The Institute grants M.S.  and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science with specializations in Marine Biology, Marine Physical Science, or Marine Biotechnology . MSI also offers the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management (PM-TMEM) program for managers and practitioners, with its initial focus on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). These graduate programs provide students with opportunities for advanced multidisciplinary training enriched with integrated research, development and extension.  Research assistantships in various projects are available to students. A limited number of scholarships are available through special grants.