The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy
To educate and graduate leaders of exemplary character who are inspired to serve the national security, marine transportation and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces.
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Course content and regulations at the Academy are under constant review and revision. Therefore, the Academy reserves the right, whenever it deems advisable, to withdraw, cancel, reschedule or modify any course, program of study or requirement in connection with any of the foregoing within the limits established by law and Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Orders.
The United States Merchant Marine Academy welcomes students of any race, color, creed, sex and national or ethnic origin. Because of the specialized nature of the Academy’s program, and the obligation of students after graduation, requirements regarding age, physical condition and U.S. citizenship do apply. These requirements are listed in this catalog.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer.