Marine Resource Management (MRM) is a science-based, interdisciplinary master's program based in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Astmospheric Science (CEOAS). The program provides students with the multidisciplinary training necessary to function confidently and effectively in professional resource management positions. Marine and coastal issues are technically and politically complex, involving many interests, perspectives and stakeholders. To deal effectively with these issues, marine resource managers need a broad-based background in both physical and social sciences. Graduates from the program are trained to bridge the gap between science and policy.

The program offers two tracks, professional and a thesis. Professional track students develop a project and defend a report on that work, based on either an internship or a research project. Thesis track students are expected to produce a more extensive and rigorous piece of original work and analysis, and must meet additional requirements set by the Graduate School and advisor.

Our coursework is founded on the core oceanography courses in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and designed to include courses in natural and social sciences, environmental law, policy, education, economics, ecology and management.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term

Please contact the program office to inquire about admission to other terms.

Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 0
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 0

Additional Requirements
  • All parts of the application must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for funding. The applicant is responsible for making sure the application packet is complete. See MRM and OEAS Application Instructions for more information.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 05

for Fall Term

Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • climate change, coastal processes, and hazards
  • fisheries management
  • marine pollution and water quality
  • marine conservation
  • marine education and engagement

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)