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Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Marine Safety and Environmental Protection program from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy prepares students for a wide range of rewarding professional careers, on land and at sea, with many companies and agencies.  The MSSEP curriculum blends two related environmental disciplines, 1) environmental health and safety (EHS) and 2) environmental protection.  

The program's breadth of coursework and practical experiences ensures you'll successfully transition from college to a career-track job.  


  • Environmental and Safety Officers (cruise ships, oil rigs, Coast Guard, and many companies ashore)
  • Environmental Consultants and Remediation Specialists (with Clean Harbors, Triumvirate, Veolia & countless other companies)
  • Environmental Managers (EPA, MA DEP, CZM, etc.)
  • NOAA Corps Officers
  • Environmental Researchers (with Masters or Ph.D. degrees)
  • Environmental Lawyers (with law degrees)
  • Teaching at K-12 levels

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The MSSEP program requires students to complete at two co-op/internships, practical experiences that take place during summer or winter breaks. Freshmen MSSEP students will participate in a 12-day, sub-tropical marine ecology field course on the island of Bermuda during the winter break.  
  • You can read more about this by clicking on the Freshman Experiential Learning Course link in the menu on the side of the page.  Sea-Term participation is not required for MSSEP students.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application on our website and submit the $50 application fee 
  • Request official high school transcripts 
  • Attach your essay (minimum 300 words discussing the most important reasons for selecting MMA as a possible college for you or on a subject of your choice). After you submit your application, this can be uploaded and attached as a PDF file.
  • Send two letters of recommendation - Recommendations can come from any source who is not a relative (i.e. coaches, employers, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.). Please send as a PDF file.
  • Optional for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 Applicants: Send official standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42579 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42579 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    27459 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27459 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Barnstable

  • 1342 - 2780 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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