Natural Resources: TIDES

Nutrients to the sea
Mussel farm
Swampscott river

Nutrients to the sea

Mussel farm

Swampscott river at dawn, great bay estuary, Exeter, NH

Natural Resources and the Environment offers a professional non-thesis Masters of Science degree in integrated coastal ecosystem science, policy and management. TIDES(Training for the Integration of Decisions and Ecosystems Science)students engage in a project assignment related to their internship. Students are required to have adequate preparation in ecology, social sciences and statistics. See additional application requirements.

This interdisciplinary professional training program requires 36 credits of graduate training. Closely affiliated with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Collaborative, this program will build knowledge and skills to foster an interdisciplinary and integrative approach for understanding and addressing coastal resource management and adaptation challenges. Students will be engaged in related ecosystem science, coastal estuarine, and watershed relevant natural resources and environmental management policies, strategies, and outcomes; communication, public participation and facilitation and conflict management skill building; and methods to identify information needs, identify emerging problems, and evaluate policy and resource effectiveness.
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Call for applicants to: NERRS Science Collaborative TIDES MS Program

View faculty profile and research areas of interest


  • natural resources and environmental policy
  • coastal resource management
  • marine resource education

Dr. David Burdick, NR: Tides, Program Coordinator
E-mail :
Phone:  (603) 862-4523

TIDES Class of 2015

2014 Graduating TIDES cohort