[Coral-List] UVI Master of Marine and Environmental Science Program - Applications now being accepted
mbrandt at uvi.edu
Sat Jan 27 07:59:57 EST 2018
Applications are being accepted for fall 2018 admission to the Master of Marine and Environmental Science program at the University of the Virgin Islands. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. Please see details below or forward to students who may be interested. Scholarships as well as Research and Teaching Assistantships are available for Fall 2018.
The Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degree provides students with the training and skills necessary for planning, conducting, and evaluating research in marine and environmental science. Additionally, students explore how to utilize research to manage natural resources, with a particular focus on the issues and challenges related to natural resource management in the Caribbean region. The program draws upon the expertise of faculty within several units of UVI, in particular the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies and the College of Science and Mathematics. Further, it is a bridge between academia and natural resource management sectors within the US Virgin Islands, the greater Caribbean, and beyond. The program structure allows students to become conversant in the language of both research and resource management, and then to focus on their area of particular interest. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide array of careers in academic, government, non-profit, and private sectors.
The MMES program is designed as a two-year degree program. The first year is composed of core courses that students attend on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. The core courses are designed to provide the broad theoretical and practical background and tools necessary for effectively conducting scientific research, managing natural resources and communicating the results of research and management decisions to various audiences. During their first year, MMESstudents are also working with their adviser and committee to develop their thesis research proposal. Students spend their second year performing their thesis research and taking elective courses or participating in internships. Past internships have included work with The Nature Conservancy, the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, and the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide array of careers in academic, government, non-profit, and private sectors.
For more information, go to http://mmes.uvi.edu/ or feel free to contact the Director of the MMES program at renata.platenberg at uvi.edu
A note about Irma and Maria: Although the US Virgin Islands and its community were devastated by the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the University of the Virgin Islands is committed to continuing to provide high-class educational programs that are US accredited. While the UVI marine and environmental science buildings were damaged by the storms, marine and environmental science research and education is actively taking place while we rebuild. Please feel free to contact the UVI faculty to find out more about their current research programs.
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