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Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus to contact faculty members about specific research interests, funding opportunities, and program information.

Admission to the School of Marine Science is highly competitive; there were 93 applicants for the entering class of 2007, of which only 32 were accepted. The Faculty carefully evaluates criteria of performance, which include GRE scores, overall GPA and GPA in area of concentration, the applicant’s statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and prior experience.

The School of Marine Science Catalog contains information on Admissions, Degree Requirements, Financial Support and Facilities.

The cost of full-time study for the school year 2007-2008 (at 9 or more credit hours) is $4,900 for Virginia residents, and $11,507 for non-Virginia residents for each semester. Assistantships are available to many students.

A nonrefundable processing fee of $50.00 must accompany the application form. A check or money order payable to the College of William & Mary is required. Please note that the deadline for accepting applications for the fall semester is January 15 of each year. Applicants will be notified after April 15.

  • This website is designed so that all information and forms can be obtained online. If you have limited access to computers or if you have trouble downloading/printing any material, please complete an online request for our
    Graduate Program Information Packet.

  • Send email inquiries to:
    Office of Graduate Dean

  • Send a snail-mail request to:

    Office of the Graduate Dean
    P.O. Box 1346 (for regular mail)
    Rt. 1208, Greate Road (for shipping)
    School of Marine Science
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science
    Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346

  • Phone: (804) 684-7105, 7106

  • FAX: (804) 684-7881

The College of William & Mary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Tammy Currie
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
(757) 221-3846
W & M's Affirmative Action Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy