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.
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
The School provides instruction and research opportunities in all areas of Oceanography: Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Marine Geolog...
- Stony Brook, NYStony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)
- Groton, CTGroton, CT
University of Connecticut
- San Marcos, TXSan Marcos, TX
Texas State University-San Marcos
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
It is the goal of our graduate program to provide our students with a comprehensive appreciation of the marine ecosystem and to train them in the util...
- Greenville, NCGreenville, NC
East Carolina University
The Program in Maritime has a distinguished international reputation in the fields of maritime history and nautical archaeology.
- Long Beach, CALong Beach, CA
California State University, Long Beach
Strong marine biology degree, close proximity to southern California coast...
- Mangilao Village, GUMangilao Village, GU
University of Guam
- Princeton, NJPrinceton, NJ
Study of the physical sciences of the atmosphere and oceans; numerical and theoretical modeling of large-scale circulation, climate, boundary layers,...
- Fairbanks, AKFairbanks, AK
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
- 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...
- Sacramento, CASacramento, CA
California State University, Sacramento
- San Jose, CASan Jose, CA
San Jose State University
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
- Raleigh, NCRaleigh, NC
North Carolina State University
Graduate disciplines in atmospheric science, geology and marine sciences are offered.
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
- Norfolk, VANorfolk, VA
Old Dominion University
The doctoral degree in oceanography is granted to students who have...
- 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).