Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences, Master of Science (M.S.)

Thesis only: 30 credits 

CourseWork

A minimum of 30 credits with 24 credits of course work and 6 credits of graduate research. Of the 24 course credits, 12 of them must be at the 600 level or higher; including,

  1. one seminar course (MEES608 or equivalent) must be taken for each year in residence (on average);
  2. one approved Statistics course (400 level or higher);
  3. one graduate course representing significant interdisciplinary breadth, outside the student's specialization;
  4. one course or seminar in management, ethics or philosophy of science.

Thesis Defense

An Oral Defense of the Thesis, administered according to Graduate School regulations, will take place at the completion of the research project. This defense will be conducted by the Advisory Committee and will be administered once all other degree requirements have been fulfilled.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
30 credits of coursework including:30
Masters Thesis Research
Applied Environmental Sciences course
One seminar for each year of residence in program
Two professional development courses
Foundation options:
Students select one of the following foundations and complete the requirements:
Environment and Society:
MEES620
Electives
Earth & Ocean Science:
MEES640
Electives
Ecological Systems:
MEES660
Electives
Environmental Molecular Science & Technology:
MEES680
Electives
Total Credits30