Coastal and Ocean Policy

Upcoming Events

Application Deadlines

Visit the Graduate School website to complete an application.

  • Fall:
    Deadline Extended to May 15
  • Spring:
    Applications due November 15


Haint Blue
MCOP's new blog!

Significance of Interdisciplinary Studies
A special issue of Nature, a prestigious scientific journal, highlights interdisciplinary research activities aimed at better understanding the world’s most challenging issues. 

"The challenges we face in the stewardship of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes lie not only within the ecosystems themselves, but also in the laws, authorities, and governance structures intended to manage our use and conservation of them."

-The Executive Office of the President, The Interagency of Ocean Policy Task Force

Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy

The Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy (MCOP) is a professional, non-thesis, interdisciplinary degree program providing students with key knowledge and skills for navigating the interface of science and policy decision making.

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