United States Merchant Marine Academy - Master's Degree

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five U.S. service academies. The school educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers to serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war. The Academy's four-year program is known for its academic rigor.

  • Average Tuition USD 21,000

School Description

The USMMA was established to train officers in the merchant marine. Notable graduates of the academy include: Joseph B. Williams - First African-American graduate and New York State Supreme Court Judge, Robert Kiyosaki - Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad books, and Mark E. Kelly – retired US Navy captain and Space Shuttle pilot. USMMA intercollegiate sports teams are called the Mariners and they compete in the NCAA Division III athletic teams.

Master Programs

  • 300 Steamboat Rd, Great Neck, NY 11024, United States

    Master of Science in Marine Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology more


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 83


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    Established in 1943


    USMMA is home to the American Merchant Marine Museum, which exhibits marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts related to the academy and the profession of seafaring.

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    300 Steamboat Rd, Great Neck, NY 11024, United States

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      • Testimony
        1995-2000, BS, Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management

        Kings Point (USMMA) offers more then a typical educationYKings Point provides Midshipmen with skills in order to excel in challenging circumstances. Kings Point instills the unique balance of practical training with theoretical principals. I am grateful and humbled for the experience.

      • Testimony
        1982-1986, BS Marine Engineering, Operations and maintenance of shipboard systems

        Kings Point Offers So Much More Than A DegreeYAs a professional well into my career, I look back at my experiences as a midshipman at the USMMA as those that set the stage for success throughout the last 25+ years. At Kings Point, you get to sail the world while earning a degree, a commission, and a license. When you're hundreds of miles out to sea, you learn to be a resourceful problem solver, which is what every organization needs. If you are a prospective student and want to learn more about my experience at the Academy, just send me an "inMail," and I'd be happy to respond.

      • Testimony
        1972-1976, BS, Marine Transportation

        A very solid foundation for a strong leadership sole.YA demanding curriculum with the discipline to succeed. Preparation to enter any arena with the academics and exposure to be an asset from the beginning. Public or private, the Academy not only prepares for work in the business world but lays a broad-based foundation for life.