The maritime and naval studies program is flexible enough to allow a student to tailor the program to their interests, and designed for professionals looking to advance their careers.
With online and on-campus courses, the master of science degree program focuses on maritime and naval history, literature, transportation and environmental policy. A 31-credit degree, it can be completed in three semesters.
The program has two additional options:
Students may choose to complete a professional internship, to gain hands-on experience with a company or organization of interest to them.
Or, they may choose to earn a U.S. Coast Guard deck license, which qualifies them to work on board commercial vessels. The license program requires a student to live near campus in order to participate in the regiment of cadets, a disciplined lifestyle program unaffiliated with the U.S. military. The license-option program requires students to complete additional licensure courses and participate in summer sea term.
The humanities department offers the master of science in maritime and naval studies program.
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This 31-credit master’s program prepares students to become the maritime industry’s future leaders and executives. Courses are available on campus and online.