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Graduate Program Assistant

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.

Meet the faculty

Meet the MRM Program Head, Flaxen Conway

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.

Learn about careers

MRMers find fulfilling jobs that set them on a successful career path. We have staff ready to help you do the same by connecting you to networks and alumni mentors and investing in your professional development. As a result, most graduates are employed by six months post-degree, if not before.

MRM alumni shine in a wide range of careers, from managing marine places, resources, and processes for industry, NGOs, and state/federal government, to educating and engaging learners of all ages.