UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AT CORAL GABLES AND VIRGINIA KEY, FLORIDA | MARITIME MANAGEMENT & LAW EDUCATION
MARINE AFFAIRS & POLICY AND OCEAN & COASTAL LAW EDUCATION AT THE ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE & SCHOOL OF LAW (MIAMI LAW)
A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.In 2010, U.S.News & World Report recognized UM as the No.1 school in Florida, ranking it No. 47 in its listings of “America’s Best Colleges; it also cited several of its programs in “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Established in 1925 during the region’s famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in nearly $339 million in research and sponsored program expenditures a year.
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) was established in 1943 as the Marine Laboratory of the University of Miami. It has grown from its modest beginnings in a boathouse to be one of the nation’s leading institutions for Marine, Oceanographic and Atmospheric research and education.
University of Miami School of Law is one of the nation's leading institutions of legal education. Faculty members are leaders in their scholarly and professional fields which benefits the highly talented and diverse student body through a rich and challenging curriculum and a wide variety of professional skills training opportunities. More than 17,000 alumni practicing throughout the United States and in nearly eighty countries around the world – in all fields of practice from corporate to public interest law, in large firms, private practice, government service or as sole practitioners – can attest to the excellence of the education they received.
BA in Marine Affairs: The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly offer a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Marine Affairs and a minor in Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, General Business or Political Science. This program is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for graduate studies and careers in ocean related areas of business, policy, management, law, and communication.
5 Year BA/MPS Program in Marine Affairs: The Rosenstiel School offers a 5 year BA/Master of Professional Science (MPS) Program in Marine Affairs. This program enables qualified Marine Affairs students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs in four years with the opportunity to earn a Master of Professional Science in Marine Affairs in one additional year. Conditional acceptance to the graduate Marine Affairs and Policy Division is based on the student’s GPA at the end of the sophomore year. Students must then apply for acceptance to the graduate program at the Rosenstiel School during their junior year.
MS in Marine Affairs (Policy Track): The Master of Science Policy track offers an advanced training program in marine science applicable to topics such as the integrated coastal zone management and spatial planning. This program is for students with interests in the areas of administration, management and the conservation of marine resources.
MS in Marine Affairs and Policy (Marine Science and Policy Track): The Master of Science degree in Marine Affairs and Policy is an integrated track in marine science and policy and gives students with a strong science background opportunity to build careers in marine resource management. The MS offers an academic curriculum for students interested in the application of science and technology to management issues.
LLM in Ocean & Coastal Law: The Ocean and Coastal Law Program, generally for U.S. law graduates, has outstanding faculty and prepares attorneys to become specialists in the domestic and international legal problems associated with the use and protection of the marine environment. Students must complete 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.50/4.00 and comply with the LL.M. writing requirement in order to receive the Masters of Law in Ocean and Coastal Law degree.
JD & MPS Joint Degree in Law and Marine Affairs and Policy: The University of Miami School of Law and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) offer a joint degree program in law and marine affairs and policy. Upon completion of this program, a student earns the Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the School of Law and a Master of Professional Science in Marine Affairs from RSMAS, ranked as one of the top five geoscience institutions in the United States. A student may complete requirements for both degrees within seven regular semesters or, subject to course availability, in an intensive program of six regular semesters and two full summers.