Aquaculture provides over 50% of the seafood for human consumption. As the fastest growing sector of food production, growing at a rate of ~10% annually, it has reshaped the fishery industry and fisheries management strategies worldwide. The Professional Masters Program in Aquaculture focuses on the environmental, technological, social, economic, legal, and political aspects of sustainable aquaculture. The program covers all stages of planning and development, from site and species selection to feasibility studies, resource evaluation, hatchery and grow-out technology, and commercialization. Emphasis is placed on the environmental sustainability of commercially important marine fish species, as well as shrimp and mollusks.
The program combines extensive laboratory courses with substantial hands-on experiences at the University of Miami Experimental Hatchery (UMEH), working with broodstock, spawning, larval rearing, live feed production, nurseries, and shipping/transport. Furthermore, students participate in a field course (MES 619: Aquaculture III) organized in collaboration with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and conducted simultaneously with the Annual Workshop on the “Physiology and Aquaculture of Pelagics with Emphasis on Reproduction and Early Developmental Stages of Yellowfin Tuna”. This 2-week, intensive field course takes place at the world renowned Achotines Laboratory in Provincia de Los Santos, on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama.
Very detailed/specific application procedure. Please see attached additional source on the process.
Numerous scholarships and grants available. Please see attached additional source on the available opportunities.
The MPS in Aquaculture focuses on the environmental, technological, social, economic, legal, and political aspects of sustainable aquaculture. The program covers all stages of planning and development, from site and species selection to feasibility studies, resource evaluation, hatchery and grow-out technology, and commercialization. Please see our departmental website for more information about this program.
The University of Miami requires a minimum GRE score of 297 (verbal + quantitative only) and a United States GPA of 3.0+ for graduate program consideration. Applicants are also expected to complete the analytical writing portion of the GRE. Only the first reported scores (GRE and GPA) submitted at the time of application submission will be considered for admissions. Please read GRE & GPA requirements for merit-based tuition waiver consideration on our Financing your Education page.
- Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.)