The Graduate School at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is recruiting qualified students with strong quantitative backgrounds for admission into the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Degree Program in Quantitative Fisheries and Resource Economics for fall 2010. PSM degree programs provide an alternate professional career path for bachelor’s degree holders in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to meet staff needs of the private sector and the government. The PSM program is endorsed by the National Research Council.
Objectives: The PSM program will provide students with quantitative, communication and leadership skills and the knowledge required to obtain careers in natural resources, with a focus on fisheries management and conservation.
Program Requirements: Students must successfully complete 37/38 credit hours, including a non-thesis project of three credit hours for their internship. The internship can be completed at environmental consulting firms, or with federal or state agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Of the 37/38 credit hours, 3 credits each will be for Business Ethics course, and Personnel Development, Management and Evaluation course. Both courses will be used to fulfill the business management and leadership training requirements of the program. The professional communications skills component of the program will be acquired through a 3 credit hour course in Scientific Communications.
Course Offerings: Courses will be taught by UMES faculty and scientists from NOAA and other universities affiliated with the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center.