MS in Marine Biology

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-International Study Centre, United States Ranked #18 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,759

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Marine Biology is an exciting area of graduate study at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The Marine Biology Program is designed for students with an interest in one or several sub-disciplines of marine biology who wish to pursue careers in higher education, government, or private industry.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Postgraduate

Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

    Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)
  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.50 for Pre-Master’s Program
  • Up to 3 credits toward degree

    Direct Admission
  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 3.0 for Direct Admission
    *Semester= 4Months
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Marine Biology, M.S.
Core Courses (12 sem. hrs.)
• MARB 6312 - Communicating Science Seminar 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6340 - Marine Organisms and Processes 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6341 - Evolution and Genomics of Marine Organisms 3 sem. hrs.
• MATH 6315 - Statistical Methods in Research I*^ 3 sem. hrs.


1. Non-Thesis Option
• Core: 12 sem. hrs.
• MARB 5397 - Directed Research 3 sem. hrs.
• Elective, specialized, and topical coursework 21 sem. hrs.


2. Thesis Option
The student will complete:
• Core: 12 sem. hrs.
• MARB 5392 - Thesis Proposal 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 5393 - Thesis Research 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 5394 - Thesis Submission 3 sem. hrs.
• Elective, specialized, and topical coursework 11 sem. hrs.

Marine Biology, PhD
PhD Students Admitted with Only a Bachelor’s Degree
Students accepted to the Marine Biology PhD Program with only a bachelor’s degree (i.e., without an MS degree in an appropriate discipline) must complete a minimum of 96 semester hours of coursework and research.
• MARB 6312 - Communicating Science Seminar 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6340 - Marine Organisms and Processes 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6341 - Evolution and Genomics of Marine Organisms 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6392 - Dissertation Proposal 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6393 - Dissertation Research 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6394 - Dissertation Submission 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6940 - Dissertation Project Research 1 9 sem. hrs. (taken to a total of 46 sem. hrs.)
• Select at least one of the following: 
• CMSS 6303 - Natural Systems Analysis 3 sem. hrs. AND / OR
• CMSS 6323 - Experimental Design 3 sem. hrs.
• Specialized, elective, and topical coursework 29 sem. hrs.


PhD Students Admitted with a Master’s Degree
Students accepted to the Marine Biology PhD Program with an MS degree in an appropriate discipline must complete a minimum of 64 hours of coursework and research.
• MARB 6312 - Communicating Science Seminar 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6340 - Marine Organisms and Processes 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6341 - Evolution and Genomics of Marine Organisms 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6392 - Dissertation Proposal 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6393 - Dissertation Research 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6394 - Dissertation Submission 3 sem. hrs.
• MARB 6940 - Dissertation Project Research 1 9 sem. hrs. (taken to a total of 36 sem. hrs.)
• Select at least one of the following: 
• CMSS 6303 - Natural Systems Analysis 3 sem. hrs. AND / OR
• CMSS 6323 - Experimental Design 3 sem. hrs.
• Specialized, elective, and topical coursework 7 sem. hrs.

 

Postgraduate Program

 Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252

 Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126

 Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 

Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126

 Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

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