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Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program

About the program

The University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) graduate program is an exceptional place to earn your advanced degree in marine science. The comprehensive, multidisciplinary program to matches the complex nature of marine sciences, and brings together expertise in marine science and related fields under the umbrella of the entire University of Massachusetts system.

Academic experience

While interested students apply to an individual UMass “home” campus, all students have access to intercampus faculty mentoring, cross-campus enrollment in a variety of relevant on-campus or online courses, cross-campus collaboration for research opportunities, resource sharing, and library access. Our local, regional, and worldwide partnerships also provide a unique learning experience.


Our mission is the scientific understanding, management, economic growth, and sustainability of our marine environments. Our wide-ranging program also focuses on our aquatic ecosystem and its contribution to humanity. The IMS program also provides a community for current students and faculty to enliven and simplify their educational experience.

Join us

If you're interested in pursuing one of our programs as a graduate student, we invite you to apply. Please carefully review our admissions information and application criteria and submission process. If you are interested in joining us as a faculty member, or if you would like to partner with us, please contact us directly.


Dr. Lauran Brewster on a boat with wind turbines in the background
New Assistant Professor Lauran Brewster starts research lab at UMassD-SMAST

The newly established Brewster Lab will focus on the effects of climate change and human activity on fishes


MUST Research Program Technical Review

Please join us for the upcoming Marine Undersea Technology Research (MUST) Program Technical Review in CCB 149 on July 24 and 25, from 9am to 4:30pm. Remote access (Zoom) will be provided for those that cannot attend in person. The MUST research program is a series of collaborative research projects focused on developing solutions and technologies of naval relevance. Working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, MUST is funded by the Office of Naval Research. During the technical reviews, you will have the opportunity to gain insights into the research projects, explore potential collaborations with researchers and industry experts, and engage in discussions on future MUST program initiatives and partnerships. Contact:

DIY Arnie Palmers

Cool off with an Arnie Palmer! Questions? Email us at or message us on Instagram @UMassDEats

All-Campus BBQ

Each year, Convocation is held in the Amphitheatre and is a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of the academic year and welcomes our new students to campus. After the ceremony ends at 11:30 a.m., all students, faculty, and staff are invited to the All-Campus BBQ on the Quad. Contact for more info.

Welcome Back Dinner

Welcome Back Corsairs! Join us for our Welcome Back Dinner in The Grove! Questions? Email us at or message us on Instagram @UMassDEats

Retail Round Up

New to campus? Want to learn more about our dining locations? Join us in The Grove for our Retail Round Up dinner and get a taste of all our retail locations! Questions? Email us at or message us on Instagram @UMassDEats

Study Abroad Fair Lunch

Taste around the world at our Study Abroad Fair lunch! Thank you to ISSC for partnering for this event! Questions? Email us at or message us on Instagram @UMassDEats

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