About MMA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the university for: Emergency ManagementEnergy Systems EngineeringFacilities EngineeringInternational Maritime BusinessMarine EngineeringMarine Transportation, and Marine Science Safety & Environmental Protection. We also offer graduate programs in Emergency Management, Facilities Management and Maritime Business Management.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a fully accredited, four year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond.  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 science, and your thirst for adventure. 

Our campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to train the next generation of industry leaders. The Academy's rigorous academics and hands-on approach to building leadership and professional skills fully prepare our students for successful careers. The proof: most of our graduates are employed in well-paying, career track positions within 90-days of graduation.

The Academy experience is unique. The Regiment of Cadets and regimental-style uniforms play an important role in campus life. The Regiment reinforces that status at the Academy is not an entitlement based on gender, race, or socio-economic class; it is earned through hard work, honor, and integrity. Though we are structured as a regimented academy designed to grow effective leaders, only cadets who volunteer for commissioning programs have military obligations during and after their time at MMA.

Cadets wearing eisenhower jackets in formation

Through Sea Terms and Cooperative Education Programs, our undergraduates log invaluable career experience during their four-year pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree, often while traveling to foreign countries.  Upon graduation, our cadets are distinctly qualified to lead as licensed maritime professionals, skilled business managers, ship safety officers, commissioned military officers, and more.

The United States Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) recognizes the Academy as one of six state maritime colleges approved to prepare graduates for federal license examination as third mate, ocean vessels, unlimited tonnage or third assistant engineer, steam or motor, unlimited horsepower.  

Extracurricular activities are viewed as a way to develop a strong sense of comradery, as well as, maintain the Academy's Tradition of Pride.  All cadets encouraged to participate in the wide variety of activities and athletics offered at MMA.  An impressive 40% of cadets are athletes on one or more of our competitive NCAA and ECAC Division III college teams.