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Upcoming Events

Application Deadlines

Visit the Graduate School website to complete an application.

  • Fall 2015:
    Applications due April 15
  • Spring 2016:
    Applications due November 15

Open House for Prospective Students

MCOP Open House:

October 22, 5pm-6:30pm

Leutze Lounge

UNCW Graduate Fair:

October 29, 4pm-7pm

Education Building on Campus

Graduate School Open House


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 White House Council on Environmental Quality, 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.

Sea Turtle Photo Credit: NOAA

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