The Marine Science Center (MSC) is a marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University. It is an internationally recognized research institution that focuses on the ocean environment, marine life and its diversity, ecology, and discovering biotechnological and medical potentials in the sea. The MSC serves as a teaching laboratory, a center for undergraduate and graduate education, and a learning center with outreach activities to the general public.
In 2012, the administrative functions of the Marine Science Center merged with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, forming the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. The Marine Science Center continues to exist as a physical facility in Nahant, Mass.