Marine Sciences Education Consortium (MSEC)

Students from any college/university are welcome to attend the Duke University Marine Laboratory, the purpose of the MSEC institutional partnership is to provide a streamlined enrollment process. The Marine Sciences Education Consortium (MSEC) was developed to provide a formal curriculum in the marine sciences, including supervised research, to member institutions. Such institutions are liberal arts colleges or universities attended by students who are preparing for careers in the marine sciences or who have a strong liberal arts interest in the oceans, but for whom no specialized programs in marine sciences are available.

Undergraduate students have access to the Duke Marine Laboratory's fall semester, spring semester, and two five-week summer terms. Members join upon invitation and mutual agreement. Inquiries from interested institutions are welcome and requests to join MSEC will be considered. Inquiries should be addressed to the Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516-9721, (252-504-7508).

Current member institutions include:

Albright College​
Allegheny College
Assumption College
Augustana College
Bucknell University
Cedar Crest
Davidson College
Denison University
Elon University
Five Colleges Coastal and Marine Sciences Program (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts)
Furman University
Gettysburg College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hood College
Ithaca College
Kenyon College
Macalester College
Marquette University
Miami University
New College of Florida
North Carolina State University
Notre Dame
Oberlin College
Presbyterian College
Principia College
Rollins College
University of Richmond
Stetson University
Trinity College
Washington and Lee University
Wittenberg University
College of Wooster