18 months
23112 USD/year
17102 USD/year
11552 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Maritime and Naval Studies program from SUNY Maritime College is flexible enough to allow a student to tailor the program to their interests, and designed for professionals looking to advance their careers.

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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 Maritime and Naval Studies program from SUNY Maritime College 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.

Programme Structure

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science program in Maritime and Naval Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare research papers that draw upon both a broad range of primary sources and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate skills in hands-on work with documents and texts, including archival work and in the digital humanities.
  • Analyze the intersection of the humanities and the maritime worlds.
  • Disseminate findings, discoveries, and conclusions to broader publics, both through traditional scholarly journals and through web platforms.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, including at least one from an accredited institution that granted a bachelor's degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11556 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    17102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8551 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    11552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5776 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State - $5,776
  • In-Region - $8,551
  • Out-of-Region - $11,556
  • International - $11,556


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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