Marine Biology, M.Sc.

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University rank #101 (ARWU) , TX,
The Marine Biology Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in higher education, government, or private industry. This joint degree is unique in providing students an opportunity to choose courses from any campus and form committees with any of the participating faculty.


The principal strengths of this marine biology program lie in the international recognition, scholarly productivity, and extramural funding of its diverse faculty, as well as the strategic location of two campuses on the Gulf of Mexico.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Marine Biology was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board late July 2008. The interdisciplinary program spans 3 campuses of Texas A&M University System and 6 Departments. The host department of the program is the Department of Marine Biology on the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) campus. The Department of Marine Sciences is also located on the TAMUG campus. The Departments of Oceanography, Wildlife & Fisheries Science, and Biology participate in the program on the College Station campus (TAMU). The Department of Life Sciences is located on the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Marine Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Molecular Tools in Biology
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Structural & Molecular Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Applying to Program:

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  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Recommendations
  • Official Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
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