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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 and ocean science. 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.


For application information, see Stanford@SEA

Spring Quarter at Hopkins

Applications are now open! [Priority deadline: 2/9/24] For course descriptions, see Spring Quarter 2024.

Please note: If you are also applying for Stanford@SEA, please wait until those decisions are released (2/19/24) to apply for a quarter in residency, to prevent double acceptances.

Summer Course

Kelp Forest Ecology [Priority deadline: 3/15/24] Application open, apply now.

HI-SURF Internships

Applications will open in December 2023 [Priority deadline: 2/15/24] For more information, see undergraduate Research Opportunities.

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