Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

- Master's Degree

Skills and Interests

You want to delve deeper into the interconnected economic, political, ecological and oceanographic challenges of fisheries management.

Work Environment

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

Program Location:

Delivered Online

Program Length:

30 Credit hours with comprehensive course or 24 credit hours for major paper option


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Application Deadline:

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

Program Description

Your studies here will give you an understanding of relevant concepts in ecology, resource assessment, economics and business, as well as fisheries policy and planning. While focused primarily on the North Atlantic, the program also deals with major world fisheries.

This innovative program provides a wealth of knowledge with real world applications. Through the prescribed courses, which include quantitative assessment methods, you'll develop the skills essential to the management of fisheries resources.

Program Structure

This program's structure includes electives built around a core of mandatory courses. Students may complete either: eight courses plus a major report, or ten courses. Successful applicants to the program may start in either of the Fall, Winter or Spring semester of any academic year.

  • 24 credit hours plus major report
  • 30 credit hours of course work
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum of a high second-class standing.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the fishery.

*Note: International applicants with equivalent credentials will also be considered.

What Alumni Say

"The MMS program is a must for individuals involved in fisheries resource management locally, nationally or internationally."

-Brooks Pilgrim
MI Graduate