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Master of Science in Marine Science (STEM) California State University - East Bay California State University - East Bay, USA

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USD 15567

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USD 70

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24 months


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Program Overview

This degree program, offered through the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, provides the opportunity for students to acquire a practical and theoretical education in the marine sciences to prepare them for careers as marine specialists, scientists, and teachers. The program at Moss Landing provides interdepartmental work and a field facility for advanced study in the marine sciences which cannot be duplicated on the Cal State East Bay campus.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Marine Science from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in a particular category of oceanography and marine science and
    • be able to synthesize and integrate across all of these fields, yet achieve a depth of understanding in the student’s individual specialty or field of study (MLML specialties include Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Marine Phycology, Marine Ichthyology, Marine Turtle, Bird and Mammal Ecology, and Marine Invertebrate Zoology.)
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze scientific research, whether the student’s own research, or that performed by others.
  • Pose relevant scientific hypotheses or questions that may then serve to guide thesis research.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the design and implementation of experiments or data collection methodologies to address specific hypotheses/questions.
  • Master the skills and tools of data collection and analysis (including analytical and statistical techniques as appropriate) specific to the student’s scientific field of study.
  • Demonstrate the ability to place ones own research within the larger context of relevant field of scientific study and to clearly identify the implications of this research for that field.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication by being able to present research clearly and concisely. This includes thoughtful and thorough oral and written presentation of their thesis and their responses to questions. 
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit

Program Intake


Aug 2024


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    USD 70

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    19000 Per year

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