MASTER OF SCIENCE
MARITIME AND NAVAL STUDIES
FIRST IN THE NATION In 1874, Maritime College was founded as the first federally approved school for nautical professionals. Today, it is known throughout the maritime industry for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates. With expert faculty and unique resourcesâ€”including comprehensive historical accounts of the Port of New York/New Jerseyâ€”SUNY Maritime is your passage to the maritime industry.
30 MINUTES from Midtown Manhattan
Square Feet of Maritime Museum Space
Maritime Artifacts in Collection
The masterâ€™s in Maritime and Naval Studies program is uniquely devoted to our long historical and literary relationship with the sea. Designed by faculty with career-long expertise in the humanities, the program combines disciplines such as art, law, and social science into a curriculum that can be completed entirely online. Given SUNY Maritimeâ€™s strong industry reputation, your degree will be vitally important to your professional development.
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M.S. IN MARITIME AND NAVAL STUDIES The masterâ€™s degree in Maritime and Naval Studies is a multidisciplinary curriculum, focusing on maritime and naval history, art, literature, transportation, and environmental policy. The program consists of 31 credit hours and can be completed entirely online. A broad range of elective courses are available, so you can customize the program to fit your personal and professional goals.
CURRICULUM CORE REQUIREMENTS (10 CREDITS) MNST 6001 Introduction to Academic Writing and Research Methods MNST 7101
American Commercial Maritime History: 1500 to Present
MNST 7102 The History of American Sea Power MNST 9001 Capstone
SAMPLE ELECTIVES (21 CREDITS) MNST 8101
Music of the Sea
MNST 8102 Ocean Politics and Law MNST 8103 The History of World Sea Power MNST 8104 Maritime Shakespeare MNST 8105 Literature of the Middle Passage MNST 8106 Maritime Piracy and Predation MNST 8109 The Last Great Hunt: Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, and American Culture *TMGT 7100
Economics of International Trade
International Business & Transportation
Government Transportation/Environmental Policy
*Students may take up to 3 courses in the Master of Science in International Transportation Management program.
EXPERT FACULTY The Maritime and Naval Studies master’s program is among the first of its kind, and you will learn from the same outstanding teachers who established this unique program.
KAREN E. MARKOE, PH.D. CHAIR, HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT SUNY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR A Bronx native, Dr. Markoe received her Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University. The program is founded on many of the principles developed in her research on the role of the humanities in educating maritime professionals.
JOHN ROCCO, PH.D. GRADUATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, MARITIME AND NAVAL STUDIES A recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Rocco received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He has published several books of rock music criticism, and has extensively studied the importance of Moby-Dick in American popular culture.
ELISSA DEFALCO, PH.D. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Dr. DeFalco received her Ph.D. in Literature from Roehampton University in London. Her research has led her deep into some of the world’s greatest archives to find stories of everyday people who went to sea.
NEW YORK HARBOR Thereâ€™s a reason the first commercial maritime school in the nation was founded in New York Harbor. From a trading post for New Amsterdam settlers, to a critical battleground in the Revolutionary War, to the landing point for the nationâ€™s immigrants in the early 20th century, New York City has played many essential roles in history. There is no better location for investigating the importance of the maritime industry.
CAREER CONNECTIONS Over the past 140 years, SUNY Maritime has developed strong relationships throughout the maritime trade. Whether you are currently working in the industry or looking to transition careers, our Office of Career Services can help you connect to our wide network of professional contacts.
SAMPLE CAREER FIELDS • Maritime Research
• Library Management
• Writing and Journalism
• Shipping and Trade
• Museum Curation
• Business and Finance
• Archival Studies
HOW TO APPLY
WWW.SUNYMARITIME.EDU/MNSTAPPLY REQUIREMENTS • Statement of purpose • Official transcripts from all institutions attended • International applicants: transcript evaluation (www.naces.org)
and TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5
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