Academics | The School of Marine Science and Policy
Dr. Mark Moline; Director, School of Marine Science and Policy
About the School
The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) is an academic unit of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). The broad mission of the School is to advance knowledge and education critical to the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments. The School has an internationally recognized faculty and offers exciting educational and research opportunities for graduate students interested in all areas of marine science and policy.
Our Academic Programs
Encompassing programs in Marine Bioscience, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, the curriculum of SMSP's programs are multidisciplinary, and students are encouraged to explore areas outside of their own specialties. Faculty members interact with students through formal courses and through the conduct of research. SMSP is ranked among the top institutions for marine education and research in the United States, and research contracts total more than $12 million per year. Financial support for graduate students includes research assistantships associated with individual faculty research projects and competitive fellowships provided by SMSP.
Facilities are located on the Sharp Campus at the mouth of Delaware Bay in Lewes Delaware and in Robinson Hall and Lammot du Pont Laboratory building on the main campus in Newark. The School's facilities are the home to over a dozen research centers, covering a broad range of topics from Environmental Genomics to Carbon-free Power Integration.
The Sharp Campus is home port for the 146-foot R/V Hugh R. Sharp, the most advanced coastal research vessel in the United States. The 64-acre Sharp Campus also features 70,000 square feet of modern laboratory, classroom, and office space in Cannon and Smith Laboratories. The School also provides housing for up to 90 graduate and undergraduate students in residence at Sharp Campus.
Aerial view of the 64-acre Sharp Campus at the mouth of Delaware Bay in Lewes, Delaware.