Choosing a degree program that is right for you!

Whether you're looking for an associate's degree or a PhD program, Maritime University provides you with a wide variety of degree programs to help you achieve your career goals. Many higher education institutions offer traditional campus based as well as fully online programs giving you more flexibility when selecting courses. Once you have narrowed down your career path, degree programs set out very specific guidelines and requirements which vary greatly.

Undergraduate Programs:

These types of programs usually take four years or less to complete. The actual completion time depends on how much time a student can commit to their studies. Part-time students, for example, may require more than four years for an undergraduate degree.

Certificate: These are academic programs of nine to 30 credits that are completed in a year or less by full-time students. Some programs provide specialized training for people who already have diplomas or degrees. Others are for those who want to quickly complete a program that leads to a specific job.

Diploma: An academic program generally of 30 to 72 credits intended to provide students with skills leading directly to a specific job.

Associate Degree: An academic program that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time college work. There are different types of associate degrees with varying transferability.

Bachelor's Degree: An academic program that normally requires at least four but not more than six years of full-time college work. Also includes bachelor´s degrees that are completed in three years.

Graduate Programs:

Entering one of these programs generally requires prior completion of an undergraduate degree.

Master's Degree: An academic program that requires the completion of a program of study of at least one but not more than two of years of full-time academic work beyond the bachelor´s degree.

Doctorate & PhD Degree: The highest degree a student can earn for graduate study. The doctor´s degree classification includes such degrees as Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Juridical Science (J.D.), Doctor of Public Health (D.P.H.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)