Fisheries and Mariculture MS

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.

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…

A Fisheries and Mariculture general course schedule may be found here and the Online Schedule will assist you in determining the courses being offered in the current and 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.