Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in some combination of biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, computer science, mathematics, engineering, economics, policy, social, or geographic information science.
The CMSS program focuses on integrative concepts that have emerged in recent years, linking natural sciences to social sciences. System Science is a new discipline that seeks to understand the relationships between all of the variables affecting a given phenomenon. Graduates of the CMSS program will demonstrate proficiency in understanding and applying the concepts and principles of all of the natural sciences as well as a working competence in mathematical modeling and geospatial analysis.
If you want a degree that will allow you to make a difference, consider being part of this unique program.
Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters)
Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester)
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Coastal & Marine System Science, M.S ( 36 semester credit hours )
Core: Required Courses (12 semester credit hours)
CMSS 5392 - Thesis I: Thesis Proposal 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 5393 - Thesis II: Thesis Research 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 5394 - Thesis III: Thesis Submission 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 6312 - Communicating Science Seminar 3 sem. hrs.
Core: Course Choices (12 semester credit hours)
Choose four courses (12 sem. hrs.) from the list below:
CMSS 6303 - Natural Systems Analysis 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 6305 - Natural Systems Modeling 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 6307 - Coastal and Marine Systems 3 sem. hrs.
GSEN 6330 - Spatial Systems Science 3 sem. hrs.
CMSS 6370 - Coastal Management and Ocean Law 3 sem. hrs.
Elective, Specialized and Topical Courses (12 semester credit hours)
Postgraduate Program Pre-Master’s Program (2 semesters) $12252
Pre-Master’s Program (1 semester) $6126
Direct Admission (2 semesters/9 credits each) Business: $11,759 Engineering/Computer Science: $12,126
Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004