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Graduate Certificate in Coastal Studies

About the Certificate:
The Graduate Certificate in Coastal Studies will be awarded after successful (C grade or higher) completion of four graduate level courses in the field of Coastal Zone Management.  Entry is at any of the NSU Oceanographic Center’s three start terms: Fall, Winter, and Summer.

Applicants require a baccalaureate degree to be considered for admission. NSU's programs are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and students accepted into the Coastal Studies certificate program may be eligible for financial aid.

Courses may be chosen from NSUOC graduate courses offered on-line or in-house with a CZMT prefix. Students Courses are offered in five sessions: 3 12-week session (Fall 1, Winter 1, or Summer) and 2 4-week sessions (Fall 2 and Winter 2)For the Academic year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Accepted students may also take one or more courses from in-house offerings, pending instructor's acceptance.

As for all NSU Oceanographic Center Graduate Certificates, courses do not need to be taken sequentially.  Students can enroll according to the schedule most convenient for them.  The Certificate can be gained in less than one year.  All course work must be completed within five years of initial registration.

■ This Graduate Certificate Provides
■ Introduction and diverse knowledge of key ecological and socio-environmental issues related to the oceans and coastal zone.
■ Understanding of the international, national, and local nature, importance, and impact of ocean and coastal issues.
■ CWeb-based delivery and forum for course presentation and sharing information, perspectives, and case studies.
■ Interaction as relevant with peers and professionals in a variety of related fields and locations.
■ Stand-alone Certificate documenting completion from an accredited university for students and working professionals of a variety of related fields.
■ Credit if accepted for Master’s programs at the NSU Oceanographic Center. Programs include online (M.A. in Marine and Coastal Studies, M.S. in Coastal Zone Management; and in-house M.S. in Coastal Zone Management, Marine Biology, Marine Environmental Sciences.). Credit may also be applied if accepted in an M.A. in Cross-Disciplinary Studies (Coastal Environment and Society track) offered in partnership with NSU Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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