Master of Marine Affairs Degree


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A growing need for administrators and decision-makers to assist scientists in harvesting the world's ocean resources has led to the creation of a master of marine affairs degree at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis M. Alexander, supervisor of the new program, explained, ‘We want to bridge the gap between scientists and engineers working in the marine environment and management people who must administer programs and projects in these highly specialized areas.’ The master of marine affairs degree will be awarded on the basis of 30 hours of work, part of which will involve a multidisciplinary seminar taught by professors with training in such areas as oceanography, marine economics, geography, ocean engineering and political science; individual core courses would also be required in those areas.