[Coral-List] Master of Marine and Environmental Science program at the University of the Virgin Islands
mbrandt at uvi.edu
Fri Oct 2 13:28:40 EDT 2015
Applications are now being accepted for fall 2016 admission to the Master of Marine and Environmental Science program at the University of the Virgin Islands. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Please see details below or forward to students who may be interested. Scholarships as well as Research and Teaching Assistantships are available for Fall 2016.
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, MMES students are also working with their advisor 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 me at mbrandt at uvi.edu or 340-693-1376.
Marilyn Brandt, Ph.D.
Director, Masters of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) Program
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, USVI 00802
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