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Graduate Student Careers

Currently there are more than 800 SoMAS Graduate School alumni, most of whom hold positions in fields associated with marine and atmospheric sciences all over the world.  Below is a selection of employers who currently employ our graduates.


Adelphi University
Bigelow Laboratory
Colgate university
College of Staten Island (CUNY)
Colorado Mountain College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
DC Coastal College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Fairmont State
Flinders University Australia
Harvard University
Hunter College
Korea Polar Research Institute
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Max Planck Inst. For Marine Micro., Bremen Germany
Mexico National University
Montclair State University
Nassau Community College
National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton England
New York Sea Grant Institute
North Carolina State University
Ocean University, Qindao, China
Oregon State University
Peking University, China
Potsdame inst. for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Princeton University
Republic of Korea Navy Academy
Rockland County Community College
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph’s College
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Southern Connecticut State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Suffolk County Community College
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Purchase
Swiss Federal Institue of Technology
Texas A&M University
Taiwan University
Tsinghua University, China
Tulane University
Queens College (CUNY)
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, San Diego
University of Concepcion, Chile
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii
University of Karachi, Pakistan
University of Maine
University of Miami
University of Manitoba
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Rhode Island
University of South Carolina
University of Stockholm, Sweden
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington
Viginia Institute of Marine Science
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Yale University
Xiamen University, China
 Plus a number of M.S. alumni hold positions in secondary education
 These 4 job sectors represent the preponderance of MSRC/SoMAS alumni
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Commonewalth Scientific and Industrial Research, Australia CSIRO
Fish and Wildilfe Service
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute
Korean Polar Research Program
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
National Aeronautics and Atmospheric Administration (NASA)
National Institute of Health
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Park Service
National Science Foundation
National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
NYC Soil and Water Conservation District
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
NY Sea Grant Institute
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ocean Observatories Initiative, Germany
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Port Authority Of New York and New Jersey
Suffolk County Department of Health
Taipei City, Taiwan
The Port of New Orleans
Towns of Huntington, Islip and Smithtown
US Coast Guard
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Forest Service
US Geological Survey
US Navy
US Senate, Subcommittee on Science and Space
Anchor QEA, Montvale NY
Battelle Ocean Sciences, Duxbury, MA
Bridgewater Consulting, Bridgewater, VA
C&C Technologies
Cashin, Spinelli & Ferretti, Hauppauge NY
David Johnson LLC, Essex Falls, NJ
EA Consultants
EMC Consulting
Environmental Consultants,  Hawaii
ETH, Zurich Switzerland
Exxponent Consulting,Maynard, MA
ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research
GEI Consultants, Glastonbury, CT
Geovation Engineering
Great Alliances, co-owner
Group 70 Inc., Hawaii
HDR Engineering Inc
Integral Consulting, Oympia WA
Kerr Environmental Services, Virginia Beach VA
Michael Baker Co.
Middle Peninsula Aquaculture, North Virginia
Morgan Stanley
Resource Data, Anchorage Alaska
Roux Associates
SailWeather Inc.
Well Fargo
Non Governmental Organizations
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, RI
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Hudson River Foundation
Institute for Conservation Science
Loggerhead Marine Life Center, FL
New England Aquarium
National Geographic Society
NYC River Project
Peconic Institute
Project Oceanology
Riverhead Foundation
Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute)
Sea Education Association
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Nature Conservancy
Wildlife Conservation Society
World Food Programme in Zambia

Listed below are examples of some of the jobs graduates of the Marine Conservation and Policy program have obtained. 


  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellow to work with NOAA on international programs in Washington DC
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Trustee for East Hampton Town responsible for managing town waterways, beaches, bottomlands, and other public resources
  • S. Fish and Wildlife intern, NJ
  • Legislative Fellow, New York State Senate
  • Quality control analyst for Chembro Diagnostics
  • Peconic Institute (2 positions – Director and Oureach Coordinator
  • Science Teacher, San Francisco International High School
  • North Carolina Dvision of Marine Fisheries
  • Environmental Analyst New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
  • Adjunct professor at Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, NY
  • Data technician for the Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Science Communications Park Ranger, Fire Island National Seashore, National Park Service
  • Analyst for Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries, a division of the Audubon Nature Institute
  • Marine science instructor, Project Oceanology, Groton CT
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Riverhead Foundation
  • Program Manager, International Conservation Caucaus Foundation
  • Research assistants, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Marketing Coordinator, Roux Associates.
  • Coastal Steward, Southampton Town Trustees
  • Statistical Research Intern, NOAA
  • Senior Research Assistant Mapping Long Island
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Laboratory technician, Suffolk County Water Authority
  • Field technician, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Beach, FL
  • Video game developer, Arkadium in NYC
  • Seafood analyst for the Blue Ocean Institute