9 months
29774 USD/year
29774 USD/year
16322 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Marine Affairs at University of Rhode Island is designed to educate students in the interdisciplinary analysis needed for effective marine and coastal management as it offers a solid foundation in issues confronting policymakers, environmental managers, and businesses at every governmental level.


About Master of Marine Affairs at University of Rhode Island

Applicants for this program must have either a graduate degree in a field useful in coastal and ocean management, such as the behavioral sciences, ocean science or engineering, resource economics, law, political science or public administration, or have at least three years of post-graduation employment. In this program, students acquire knowledge and analytical skills through required and elective courses.

The Master of Marine Affairs degree (M.M.A.) program does not offer an intensive concentration but, rather, fills in the gaps left by narrow specialization. Those interested in our joint degree programs with Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams Law School, and URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography should first apply to those programs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Use and Management of the Marine Environment
  • New England and the Sea
  • Energy and Environment
  • Marine and Coastal Law
  • Race, Gender, Colonialism and Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States or a foreign institution of acceptable standing
  • Adequate undergraduate preparation in the proposed major field or equivalent evidence of an appropriate background for undertaking an advanced degree program
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate career that can be confirmed with official transcripts from the institution (some programs may require a higher or lower GPA).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29774 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29774 USD per year during 9 months.
  • National

    29774 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29774 USD per year during 9 months.
  • In-State

    16322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16322 USD per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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