Why Fisheries Science @ Memorial?
Memorial’s Marine Institute offers three degree options in the area of Fisheries Science.
The degree of Master of Science in Fisheries Science (Fisheries Science and Technology) is a full-time, research-focused Master’s degree. This program is for students who aim to pursue a career in fisheries science and includes skills training that will empower students to conduct publication-quality research in any aspect of fisheries science
The degree of Master of Science in Fisheries Science (Stock Assessment) is a full-time, research-focused Master’s degree. This program is for students who aim to pursue a career in stock assessment, a discipline within fisheries science. Stock assessment professionals use data derived from many sources to construct models that inform us about biomass of organisms in the ocean and how many we can catch sustainably. While stock assessment professionals must have many of the same proficiencies as other fisheries scientists, they have an additional requirement of being experts on the mathematics and statistics that underpin this heavily quantitative field
The Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science is offered to full-time and part-time students. This program is aimed at those who want to participate in the development of new fisheries science knowledge. Fisheries researchers will be equipped with a national and internationally demanded skill set that focuses on quantitative analysis, science communication and knowledge in the management and practice of North Atlantic fisheries.
Description of programs
- MSc – The MSc programs involves courses and a thesis. The MSc can be completed in two years of full-time study.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. The program can be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Marine Institute website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Students are responsible for being aware of all fees and charges, by referring to the Financial and Administrative Services website, and applicable deadlines, by referring to the University Calendar.
MSc (Stock Assessment, Fisheries Science and Technology)
MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
May 15 for Fall Admission
September 15 for Winter Admission
January 15 for Spring Admission
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