School of Marine Programs

Dive into an Immersive Learning Experience

A career in the marine sciences starts with an education that puts you in the water. The University of New England's School of Marine Programs educates you to become the next generation of coastal leaders as informed citizens, stewards, scientists, business leaders, and policymakers. We offer you constant hands-on interaction in a variety of marine environments, internships, and state-of-the-art research facilities so you don't just learn marine science — you do marine science.


Prepare for a Variety of Potential Career Paths

MS Careers

The U.S. Department of Labor expects employment in environmental and marine fields to continue to rise, providing a wide range of career opportunities for marine science graduates.

Marine Science Careers

Choose from Multiple Degree Tracks

MS facilities

Our academic programs are designed  to suit a variety of needs in the growing marine economy, with specialties ranging from research and coastal management to aquaculture and marine business.

Undergraduate programs

Access State-of-the-Art Facilities

MS facilities

With our coastal location, you're never far from the water — and that's not to mention the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center, our fleet of research vessels and our own private island. 

Explore our facilities

Apply Your Marine Science Smarts 

Students weighing fish

Our Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences (CEMS) is a hub where research, academics, business and policy converge. Visit the CEMS site to learn about our research projects and partnerships.

Visit CEMS Website


tilburgThe Marine Programs at the University of New England offer the students a world-class education combined with access to all types of experiences. From studying sharks in the Gulf of Maine to helping oyster farmers design better farming techniques to assisting organizations in adapting our nation’s environmental laws, our students apply their knowledge to real-world problems.”
—Dr. Charles Tilburg, director


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