Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

- Master's Degree

Skills and Interests

You want to delve deeper into the interconnected economic, political, ecological and oceanographic challenges of fisheries management.

Work Environment

Fish harvesting companies, government institutes, international agencies and leading policy organizations.

Program Location:

Delivered Online

Program Length:

24 credit hours for major paper option or 30 credit hours with comprehensive course option

Courses:

View Calendar entry| Master's and Ph.D. Program Booklet

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  June 15
Winter Admission: October 15
Spring Admission: February 15

Program Description

The Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) is a multi-disciplinary program of study that provides exposure to all dimensions of modern fisheries resource management. This online program provides an understanding of relevant concepts in ecology, resource assessment, economics, business, technology, as well as fisheries policy and planning. While focused primarily on the North Atlantic, the program also deals with major world fisheries including a range of inter-jurisdictional issues.

Program Structure

Participants will complete course work offered by the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University.

Option 1 requires five core courses (15 credit hours), three elective courses (9 credit hours), and a major report.

Option 2 requires five core courses (15 credit hours) and five elective courses (15 credit hours)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet Memorial University School of Graduate Studies’ admission requirements: www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar.

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. To be considered for admission to the program an applicant must normally have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a high second class standing from an institution recognized by the Senate.

In addition to the academic requirements above, applicants will normally have a demonstrated commitment to fisheries through employment or experience in a sector of the fishery, in a regulatory agency or government department connected to fisheries, in a non-governmental agency, or through self-employment or consulting activities related to fisheries.

What Alumni Say

"The MMS program is a must for individuals involved in fisheries resource management locally, nationally or internationally."

-Brooks Pilgrim
MI Graduate