Graduate Degrees

PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences

The PhD program in Marine and Environmental Sciences will train independent scientists whose research addresses fundamental and applied questions at local, regional, national, and global scales.

MS in Marine Biology

The Master of Science in Marine Biology emphasizes close interaction between graduate students and faculty members in developing the intellectual and experimental skills required for creative, independent research.

MS in Environmental Science and Policy

The program emphasizes a broadly interdisciplinary and synthetic approach that integrates knowledge in the environmental sciences with their counterparts in the social sciences.


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A new appointee in Northeastern’s Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) department, Aron Stubbins studies how the carbon cycle plays out in natural aquatic environments – from rivers to lakes to…
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