Best Colleges with Marine Sciences Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Marine Sciences, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Marine Sciences is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Marine Sciences degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Marine Sciences degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Marine Sciences.

The Best Marine Sciences Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin offers 2 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 7 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 5 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
3 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 1 Marine Sciences Degree program. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 92 Reviews
4 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University offers 2 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 29 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 16 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 3 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 5 Certificates degrees, 1 Master's degree.

Based on 72 Reviews
6 University of Maine Orono, ME

University of Maine offers 4 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 50 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
7 Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX

Texas A & M University-College Station offers 1 Marine Sciences Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
8 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University offers 2 Marine Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 1 Marine Sciences Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 9 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
10 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University offers 1 Marine Sciences Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Marine Sciences with students earning 1 Master's degree.

Based on 24 Reviews

List of Marine Sciences Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
3/5
14 : 1 25,272
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
University of Maine University of Maine Orono, ME
3/5
20 : 1 10,922
Texas A & M University-College Station Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX
3/5
21 : 1 63,813
Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
22 : 1 23,236
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
Eckerd College Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
5/5
14 : 1 2,023
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
3/5
20 : 1 8,916
California State University-Monterey Bay California State University-Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
2/5
24 : 1 7,102
University of Massachusetts-Boston University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA
3/5
20 : 1 17,030
California State University-Stanislaus California State University-Stanislaus Turlock, CA
2/5
25 : 1 9,282
Hawaii Pacific University Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI
4/5
22 : 1 4,781
American Samoa Community College American Samoa Community College Pago Pago, AS
2/5
22 : 1 1,285

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Getting a Marine Sciences Degree Online

Schools offering online Marine Sciences degrees

Online Marine Sciences degrees are available with as many as 2 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Marine Sciences degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Nova Southeastern University 0 0 0 2 0
How many schools offer online Marine Sciences degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Marine Sciences?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 2 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 5 Colleges 104 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 5 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 6 Colleges 26 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 13 Colleges 61 Graduates

Marine Sciences Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Marine Sciences degree, there are many selections for a traditional degree as well as higher education options. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Marine Sciences can assume a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Marine Sciences degree earned was a bachelor's degree, however, schools more commonly offer a master's degree. The second most popular Marine Sciences degree that people acquire is a master's degree which shows a focus on higher learning. This indicates that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. At this point, it comes down to pinpointing the degree based on what your goals are by earning a degree in Marine Sciences. After that, the next steps will be to find the right school that offers that degree based on your flexibility and your needs.

Average cost of college for a Marine Sciences degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,605 Public In-State
$33,491 Private In-State
$24,055 Public Out-of-State
$33,491 Private Out-of-State
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