Please review the information about our graduate programs at the bottom of this page. If you still have questions, send an email to or contact Lori Hartline, Graduate Program Assistant at 541-737-5188.

The ocean sustains communities and livelihoods, controls climate, serves as a highway for global commerce, represents a potential energy source and provides recreation and inspiration. It is also at risk, as climate change, pollution and other human activities take their toll. To tackle these problems, future leaders and policy makers will need a broad background in both natural and social sciences.

Established in 1974, the Marine Resource Management (MRM) program is a science-based, interdisciplinary master's program that will provide you with the necessary tools to become an effective and creative marine resource management professional.

Your MRM degree will include oceanography coursework to provide a strong scientific foundation for understanding our oceans and coasts, as well as courses in natural and social sciences.

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...

Meet the faculty

Meet the MRM Program Head, Karen McLeod

MRM faculty – more than 60 strong – come from CEOAS, other university departments, and outside institutions. Their backgrounds range from anthropology to zoology. Learn more about them.

Meet our current MRM students

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.

Meet some MRM alumni