The School for Marine Sciences & Technology’s (SMAST) MS in Marine Science and Technology program emphasizes societal need-driven research and learning in an interdisciplinary environment. The MS program focuses on observations, modeling, experimentation, and theory in the areas of ocean sciences, ocean technology, and marine policy.

Students work independently as well as collaboratively with our renowned faculty and some of the most highly regarded oceanographic institutions and may pursue a range of leading-edge research projects in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Biochemical cycling
  • Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration
  • Computational Modeling
  • Fisheries Science
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Ocean Physics

For a complete list of faculty and their areas of expertise, visit http://www.umassd.edu/smast/faculty. Download MS Fact Sheet.

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Highlights

  • Options for thesis or non-thesis program of study
  • Thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and the non-thesis option requires 33 credit hours
  • Full-time MS students normally complete their degree requirements in four semesters
  • Part-time MS students are encouraged to take at least two courses per semester

At a glance

The achievements of SMAST students include:

  • Fulbright Fellowships
  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships
  • NOAA Sea Grant Fellowship in Population Dynamics
  • Nancy Sayles Day Foundation Research Award
  • Awards for presentations at the following:
    • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
    • American Meteorological Society
    • National Shellfisheries Association
    • International Pectinid Workshop
    • American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists
    • American Fisheries Society

Funding

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has several financial programs to assist graduate students with the cost of advanced studies. These programs apply to degree-seeking, matriculated students only.

Applicants should take an active role in contacting faculty member(s) who could potentially advise them, as well as make an effort to seek funding before applying.

Student placement

SMAST alums succeed at becoming involved in research, teaching, and project management in academia, private industry, and governmental agencies.

Contact

Miles Sundermeyer

Professor
SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

508-999-8892
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Marine Science and Technology Faculty

Amit
Tandon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 208A


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Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
Science & Engineering 208A

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Brian
Howes

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 116A

508-910-6325
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Changsheng
Chen

Professor & Montgomery Charter Chair

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 226

508-910-6388
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Cynthia
Pilskaln

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 218A

508-910-6327
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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

508-910-6334
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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 233


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Geoffrey
Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 218

508-910-6397
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Gavin
Fay

Assistant Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 228

508-910-6363
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James
Bisagni

Professor Emeritus

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 224

508-910-6328
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Jianhua
Qi

Research Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 225

508-910-6355
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Kevin
Stokesbury

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 122

508-910-6373
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Mark
Altabet

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 122A

508-999-8622
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Miles
Sundermeyer

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

508-999-8892
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N. David
Bethoney

Research Assistant Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography

508-910-6386
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Pingguo
He

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 127

508-910-6323
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Steven
Cadrin

Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 121

508-910-6358
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Steven
Lohrenz

Dean & Professor

SMAST / Administration
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 203

508-910-6550
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Wendell
Brown

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 229

508-910-6395
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