Original posting from The Shellcracker, Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, July 2012
Starting in the Fall of 2012, a new online Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences will be offered by the UF Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. This program is designed for working professionals in fisheries, aquatic sciences, fish health, aquaculture, environmental sciences, and other natural resource fields who are interested in advancing their careers by earning a graduate degree. The ability to take this degree program entirely online means that students do not have to sacrifice their commitments to career and family in order to earn an advanced degree. Students entering this program will come from a variety of backgrounds, including state and federal fisheries agencies and NGOs, as well as journalism, public education and relations, resource interpretation, environmental law and other non-science disciplines. Requirements for the degree are met by completing a schedule of online courses and writing a technical paper in an appropriate topical area approved by the student’s Supervisory Committee; a research thesis is not required for the MFAS.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.sfrc.ufl.edu/distance_ed/MFAS, or contact Dr. Debra Murie, Online MFAS Coordinator at email@example.com or (352)-273-3601.