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.
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.
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.
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.