IMS offers three graduate degree programs: M.S., Ph.D., and PSM, Professional Science Masters.
Students graduating from IMS receive a joint degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell. The degree programs are fundamentally grounded in a broad, integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of marine sciences and technology and science management. Students located at the five participating campuses are required to complete “core” courses selected from the natural and social sciences to equip them for interdisciplinary studies and research before focusing upon an area of concentration.
The programs prepare students for employment opportunities in the private and governmental sectors and academia. Emphasis is placed on the education of researchers and scholars who will contribute not only to research, but also to the application of that research in resource management and economic development issues.