Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy

In the video above, students are taking part in the Coastal Issues and Experiences Course offered at the beginning of summer. The course is a week long kayaking/ camping excursion along the North Carolina coast.

What Students Are Saying About Their Coastal and Ocean Policy Experience

"Being a part of the Coastal and Ocean Policy Masters program has been a life changing experience. I have always had a passion for the environment but never really knew how I best could serve that passion. This program has strengthened my communication and technical writing skills to make me more marketable to future employers. I also have had the opportunity to intern with a local non-profit organization for class credit that has given me immense field work experience. This program is unique to other programs because it helps integrate science and policy in a way that makes you valuable to working professionals. I greatly recommend this program for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world and have a wide-array of skills to help them achieve it."

"The MCOP program offers an interesting cross curriculum, partnering both science and public policy."

"I have made amazing friends throughout my time in the MCOP Program. We are typically in class together and the support from your classmates really contributes the atmosphere."

"The MCOP program brings a diverse group of students with a variety of different educational backgrounds together, which enhances the experience in the classroom.

"Our program focuses on the region we live in. It is helpful to be able to relate what we are learning to the coastal area of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach."

Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy Graduate Student Council (GSA)

The MCOP- GSA is an organization designed to support coastal and ocean policy graduate students and those interested in the program by providing access to financial, social, academic and professional advancement opportunities. Additionally, the MCOP-GSA will allow students to expand their learning, apply their academic knowledge to real world scenarios and create professional networks, which will be made possible through attending guest lectures, academic conferences, and technical workshops.