B.Sc. On Campus

Marine Transportation

SUNY Maritime College

48 months
21842 USD/year
18657 USD/year
16887 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


As a Marine Transportation major at the SUNY Maritime College, you will learn to manage the finances and other business operations of a shipping company.


The program is designed to blend the skills you will need to work on the water onboard a commercial vessel with the knowledge you’ll need to work on land for a shipping or other kind of business later.


  • The Marine Transportation program at the SUNY Maritime College includes courses about accounting, international finance, law and organizational management, in addition to courses that teach you to live and work onboard a commercial vessel.

Programme Structure

  • The Marine Transportation major is offered in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard third mate, or deck, license. Earning a deck license means you will learn to navigate a vessel, handle cargo, and operate and maintain a variety of ship systems.
  • In the license program, you will spend a significant amount of time working and learning on the Training Ship Empire State VI, including during summer sea terms on the Atlantic and Mediterranean. You will be part of the college regiment of cadets, a disciplined lifestyle program that is not affiliated with the military.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the application. Apply online using the SUNY Application or Common Application.
  • All academic credentials must have an official seal, stamp or signature of a school or government official, and be submitted in the original language (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation). Upon receipt of your documents we may require further evaluation. All foreign academic transcripts must be evaluated by WES or a NACES approved evaluation service, and translated into English.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • 250 word essay or personal statement.
  • Submit your English Proficiency test scores via an official score report for the TOEFL or SAT or ACT or IELTS. Please note that TOEFL and IELTS scores are not valid past two years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21842 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18657 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18657 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16887 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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