Graduate Opportunities

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Starting Fall 2017, the Marine Institute’s School of Fisheries will deliver three program options: Master of Science in Fisheries Science (Fisheries Science and Technology); Master of Science in Fisheries Science (Stock Assessment); and Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science.

Across the three programs, students will conduct cutting-edge research and complete focused training courses in programming, statistics, and study design. Stock assessment students will receive extra training in this specialized area of research.

The Marine Institute’s fisheries science program will be unique in that all students will complete a mandatory course in science communication, which will train them to make their work accessible to people without formal training in science.

Students in the programs will be mentored and supervised by researchers within the School of Fisheries and will conduct original fisheries research as part of their studies.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Picture of Laura on the CE.Since CFER’s creation, we have attracted students from across Canada, as well as international students from the USA, UK, China, Paraguay, Ghana and elsewhere. 

CFER hosts numerous students from Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Students complete Masters and PhD programs in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Marine Institute research scientists. Students within the Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) at the Marine Institute have also completed their major report working with CFER research scientists.

In addition, CFER scientists and research personnel supervise

  • postdoctoral fellows
  • honours students
  • summer interns
  • research assistants

For more information on graduate or other student opportunities, please contact or one of our Research Scientists