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.
Minimum Requirements For Admission
Applications for Fall admission are due by April 15 of each year. Enrollment normally begins in the fall semester; however spring admissions will be considered on a case by case situation. 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:
- 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.
- An undergraduate minimum grade-point average of 3.0 overall (4.0 point system).
- A minimum score of 300 combined on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
The applicant will be required to submit:
- A completed application including a statement indicating the student's interests and professional goals.
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (General Test).
Provisional admission may be granted upon recommendation of the departmental admissions committee. Full standing can be attained after conditional admission by satisfactorily completing (with a grade of no lower than "B") nine (9) semester hours of course work in marine sciences at USA.