The Fisheries & Mariculture Program at Texas A&M
University-Corpus Christi is a graduate program offering the Master of Science
(M.S.) in Fisheries & Mariculture. The goal of this program is to prepare
graduate students for a career in either the private or public sector in
fisheries, mariculture or aquaculture. This is accomplished through a rigorous
core curriculum combined with an intensive "hands-on" research or internship
The Master of Science in Fisheries & Mariculture requires a
minimum of thirty-six (36) Semester Credit Hours (SCH). Depending on their
interests and objectives for graduate work, students select a research or
internship focus by choosing between two options:
- Research (Thesis) Options: Students
choosing this option gain expertise in a specific area by investigating a
research topic, producing research results of publishable quality, and reporting
their findings with full documentation in a scientific format. This option is
recommended for students who intend to further their graduate study and
undertake a doctoral degree. (Successful completion of a masters thesis, or
equivalent, is required to enter most doctoral programs.)
- Internship (Non-Thesis) Options:
Students choosing the internship option are exposed to a wide range of career
areas. This option develops a student's managerial and technical skills through
a broad internship experience.
International Program: Peace Corps or Graduate School? This program offers
the best of both. Master's International (MI) has made available the unique
opportunity of integrating a Master's degree in Fisheries and Mariculture with
overseas service. After completing initial course work at TAMUCC and receiving a
Peace Corps placement, students travel to their respective site and complete
their assignment according to the needs and requests of their host country.
Academic work grows from volunteer work.
The current Graduate
Catalog provides more information about the Fisheries & Mariculture
The Online Schedule lists courses that are being offered in the
current and/or next semester.
The BIOL and FAMA Handbook provides information to help students prepare necessary documents.