College or University: University of Delaware
Type of degree: M.S.
Brief overview of program: The Marine Policy Program examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone. Students and faculty in the program analyze public issues regarding the law of the sea, ports and shipping, marine minerals, ocean and coastal zone management, fisheries, naval affairs, marine biotechnology, and the global environment, frequently making recommendations for policy at the regional, national, and international level.
The master of marine policy, a two-year professional degree created at the University of Delaware, prepares students for careers in research, management, and administration in marine-oriented government agencies, private associations, and business firms. For a few highly qualified students who already hold an advanced degree in marine policy or a related subject and who generally have some experience in policy research or management, the Ph.D. in marine (policy) studies is available.
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Description of Facilities: The Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy established in 1973 and named after its founder in 2003, was the first research center in the United States to study the legal, political, and economic issues facing the ocean, seabed, and coastal zone, and remains a leading force in the marine policy community to this day. In addition to offering students significant opportunities to pursue research and practical experience, the center conducts a broad range of studies, hosts visiting scholars, organizes conferences and publications, and provides policy advice to foreign and domestic agencies.
Program Point of Contact: Frank Newton
Institution address: 700 Pilottown Rd.