Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2016/2017)
17 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Marine Studies and the Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management

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  • Vice-President (Marine Institute)
  • G. Blackwood

The degree of Master of Marine Studies (M.M.S.) is offered in Fisheries Resource Management (FRM) and in Marine Spatial Planning and Management (MSPM). There is also a Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management.

Both the Fisheries Resource Management and the Marine Spatial Planning and Management program areas will be administered by Academic Directors appointed by the Vice-President (Marine Institute), together with Academic Advisory Committees.

Academic Advisory Committees for each program area will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Vice-President (Marine Institute). Each of these committees will consist of the Academic Director as Chair, three members from the Marine Institute and two members from other academic units of the University. Normally, all appointments will be for a period of three (3) years.

For the Fisheries Resource Management programs, a Technical Advisory Committee consisting of a cross-section of members with professional expertise related to the fishery, will provide regular feedback on program content, instruction, and future direction of the Program.

For the Marine Spatial Planning and Management program, a Technical Advisory Committee, consisting of a cross-section of members with professional expertise related to the ocean/marine sector, will provide regular feedback on program content, instruction, and future direction of the Program.

Members of these Technical Advisory Committees will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Vice-President (Marine Institute). The Academic Director will be an ex-officio member and Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee. Normally all appointments will be for a period of three (3) years

17.1 Graduate Diploma (Fisheries Resource Management)

The Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management provides an opportunity for fisheries professionals to enhance their perspective on fishery issues from a variety of disciplines.

17.1.1 Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management, a student must be eligible to register in the Master of Marine Studies program (see Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management), Admission Requirements below).

17.1.2 Program of Study

The program is offered online and requires successful completion of 18 credit hours of course work:

  1. 5 courses (15 credit hours) from Core Courses; and

  2. 1 elective course (3 credit hours) from either Category A or Category B Electives.

17.1.3 Evaluation

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Resource Management must obtain a grade of B or better in all program courses.

17.1.4 Courses

Courses required for the Graduate Diploma (Fisheries Resource Management) must be selected from the Courses section outlined under the Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) program.