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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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2015 Class of AAAS Fellows Includes Two SoMAS Professors

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Ocean-Loving Student Nets Big Prize

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SoMAS Convocation 2015

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SoMAS Photo Competition 2015

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