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Marine Resource Management

College or University: Oregon State University - College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science

Type of degree: M.S.

Brief overview of program: Marine Resource Management (MRM) is a science-based, interdisciplinary master's program based in COAS. The program provides students with the multidisciplinary training necessary to function confidently and effectively in professional resource management positions. Marine and coastal issues are technically and politically complex, involving many interests, perspectives and stakeholders. To deal effectively with these issues, marine resource managers need a broad-based background in both physical and social sciences. Graduates from the program are trained to bridge the gap between science and policy.

Website: Click here for program website

Tuition (2007):In State: 9138, Out of State: 14034

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 30

Where do most of the students go upon graduating or leaving the program?
Continue Education: 5% | Enter Workforce: 90% | Do not know: 5%

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Federal, State and local agencies. NGO's and environmental consulting agencies.

Program of Study:

Student Support: Students are funded on a Graduate Research Assistantship and Graduate Teaching Assistantships which provides monthly stipend, tuition remission and graduate insurance. Students are also nominated for merit based scholarships and fellowships.

Program Point of Contact: Robert Allan


Department: College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science

Institution address: 104 COAS Admin. Oregon State University
                             Corvallis,OR 97331

Phone: 541-737-1340


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