Today's professionals in the maritime sectors of industry, government, and non-governmental organizations are expected to develop policy and planning options, while managing both living and non-living marine resources based upon the best available science and technology. Similarly, technologists, engineers, and scientists are faced with managing personnel, funds, and businesses in increasingly challenging fiscal and policy environments.

Program Overview

UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) offers the COAST (Coastal and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology) Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program. This unique program is designed to enable students to enter the workforce immediately as advanced marine science, engineering, and technology professionals. For students currently employed, the COAST PSM is an excellent way to broaden their knowledge of the marine sciences and technology along with the business practices in their field, while advancing their own careers.

The COAST PSM degree is conferred through the University of Massachusetts’ system-wide Intercampus Marine Science program. This connection gives PSM students access to the resources and faculty of four campuses, and allows them to take courses elsewhere in the UMass system at UMass Dartmouth tuition rates.

Students are taught by some of the most distinguished faculty in the fields of marine science. SMAST faculty pursue cutting-edge research in biogeochemical cycling, coastal ecosystem dynamics and restoration, marine computational modeling, fisheries science and management, marine renewable energy, ocean observing/remote sensing, and ocean physics. Download COAST Fact Sheet.

 

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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

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
Science & Engineering 208A

508-999-8357
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Amit
Tandon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
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

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


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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
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508-910-6334
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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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