Hopkins Marine Station is Stanford's academic outpost on the shore of Monterey Bay, the place to come if you want to learn about marine biology. Open to all majors at all levels, our courses cover topics ranging from molecular biology to ecology and conservation. Many include labs and field trips, and all take advantage of the Station's location, here at the edge of the ocean.

Come down for an exciting quarter, or plan your whole major around Hopkins.


Applications Now Open for Spring/Summer 2023

Spring Quarter at Hopkins: Apply Now [Priority 2/15/23] For full course descriptions, see Spring Quarter 2023

HI-SURF Internships: Apply Now [Due 2/19/23] For more information, see undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Summer Quarter: Ecology and Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities: Apply Now [Priority: 3/15/2023]

Want the inside scoop from our HMS Undergraduate Ambassadors? Contact Lilah McCormick: lilahm [at]

Questions? Email: abbymc [at]