The University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) graduate program brings ‌together expertise in marine science and related fields under the umbrella of the entire University of Massachusetts system. The IMS mission involves scientific understanding, management, economic growth, and sustainability of our marine environments.

The multidisciplinary program focuses on the aquatic ecosystem and its contribution to humanity and provides a unique learning experience for students and professors alike who engage with local, regional, and worldwide partners.

Graduate students at IMS have the unique benefit of choosing to work from one of five diverse UMass campuses, including AmherstBostonDartmouthLowell, and Worcester (UMass Medical School). Interested students apply to an individual UMass “home” campus.

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The IMS programs offers various unique opportunities, including,

  • courses and option areas from 5 diverse campuses and 23 departments
  • range of knowledge from each faculty member
  • blending of diverse academic programs across traditional disciplines to form contemporary interdisciplinary concentrations
  • quality graduate education with fostering research and public service in support of the Commonwealth’s efforts

For the application process, interested students, depending on their research interests, apply to one of the five UMass campuses. While IMS students may take courses at UMass Worcester Medical campus, please be aware the Worcester campus does not accept IMS applications.

Learn more about the overall program and admissions requirements.

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