Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Master of Arts in Marine and Coastal Studies. The specialized degree program is designed for college graduates and working professionals with minimal to basic academic studies in the physical or biological sciences and wish to further their study in marine-related social sciences.

  • Anthropological Marine and Coastal Influences
  • Effective Communication
  • Marine and Coastal Processes
  • Marine and Coastal Flora and Fauna
  • Oceanography
  • Coastal Policy and Coastal Zone Interpretation
  • Environmental Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Science
  • Concepts of Climate Change
  • Protected Marine Areas
  • Ocean and Coastal Law

Earning a master’s level of education with an emphasis on coastal processes and the related societal impacts, will aid graduates in the professional application of studies to careers in administration, teaching, government and policy, urban planning, communication and media, tourism, and business. Perspectives from a multifaceted curriculum combined with the environmental history, environmental communication, and environmental psychology will provide successful graduates a comprehensive understanding of an innovative and essential program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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