M.A. Marine Conservation and Policy Program

The Graduate Program in Marine Conservation and Policy provides students with an understanding of contemporary marine conservation and policy issues and helps them develop the necessary skills to apply this knowledge in marine conservation positions that require advanced training and a broad skill-set, but are not research-based. Graduates of this program should be able to compete effectively for positions in government, environmental consultancy, and non-governmental organizations, and to apply marine conservation and policy knowledge in other fields such as law, teaching, communications or business.

Renowned Nature Writer Carl Safina Shares His Story with MCP Students

MCP Students Danica Warns and Katie Flowers Publish Letter to the Editor in Newsday

Liz Smith, Environmental Economist for The Nature Conservancy, Visits MCP Students

Policy Manager Noah Chesnin Shares Career Insight with MCP Students

Whale Biologist Ari Friedlaender Discusses Careers in Marine Conservation with MCP Students

Former Brookhaven Director of Environmental Protection Jeff Kassner Meets with MCP Students

MCP student Kenneth Lang awarded prestigious Knauss Fellowship

Jake LaBelle, Former MCP Student, Uses Internship to Kickstart Career in Shark Research

Marine Conservation and Policy Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

MCP Graduate Addresses Fisheries Issues with Audubon Nature Institute

Laura Picariello, former MCP student, is busing pursuing a career in Louisiana with the Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. As a Research Assistant working with a wide variety of audiences, she says the Marine Conservation and Policy program really helped her find her career. Read More >

Senior Policy Advisor from Ocean Conservancy Visits with MCP Students

Marine Conservation and Policy students were given the unique opportunity to speak with Sandra Whitehouse, Senior Policy Advisor for the Ocean Conservancy. Whitehouse, who had given a lecture as part of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science noon seminar series, took time afterward to meet specifically with MCP students. Read More >