Ph.D. On Campus

Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

48 months
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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES). The mission of the MEES Program is to train graduate students in the overall environmental sciences. 


We offer a phd degree in Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. There is a clear need for scientists with training in this area, given the multitude of environmental problems faced by society today. 

Key Features 

  • The interests of students in the program are diverse, but generally center on some aspect of the interaction between biological and physical or chemical systems. 
  • The analysis of this interaction may be anything from a study of molecular mechanisms to an assessment of the economics of an environmental impact. To ensure that all students in the program have some understanding of the breadth of information in the field of environmental sciences, each student is required to have course work in a variety of areas.

Programme Structure

  • The interests of faculty and students within the MEES Program have led to six formally defined Areas of Specialization (AOSs), from which a student may choose.
  • The AOSs are: Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Fisheries Science, and Oceanography. Each student will choose an AOS when applying, and both admission and program requirements will depend on the AOS and the student's background and interests.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Application form online
  • Original Transcripts evaluated by WES (World Evaluation Services)
  • Passing GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Scores: Minimum 50th percentile of all test takers.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation preferably from professors and/or supervisors
  • Certificate of Finance of at least 30,000 (Required ONLY for international applicant).
  • Passing TOEFL or IELTS scores (For applicants whose first language is not English)
  • Application Fee of $50 for Master’s degree and $50 for doctoral. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Maryland City

1610 - 2727 USD /month
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