Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (TME)
The Master of Professional Science Degree in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management provides students with advanced training in the theoretical aspects of tropical marine ecology, as well as the practical aspects needed to begin a career in this field. Theory focuses on nearshore, benthic ecosystems common to tropical and subtropical regions worldwide (coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves) and emphasizes threats facing these ecosystems. Practical aspects of the course include field methods and techniques, taxonomy and identification of common vertebrates, invertebrates, algae and marine plants, GIS and remote sensing of shallow water marine environments, scientific diving (through the American Academy of Underwater Sciences), and small boat handling (through the Department of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course). This degree is excellent preparation for technical positions in marine conservation and management and marine ecosystem science at one of a number of state and federal agencies, institutions, and NGOs.
Very detailed/specific application procedure. Please see attached additional source on the process.
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The MPS in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management provides students with advanced training in the theoretical aspects of tropical marine ecology, as well as the practical aspects needed to begin a career in this field.
The University of Miami requires a minimum GRE score of 297 (verbal + quantitative only) and a United States GPA of 3.0+ for graduate program consideration. Applicants are also expected to complete the analytical writing portion of the GRE. Only the first reported scores (GRE and GPA) submitted at the time of application submission will be considered for admissions. Please read GRE & GPA requirements for merit-based tuition waiver consideration on our Financing your Education page.
- Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)
- One year of General Biology + General Biology Labs
- One year of General Chemistry
- At least one semester of Calculus
- 9 additional credits in natural science (Research in these fields may, in some cases, substitute for coursework hours.)
Note to students: Deficiencies in the required courses may be considered on a case by case basis for otherwise highly qualified students.