College or University: East Carolina University
Type of degree: M.A.
Brief overview of program: The Graduate (MA) Program in Maritime Studies is in its 25th year. The PMS is housed in the Department of History. We have conducted field work around the US, in Canada and Bermuda. Other research has been conducted in Britain, Poland, Slovak Republic. We typically admit 10-15 students per year for the 2.5 year program. We have MOA with National Parak Service, NOAA,and other organizations. Better than 1/6th of our graduates go on to the PhD.
Website: Click here for program website
Tuition (2007):In State: $1,992, Out of State: $7,248
Description of Facilities: The PMS has its own building (Eller House) on the ECU campus. We have access to a variety of small water craft and our own remote sensing (Side Scan, Magnetometer, ROV) equipment. Class are held in several locations, with most in Eller House.
Program Faculty: Four Faculty members make up the core group with another faculty line being restored to the program in 07-08.
Babits - PhD Brown
Richards - PhD Flinders
Rodgers - PhD Union Institute
Stewart - PhD - Texas A&M
Three other faculty are contributing faculty:
Dudley - PhD Alabama
Palmer - PhD Temple
Swanson - PhD Western Ontario
Student Support: Most students are on assistantship for first two years. Other stipends are available. Student assistantships run about $3750/semester.
Program Point of Contact: Karen Underwood
Department: Maritime Studies
Institution address: East Carolina University