Fisheries & Mariculture

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 mission of the 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 project.

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.
  • Masters 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 Program, including…

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.


Harvesting Clams

Writing down research results