Every great scientific discovery begins with a propensity to deep dive into your subject matter.
Researching climate change’s impact on oceans demands that you get in over your head. That’s where we thrive.
Going to great depths to save the oceans requires that you first get your feet wet.
Earn your marine science degree without plunging in financially. Explore our affordable options.
Complex marine science research starts with a single question: "Where do I start?" The answer? UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology.
Courses emphasize ocean technology, climate change, offshore wind development, & fisheries management and sustainability.
Pursue coastal research with some of the most highly regarded oceanographic institutions as well as government and non-government organizations.
We may be able to help finance your education. Before you apply, contact SMAST faculty to learn about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.
Admissions & Aid
SMAST students volunteer their time to engage 4th-graders in marine science activities related to fisheries oceanography and climate science during the “Something Fishy Camp.”
SMAST alums share their success stories.
Aubrey Church ’22: Choosing the PSM program
Aubrey talks about SMAST’s cooperative research opportunities & how the Professional Science Master’s program prepares students for career advancement.
Cassie Canastra '20: Why she chose the PSM degree
Cassie talks about how SMAST's professional science master’s degree program helped her gain the knowledge and experience necessary to assist regulators in the management of fisheries.
Brooke Lowman '21: The value of studying at SMAST
Brooke talks about the value of her experiences & the return on her investment as a PhD student at SMAST.
Micheline Labrie '21: Protecting the ocean
Micheline Labrie talks about her love for the ocean, protecting the ecosystem, & her rich academic experience as a PhD student and research assistant at the School for Marine Science & Technology.
Robert Wildermuth '21: Nurturing the ecosystem
PhD candidate Robert Wildermuth, talks about his interests in conservation, experiences as a student at UMassD's School for Marine Science & Technology, & his plans for the future.
Bailey Avila ’23: DoD scholarship recipient
Bailey, who is pursuing her PhD in marine science and technology, has been awarded a multi-year Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.
Alanna Mnich: Marine science scholar
Alanna, a PhD student at SMAST, will pursue research studies at the University of Haifa in Israel next summer.
UMassD professor receives distinguished service award
Steven Cadrin, professor of fisheries oceanography, is the 2019 recipient of the American Fisheries Society’s Southern New England Chapter Award of Excellence.
Nathalie Staiger '19: Marine conservation
Growing up in San Diego, Nathalie's frequent visits to the ocean inspired her to pursue a career in marine conservation.
Doug Zemeckis '16: Assistant Professor
Dr. Zemeckis focuses on applied research related to fisheries, aquaculture, & coastal resource management.
Nishchitha Silva '19: Passion for ocean sciences
Listening to wonderful stories about rivers and reservoirs as a child in Sri Lanka influenced Nishchitha's career path.
Chang Liu '19: PhD in marine science
Developing geolocation methods to benefit fisheries stock assessment and management.
National Science Foundation awards professor $461K
Dr. Jefferson Turner's collaborative project involves conducting research on plankton dynamics at the continental shelfbreak
Excellence in research
Dr. Gavin Fay, who is the recipient of multiple awards, focuses on fisheries management strategies, statistical modeling, and population and ecosystem assessment.
Marine science graduate student awarded $1K
Kathryn Tremblay is the inaugural recipient of the regional scholarship given by the New England Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America.
PhD candidate recognized for research
Owen Nichols, who is pursuing his PhD in marine science at SMAST, received the "Best Student Oral Presentation" Award presented during the Cephalopod International Advisory Council 2018 Conference.
PhD candidate receives BARS scholarship
Elizabeth Ells, who is pursuing her PhD in marine science at SMAST, received the award for her work on Thorpe sorting using MATLAB.
SouthCoast Man of the Year
Professor Kevin Stokesbury named 2018 SouthCoast Man of the Year for his contributions to the fishing industry.
Stokesbury awarded $302,091 NOAA grant
For sea scallop research using his underwater, high-resolution drop-camera array
Information for a new industry
The Public Policy Center is responding to the need for analysis of the emerging offshore wind industry.
Sheel Prajapati '18: Coastal systems science
Sheel, who pursued her master's degree in coastal systems science at UMassD's School for Marine Science and Technology, outlines the keys to career success.
Amanda Hart: Protecting Atlantic herring
Sustaining Atlantic herring populations through examining alternative fishery methods
Learn more about how SMAST faculty and students are protecting our ocean environments.
836 South Rodney French Blvd. •
706 South Rodney French Blvd. •
Visit us from anywhere, at any time.
Take a virtual tour of the UMass Dartmouth campus.