Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture)

Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture)
Skills and Interests

You want to contribute to sustainable global seafood production as a professional in the global technologically innovative aquaculture industry.

Work Environment

Marine and freshwater aquaculture farms, land-based hatcheries, aquaculture advisory agencies, government departments, environmental monitoring, fish health suppliers, consulting companies, fish food manufacturers, aquaculture equipment manufacturers and distributors, research and academia.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's) and online

Program Length:

36 credit hours of course work including 12-week internship


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Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  June 15

For More Information:

Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture) brochure

Program Description

The Marine Institute’s Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture) focuses on strategic planning, decision- making, and management for aquaculture organizations. This program will harness the power of your expertise to stand out as an aquaculture managerial candidate in your organization and advance in your career.

Program Structure

This course-based program consists of 36 credit hours of course work and a 12-week internship that provides theoretical, intensive hands-on and practical components, as well as applied management perspectives in the aquaculture field. The degree may be completed in six semesters on a full-time basis. The first six courses are delivered initially on campus and move online as students progress through the program.

Advanced students who graduated from the Marine Institute’s former Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture in the last ten years and have a minimum of at least one year of relevant professional work experience, may be granted advanced standing for select courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission to the program, an applicant will normally possess a relevant second-class or better undergraduate degree (cumulative grade point average ≥ 2.75/4) from a university of recognized standing.

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

What Faculty Say

“The combination of in-class instruction with hands-on technical training and managerial-focused courses prepares graduates of the program for leadership roles within the aquaculture industry. The internship affords students the opportunity to put their practical skills to work, while the online course portion of the program affords flexibility to individuals who are working full-time while completing the final courses in the program."

- Dr. Jillian Westcott, Instructor And Academic Director/Graduate Officer