Chalk Cove Catalina

Summer field research trip to Wrigley Marine Station, Catalina

CMBC is the intellectual home for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. We provide program leadership, the educational framework, a network of relevant research groups and collaborators, and a growing alumni network. The program is in line with our goal to train students to tackle societal and ecological challenges facing the world today.

The MAS-MBC is a one-year professional degree program intended for candidates with at least three years of work experience who are interested in contemporary issues in marine science, policy, management, communications, and environmental affairs.  The unique, rigorous, one-year program is designed to teach current and future professionals about marine ecosystems from the scientific, economic, and policy perspectives, as well as provide important cultural and communications skills. Students develop interdisciplinary studies by taking course offerings and conducting research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and top-ranked departments at UC San Diego, including the Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Departments of Economics, Communication, Visual Arts, among others.

More information and how to apply:

Career Path 

MAS-MBC Class of 2017

Fellowship Opportunities

Switzer Fellowships are now available to one-year Master students. To advance professional skills and leadership capacity.  Applications typically open October 1.  You must be accepted into the MAS program by May.

The American Association of University Women (AAU) Career Development
Grants for Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period
Funding: $2,000–$12,000