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 (2019 dates will be available by late spring). 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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