Master of Marine Policy through UAF, M.M.P.

The MMP degree program engages students in a curriculum that instills an integrated background in four core dimensions of Marine Policy, (1) Living Marine Resources and their Management, (2) Analytic Methods, (3) Law and Policy, and (4) Economics, Development, and Sustainability. Graduates will be equipped with the tools and background to conduct prospective analyses of the anticipated outcomes of alternative management actions and retrospective analyses of actual outcomes of management actions. The wide selection of courses that satisfy these core and elective requirements facilitates the individualization of the curriculum to support each student’s goals. Enrolled students may select from various required and elective courses offered by UAF or UAS. Courses are drawn from the Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Arctic and Northern Studies, Biology, Cross-cultural Studies, Economics, Fisheries, Geography, Marine Science and Limnology, Natural Resource Management, Political Science, Public Administration, Rural Development, and Statistics programs.

The Master of Marine Policy (MMP) degree is jointly offered by UAS and UAF, with UAF acting as the lead institution. Graduates receive a diploma indicating that the degree is awarded jointly by UAF and UAS. Applications for admission to the MMP program will be processed through the UAF Graduate School. UAF tuition and fees apply to courses taken through UAF, while UAS tuition and fees apply to courses taken through UAS. The program coordinators advise MMP program students.

Most courses are offered distance, both synchronous and asynchronous, allowing students to complete the degree without relocating to Fairbanks or Juneau.

Refer to the UAF Academic Catalog for the complete listing and all the degree requirements.

Contact: Professor Keith Criddle
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences