Graduate Program in Marine Biology

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston. Our Masters-only program is designed to prepare students for careers in marine science or biology.

The majority of our graduates gain immediate employment as professional marine scientists, whereas a sizable minority goes on to further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. A combination of rigorous core and elective courses provides students with a comprehensive overview of marine biology.

Students gain greater specialization in their field of interest while performing cutting-edge thesis research. Located at the Grice Marine Laboratory on James Island, our program offers the unique opportunity to collaborate and work with a large, diverse group of dedicated marine scientists at the Fort Johnson Marine Science Center.

Coastal South Carolina provides an excellent setting in which to study and explore a variety of marine ecosystems as well as a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Interested in joining the Graduate Program in Marine Biology? Visit our Prospective Students page.

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