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Coastal Zone Management

University of Miami

12 months
2213 USD/credit 66390 USD/year
2213 USD/credit 66390 USD/year
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The track in Coastal Zone Management at University of Miami will introduce participants to the legal and governance frameworks in this increasingly important discipline. 


Key facts

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    66390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    66390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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