Coastal Science

University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
592 USD/credit
592 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Division of Coastal Sciences offers a Master of Science in Coastal Sciences with specialization in a wide range of subdisciplines including aquaculture, coastal ecology, biodiversity and systematics, coastal geology, estuarine and marine botany, fisheries ecology, geochemistry, parasites and diseases, and toxicology.  


The Division of Coastal Sciences (COA) is a research and graduate education department offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. As a research-intensive unit, COA's graduate program offers excellent opportunities for students to immerse themselves in applied as well as basic research. 

Graduates are equipped to help the state of Mississippi and the nation better protect, manage, and enhance our marine resources. Investigator- and institutionally-initiated research programs support graduate and postdoctoral students in investigations related to aquaculture, aquatic toxicology, biodiversity, ecology, fisheries, and  pathobiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture, 
  • Aquatic Health Sciences, 
  • Coastal Ecology and Ecosystem Processes, or 
  • Fisheries and Fisheries Oceanography.  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of official undergraduate transcript(s). Regular admission to the masters of science degree program requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework.
  • Submission of official results of the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Successful applicants have highly competitive scores.
  • A current CV. 
  • A statement of purpose stating interests and career goals. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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