Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management

Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management
Skills and Interests

You’re a fisheries professional who is looking to enhance your perspective on fishery issues and the interconnected economic, political, ecological and oceanographic challenges of fisheries management.

Work Environment

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

Program Location:

Delivered entirely online

Program Length:

18 credit hours


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Application Deadline:

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

For More Information:

2021-2022 Graduate Viewbook

Program Description

The Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) provides an opportunity for fisheries professionals to enhance their perspective on fishery issues from a variety of disciplines.

Program Structure

The program is offered online and requires successful completion of 18 credit hours of course work, which consist of 5 course courses (15 credit hours) and 1 elective course (3 credit hours).

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management), a student must be eligible to register in the Master of Marine Studies program.

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, 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 diverse curriculum in this program taught me how complex and inter-twined social, political, economic, and ecological factors are in affecting outcomes of the fisheries ecosystem, and it taught me how to assist in the management of fish and fish harvesters within context of the “fisheries ecosystem."

- Darrell Mullowney, MI Graduate