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Why Graduate Study at USMMA?

Set Yourself Apart

Success, Advancement, and Promotion.  We live in a competitive environment where sophisticated higher education is necessary for achievement.  For engineers, the proper education can be the decisive difference, the thing that sets you apart, moves your career ahead.

The surest investment a person can make is an investment in him/her self and the most valuable investment a company can make is an investment in its human capital, its professional work force.  The United States Merchant Marine Academy on-line, distance-education Master of Science in Marine Engineering (MMarE) program is an ideal investment for practicing marine engineers and engineers in similar fields such a power generation.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Master of Science in Marine Engineering program is designed for you, the engineering professional seeking graduate education that is relevant to your profession without the need to leave your employ or commute to a special site or campus.  Ending at the Master's level with the potential of continuing on for additional professional education, the MMarE program is a natural extension of undergraduate programs in Marine Engineering.  If your undergraduate education was not formally dedicated to Marine Engineering, the MMarE program can complete and enhance your education as a practicing marine engineer.

Accelerate Your Career

The MMarE program is designed for the practicing professional who seeks to enhance and accelerate his or her career development.  There is an entrance requirement of at least two years of professional experience.  Designed to allow enrollment by working professionals throughout the world, the program uses a combination of asynchronous and synchronous distance-learning delivery.  Some courses may be enhanced by mid-semester, one or two-day in-residence sessions.

The 36 credit program consists of a 21 credit core addressing all the principal aspects of Marine Engineering including a course in maritime policy.  The core program is augmented by15 credits of electives. The course offers students the opportunity to undertake independent design and research activity.  The courses are all taught by subject experts and are designed to blend theory and application in a manner that enhances learning and develops skills in creative thinking.  

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Last updated: Friday, January 25, 2013

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