Master's Degree Program
Are you looking for a broad program that will introduce you to multiple fields of study in marine sciences? Earning a Master of Science in Marine Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will provide you with the experience and expertise to find a fast-paced career in one of the most important fields of science.
Join the graduate program in marine studies at UAF and dive into topics such as marine ecology, organismal biology, ecosystem processes and oceanography. You’ll also get to choose classes from both the oceanography and marine biology programs, meaning that you get more control over the degree you earn and career you prepare for.
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Why Earn Your Master’s in Marine Studies at UAF?
Learn more about what makes our graduate program in marine studies stand out from other marine biology master’s programs around the world:
What Can You Do with a Master’s in Marine Studies?
With a marine studies master’s degree, you can look forward to many career opportunities studying and helping to preserve some of the most important habitats and resources on the planet.
As one of the top graduate programs in marine studies in the country, UAF’s graduates are in high demand both in Alaska and around the world — thanks to their expertise and experience working with professionals from many scientific disciplines.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for many rewarding careers, including:
- Marine biologist
- Fisheries scientist
- Physical oceanographer
- Conservation scientist
- Environmental scientist
- Natural sciences manager
Master’s in Marine Studies Requirements
Students considering a master’s in marine Studies should have a strong background in the various fields of oceanography, ecology, biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Students are admitted based on their ability and the capability of the program to meet their particular interests and needs. Faculty will review applicants for admission throughout the year.
Applicants are highly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors before applying.
Get Started on Your Master’s in Marine Studies
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Want to learn more about the differences between the master’s in marine studies and our oceanography and marine biology master’s programs? Our expert admissions counselors will help you through every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
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