HPL Graduate Education

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Horn Point Graduate Education

Ben Fertig SamplingGraduate studies and research completed at Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) are part of the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science (MEES) program based at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The MEES program offers both Masters and Doctoral degree programs in six Areas of Specialization, five of which are represented by faculty at Horn Point (Environmental Chemistry, Oceanography, Ecology, Environmental Science and Fisheries Science).  The Horn Point research community is very diverse, including plankton dynamics, nutrient cycling, and physical and biological estuarine processes. 

Horn Point Laboratory is a unique setting for research and graduate studies, located 90 minutes away from the main University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.  Situated on the banks of the Choptank River on the Eastern shore of Maryland close to downtown Cambridge, Horn Point’s team of faculty and student researchers are working to develop new scientific approachesto help solve environmental management problems facing our region, nation, and the world. From the vast Arctic Ocean to the local streams of Dorchester County, HPL is constantly pioneering new frontiers in environmental science.