The world’s coasts and oceans are immensely important ecologically and economically, but they are particularly vulnerable to overuse and climate changes. Join a community of students and faculty working to ensure the sustainability of our coastal and ocean ecosystems.

Our curriculum focuses on solutions for today’s global challenges including fisheries management, marine protected areas, coastal hazards, coastal and marine spatial planning, and climate change. Through coursework, independent projects, and internship opportunities, you can develop the skills needed to influence the management of our ocean and coastal resources. Faculty engagement with a wide range of research issues and collaborators also provides you with access to real world Marine Affairs applications.

Undergraduate Programs



Graduate Programs

Dual-Degree M.M.A. Programs

Dual-degree programs provide opportunities for students to earn a Master of Marine Affairs, while also enrolled in Roger Williams University Law School’s J.D. Program, Rhode Island School of Design’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program, or URI Graduate School of Oceanography’s Ph.D. Program.          

How It Works

Graduate Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in Marine Affairs graduate programs can easily earn one or more graduate certificates to complement their degree. Certificates that Marine Affairs students may wish to pursue include:

Information for Students and Applicants