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Hopkins Marine Station is part of the Doerr School of Sustainability, and is home to Biology and Oceans graduate students working toward their PhDs. Students train under the supervision of faculty from both departments, and conduct research in areas from molecular biology to whole-organism physiology to population biology, ecology and conservation. If accepted into either graduate program, you will interact most intensively with your principal investigator and these advisor and members of your laboratory. As each of our labs has its own perspective on science and approach to research, we strongly recommend you contact individual faculty regarding their recruitment needs and how your experience may be a match for their respective lab; they will also advise you on which department is more appropriate for your application.

Oceans  Biology

The Oceans and Biology departments encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, individuals with non-traditional academic training, international students, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would make significant contributions to a more diverse community. We believe that bringing together diverse opinions, experiences, backgrounds, and skills is an essential aspect of our interdisciplinary, solutions-based education, and research.

More information is available at Graduate Admissions or you can send general inquiries to or

Navigating the Application Process

Applying to graduate school can be both an exciting and a frustrating experience, but we are committed to making the application process both transparent and inclusive.  Please see our FAQs for more details.