M.Sc. On Campus

Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

Kentucky State University

24 months
14175 USD/year
9450 USD/year
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The Division of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, and the College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences at Kentucky State University offer a Master of Science Degree in Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. Aquaculture is the rearing of aquatic organisms under controlled or semi-controlled conditions.


Interest in Aquaculture has increased worldwide as fish consumption has increased concurrently with decreasing catches of wild fish. In Kentucky and the southern United States, aquaculture production focuses on raising freshwater species commercially. The curriculum meets criteria established by the University Programs Standards Committee of the American Fisheries Society for Fish Culture Specializations.

Key facts:

Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences program at Kentucky State University is designed to provide students with the training and experience required for immediate employment. However, the program is also designed to provide the academic foundation for further graduate studies. Each student will have a graduate committee. This committee will be responsible for designing the student's course of study and student's competencies based on comprehensive evaluation, and thesis or non-thesis presentation and defense.

Upon completion of the program, a student should have knowledge of production and reproduction of primary aquaculture species, basic physiology and nutrition of aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate culture species, mechanics and operation of primary production methods, causes and controls of pathogenic organisms, the function and manipulation of biological and chemical cycles in ponds, basics of marketing and business aspects of aquaculture, and the design and analysis of experiments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Biostatistics
  • Fish Diseases
  • Fish Genetics
  • Fish Morphology and Physiology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Water Quality Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

foreign applicants should complete their applications as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to prospective enrollment. 


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
140 (verbal)
140 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 630 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Frankfort

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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