We’re looking for the next generation of coastal science and policy leaders.
The new Coastal Science & Policy Program (CSP) at UC Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for its third cohort.
CSP trains future leaders to advance the sustainable use of coastal resources and conservation of coastal biodiversity, ecosystems, socio-economic integrity, and ecological services. In Monterey Bay and beyond, CSP researchers, students, and partners are working every day to ensure a sustainable future for all who rely on the coastal zone.
CSP offers a Master of Science that will prepare ten outstanding students each year for leadership in coastal science and conservation with experience-based learning, hands-on research, and a deep understanding of the multifaceted problems that face coastal systems. In addition to the Master of Science degree, CSP has a new PhD Designated Emphasis which allows PhD students from other UC Santa Cruz departments to apply for a Designated Emphasis in Coastal Science and Policy (learn more about the PhD DE here). Graduates of both of these programs will help ensure that the interdisciplinary knowledge and insights generated by coastal scientists and practitioners inform real-world solutions and create measurable, scalable change.
Both U.S. and international students are encouraged to apply, as are ethnic, racially, culturally and socioeconomically underrepresented students. We value diverse perspectives as we build our program culture. Based on financial need and program resources, the program offers a limited number of fellowships for tuition and living expenses or a combination thereof.
Applications for the Fall 2019 cohort open October 1, 2019, and close December 10, 2019 at 8:59 PM.