Master of Marine Studies (FRM)

Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

Length of Study:

Approximately 1 year




Online only

Application Deadline:

June 15 (fall)
October 15 (winter)
February 15 (spring)

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Are you interested in the biological, ecological, oceanographic, political, economic, and business aspects of fisheries management?

This innovative program will enhance your work or career progression by providing a wealth of knowledge with real world applications. You will develop, through formal education, those skills that are essential to the management of fisheries resources.

This multidisciplinary program will provide an understanding of relevant concepts in biology, 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 as well as quantitative assessment methods.

Program Structure

This online program has a core plus elective structure, with two options: students may complete either: eight courses plus a major report; or ten courses. Successful applicants to the program may start in either the fall, winter or spring semester of any academic year.

What You’ll Need

Admission to this program is competitive. The basis for admission is typically an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a high second-class standing. International applicants with equivalent credentials will also be considered. In addition to the academic requirements, you would normally have a demonstrated commitment to the fishery.

Student Experience

The Marine Institute’s facilities proved to be an invaluable asset to the successful  completion of this program, and their experienced industry personnel were readily available and willing to assist and answer questions.

The MMS program is applicable to all facets of the industry, and is a must for individuals involved in the day-to-day business of fisheries resource management locally, nationally or internationally.

-Brooks Pilgrim

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