United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Marine Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Master of Science in Marine Engineering Program blends the application and theory of marine engineering at the graduate level and consists of seven core courses and five electives. An appropriate thesis may be substituted for one or two electives. Courses are taught by subject-matter experts who are full-time faculty or are practicing professionals from industry. Two years of professional experience and an earned undergraduate degree in engineering are generally required for admission.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 1
Concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 21


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 75% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 5
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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