What will I learn?

With 71% of the Earth covered in water, marine biologists are a vital link to the medicinal, environmental, and technological applications of marine life on society. Humans not only depend on its marine habitats to sustain life—we also put enormous pressure on our marine habitats. It is marine biologists who help preserve and restore collapsing ecosystems from human activities and natural phenomena. A master’s in marine biology from Florida tech gives graduates the educational foundation and hands-on research experience needed to enter a career in marine biology.

Gain Practical Experience

As a leading research university, the curriculum, laboratories, and field research programs for students earning a master’s in marine biology is robust, encouraging students to think outside the box and formulate new ideas that contribute to the field. Florida Tech is near some of the most diverse marine environments, including the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, providing students with a wealth of natural laboratories to conduct cutting-edge research.

Careers In Marine Biology

Agricultural food scientist
Oceanographer
Environmental scientist
Medical scientist
Environmental protection scientist
Natural resources biologist
Fish and wildlife biologist
Aquarium director
Post-secondary education professor
Aquarist
Protected species observer
Coastal ecologist
Marine researcher
Zoologist
Fish and game warden
Marine policy specialist

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$37,230.00 per year
USD $1,241 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,

MELBOURNE,

Florida,

32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program.

For international students

Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program.

English language proficiency:

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have accomplished any of the following: An Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79; or an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0; or a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58; or a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C); or a Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100; ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112.

Application Deadlines: Fall - June 8; Spring - Oct. 14.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized institution providing a variety of degrees taught by industry-leading faculty.

  • One of the most internationally diverse student bodies in U.S
  • Outstanding reputation for STEM subjects
  • Provides scholarships to most students
  • Located in sunny Melbourne, Florida