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MAF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
 MMAJD/MMAMAMAPhD
Typical time2-3 semesters2-3 semesters4 semesters10 semesters
Core Courses**MAF 511, MAF 577, MAF 651, EEC/REN 514MAF 511, MAF 577, MAF 651, EEC/REN 514MAF 482, MAF 502, MAF 511, MAF 577, MAF 651, MAF 514MAF 482, MAF 502, MAF 511, MAF 577, MAF 651, MAF 514
Core courses credits12121818
Elective course credits***

15 (400 level or above, at least 2 credits at 500)

9At least 21 at least 24 (500 and 600 level)*
major paper (MAF 589) or thesis credits3 (MAF 589)3 (MAF 589)

Thesis: 6 (or 9 if approved by advisor) (MAF 599) 

Major Paper: 3 (MAF 589)

24
Notes 6 taken at RWUNon-thesis MAMA also take MAF 589*(up to 30 may transfer from masters, 6 additional with petition)
Total Required Credits30304572
Milestones
Major advisor selectedTypically end of 1st semesterTypically end of 1st semesterTypically beginning of 2nd semesterTypically beginning of 2nd semester
Big Picture MeetingN/AN/AN/ADuring 3rd Semester
Committee establishedN/AN/A With or before program of study and/or proposal approval With or before program of study and/or proposal approval
Committee makeupN/AN/A2 MAF, 1 outside2 MAF, 1 Outside, (Orals +1 MAF +1 Outside)
Qualifying Exam (PhD only)N/AN/AN/AAfter MAF 511, MAF 577, MAF 651, EEC/REN 514
Credit transfersN/AN/AN/Awith Program of Study below
Program of StudyEnd of 1st SemesterEnd of 3rd semesterEnd of 3rd semesterEnd of 3rd semester
Comp ExamNear end of all core MAF coursesNear end of all core MAF coursesNear end of all core MAF courses (only if non-thesis)Within 12 months of completing core courses
Proposal approval by committeeEnd of 1st semester (major paper proposal)End of 1st semester (major paper proposal)Before submission to grad school, typically end of 2nd semesterBefore submission to grad school, typically end of 4th semester
IRB ApprovalDepends on topic/methodsDepends on topic/methodsAfter proposal approved by committee and >6 months before graduating (if necessary)After proposal approved by committee and >6 months before graduating (if necessary)
Proposal Approval by grad schoolN/AN/AAt least 1 semester before graduationBefore end of 7th semester
Nomination for graduationbeginning of final semesterbeginning of final semesterbeginning of final semesterbeginning of final semester
DefenseN/AN/A~1 month before graduation~1 month before graduation
Final Thesis/DissertationN/AN/A~2 weeks before graduation~2 weeks before graduation

URI Grad handbook http://web.uri.edu/graduate-manual/

  • MAF 482 – Quantitative Methods in Marine Affairs
  • MAF 502 – Research Methods in Marine Affairs
  • MAF 511 – Marine Science and Ocean Uses
  • MAF 577 – International Ocean Law
  • MAF 651 – Marine Affairs Seminar
  • REN 514 – Economics of Marine Resources

*** For more details on course credits: http://web.uri.edu/graduate-manual/distribution-of-courses/