Marine Biology Program

Marine biology is an exciting area of graduate study at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Marine Biology Program is designed for students with an interest in one or several sub-disciplines of marine biology who wish to pursue careers in higher education, government, or private industry. The principal strengths of this marine biology program lie in the international recognition, scholarly productivity, and extramural funding of its diverse faculty, as well as the strategic location of two campuses on the Gulf of Mexico.

The Marine Biology degree is unique because it is an interdisciplinary degree program (IDP) combining the strengths of three universities within the Texas A&M University System; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Galveston, and Texas A&M University. Students can choose courses from any campus and form committees with any of the participating IDP faculty.

Degree Partners

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Prospective Students

The Marine Biology Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has a strong core of respected faculty whose research ranges from genes to ecosystems. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students also have access to a fantastic array of cutting edge technologies, including a core molecular facility, ocean observing system technologies, a core marine analytical facility, as well as a fleet of boats for nearshore and coastal studies.

If you are interested in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Marine Biology Program, please consider applying here: Apply Marine Biology Program.

Our graduate students are supported by external fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and scholarships.  For more information on teaching assistantships and scholarships, please visit here:  For research assistantships, prospective students are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors directly.