The MS degree program is for those wishing to pursue careers in marine policy and management. The MS can also lead into PhD specialization in marine policy, environmental law, maritime business, economics, anthropology, or environmental education or a PhD in pure sciences. The MS degree requires completion of 24 course credits and 6 thesis credits.

Applicants to the MS and PhD programs must possess a BS or BA in any relevant academic field. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Those whose first language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 550.

Program Areas:

  • Aquaculture science, technology, management, and environmental issues
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Marine resource economics
  • Political and environmental ecology
  • Underwater marine cultural resources
  • Environmental, coastal, and ocean law
  • Fisheries and aquaculture management
  • Ocean policy and development
  • Marine Geographic Information Systems