Marine-Estuarine Environmental Sciences

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Program Description

The goal of the MEES program is to train students with career interests in some aspect of environmental science involving geosciences, ecosciences and cellular/molecular sciences. The program is university system-wide and interdisciplinary, allowing students to use facilities and interact with faculty of the entire university system to plan a program best suited to their particular interests. 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 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES).

Although the program is system-wide, students enroll at one of the degree-granting campuses most appropriate to their research interests and professional goals. The MEES program leads to both the master’s and the doctoral degrees. The primary focus of both degrees is original research directed by a research advisor and overseen by a committee knowledgeable in the student’s area of specialization.

Degrees Offered:


Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Interdisciplinary program across University System of Maryland

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

Statement describing applicant’s interests in environmental sciences and reason for pursuing a MEES degree; specific course requirements depending on area of specialization; identification of mentor must be resolved as part of application process

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: January 14 and October 1

International Application Deadlines: January 15 and September 30

Contact Us

Best Contact:

Sandy Davis – UMCP, 301-405-6938,

Graduate Program Director:

Chris Swan, 410-455-3957,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Shirl Curtis, 410-455-3659,

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