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Massachusetts Maritime Academy is ranked as one of the top state maritime universities in the United States.
As an international student (defined as a non-US citizen or non-US Permanent Resident), you will find that the undergraduate education is unlike any other. By attending the Academy, you will experience American culture; but you will also dive into the unique and rewarding culture that is the Regiment of Cadets – a structured lifestyle that promotes the values of discipline, knowledge, and leadership. Modeled in part after U.S. military academies, the Regiment will build the foundation for successfully achieving your educational and career goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, our cadets do not have a service obligation. However, commissioning options are available for those that are interested.
Yes, all students participate in the Regiment which requires them to wear a uniform every day. There are some exceptions specifically among our transfer students.
We offer 7 undergraduate majors, 9 minors and 3 concentrations.
If you are a prospective student, we do offer the chance to visit our campus and shadow one of our freshman cadets for a day during our spring term (March-May). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students within our Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation programs participate in sea term all 4 years they are here. Facilities Engineering students complete one sea term during their first year. Additionally, all first year students will spend a short time on the ship as a part of orientation.
There are several exchange programs available within certain majors. Other opportunities may be coordinated on an individual basis. Sea term and experiential learning trips are often abroad.
Yes, we have a Career Services department on campus that assists current students with finding internships and full time jobs. We host a highly attended career fair each semester where students have the opportunity to meet and interview with potential employers.
Similar to many colleges, our students pursue a variety of post graduate careers. Many students work in the maritime industry on land, or at sea, while others pursue non-maritime related careers. Students may continue their education in a graduate program at the Academy, or elsewhere. About 10% of our graduates each year pursue military service.
Yes, all of our academic programs follow a “Learn, Do, Learn” philosophy. This means that hands-on/experiential learning is a required part of all of our programs. Students can still expect to spend time in the classroom, but will also have the opportunity to apply knowledge through hands-on work on/off campus.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free campus. Cadets are subject to random drug testing throughout their 4 years on campus.