Important Information

Application Deadlines

Visit the Graduate School website to complete and application.

  • Fall Admissions:
    Applications due April 15
  • Spring Admissions:
    Applications due November 15

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Prospective Students

As an interdisciplinary program, Coastal and Ocean Policy students come from a wide range of academic and work backgrounds in pursuit of an equally wide range of goals.

MCOP students have a variety of backgrounds and interests. Such as....

  • Graduates from STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that wish to advance their expertise while also broadening their scope of knowledge to include the social sciences and policy relevant skills;
  • Graduates from social sciences that wish to compliment their knowledge base with relevant natural and physical sciences while developing skills in policy analysis; and
  • Those interested in exploring the nexus of science and society at the graduate level.

Students go on to explore opportunities with local government, non-profit/ non-governmental organizations, higher ranking military positions, and doctoral degree programs.

To apply visit the Graduate School website.

Applications consist of the following:

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Three recommendations from individuals who are in a position to evaluate the applicant‘s professional competence as well as potential for graduate study (ideally at least one reference should be an academic instructor)
  • A personal statement describing educational and professional experiences, their reasons for pursuing graduate study in public administration, and career goals
  • Resume
  • Optional writing sample

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