College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Master of Science in Marine & Environmental Science

The Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degree provides students with the training and skills necessary for planning, conducting, and evaluating research in marine and environmental science. Additionally, students explore how to utilize research to manage natural resources, with a particular focus on the issues and challenges related to natural resource management in the Caribbean region. The program draws upon the expertise of faculty within several units of UVI, in particular the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies and the College of Science and Mathematics. Further, it is a bridge between academia and natural resource management sectors within the US Virgin Islands, the greater Caribbean, and beyond.

The MMES program structure allows students to become conversant in the language of both research and resource management, and then to focus on their area of particular interest. Graduates of the program are prepared for a wide array of careers in academic, government, non-profit, and private sectors. MMES students will participate in The Nature Conservancy led Conservation Action Planning process for the St. Thomas East End Marine Reserves.

Program Information:

2015 MMES Cohort
Spring Capstone Research Project

All requirements for the degree must be completed on the St. Thomas campus.



For More Information Contact
Title Name
Dean Sandra Romano, PhD
Program Director Marilyn Brandt, PhD
Assistant Program Director Renata Platenberg, PhD
Administrative Assistant