Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (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/processing companies, government institutes, international agencies and policy organizations.

Program Location:

Delivered entirely online

Program Length:

18 credit hours of course work


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Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  May 15
Winter Admission: October 15

For More Information:

Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) brochure

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 core courses (15 credit hours) and 1 elective course (3 credit hours).

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management), a student must meet admission requirements for the Master of Marine Studies program.

An applicant must normally have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a high second class standing from an institution recognized by 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.

Please refer to the Memorial University Calendar for descriptions and regulations for this program.

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