These institutes of higher learning and the laboratories they are associated with are great places to learn about the ocean world around us. Searching for a college to get an undergraduate degree in? How about going for a graduate degree or doing research? Massachusetts has some of the best colleges and programs in the nation. Or if you prefer to get away a little further, look at the schools all around New England and beyond!


Within Massachusetts

Boston University - BUMP

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

Northeastern University

Salem State

Suffolk University - College of Arts & Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst - The College of Natural Sciences

University of Massachusetts Boston - College of Science and Mathematics

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - School for Marine Science & Technology

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI)



Within New England


University of Connecticut - Marine Sciences Program at Avery Point

University of Connecticut - Northeast Underwater Research Technology & Education Center

University of Hartford - College of Arts and Sciences

University of New Haven - College of Arts & Sciences



Maine Maritime Academy

Unity College

University of Maine - Darling Marine Center

University of Maine at Machias

University of Maine - School of Marine Sciences

University of New England - College of Arts and Sciences


New Hampshire

Shoals Marine Laboratory (University of New Hampshire and Cornell University)

University of New Hampshire - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of New Hampshire - College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

University of New Hampshire - Jackson Estuarine Laboratory


Rhode Island

Brown University

Roger Williams University

University of Rhode Island - College of the Environment and Life Sciences

University of Rhode Island - Graduate School of Oceanography



NOAA Sea Grant 

Connecticut Sea Grant

Maine Sea Grant

Massachusetts Sea Grant

New Hampshire Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant

Woods Hole Sea Grant