[MARMAM] Master's of Professional Science - Marine Mammal Science Track

Richardson, Jill L jrichardson at miami.edu
Tue Nov 16 13:50:41 PST 2010

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to new, exciting graduate degree programs in Marine Science, including a Marine Mammal Science track, at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS): the Master's of Professional Science (MPS).
The MPS is an innovative graduate degree at the University of Miami intended for students who seek advanced training in the marine science and conservation fields, as well as the development of workplace skills highly valued by employers. The MPS program prepares students for science careers in business, government, or non-profit organizations where employment demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12-15 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary for employment in entry to mid-level positions in today's professional job market.
The curriculum combines rigorous study in select areas of marine and atmospheric science with interdisciplinary coursework in business, public health, communications, law and other professional domains.  In place of a research-based thesis, all MPS students complete a 3-9 month internship in a business, government, or public sector enterprise, where they learn to apply their skills in a "hands-on" setting. All MPS graduates must complete 30 credits, consisting of 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of internship training. Please be advised that this program is self-funded.
Applications for Fall 2011 will be accepted starting February 1st, 2011 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until June 1st, 2011.  Tracks to be offered in the Fall 2011 include:

*       Marine Mammal Science
*       Integrated Coastal Zone Management
*       Fisheries Science
*       Aquaculture
*       Oceans and Human Health
*       Tropical Marine Ecology
*       Marine Conservation

For more information regarding coursework, prerequisites, and application instructions, please visit our web page - http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/

Jill Richardson, Ph.D.
Faculty/Director of Master's of Professional Science
Department of Marine and Atmospheric Science
RSMAS, University of Miami
(305) 284-2180
jrichardson at miami.edu

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