Master's Programs

Scripps offers two flavors of master's degrees, designed with different curricula and outcomes to serve different audiences.

Scripps offers two flavors of master's degrees, designed with different curricula and outcomes to serve different audiences.

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

The MAS degree is intended for professionals who wish to develop an interdisciplinary career at the interface between ocean sciences and public policy.

This challenging one-year, self-funded program provides rigorous graduate-level curriculum and culminates with the completion of a capstone independent research project.

Master of Science (MS)

Scripps now offers a research-based Master of Science degree by thesis for a small number of qualified students.  Prospective students should identify a thesis advisor before applying to the program.