The MEES program affords students an unparalleled opportunity to combine the expertise of the best environmental scientists in the region to guide their program of study.
Although the title of the program emphasizes its strengths in marine and estuarine sciences, the program itself spans the environmental sciences as a whole, irrespective of habitat. While the interests of students in the program are diverse, they generally center on some aspect of the interaction between biological, physical and/or chemical systems in the environment. Student research ranges from studies of molecular mechanisms to fisheries ecology, chemical pollutants, or economic assessments of environmental impacts.
How to Apply
The MEES Program is interdisciplinary; its faculty consists of members from numerous units within the University System of Maryland (USM). As such, applicants are considered for admission and advising on all campuses by faculty associated with an appropriate Area of Specialization. Prospective students may apply through the Graduate School at College Park or another USM campus. Please see Admission — MEES Graduate Program (umd.edu) for complete application guidelines.
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Dates and Deadlines
Preferred applications are due December 1 and final applications are due February 1 for admission the following Fall.
International application are due June 1, domestic preferred are due August 1, and domestic final are due September 1 for admission the following Spring.