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.
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UMass Dartmouth Professors Geoffrey Cowles & Kevin Stokesbury are among NOAA Fisheries’ awardees selected to receive research set-aside funds to support research that informs fishery management and stock assessments.
SMAST alums share their success stories.
Commencement spotlight: Brooke Lowman
Brooke ’21 talks about the value of her experiences & the return on her investment as a PhD student at SMAST.
Commencement spotlight: Micheline Labrie
Micheline Labrie '21 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.
Commencement spotlight: Robert Wildermuth
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.
Learn more about how SMAST faculty and students are protecting our ocean environments.
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