[Coral-List] New Professional Master of Science at the University of Miami / RSMAS

Diego Lirman dlirman at rsmas.miami.edu
Thu Feb 23 15:51:04 EST 2012

Professional Master of Science - Marine & Atmospheric Science, RSMAS

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to new, exciting graduate degree programs in Marine and Atmospheric Science that will be offered this Fall (2012) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS): the Professional Master of Science (MPS).

The MPS is an innovative graduate degree at the University of Miami intended for students who seek advanced training in the marine science and conservation fields, as well as the development of workplace skills highly valued by employers. The MPS program prepares students for science careers in business, government, or non-profit organizations where employment demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in 12-15 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary for employment in entry to mid-level positions in today's professional job market.

The curriculum combines rigorous study in select areas of marine and atmospheric science with interdisciplinary coursework in business, public health, communications, law and other professional domains.  In place of a research-based thesis, all MPS students complete a 3-6 month internship in a business, government, or public sector enterprise, where they learn to apply their skills in a "hands-on" setting. All MPS graduates must complete 30 credits, consisting of 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of internship training. Please be advised that this program is self-funded, and standard University of Miami tuition rates (i.e. per credit) apply.

The deadline for applications for the Fall semester is June 1, 2012. Tracks to be offered in Fall 2012 include:

Marine Science
*       Marine Mammal Science
*       Marine Conservation
*       Coastal Sustainability (NEW!)
*       Coastal Zone Management
*       Fisheries Science
*       Aquaculture
*       Tropical Marine Ecology
*       Underwater Archeology

Atmospheric Science
*       Broadcast Meteorology
*       Computational Meteorology and Oceanography
*       Weather, Climate and Society
*       Weather Forecasting

For more information and application instructions, please visit our web page - http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/
For questions, please contact - gso at rsmas.miami.edu

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