Master of Marine Affairs
Dual-degree programs provide students the opportunity to earn a Master of Marine Affairs, while also enrolled in:
- J.D. Program, Roger Williams University Law School
- Master of Landscape Architecture Program, Rhode Island School of Design, or
- Ph.D. Program, Graduate School of Oceanography University of Rhode Island.
The M.M.A. degree at URI requires 30 credits that can be completed on a full-time basis in one year. A student matriculated in a dual degree program will take some credits in one program that will also help satisfy the overall credit requirements of the other degree program. The effect of these credit transfers generally reduces the total time needed to complete both degrees by a half year. Students in the joint program may apply six credits from their second program and must complete MAF 511, 577, 589, 651 and EEC 514 (or their equivalent) towards their remaining 24-credit requirement at URI. Dual-degree students must complete the required curriculum of their second programs and may generally apply six to nine Marine Affairs credits toward that program, as specified by the second program requirements.
Dual-Degree Program Admission
Students must be accepted into each program according to the admissions requirements of each university. Students already enrolled as J.D. candidates at Roger Williams University School of Law, Master of Landscape Architecture candidates at RISD, or Ph.D. Candidates at GSO must submit their completed application for the URI M.M.A. degree by close of business, 5 p.m., April 15 (February 1 for international students).