Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Sciences

Three student researchers examine a large fish they hold against a dockOur M.S. in Marine Sciences offers post-baccalaureate training in a wide variety of marine science topics. This training begins on the scenic shores of our waterfront campus, which extends into the churning confluence of the Saco River and Atlantic Ocean, then takes you out into the field where you may conduct research in one of the marine habitats nearby our Biddeford Campus, or in any other marine habitat around the world. 

Our curriculum seeks to understand the way the ocean functions, and how it is related to earth systems science, as well as to human interactions with the environment. You study the theoretical underpinnings and applications of disciplines from biology, to chemistry, geology and physics. And you learn to apply these disciplines to solving real problems, not only in ocean sciences, but in fields as far ranging as meteorology and space exploration.

You leave our program having created new biological knowledge through high quality research, and possessing outstanding written and oral scientific communication skills. You leave ready to begin a career or receive further training in science, technology, or education.


Kathryn Ono, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator for Marine Sciences
Department of Marine Sciences
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 602-2814