Marine Lab

 Spend Summer at the Duke University Marine Laboratory!

Since 1938, the Marine Laboratory, set within the natural beauty of the Outer Banks of coastal North Carolina, has offered a picturesque residential campus, where learning in small, intimate groups take place year-round. Students have direct access to the area’s natural resources while using the latest scientific innovations. Many of the marine science summer courses include field studies components.

>> Matriculating professional master’s students can take up to 7-8 credits (2 course equivalents) TUITION-FREE during summer session II (July 9-August 10). All students are required to live on campus. Advance registration is open and will remain open until the course is filled, but space is limited.

Summer 2018 Update:  We are excited to announce that Author Paul Greenberg will be co-teaching part of the Conservation Biology & Policy course this summer! 

Course Load

  • Students enrolled in Conservation Biology and Policy or the Drones course may also take Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, or Marine Ecology.
  • Students enrolled in Physics 142LA may not take a second course.
  • Students interested in Research Independent Study should contact for instructions.

Questions about enrolling?

Contact Gwendy Womble, Enrollment Program Coordinator


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