MS in Marine Biology
University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Natural Sciences
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The Marine Biology Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary program co-administered by the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology, offering MS and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology. Marine biological studies at the University of Hawaiʻi have a long history of excellent research and graduate training in highly competitive programs like Botany, Microbiology, Oceanography, and Zoology. The Marine Biology Graduate Program provides graduate students access to experts in all of these disciplines.
The faculty and students in this program have access to one of the largest coral reef habitats in the United States, including the Main Hawaiian Islands, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. The unique location of the Hawaiian Archipelago in the central North Pacific Ocean makes it one of the world's most remote locations, allowing the processes that govern adaptation and evolution in the marine environment to be studied with minimal anthropogenic influence. The program emphasizes scientific training in marine biology as high demand, interdisciplinary occupation for the future.