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For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.

Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue your love for the ocean, your concern for the environment, your interest in Math and Sciences, and your thirst for adventure. As part of your training you will travel to exotic foreign ports aboard our new training ship Kennedy -- a 15,500 horsepower, 540 foot steamship -- which you and your fellow cadets will actually control under the close supervision of seasoned professionals.

Our graduates have been at the very top of seagoing, engineering, and environmental professions. Additionally, many of our graduates have translated their educational experiences and personal traits developed at MMA into rewarding careers ashore. Whether in engineering, business. government, environmental protection, marine science, military, law, medicine, management, education or many other professions, the lessons you learn at the Academy will prepare you for success.

The Academy will challenge you. While more is expected of you in your academics, physical condition and personal behavior, the benefits are great. You graduate with more opportunities than at an ordinary college because of the structure, leadership training and discipline at the Academy. You will earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and can earn a Merchant Marine Officer's License, and a Naval Officer's Commission (optional). Regardless of which direction you choose, you will graduate a changed person. You will become more knowledgeable, more experienced and more confident in yourself and your future. Our excellent job placement rate proves that Massachusetts Maritime Academy students have learned the most important lesson any college can teach -- how to succeed.



last updated 8-16-2013 by cfegela@maritime.edu