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Marine Mammal Science

University of Miami

12 months
Duration
43890 USD/year
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About

Students in this Marine Mammal Science degree track at University of Miami will be part of one of the select programs in the nation designed to prepare them for employment in marine mammal management (including associated ecosystems), population assessments, acoustics, and care.

Overview

Coursework will integrate topics such as marine mammal medicine and pathology, medical diagnostics and laboratory analysis, population assessment and management, state and federal regulations, applied ocean acoustics, research, education, and applied behavior analysis. 

Students will have the opportunity to interact with medical, training, and research experts in our community, as well as conduct an internship at one of many marine mammal rehab, managed care, or research facilities. 

As part of the practical training incorporated into the Marine Mammal Science curriculum at University of Miami, most students will participate in mark-recapture surveys, public education, wild health assessments, behavior analysis and modification studies, clinical care and diagnostics, necropsies, and regional and national conferences.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to effectively analyze marine mammal physiology and behavior, as well as develop managed care strategies.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of field and lab work during their internships.
  • Students will write up a final report and deliver a final presentation based on the work completed in their internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of Marine Mammals
  • Research Diving (and Boat Handling)
  • Statistics for Environmental Management
  • Marine Mammal Behavior Analysis and Managed Care
  • Marine Mammal Disease and Medicine
  • Marine Mammal Conservation and Management
  • Marine Population Surveys & Assessments
  • Introduction to Marine GIS
  • Marine GIS Lab

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43890 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43890 USD per year 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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