University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

Marine Affairs


Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island, 60 Upper College Road, Suite 1

Transition Center

Kingston, RI 02881

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Marine Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Program in Marine Affairs was established in 1969 for the interdisciplinary study of coastal/ocean management, policy, and law in the United States and around the world. Specialty areas of marine affairs include: fisheries law and management, coastal management, ports and maritime transportation, and national and international marine policy, institutions, and law. The central focus of this department is on integrated and ecosystem-based approaches to coastal/ocean management. Students have come to this program from all over the United States, some 35 countries, and with backgrounds in a variety of fields ranging from marine biology and oceanography to political science and journalism.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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