The UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) offers advanced degrees in marine sciences, through either the Department of Fisheries Oceanography or the Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences.
SMAST is part of the system-wide University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Program, granting the MS and PhD degrees.
- Master of Science in Marine Science and Technology - Students may choose either a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, and the non-thesis option requires 33 credit hours.
- Professional Science Masters in Coast and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology - This two-year program offers a unique opportunity for students who wish to pursue a non-thesis degree that focuses on marine science and engineering management, policy, or law. The COAST-PSM program has a flexible course structure, including online courses.
- Doctorate/PhD in Marine Science and Technology - This program includes four core courses taken by all students (12 credits), courses in concentration area beyond the core, seminars, and dissertation research.
- Dual PhD Program with University of São Paulo Institute of Oceanography - This international initiative allows graduate students from UMass Dartmouth and the University of Sao Paulo to participate in each of the universitys' programs while being co-supervised by two faculty members, one from each institution.