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Marine Conservation and Policy Program

NEW FOR 2019: NEW FIELD MARINE BIOLOGY COURSE FOR MCP STUDENTS!

The Graduate Program in Marine Conservation and Policy provides students with an understanding of contemporary marine conservation and policy issues and helps them develop the necessary skills to apply this knowledge in marine conservation positions that require advanced training and a broad skill-set, but are not research-based. Graduates of this program should be able to compete effectively for positions in government, environmental consultancy, and non-governmental organizations, and to apply marine conservation and policy knowledge in other fields such as law, teaching, communications or business.

Interested in applying to the MCP Program?  Have additional questions?  Check out the FAQ for answers to additional questions, view the MCP Course checklist, view profiles for MCP faculty.

Read our MCP student bios, including a selection of capstone projects and internships and where MCP students have landed careers.

 


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Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Photo above: Ellen Pikitch is the inaugural Endowed Professor in Ocean Conservation Science in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. From Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership on Stony Brook News by Elliot Olshansky ...

Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

From Stony Brook Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking on Stony Brook News on September 10, 2018 Stony Brook University has been ranked No. 80 among U.S. colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranking in the university’s history and up 17...

SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

Photo above: These are randomly selected shark fin scraps derived from fin processing being prepared for DNA testing in the laboratory. This step is essential in order to determine if the fin parts are CITES listed endangered species. Credit Diego Cardeñosa From Study...

The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

A letter signed by 118 scientists led by Professor Ellen Pikitch of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) makes the case for the importance of managing menhaden, the leading forage fish on the Northeast Atlantic Coast, with an...

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

Interim Dean of SoMAS, Larry SwansonWelcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean

SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries

SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries

Photo above: The sloop Clearwater sails on the Hudson River. From SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries on Stony Brook Matters, July 18th 2017 Three Stony Brook science professors delivered a powerful message to Capitol Hill at a public...

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

Earthstock, the Stony Brook University annual celebration of Earth Day, has been an annual tradition for years.  This year, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, SoMAS had a very significant presence at the event. On Monday April 17th, New York State Assemblyman Steve...

Bay Scallop Bowl 2017

Bay Scallop Bowl 2017

The 2017 Bay Scallop Bowl was a great success--thank you to all who attended and the students who participated! The success of the Bowl could not be achieved without the help of the volunteers and the extraordinary effort of Rachel Silver, Kim Knoll and Bill Wise. The...

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China on Stony Brook Matters, January 23, 2017 Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings!

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences. Read More

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