The M.S. in CWSP is an innovative, interdisciplinary program offering training in science and technology in the context of environmental policy. There are two M.S. degree options: Professional Science Master's (PSM) and thesis. Within their chosen option, students elect an emphasis in marine or watershed science. Advanced technology training is complemented by applied science and policy training. Within the PSM option, skills learned in the classroom are matured by students through professional internships. The PSM option within CWSP gives students unique technical skill sets that will distinguish them as they enter the workforce and satisfies a demand for highly skilled professionals within technology and applied science-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.

The thesis option focuses on independent research intended for professional publication, and can launch you into a doctoral program or a career with federal, state, and local resource management agencies, nonprofit organizations, county and local planning agencies, or scientific and environmental consulting firms. Our location right on the dynamic Monterey Bay coastline gives you easy access to a wide range of marine and coastal ecosystems, study sites, and scientific research agencies and institutes.

You will find all of the official information about the Coastal and Watershed Science & Policy M.S. right here. Simply use the right-side navigation or the matching links at the bottom of this page.

For more detailed information including a look at student work, faculty bios, research partnerships, and internship opportunities, please visit the Division of Science and Environmental Policy CWSP website.