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Offering a pristine New England rocky shore habitat in close proximity to Boston, the MSC is a globally recognized center of marine science research and education.  Current research areas are described in the research section.

Marine-related degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Master of Science in Marine Biology, and a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology.  In addition, the Three Seas Program boasts a strong reputation of training the next generation of marine scientists at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Read about all the academic programs here.

Check out a couple of short videos about the MSC, one that features our genomics and robotics research and one focused on a graduate student’s perspective. Or, take a spin around the MSC and Nahant in one of the Helmuth Lab’s 360° virtual tours, and check out our live weather conditions. The MSC was also featured on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” in 2014.