Overview

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy (EVR), in cooperation with the Undergraduate Marine and Atmospheric Science Program, also offers a five-year B.A./M.P.S. Program in Marine Affairs. This program enables qualified students to earn a B.A. in Marine Affairs in four years with the opportunity to earn a Master of Professional Science (M.P.S). with only one additional year. 

Admission Requirements

Conditional acceptance to the M.P.S program is based on the student’s GPA at the end of their sophomore year. Students must then take GRE exams and apply for admission to the graduate program at Rosenstiel during their junior year.

All application requirements are available here.

Curriculum Requirements

Students must follow the curriculum corresponding to their respective track in the MPS program. A list of courses (required and elective) are listed on each track page of the MPS website.

B.A. Degree Requiremnts120
Refer to the link below for more information on the BA requirements.
M.P.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS30-32
Refer to the links below for more information on the MPS requirements.
M.P.S. in Aquaculture
M.P.S. in Coastal Zone Management
M.P.S. in Exploration Science
M.P.S. in Fisheries Management and Conservation
M.P.S. in Marine Conservation
M.P.S. in Underwater Archaeology
Total Credit Hours150-152

Sample Plan of Study

Students must follow the curriculum corresponding to their respective track in the MPS program. A list of courses (required and elective) are listed on each track page of the MPS website.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MSC 111 Introduction to Marine Science 3
MSC 112 Introduction to Marine Science Lab 1
CHM 110 Chemical Problem Solving 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
Minor Course #1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIL 150 General Biology 4
GSC 110 The Earth System 4
WRS 107, 106,
First-Year Writing II: STEM
or First-Year Writing II
or Writing About Literature and Culture
3
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours14
Sophomore Year
Fall
MBE 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
HUM Course #1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MSC 217 Physical and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems 3
MSC Course 3
Minor Course #2 3
HUM Course #2 3
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
MSC 313 Coastal Law 3
MSC Course 3
Minor Course #3 3
HUM Course #3 3
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 345 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment 3
Minor Course #4 3
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
MSC 340 Ocean Policy 3
MSC Course 3
Minor Course #5 3
Elective #6 3
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 460 Spatial Applications in Marine Science 3
Elective #8 3
Elective #9 3
Elective #10 3
Elective #11 2
 Credit Hours14
Year One
Fall
MPS Graduate Coursework 12-14
 Credit Hours12-14
Spring
MPS Graduate Coursework 12
 Credit Hours12
Summer
MPS Graduate Coursework 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours151-153