TAMUG offers a masters degree in Marine Sciences, (Masters of Marine Resources Management degree) as well as a masters and doctorate degree in Marine Biology.
The Masters of Marine Resources Management MARM
degree is a non-thesis, professional degree designed to serve the
increasing need for professionals trained in managing coastal and ocean
resources that also possess a strong scientific background. The program
is offered on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus, drawing on
TAMUG’s extensive faculty resources in the departments of Marine Sciences,
Maritime Administration, Marine Transportation, the Center for Texas
Beaches and Shores and the Center for Ports and Waterways. The program
consists of a core set of science, management and environmental law/policy
courses. Students will be required to take an additional 12 hours of
option courses, with the stipulations that the options selected include at
least one advanced science and one advanced law/policy course.
For program and general course information, registration assistance, deadlines or general graduate information, please contact Nicole Wilkins, Administrative Coordinator of Graduate Studies. For other specific program information, please contact Dr. Fred Schlemmer, faculty advisor in the Department of Marine Sciences.
The Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Marine Biology offers a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree, a master's thesis degree (M.S.), and a non-thesis master's degree. The Ph.D. and M.S. - thesis degrees are focused heavily on research and interested students MUST seek out potential research advisors in the area of their interests before applying to the program. For the non-thesis Master's degree, applicants must also identify a potential faculty sponsor or liaison who has agreed to serve in a more limited, or advisory, capacity for the duration of their program. All applicants must identify their advisor or faculty sponsor in their letter of interest included with their application packet.
Marine Biology applicants should expect to work closely with their advisors regarding more specific application requirements. The interdisciplinary program includes 3 campuses of Texas A&M University System and 6 Departments. The host department of the program is the Department of Marine Biology (www.marinebiology.edu) on the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) campus. The Department of Marine Science (www.tamug.edu/mars) is also located on the TAMUG campus. The Departments of Oceanography (http://ocean.tamu.edu ), Wildlife & Fisheries Science (http://wfscnet.tamu.edu/), and Biology (www.bio.tamu.edu) participate in the program on the College Station campus (TAMU). The Department of Life Sciences is located on the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi campus (TAMUCC; http://lsci.tamucc.edu).
To apply for graduate school, you will need to submit a completed Graduate Application, two official transcripts of all college work and your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. These items must be on file in the appropriate department of the Galveston or College Station campus before full admission to the Graduate Program can be considered. Also, three letters of recommendation from individuals who are acquainted with your academic capabilities must be submitted. For the MARB IDP and College Station academic programs, applicants should have contacted a faculty member and have him/her agree to serve as a sponsor or committee chair. MARM applicants should contact Dr. Fred Schlemmer.
Presently financial support for graduate students in Galveston is limited to research and teaching assistantships. The teaching assistantships usually involve instructing in undergraduate labs. Research assistantships are awarded to those qualified students who have a particular interest in areas under investigation. Our research strengths in marine biology are in zooplankton, benthic biology mariculture, estuarine ecology, ichthyology, animal behavior, marine microbiology, marine mammology and comparative physiology of invertebrates. In marine sciences, our strengths are in environmental chemistry, radionuclides, sedimentology, and biogeochemistry. In many cases, the student is able to use data gathered in such research projects for the thesis or dissertation.
Additional graduate work is available through the following Departments on the main campus of Texas A&M University at College Station: Biology: www.bio.tamu.edu/, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences: http://wfscnet.tamu.edu, Oceanography: http://www-ocean.tamu.edu, and Rangeland Ecology and Management: http://rangeweb.tamu.edu. Students enrolled in a College Station department must complete one or two semesters in College Station for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively, during which time they must take nine hours per semester of formal course work. All other course work and research activities can be conducted in Galveston. Students working in Galveston are offered courses and research opportunities that emphasize the estuarine and marine aspects of biology, fisheries, chemistry, physics and geology.
A Graduate Catalog may be obtained by calling 979-845-8681. A Graduate Handbook is available at the Office of Graduate Studies website. Thanks you for your interest in our programs. For more information, please email email@example.com or anyone listed above and on the Resources web page.
Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675 Galveston, Texas 77553