Marine and Environmental Sciences, MS

Please see PhD Marine and Environmental Sciences for further information about this program.  No students will be admitted directly into this program to pursue a master's degree.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

All students must complete 30 SH; 20 SH must be graded coursework.
Statistics
Complete one of the following:4
Biostatistics
Lab for ENVR 6500
An alternative statistics course may be completed upon approval by the graduate committee.
Research
Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:8
Research

Concentrations

Complete one of the following concentrations:

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Seminars
EEMB 7102Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology2
Complete one of the following:2
Seminar in Marine and Environmental Sciences
Seminar in Sustainability Sciences
Seminar in Geosciences
Readings
EEMB 8102Readings in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology2
Concentration-Specific Electives
Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
Environmental Planning
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Geographical Information Systems
Ecological Dynamics
and Lab for EEMB 5130
Biology of Corals
Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Marine Birds and Mammals
and Lab for EEMB 5508
Tropical Terrestrial Ecology
Oceanography
and Lab for EEMB 5516
Coral Reef Ecology
Marine Conservation Biology
Physiological and Molecular Marine Ecology
Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Botany
and Lab for EEMB 5534
Ocean and Coastal Sustainability
Substitutions may be made with approval of graduate committee.

Sustainability Sciences

EEMB 7103Seminar in Sustainability Sciences2
Complete one of the following:2
Seminar in Marine and Environmental Sciences
Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Seminar in Geosciences
Complete 3 SH of coursework in statistics. The following list includes potential courses:3
Biostatistics
Experimental Design Marine Ecology

Geosciences

EEMB 7104Seminar in Geosciences2
Complete one of the following:2
Seminar in Marine and Environmental Sciences
Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Seminar in Sustainability Sciences
Complete 3 SH of coursework in statistics. The following list includes potential courses:3
Biostatistics
Experimental Design Marine Ecology

Marine Sciences

EEMB 7101Seminar in Marine and Environmental Sciences2
Complete one of the following:2
Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Seminar in Sustainability Sciences
Seminar in Geosciences
Complete 3 SH of coursework in statistics. The following list includes potential courses:3
Experimental Design Marine Ecology
Biostatistics

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required