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101 Academy Dr
Buzzards Bay , Massachusetts 02532-1803

Disability Resource Office

101 Academy Dr
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
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About Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, is a prestigious public university offering a unique educational experience to its students. With its strong reputation for hands-on learning and specialized training in maritime fields, this four-year institution stands as a leading force in shaping future leaders in the maritime industry.

Situated in the scenic coastal town of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Maritime Academy benefits from its serene surroundings and its proximity to the stunning Buzzards Bay itself. The campus boasts breathtaking views of the water, providing an inspiring backdrop for students to engage in their studies. The academy’s close proximity to the bay also allows students the opportunity to actively participate in water-focused activities, truly immersing themselves in the maritime environment.

As one of only six maritime academies in the United States, Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers a specialized education focused on maritime-related fields such as marine transportation, marine engineering, marine science, and maritime business. The academy prides itself on its rigorous academic programs that prepare students for successful careers in the maritime industry.

One of the standout features of Massachusetts Maritime Academy is its commitment to experiential learning. The academy provides students with ample opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through practical training experiences. The academy’s Training Ship Kennedy, a former US Navy cargo ship, serves as a floating classroom and hands-on lab. Students have the chance to live aboard the ship during their first and third academic years, gaining valuable real-world experience in maritime operations, navigation, engineering, and leadership.

Furthermore, Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s co-operative education program offers students the chance to work in industry-related positions both locally and internationally. Through these valuable internships, students can further develop their skills, build professional networks, and gain a competitive edge in their chosen field upon graduation.

In addition to its academic offerings, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is known for its strong emphasis on leadership development. The academy recognizes the importance of producing graduates who not only possess technical competencies but also excel in leadership roles. Courses in ethics, navigation, and teamwork are integrated into the curriculum to foster leadership skills and instill a sense of responsibility among students.

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy community is a close-knit one, and students benefit from a supportive and inclusive environment. The academy promotes camaraderie and teamwork among its students, encouraging collaboration and cooperation both inside and outside the classroom. The sense of community is further strengthened by the academy’s participation in various athletic programs, including NCAA Division III sports, offering students an opportunity to engage in competitive sports while fostering physical wellness and teamwork.

Beyond the boundaries of the campus, students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy have access to a vibrant and culturally rich surrounding area. The nearby town of Buzzards Bay offers charming New England scenery, an array of dining options, and a variety of recreational activities for students to enjoy. Additionally, the academy’s proximity to Boston, one of the most vibrant and historically significant cities in the United States, provides students with countless opportunities for exploration and educational adventures.

Overall, Massachusetts Maritime Academy stands as a premier institution for students seeking a specialized education in maritime fields. With its unique blend of hands-on learning, rigorous academic programs, and an emphasis on leadership development, students who graduate from this university are well-equipped to excel in the maritime industry. Whether it be onshore or offshore, Massachusetts Maritime Academy continues to play a vital role in training competent professionals who are prepared to tackle the challenges of the maritime world head-on.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations