Coastal Zone Management

Nova Southeastern University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
24 months
24150 USD/year
24150 USD/year
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The Master's of Science in Coastal Zone Management at Nova Southeastern University is offered both in-house and by distance education (courses accessible via the world wide web). The online MS degree is designed for people "at a distance" from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, or those who wish to take advantage of the flexible delivery system.


Key facts:

  • According to NASA, there are approximately 372,000 miles of coastline on earth, and close to 2.4 billion people living within 60 miles of an oceanic coast. Coastlines are important ecosystems that are heavily impacted by environmental changes and human behaviors. Coastal zone management is a relatively new role that many government agencies and private industries, who conduct business in coastal zones, are looking to fill.
  • In this Coastal Zone Management program at Nova Southeastern University, you’ll learn about contemporary problems and conflicts arising from increased use of coastal areas. You’ll study ways to develop and communicate effective solutions to protect, conserve, and restore coastal resources. These skills will help you advance your career, while making a real impact in coastal communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Marine Ecosystems 
  • Marine Geology 
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Physical Oceanography 
  • Scientific Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To qualify for Full Acceptance, applicants must submit a transcript of their bachelor's degree with a major GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 2.9.
  • A completed application along with a $50 application fee is required. Payment can be made by Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. 
  • The Oceanographic Center requires all applicants to take the general GRE. 
  • You need to request official transcripts from any educational institution attended since high school graduation. Request the certifying institution send transcripts directly to the Graduate Program Office 
  • Both M.S. programs in Marine Science and Biological Science require a minimum of (2) letters of recommendation. 
  • A statement of career goals is required and is a part of the online application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12075 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12075 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Coastal Zone Management
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