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Intercampus Marine Science Programs MS, PhD

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.

  • 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

Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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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.

Deadlines and Test Requirements

Intercampus Marine Science Programs Faculty

Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon
Brian Howes
Changsheng Chen
Cynthia Pilskaln
Daniel MacDonald
Daniel MacDonald
Geoffrey Cowles
Gavin Fay
James Bisagni
Kevin Stokesbury
Mark Altabet
Miles Sundermeyer
Pingguo He
Steven Cadrin
Steven Lohrenz
Wendell Brown

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Course schedules and requirements


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