Welcome to the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington 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.

We offer a two-year, in-residence graduate program of studies leading to the Master of Marine Affairs degree. SMEA is a small school with approximately 60 students enrolled each year, enabling close collaboration and learning between students and faculty, and amongst students themselves. Our students hail from a variety of professional backgrounds and locations around the United States and internationally, and arrive at SMEA in different stages of life. Our faculty is just as diverse in their fields of expertise, working together to deliver a top-notch interdisciplinary curriculum to students and engaging in a range of current research projects.

We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our school, and encourage you to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your interest in SMEA and the Master of Marine Affairs graduate degree!

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