Special to UM News
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2015) – The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Master of Professional Science (MPS) program will participate in a Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The virtual fair will introduce veterans to exciting, hands-on, graduate MPS programs, including more than 15 tracks in ocean and climate science. Tracks include exploration science, marine conservation, natural hazards and catastrophes, fisheries management, climate and society, and many more.
Qualified and eligible veterans can receive full tuition funding through the Yellow Ribbon program at the University of Miami. CareerEco, a virtual event company, has teamed up with more than 75 graduate schools to host the Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans. It will provide active duty military, transitioning service members, and veterans free access to admissions teams and faculty to help them research the schools’ graduate programs, admissions criteria, and Yellow Ribbon benefit options.
There is no cost or travel required to participate in the virtual fair; veterans only need a computer and an Internet connection. Once registered, veterans and active military personnel will interact live with a growing list of more than 75 graduate programs offering degrees across multiple disciplines.
“Our graduates have a very particular set of skills, a combination of real-world experience and theoretical training,” said MPS program director Jill Richardson. “For this reason, the Master of Professional Science program at the UM Rosenstiel School is ideal for veterans who already possess valuable and transferrable skills they can continue to build upon. Not only do students get the multidisciplinary background they need to compete in today’s job market, but they can begin to build their professional resume through internships with organizations and agencies.”