48 months
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
811 USD/credit 6082 USD/year
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The Fisheries Science program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science conducts research such as populations and communities of aquatic resources, their responses to exploitation, and changes in environmental conditions, and their management from the sub-cellular to the ecosystem level. 


Key features

Fisheries Science is multidisciplinary, drawing expertise from the biological, physical, and social sciences. Much of the research is quantitative and may be either basic or applied in nature. A diversity of faculty talent exists within the University System of Maryland to provide graduate students with a strong education in ecology, biology, and management of fish and invertebrate resources.

The multidisciplinary nature of fisheries science requires broad training in areas that may include ecology, oceanography, aquaculture, economics, mathematics, seafood technology, pathology and diseases, and management science. Students will select a curriculum, with assistance from their Research Advisory committees, to best achieve their academic and professional goals. Students will obtain most of their academic course work from a broad array of relevant courses presently available throughout the University System of Maryland. The faculty recognizes that flexible, yet rigorous, curriculum choices are important for students in fisheries science.

Graduates of the Fisheries Science program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science may expect to find challenging career opportunities. Most career opportunities in fisheries science are in the government and academic sectors, although in recent years private businesses, research firms and aquaculture businesses offer increasingly diverse career choices.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fisheries Science and Management - covers the basic principles of aquatic productivity, fish/invertebrate population biology, harvest and conservation of resources, assessing yield potentials, and fishery management practices.
  • Fisheries Ecology - covers the biological processes that affect productivity, abundances, and distributions of fish and invertebrate resources. Includes life history theory, predator-prey relationships, bioenergetics, trophic ecology, and zoogeography.
  • Aquaculture - covers the theory and practices of modern aquaculture of fishes and invertebrates. Includes coverage on water quality, production systems, extensive and intensive approaches, culture genetics, fish diseases, and management. 
  • Quantitative Fisheries Science - covers the basic principles of population dynamics
  • Graduate Level Course in Oceanography (physical, chemical or biological) or Limnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work.
  • A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives (preferably including the Foundation of interest). The essay should not be in outline form.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores *Optional
  • International Applicants: Most international applicants will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Should you have any questions as to whether you are exempt, please contact the appropriate graduate school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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