The Master of Public Administration and Marine Science graduate programs, as well as the Environmental Studies and Marine Biology graduate programs, already have significant networks of professional and programmatic partnerships with agencies interested in coastal and ocean policy. An MCOP Advisory Board will be established through these community connections. It will likely be comprised of members of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that are in the coastal and ocean fields. The board will provide guidance on curricular issues, assist in internship and job placement, provide graduate students with networking opportunities, assist the MCOP program’s faculty and students with regional engagement activities, and helps raise funds for graduate student scholarships and professional development needs.
More information will be coming as the MCOP Advisory Board is established.