How long does it take to become a marine biologist?

The length of time it takes to become a marine biologist can vary depending on the level of education and experience required for the specific job or career path.

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in marine biology or a related field, such as biology or oceanography, takes 4 years to complete. Some students may choose to further their education by pursuing a master’s degree, which can take an additional 2-3 years.

Doctoral degrees in marine biology or a related field can take an additional 4-6 years after completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Additionally, marine biologists may also require several years of experience working in the field before being considered for certain positions.