The Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences program from University of Maryland is an inter-institutional, statewide graduate program within the University System of Maryland (USM). The program is composed of faculty from several of the USM's degree-granting universities and research institutions as well as experts from government, non-government agencies and other non-academic units. Thus, the MEES program affords students an unparalleled opportunity to combine the expertise of the best environmental scientists in the region to guide their program of study.
Although the title of the program emphasizes its strengths in marine and estuarine sciences, the program itself spans the environmental sciences as a whole, irrespective of habitat. While the interests of students in the program are diverse, they generally center on some aspect of the interaction between biological, physical and/or chemical systems in the environment.
Student research ranges from studies of molecular mechanisms to fisheries ecology, chemical pollutants, or economic assessments of environmental impacts. Since its faculty members come from so many sources, MEES provides a unique and valuable graduate education across the broad range of the environmental sciences!
Facilities and Special Resources
Students may conduct their research in the laboratories and facilities of the College Park (UMCP), Baltimore (UMB), Baltimore County (UMBC), or Eastern Shore (UMES) campuses, in one of the laboratories of the University’s Center for Environmental Studies (UMCES): the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) at Solomons, Maryland; the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) near Cambridge, Maryland; and the Appalachian Laboratory (AL) in Frostburg, Maryland; or at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) in Baltimore.
- Agricultural Science
- Animal Science
- Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
- Agricultural & Resource Economics
- Business Management
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Environmental Science & Technology
- Environmental Science
- Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Geography & Environmental Systems
- Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science
- Molecular & Cell Biology
- Natural Resources Sciences
- Plant Biology
- Plant Sciences
- Public Affairs
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Environmental Sciences View 92 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in United States
- Official transcripts of all college-level work.
- A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives (preferably including the Foundation of interest). The essay should not be in outline form.
- A current CV or resume.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
- International Applicants: Most international applicants will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.
International51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
National51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State23040 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for College Park
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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