Why Marine Biology @ Memorial?
With over 60 graduate students, the Department of Ocean Sciences has 14 full-time, 1 Emeritus, 1 Honorary, and 2 cross-appointed faculty members. Approximately 12 researchers from outside the university, many employed in government laboratories (agriculture, fisheries, forestry, wildlife), hold adjunct appointments with the Department and contribute to the graduate program as co-supervisors and supervisory committee members. A strategic goal of the Department is to provide high-quality educational and training opportunities, particularly at the graduate level. Our graduate students are engaged in a variety of research areas including physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology; biological and chemical oceanography; behavioural and population ecology; and aquaculture and fisheries.
Description of programs
- MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Ocean Sciences website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study. An honours degree would be an asset
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Students are responsible for being aware of all fees and charges, by referring to the Financial and Administrative Services website, and applicable deadlines, by referring to the University Calendar.
MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
No set deadline date for Fall, Winter and Spring admission
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