|The goal of the
Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) program is
to train students with career interests in some aspect of
environmental science involving terrestrial, freshwater,
marine, or estuarine systems and leads to both the Ph.D.
and M.S. degrees. The program is University System-wide and
interdisciplinary, allowing students to access facilities and
faculty of the entire University System in order to plan a
program best suited to their particular interests.
Areas of specialization include: ecology; environmental
chemistry; environmental molecular biology and biotechnology;
environmental science; fisheries science; and oceanography.
Students may take courses anywhere in the University System
of Maryland and may organize advisory and examining committees
with faculty from one or more institutions, including the
Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies.
MEES applicants should identify a prospective research mentor
and submit their application to:
MEES Graduate Office
2113 Agriculture/Life Science Surge Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
- In addition to the pre-requisites common to all biological
science graduate programs, the course work in the various
MEES programs differs depending on the area of specialization.
Please see the MEES
- Research rotations (three; Ph.D. students only)
- One 700-level (3 credit) graduate seminar
- Beginning with the second year, Ph.D. students are required
to participate in a research seminar (journal club) every
semester and to take one included in the 18 credits of
600/700 level courses
- Two semesters as a teaching assistant (Ph.D. students
- Dissertation written and defended (Ph.D. students only)
- Original research under the direction of their faculty
mentor and overseen by a committee knowledgeable in the
student’s area of specialization