Students admitted to the M.Sc. Marine Biology program normally hold a biology B.Sc. (Honours) degree (or equivalent) with at least high second-class standing. All students are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and/or the one for Biology Students.

Acceptance for the Marine Biology graduate program depends on two other criteria apart from grades and educational background.

  • First, an Ocean Sciences faculty member must agree to supervise the student. Applicants for graduate school therefore must have corresponded and made prior arrangements with one or more faculty members who are willing to (a) be the applicant’s graduate supervisor and (b) provide research and personal support.
  • Second, adequate funds must be available for both personal and research support. The minimal level of personal support is set by the Ocean Sciences Graduate Studies Committee.

For additional information please visit Graduate Studies Marine Biology at Memorial.


Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000