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Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

12 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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The Master of Professional Science Degree in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management at University of Miami provides students with advanced training in the theoretical aspects of tropical marine ecology, as well as the practical aspects needed to begin a career in this field. 


Key facts

Theory focuses on nearshore, benthic ecosystems common to tropical and subtropical regions worldwide (coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves) and emphasizes threats facing these ecosystems. 

Practical aspects of the course include field methods and techniques, taxonomy and identification of common vertebrates, invertebrates, algae and marine plants, GIS and remote sensing of shallow water marine environments, scientific diving (through the American Academy of Underwater Sciences), and small boat handling (through the Department of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course). 

This Master of Professional Science Degree in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management at University of Miami is excellent preparation for technical positions in marine conservation and management and marine ecosystem science at one of a number of state and federal agencies, institutions, and NGOs.


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:

  • Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Research Diving
  • Boat Handling
  • Statistics for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Field Techniques and Instrumentation in Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Marine GIS
  • Marine GIS Lab
  • Marine Population Biology & Modeling
  • Environmental Policy and the Environmental Impact Statement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits
  • 31 - 32 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

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

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


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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