Master On Campus

Marine Ecosystems and Society

University of Miami

36 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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The University of Miami School of Law and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) offer a joint degree program in Law and Marine Ecosystems and Society.


Key facts

Upon completion of this Marine Ecosystems and Society program at University of Miami, a student earns the Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law and a Master of Professional Science in Marine Ecosystems and Society from RSMAS, ranked as one of the top five geoscience institutions in the United States.

The M.P.S. degree allows students to focus their course work in one of four areas:

  • Aquaculture Track: Focus on the environmental, technological, social, economic, legal and political aspects of sustainable aquaculture.
  • Coastal Zone Management Track: Gain exposure to the legal and governance frameworks associated with the sustainability of near-shore waters. These areas present unique challenges to resource managers in the shipping, tourism, development, fisheries, aquaculture and oil industry.
  • Marine Conservation Track: Design a curriculum around personal career goals while focusing on innovative solutions to current marine ecosystem threats. This track combines science, law, economics, and policy to foster the conservation of marine ecosystems.
  • Underwater Archeology: Focus on the management of underwater cultural heritage (MUCH). The MPS Underwater Archaeology track is primarily technical and introduces participants to the legal and governance frameworks in this increasingly important discipline. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Coastal Sustainability
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Exploration Science
  • Fisheries Management and Conservation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Underwater Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


106 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who apply for the joint J.D./M.P.S. program must apply to both the School of Law and to RSMAS, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society. 
  • Prospective students must achieve a qualifying score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and on the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to the respective schools. 
  • An applicant must notify both schools that he or she is applying for the joint J.D./M.P.S. program and, in order to remain in the joint program, must meet the minimum standards of both schools.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
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