About the P.S.M. in Ocean Food Systems
We’re looking to nurture the next generation of leaders in sustainable ocean development with a one-of-a-kind program that positions you at the nexus of science, business, and policy in the North Atlantic. With the Professional Science Master's (P.S.M.) in Ocean Food Systems, you'll gain the skills, knowledge, and relationships to help pioneer the development of sustainable ocean food systems in the “New North.”
Pursue your passions through a customized Master's project, in which you'll work with industry partners to address real-world challenges. You’ll emerge from this low-residency, flexible, and fascinating program ready to advance your career.
Apply for the P.S.M.
Due to unanticipated internal leadership changes, the P.S.M. in Ocean Food Systems has made the difficult decision to refrain from admitting a class for the 2022–2023 academic year. Therefore, we will not be accepting applications for admission this cycle.
What Makes our Ocean Food Systems Degree Unique?
Focus on oceans
UNE is offering the first food systems P.S.M. in the U.S. that is focused on the marine space. As a student, you'll pursue meaningful solutions to real-world challenges across ocean food systems — in fisheries and aquaculture, seafood trade and production, and marine governance and policy. The program empowers students to build a career and make a difference.
UNE has established partnerships with businesses from across the ocean foods industry. For your master's project, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with industry partners, gaining first-hand experience in their category and building long-term relationships.
Your focus during this 12-month program will be a customized master’s project, which you'll begin after your residencies and a course on research techniques. Working remotely, you'll stay in touch with your class through weekly meetings and lectures. Because the P.S.M. is low-residency, many students are able to stay employed during their studies.
Students of the P.S.M. experience two team residencies, each lasting two weeks. First, you'll explore the aquaculture and fishing industries along the coast of Maine. Next, you'll venture to Iceland with your fellow students, to consider how marine food systems are managed across boundaries.