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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


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