Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announces a January 18, 2017 application deadline for the Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation<> (MAS MBC) program. Now in its 13th year, the program has nearly 200 marine conservation alumni working in influential organizations worldwide, including NGOs, government agencies, industry, academia, consulting, or pursuing a PhD.
The MAS MBC program equips students with the knowledge they need to improve conservation of marine biodiversity in the world’s most diverse and threatened eco-regions. An innovative program curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary approaches and science-based management tools.
This 12-month intensive master’s program is geared toward early- to mid-career professionals interested in marine conservation careers.
The multidisciplinary program will begin in July 10, 2017 and includes courses in natural, social, and information sciences; marine policy, economics, and law; and training in important cultural and communications skills.
Courses and fieldwork for the MAS MBC program are led by professors from the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation<> (CMBC) at Scripps Oceanography<> and from a variety of top-ranked departments at UC San Diego, including the Graduate School of Global Policy & Strategy<> and the Department of <> Communication<>, as well as Economics<>, Visual Arts<>, and others. Government agencies such as NOAA?s Southwest Fisheries Science Center<> and non-government agencies enhance the program by providing special lectures and discussions. No more than 20 students are admitted to the program each year.
The Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has a very limited number of scholarships to offer. Scholarships will be awarded based on applicants’ eligibility (having social, educational or economic backgrounds that would add to the diversity of the MAS-MBC program) and merit (based on academic preparation and potential).  Additional information can be found at the online application for the MAS MBC program.
For more information on the program and to access an online application, please visit:
Program Manager: Jane Weinzierl, (858) 822-2886, <>

Jane Weinzierl
Program Manager, Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0202
San Diego, CA 92093-0202
(858) 822-2886<><>

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