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.
Office of Academic Affairs
Maintain the highest quality and integrity for our entire academic program, both credit and non-credit, graduate and undergraduate. The FTE instructional staff to student headcount ratio is to be maintained at no greater than 13.5 to 1.
Providing quality education with a significant growth in undergraduate enrollment has been a challenge. Hiring properly credentialed seasoned sea going faculty and non-seagoing faculty has become more of a challenge. We are fortunate to find part-time instructors who bring first hand pertinent expertise to the classroom. The Academy is now confronted with revisiting the concept of Full-Time Temp faculty to meet the growing needs. Linked directly to the growth in enrollment are challenges of managing enrollment by major. 2014-2015 will require curriculum reviews and modifications to existing programs that no longer allow cadets in non-license majors to participate in a sea term. Admission requirements for specific majors (ME, MT and ESE) must now be adopted for the September 2015 incoming class.