MAS-MBC Class of 2019

CMBC is part of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and is not a curricular group. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a department within the University of California San Diego (UCSD).  CMBC activities involve many UCSD departments and curricular groups.  Prospective students should investigate the various UCSD programs, admission requirements and other opportunities including the PIER Ph.D. Specialization and MAS-MBC program that are led by CMBC.

PIER (Program from Interdisciplinary Education and Research) is an approved specialization for Ph.D. students in any of eleven UCSD departments

Opportunities includes:
16 unit interdisciplinary summer “Boot Camp”

Interdisciplinary Forum for Environmental Research

More information and how to apply:
Program for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research

Career Track for Ph.D. graduates
PHD Career track

Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MAS-MBC) is a professional program. The program accepts a maximum of 26 student per year to keep class size small and better address students’ needs.
CMBC Training includes:
16 unit interdisciplinary summer “Boot Camp”
MAS Forum
Marine Science Law and Policy
Environmental Economics
More information and how to apply:

Upon graduation, our alumni secure meaningful, challenging and satisfying positions across the globe with a wide range of employers.
MAS Career Track

Commitment to Diversity
CMBC seeks to achieve a diversified student body and actively encourages students from underrepresented groups to apply. More information on the UCSD diversity program & activities can be found at