Massachusetts Maritime Academy (also called Maritime, Mass Maritime or MMA) is a regionally accredited, coeducational, state college offering undergraduate degrees in maritime-related fields, as well as graduate degrees and professional studies. Established in 1891, Mass Maritime is the second oldest state maritime academy, and the oldest continuously operating maritime academy, in the United States. The Academy is located on Taylor's Point in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, in the United States and prepares students for careers in the maritime, engineering, emergency management and environmental fields. Originally established to graduate deck and engineering officers for the U.S. Merchant Marine, the academy has since expanded its curriculum. Though not required, some graduates go on to serve in active & reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Academy operates a training ship, the USTS Kennedy.
The Academy offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, Environmental Protection & Safety, Facilities Engineering, International Maritime Business, Emergency Management, and now Energy Systems Engineering (added February 2, 2012).
The Academy also offers a Master of Science in Emergency Management as well as Facilities Management and a wide array of professional/continuing education programs.
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