Master of Marine Resources Management

This master’s degree educates students in the intricacies of coastal and ocean policy and management. Viewed as an MBA for people wanting to work in marine and coastal industries, this rigorous degree prepares students for a successful career in upper management and policy building, in both the private and public sectors.

Master Of Marine Resources Management Degree    

This degree has both a thesis and non-thesis option to suit individual student needs. Students who complete this degree will be prepared for a successful career in a number of private and public sectors, both in management and in policy-making. With innumerable industries and communities dependent on the ocean’s resources, graduates of this program have plenty of flexibility for employment.

Ocean and Coastal Resources Classes    

Degree Core Classes (Required)
Degree Core Classes (Required)

MARS 615   Physical and Geochemical Marine Resources
MARS 625   GIS Use in Coastal Resources
MARS 676   Environmental Policy
MARA 604   Marine Natural Resource Economics
MARB 620   Marine Biological Resources
MARS 675   Environmental Management Strategies for Scientists
MARS 635   Environmental Impact Statements and Natural Resource Damage Assessment
MARS 652   Sustainable Management of Coastal Margins
MARS 680   Integrative Analyses in Marine Resources

Note:   6 hours of professional electives, 3 hours of general electives, and 6 hours of MARM electives required.

Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

This degree program views marine natural resources management and policy development from both an ecological and policy perspective, which serves the needs of both private and public sector jobs in a great range of companies and agencies.

Career Paths

Oil and Gas Development
Fisheries Management
Coastal Zone Management
Environmental Consulting
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

State and Federal agencies        
Private industry (including Oil and Gas)
Conservation Groups
Tourism Groups

Salary Ranges

$61,100 on average, increases depending on industry.

Back to topBack to top

Apply Today    

At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

Back to topBack to top

Contact Today    

Curious? Want to know more? Let us point you in the right direction.

Back to topBack to top