What will I learn?

The program leading to the M.S. degree in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources is an interdisciplinary program with core faculty drawn from the School of Food and Agriculture, the School of Marine Sciences, the School of Biology and Ecology, the School of Economics, and the College of Engineering. The graduate program in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources is designed to train professionals for a career in aquaculture and related industries or for further academic training. The M.S. degree are intended to have a strong basis in the biological and/or physical sciences with additional training and research opportunities in areas such as aquatic health, physiology and nutrition, aquaculture production, engineering, food science & technology, social sciences, policy and economics.

The Program Faculty come from multiple disciplinary areas including engineering, pathology, physiology, nutrition, seafood processing and population and habitat modeling. Faculty work with a variety of aquatic species including, but not limited to: cod, halibut, salmon, trout, oysters, clams, mussels, sea urchins, sea horses, abalone, seaweed, and lobsters.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 30 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,545.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

5774 Stevens Hall, Room 100,



04469, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or the equivalent.

For international students

Consideration for admission to the M.S. program will be given to applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent in one of the general areas of biology, animal science, food science, nutrition or engineering.

Official English proficiency examination scores are required from international applicants, unless the applicant has received a degree from an English-speaking institution. The University of Maine Graduate School accepts the following score reports sent directly from the testing agency.

IELTS - Minimum Score: 6.5

TOEFL - Minimum Score: 80

PTE - Minimum Score: 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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