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine science and hydrographic science.
- Athens, GAAthens, GA
University of Georgia
The Department of Marine Sciences offers advanced training leading to the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.
- College Park, MDCollege Park, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore
The goal of the MEES program is to train students with career interests in some aspect of environmental science involving terrestrial, freshwater, mar...
- San Marcos, TXSan Marcos, TX
Texas State University-San Marcos
- Groton, CTGroton, CT
University of Connecticut
- Savannah, GASavannah, GA
Savannah State University
The mission of the program is to provide research, education, and outreach programs; to provide a vital, technically qualified, intellectually thought...
- Dania Beach, FLDania Beach, FL
Nova Southeastern University
The Oceanographic Center conducts high quality research on a variety of marine topics ranging from physical oceanography to coral reefs and fishes. A...
- Sacramento, CASacramento, CA
California State University, Sacramento
- Baton Rouge, LABaton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
This is an interdisciplinary program with four required core courses(Physical, Chemical, Geological and Biological Oceanography).