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The Marine Policy Program examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone. Students and faculty in the program analyze public issues regarding the law of the sea, ports and shipping, marine minerals, ocean and coastal zone management, fisheries, naval affairs, marine biotechnology, and the global environment, frequently making recommendations for policy at the regional, national, and international level.
The Master of Marine Policy prepares students for careers in research, management, and administration in marine-oriented government agencies, private associations, and business firms. For a few highly qualified students who already hold an advanced degree in marine policy or a related subject and who generally have some experience in policy research or management, the PhD in Marine (Policy) Studies is available.
The Master of Marine Management degree program is designed for individuals now active or employed in management or policy positions relevant to marine environments. The curriculum is a combination of courses in science and policy, and includes a methods course and an integrated case study course. No thesis is required.
Requirements For Admission
Master of Marine Policy or Master of Marine Studies with a concentration in Marine Policy
Prospective students must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Successful applicants typically have combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores above 1100 and grade-point averages above 3.0 (4.0 = A).
Applicants should also submit a letter of intent, stating specific interests and objectives for seeking graduate study. Early application for admission is advised. Please review the other requirements listed in the Graduate Admissions section.
Regarding Financial Aid, please refer to the Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships section.
Master of Marine Management
The requirements for admission to this program include a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate natural or social science program, an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0), GRE scores (verbal and quantitative combined) of at least 1050, and a TOEFL score (for international students) of at least 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test);
Evidence of professional experience is encouraged and will be an important consideration for admission.
Regarding Financial Aid, it is expected that students matriculating in this program will not receive financial aid from university sources. Students will be either self-supporting or will be supported by outside funding sources.
Requirements For The Degrees
All students in the master's of marine policy program are required to complete 39 graduate credits. A course outside of the Marine Policy Program and the student's area of concentration is also required. Students pursuing this degree must write a thesis. Students may bypass the master's degree and work directly toward the PhD upon petition. Requirements for the PhD degree are similar to those for the master's degree, but are more intensive. Written and oral qualifying examinations are required before students are admitted to candidacy for the PhD degree.
All students in the master's of marine management program are required to complete at least 31 graduate course credits over the period of fall, winter and spring semesters of one year. There is no thesis required for this degree.
Master of Marine Policy (M.M.P.) or Master of Science in Marine Studies with a concentration in Marine Policy
||U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy
||Seminar: Marine Policy (must be taken 3 semesters)
|| Economics of Natural Resources
||International Ocean and Environmental Policy
CEOE course outside the marine policy program.
Thesis: 6 credits
Elective courses in policy and policy analysis approved by advisor (12 credits)
Master of Marine Management (M.M.M.)
||Decision Tools for Policy Analysis
U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy
||Environmental Measurement Tools
||Case Study in Coastal and Ocean Management
|Policy or Science Electives
||Seminar: Marine Policy
Students select Science and Policy electives from CEOE courses and other courses offered at the University. These selections are reviewed by the M.M.M. Advisory Committee.
PhD in Marine Studies with a concentration in Marine Policy
Completion of M.M.P. or equivalent work at another university or M.M.P. bypass.
MAST 873 Seminar: Marine Policy (must be taken 3 semesters*)
CEOE course outside the Marine Policy Program. *
Disciplinary concentration approved by advisor (e.g., economics, political science)
Additional Research and Methodology course approved by advisor.
Dissertation: 9 credits
Additional graduate-level course work as determined by advisory committee.
*Does not apply to students who satisfied the requirement during M.M.P.
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