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Graduate Program in Marine Affairs & Online Degree in Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics at UW & Washington Sea Grant Fellowships & Training

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University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public flagship research universities in Seattle with campuses in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell, and confers more than 12,000 bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degrees annually. UW has 16 colleges and schools and offer 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter.

Washington is a member of the Association of American Universities and is consistently ranked among the top 15 universities in the world by a variety of international publications. The University of Washington Seattle campus is situated on the shores of Union and Portage Bays with views of the Cascade Range to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. The online and Professional & Continuing Education division offers 50 certificate programs, 20 degrees and hundreds of courses.

The UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs educates students about contemporary issues in marine systems, policy, and management, helping them to become tomorrow’s leaders and stewards of marine and environmental resources. SMEA was established in 1972 and is a small school with approximately 60 students enrolled each year, enabling close collaboration and learning between students and faculty, and amongst students themselves.


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Academic Programs

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs Programs

  • Master of Marine Affairs (MMA) with the Professional Track and the Thesis Track: SMEA’s Master of Marine Affairs curriculum is built around the concept of human dimensions of the marine environment – how humans’ behaviors, attitudes, and policies affect global change in the marine environment. Interdisciplinary study is key to this concept and is a critical component of the MMA degree. Students learn creative approaches to resolving marine problems and conflicts, charting rational use of living and non-living marine resources, and managing human activities on the coasts, at sea, and in estuaries, wetlands, and large inland bodies of water. A major program objective is to prepare students for professional careers in policy making, management, teaching, and research.
  • Graduate Certificate Programs: Some of the students choose to use a portion of their electives towards a certificate program as they can be a great compliment to a Marine & Environmental Affairs degree. The certificates include - International Development Policy and Management Certificate, Nonprofit Management Certificate and more.
  • Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs: At the University of Washington the term “concurrent degree program” is used when a graduate student is admitted and enrolled into two graduate degrees at the same time.

Professional & Continuing Education (Online)

  • Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics: Develop a deeper understanding of transportation and logistics as applied to complex supply chain issues in this engineering-focused program. Gain quantitative and analytical skills and make an impact on your current job and long-term career trajectory. The program is primarily online, but also includes a required one-week residency. The Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics is affiliated with the UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center, which leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and educational institutions to tackle the complex challenges facing the field today.

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) Programs

WSG Fellowships

  • Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship
  • Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
  • NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
  • Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship

WSG Training Programs

  • Clean and Simple Workshops
  • Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Course
  • Corrosion Control
  • Diesel Engine Troubleshooting
  • First Aid at Sea
  • Fishermen’s Direct Marketing
  • Oil Spill Prevention Training
  • One-Day Sea Safety Refresher Training
  • Rules of the Road/Practical Navigation
  • Marine Weather
  • Marine Technology Training
  • Marine Wiring
  • Sea Safety and Survival 3-Day Drill Instructor Class
  • Sea Level Rise Adaption Course
  • Sustainable Landscape Education
  • Training for Shoreline and Coastal Planners
  • Vessel and Boatyard Maintenance

LAST UPDATED ON Aug 11, 2017