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Marine Conservation and Resource Management

University of South Alabama
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Marine Conservation and Resource Management

The MS in Marine Conservation and Resource Management is designed to provide a formal course of training and professional development in the marine sciences that will enable students to contribute to the sustainable management of marine resources.

The program does not require thesis research, but instead offers professional development through group projects and professional internships with government agencies, NGOs, and environmental consulting firms. The curriculum and other requirements can accommodate students currently in the workforce.

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Admission requirements

Minimum Requirements For Admission

In addition to the general admissions requirements of the Graduate School, minimal requirements for admission in full standing to the MS Program in Marine Conservation and Resource Management are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to marine sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and engineering) or conservation biology (economics, sociology) from an accredited four year college or university.
  2. An undergraduate minimum grade-point average of 3.0 overall (4.0 point system).
  3. A minimum score of 300 combined on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Research Integrity Seminar
  • Marine Conservation
  • Essentials of Oceanography

Spring Semester

  • Marine Resource Management
  • Marine Sciences Seminar
  • Graduate Level Elective

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • Elective
  • Directed Studies Part I
  • Stats in Research I

Spring Semester

  • Directed Studies Part II (Project completion)
  • Marine Restoration Ecology
  • Stats elective

MAS courses that may be used as electives

  • Quantitative Methods in Fisheries in Ecology
  • Fisheries Oceanography
  • Advanced Marine Ecology
  • Field Marine Sciences
  • Oceanographic Experiences
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography

Non-MAS Electives

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Molecular and Cellular Toxicology
  • Environmental Sociology

Statistics Electives

  • Environmental Statistics
  • Design of Experiments

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • In-State: 442.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 884.00 per credit hour

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University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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