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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coastal Resources Management, PhD

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Program Coordinator: Siddhartha Mitra (209 Graham Building; mitras@ecu.edu)

The PhD program in coastal resources management (CRM) seeks to meet the need for scientifically trained specialists able to move effectively between the worlds of academia, research, policy, and management through an interdisciplinary program of study, experience, and research.

Each student focuses in one of the four areas of concentration (coastal and estuarine ecology, coastal geosciences, coastal human dimensions and policy, and coastal and marine economics and policy), while developing a fundamental understanding of basic theory and methodology in one of the three other areas. The program provides specialized knowledge in one of these areas; general knowledge of theory and methodology in one related area; an introduction to the structures, processes, and implementation of coastal/marine policy and management; and understanding of the mechanisms by which scientific information is used in the formulation of public policy.


The doctoral program requires a minimum of 68 s.h. of course work beyond a relevant baccalaureate degree, 44 s.h. of which are general requirements taken by all students. These courses, designed to provide background essential to all four are BIOL 7005 ; CRM 7005 , CRM 7006 , CRM 7007 , CRM 7008 , CRM 9000 ; GEOL 7002 ; GRAD 7004 ; ECON 7010  or PADM 7004 ; and a minimum of 18 s.h. of dissertation.

In addition to the 44 s.h. of general requirements, students select a primary area of concentration of 18 s.h. and one complementary area of 6 s.h.

Please contact the program director for details concerning application procedures, admission requirements, and academic expectations.

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