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Coastal Zone Management

College or University: Nova Southeastern University

Type of degree: M.S.

Brief overview of program: This program leads to a multidisciplinary professional MS degree, intended for employees of government and industry seeking career enhancement, as well as for recent college graduates seeking careers in planning and management with governmental agencies, industries, and other activities depending on or affecting the coastal zone or its resources. The program also can be of value for enhancement of careers in education. It focuses on contemporary problems and conflicts arising from increased use of coastal areas and emphasizes the evaluation of alternative policy management solutions. Coastal studies combine elements of ecology, geology, physics, engineering, economics, law, the social sciences, and management. Because of this diversity, applicants with any undergraduate major will be considered for admission. A science major is most useful. A science background including general biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry is essential.

Website: Click here for program website

Tuition (2007):In State: 14,200, Out of State: 14,200

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 75

Where do most of the students go upon graduating or leaving the program?
Continue Education: 30% | Enter Workforce: 65% | 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? Working for various public agencies, including federal, state, and county levels. They also work in private consulting firms.

Description of Facilities: The Oceanographic Center is located on a 10-acre site on the ocean side of Port Everglades, adjacent to the port's entrance. The center has a one-acre boat basin. Its location affords immediate access to the Gulf Stream, the Florida Straits, and the Bahama Banks. The center is composed of three buildings, and several modulars. The main two-story building houses seven laboratories, conference rooms, workroom, and 13 offices. A second building contains a large two-story warehouse and staging area, classroom, biology laboratory, electron microscopy laboratory, darkroom, machine shop, carpentry shop, electronics laboratory, the library, student computer lab, computing center, and 15 offices. A one-story building contains a wetlab/classroom, coral workshop, and an X-ray facility. A modular laboratory is used for aquaculture studies.

Student Support: Federal Financial aid is available as well as employee benefits that include a 100% tuition waiver to our program for full time employees.

Program Point of Contact: Melissa Dore


Department: Oceanographic Center

Institution address: 8000 North Ocean Drive
                             City of Dania Beach,FL 33004

Phone: 954-262-3600


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