Hopkins Marine Station

Hopkins Marine Station is a place for learning, a place for research, a place to think, and a place to grow. It features small classes and unparalleled access to Stanford Faculty, all a few feet from the Pacific Ocean. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to take both traditional and field based classes in a small liberal arts setting, less than two hours from Palo Alto. Conduct research and gain professional skills with access to diverse marine habitats, including the rocky intertidal and kelp forests.

Featured Opportunity

Hopkins Marine Station faculty offer a variety of courses on campus in addition to our Spring Quarter in Monterey. Thinking about studying oceans? Take a course on campus to meet our faculty and learn about our immersive, experiential opportunities in the spring and summer. Check out the full list of Hopkins courses here

About Hopkins

Faculty at Hopkins


The faculty at Hopkins have a diverse array of interests, from evolutionary biology to whale biomechanics, and a focus on education and teaching.

Students in class at Hopkins

Courses and Majors

Courses are offered in the Winter, Spring and Summer with a focus on small classes and interaction with faculty.

Student in a lab


Hopkins Marine Station is a premier research center at Stanford providing opportunities for your first or advanced independent research experiences.

Housing at Hopkins


Students live a 10 minute walk from Hopkins in a communal setting. See more information on the housing and life at Hopkins.



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