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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I attended SUNY Fredonia with a major in Public Relations and minors in Biology and Psychology. I have always been interested in marine sciences. After taking an environmental science class at Fredonia I decided I wanted to assist in environmental efforts. I was able...

Shannon Davis

I attended Purchase College for undergrad and got a BFA in Dramatic Writing. I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Marine Conservation and Policy because I have always had a deep passion for marine life and conservation but my strengths were more geared toward...

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I attended SUNY Cortland for undergrad and was a biology major. I chose to attend this program here at Stony Brook because I not only wanted the education in marine biology, but I also wanted the education in conservation policy. This program I felt would leave me...

Whitney Leigh

Whitney Leigh

I attended the University of Dayton for undergrad and earned a B.A. in Public Relations and then proceeded to gain my teaching license. I have always been interested in learning about the ocean and the creatures that live beneath the surface and growing up in Alaska...

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Jennifer Perfater-Barton

I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad and earned a BSc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Geological Sciences. After undergrad I worked as a research technician at Washington University School of Medicine for 2 years. I then went to...

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