Over half of the world’s population resides in growing coastal areas. These areas are major economic engines, supporting port and shipping, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, and oil and gas mining activities. The coastal zone — comprised of nearshore waters and lands — represents some of the most fragile habitats on the planet. Balancing economic activities with sensitive habitats and high population density is a major challenge that resource managers face in the 21st Century. Similarly, adaptation to climate change, sea level rise, coastal erosion, and hurricanes pose additional challenges for coastal managers.
This Coastal Zone Management program at University of Miami is part of the Marine Ecosystems and Society Department at RSMAS, which has long-established links and study sites in Panamá (among other countries), where students receive hands-on experience and work directly on coastal zone management issues.
The Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree prepares students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing. MPS degrees were developed and implemented nationally in response to employer demands for well-rounded, highly trained employees with a breadth of knowledge and practical skills to address emerging environmental issues and improve the management of natural and cultural resources.
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
- Engineering Systems for Disease Control and Bioremediation
- Environmental Law
- Statistics for Environmental Management
- Sustainable Design and Human Ecology
- Coastal Zone Management
- Water Quality Control in Natural Systems
- Marine GIS
- Marine GIS Lab
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Marine Engineering Marine Studies View 74 other Masters in Marine Engineering in United States
- Online CollegeNet application
- Transcripts from all institutions in which a degree(s) was awarded and a transcript evaluation (for non-U.S. academic institutions)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
- Three letters of recommendation
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
International66390 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.
National66390 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.
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