Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program
The Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program is a highly interdisciplinary, multi-campus graduate program in marine and environmental science. About one-third of students enrolled in this University System of Maryland program are based at UMCES laboratories. Degrees are awarded through the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, or the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
The program’s strength is drawn from the diverse expertise of its faculty affiliated with several USM institutions, as well as from government and non-government agencies. The program affords students an unparalleled opportunity to combine the expertise of the best environmental scientists in the region to guide their program of study.
The title of the program emphasizes its strengths in marine and estuarine sciences, although the program spans environmental science as a whole, irrespective of habitat. The interests of students in the program are diverse, but generally center on some aspect of the interaction between biological, physical and/or chemical systems in the environment. Research activities range from studies of molecular mechanisms to fisheries ecology, chemical pollutants, or economics of environmental impact. Since its faculty members come from so many sources, MEES provides unique and valuable graduate education across the broad range of the environmental sciences.
Several Areas of Specialization are offered through MEES:
- Environmental science (with a subprogram in environmental management/policy)
- Oceanography (both physical and biological)
- Environmental molecular biology/biotechnology
- Environmental chemistry
- Fisheries science (including fisheries ecology, fisheries management, and aquaculture)
Visit the MEES program website for more details.