The Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies consists of two distinct degree tracks:
- A track culminating in an original research thesis or
- A non-thesis track that includes additional coursework and may entail an internship or special project(s).
The Master of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies facilitates students to work with faculty on skill development, original research, projects or professional experience in a broad array of marine fields. Students completing the program have found employment with a variety of government organizations, universities, and the private sector. Recent graduates have found positions such as hydrographer for a NOAA consultant, coastal scientist for a private sector firm, officer in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, hydrologic technician with the USGS, and lecturer at a university. Graduates of the CMWS program are also well prepared to pursue additional advanced degrees at CCU or other universities.
Jan. 15 for Fall Semester for full consideration for University graduate assistantships; however, applications for fall admission will continue to be accepted through July 1.
Nov. 1 for Spring Semester
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission