Welcome! Thanks for your interest in the MRM Program. We’ll be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2024! We hope you’ll find what you need here. If you have further questions, please contact MRM Director, Karen McLeod, karen.mcleod@oregonstate.edu

One strength of MRM is our fabulous network of alumni! John Harms (MRM ‘99, Research Fish Biologist, NOAA) shows MRM students what prep for the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey looks like on a recent field trip to Newport.

The Marine Resource Management (MRM) Master of Science Program will prepare you with the transdisciplinary skills and experience you’ll need to tackle the complex challenges facing the ocean, coasts and people. MRM students find community in our friendly and close-knit program, while capitalizing on the breadth of cutting-edge marine research happening across CEOAS, the whole of OSU, and at partner institutions beyond campus. Grounded in the realities of the world beyond OSU, MRM students are advancing a portfolio of solutions for a more resilient future through interdisciplinary training and robust research.

MRM acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and is committed to furthering Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and supported.

Land Acknowledgements are just the beginning...

Explore the degree

Required coursework and program design

Your MRM degree starts with coursework within CEOAS, but can go almost anywhere! Our six flexible and interrelated areas of study will prepare you for future careers at the interface of science and society — within government, nonprofits, academia, industry or consulting:

  • Resilient communities & coasts
  • Sustainable fisheries & aquaculture
  • Healthy ecosystems & people
  • Emerging solutions & technologies
  • Climate-ready conservation, planning & restoration
  • Public engagement & education

Meet the faculty

Meet the MRM Program Head, Karen McLeod

Welcome Letter from the Director

MRM faculty come from CEOAS, other university departments and outside institutions. Their backgrounds range from anthropology to engineering to fisheries to oceanography. Learn more about them.

Learn about careers

From the time you arrive in the MRM program through graduation and beyond, you will be part of a community of learners and professionals that will provide mentorship, friendship and support. Upon graduation, you become part of a global network of practitioners working to manage, use and conserve marine resources in every corner of the globe.

MRMers are in high demand: They find fulfilling jobs that set them on successful career paths in management, education, research, industry, consulting and beyond. We have staff ready to help by connecting you to networks and alumni mentors and investing in your professional development.