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What We do: Educate

Ensuring the future of ocean science

The future of human knowledge about the ocean rests in a motivated graduate student or post-doctoral researcher, a curious undergraduate, or a bright young high school student. WHOI is helping shape this future by offering a wide range of programs and opportunities for students and young scientists at all stages of their development.

Enrollment and incoming class statistics since 2010 for MIT-WHOI Joint Program (graduate), undergraduate Summer Student Fellow program, and Postdoctoral Scholar program. [pdf | xlsx]

Graduate Programs

Since 1968, WHOI has partnered with MIT to form one of the premier marine science and engineering graduate programs in the world.

Postdoctoral Programs

WHOI is one of the most prestigious places to begin a career in ocean science and engineering.

Undergraduate Programs

WHOI's semester and summer programs give undergrads the chance to work alongside world-class ocean researchers.

Guest Students

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers a limited number of guest student appointments in our laboratories on a year-round basis for full-time graduate and undergraduate students in conjunction with their studies.

Student Life

Woods Hole is more than just a great place to learn, it's a great place to live.

K-12 Students and Teachers

Opportunities and resources for teaching and learning about ocean science and exploration.

Academic Programs Office

WHOI's Academic Programs Office is here to answer any of your questions about our educational programs.