Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) host and administer an interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Marine Science for seven California State University (CSU) campuses: East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San José and Stanislaus.
MLML' mission is to: "Provision the Pioneers of the Future in Marine Sciences". We do this by providing our students with a cutting-edge education that emphasizes mentoring and teaching integrated with independent research. Through our curriculum and research-based graduate program we prepare students for careers in science, education and outreach, conservation, policy and management, as well as the pursuit of doctoral degrees related to the marine sciences.
The great wealth of nearby marine resources, the faculty emphasis on mentoring and teaching with integrated research, and the excellent facilities, staff, and marine operations contribute to make this one of the best programs for a Master of Science in Marine Science in the United States.
MLML strive to provide its graduates with:
- An increased depth of understanding of selected topics in the marine sciences both broad and specific to their specialty or field of study, such as: Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Marine Phycology, Marine Ichthyology, Marine Turtle, Bird and Mammal Ecology, and Marine Invertebrate Zoology.
- An expertise in acquiring knowledge within their specific field of scientific study.
- An ability to critically analyze scientific research performed by themselves and by others.
- An ability to pose relevant scientific hypotheses or questions that may then serve to guide their thesis research within their specific field.
- A proficiency in the design and implementation of experiments or data collection methodologies to address specific hypotheses/questions as applicable to their field of scientific study.
- A mastery of tools and instrumentation for data collection and analysis (including analytical and statistical techniques) specific to their scientific field of study.
- An ability to place their work within the larger context of their specific field of scientific study and to clearly identify the implications of their research for that field.
- A proficiency in oral communication by being able to present research clearly and concisely. A proficiency in written communication through clearly and concisely utilizing an appropriate scientific writing style.