Fisheries & Mariculture

Harvesting Clams

Writing down research results



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.

Returning Peace Corps volunteers who have completed their assignment have an opportunity to continue their education and obtain a Master’s degree in the FAMA program through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. TAMUCC is a Coverdell Fellows Partner University since 2017 and offers Coverdell Fellowships in the FAMA program of $1000 per academic year. This scholarship alone will allow Fellows to qualify for in-state tuition. (For more information about our Coverdell program click here)

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.

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.

For application and fee information go to the College of Graduate Studies website.

The FAMA Handbook and Style Guide provide information to help students prepare necessary documents.