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Many Paths. One Goal. Excellence.

Technology and learning techniques make the difference when it comes to information delivery and retention. This masters degree will hone instructional leadership, allowing graduate students to make the most of their instructional capabilities through educational technology. Ultimately, the program provides the core knowledge to create engaging learning experiences that lead to enhanced performance and outcomes among students with diverse learning styles and capacities.

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, staff and first responders from area communities assembled for a live burn demonstration orchestrated Anna Maria’s Fire Protection Systems students. The goal of the demonstration was to illustrate the life-saving difference sprinklers play when fire strikes.

Large Crowd Turns out for Burn Demo

Wednesday, October 15th

AMC students enjoyed the “classroom” of Rome, Italy during Anna Maria College’s 2014 Summer Study Aboard program. Theology professor Michael Lombardo, PhD, will again lead the Italy trip in summer 2015, while fellow Humanities professor Lisa LeBlanc, PhD, led the Study Abroad program in Ireland this spring.

Criminal Justice Professor Ann Marie Mires instructs her Forensic Archeology students as they lay out a grid in order to map a mock search site for an exercise using the latest radar technology to detect underground anomalies.

Anna Maria College’s Art Center Gallery at Miriam Hall serves as the venue for numerous exhibitions throughout the year. Annual student and faculty exhibitions, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions support the intellectual and cultural life of Anna Maria College and the surrounding community.

Academics at AMC

Offering a professionally-focused liberal arts education consistent with the

College's Catholic identity and values

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Institutional Learning Outcomes

Students at Anna Maria College are educated in the Catholic Intellectual tradition as envisioned by the Sisters of Saint Anne. As a college grounded in the liberal arts with a strong professional focus, student learning is geared toward attaining the following skills and abilities:

  • Respect for Others
  • An appreciation for the Catholic Way of Thinking
  • Effective Communication: both Oral and Written
  • Knowledge of Human Cultures
  • Critical Thinking
  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Teamwork and Problem Solving


Assessment of these outcomes is accomplished through multiple means, including (but not limited to):

  • Standardized surveys (NSSE, SSI)
  • Electronic student portfolios
  • AMC developed assessment tools such as writing and critical thinking rubrics




Art Law
Art Education Politice & Society
Business Administration
Marketing Communication
NEW in 2014
Criminal Justice Music
Education Music Education
Fire Science Music Therapy
Forensic Criminology
NEW in 2014
Graphic Design Pre-Pharmacy
Health and Community Services
NEW in 2014
History Social Work
Human Development & Human Services Sport Management



American Studies Small Business
Forensic Studies Family Business Management
Medieval Studies Social Welfare
Management Information Systems Theater
Modern Foreign Languages Victim Studies
Philosophy Women's Studies


Combined Bachelor-Master Programs
Click here to learn more about the following programs:
  • Public Administration: Fire/Rescue Services
  • Health Emergency Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education
  • Business


On-ground Graduate Programs
For more information, contact Graduate Education Admissions at (508) 849-3423 or .


Online Graduate Degrees
Click on the program titles below for more information.


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The online bachelor's degree in Fire Science provides a strong foundation in the technical aspects of dealing with fire and hazardous materials, and emphasizes professional and managerial skills, ethics and service.

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The RN-BSN degree from Anna Maria College is designed to maximize graduates' career prospects in the modern health care marketplace.


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Our online Master of Education Instructional Design and Technology reflects the way technology has changed learning and prepares you to enhance the instruction process.


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Earn an online Master of Business Administration that combines competitive strategy with a management approach that values individual worth as well as the importance of giving back.

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An essential credential for elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, the Master of Public Administration will prepare you to lead, manage and create societal changes within the public sector. Offering 8 in-demand specializations.




The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration is designed for the working paramedic professional - providing currently certified or licensed paramedics or EMTs with a convenient pathway to degree completion.


Board of Trustees at Anna Maria College 2015-2016 
Joseph J. Bafaro
President, J.J. Bafaro, Inc.
Mechanical Contractors
Worcester, Massachusetts
Barbara G. Lyman, Ph.D., '69
Provost and Executive Vice President
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Annette J. Bibeau, S.S.A. '57
Provincial Secretary
Sisters of Saint Anne
St. Marie Province
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Brian A. O'Connell, Esq.
Manager of Business Services
Killingly Public Schools
Danielson, Connecticut
Rita M. DeRoy, S.S.A. '68
Sisters of Saint Anne
St. Marie Province
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Ann Quinn '65
Vice Chair
Retired Superintendent
Old Rochester Regional School District
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Joanne M. Dion, S.S.A.
Province Co-Leader
Sisters of Saint Anne
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Rev. Richard F. Reidy
Vicar General
Diocese of Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Paul A. DiPierro
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Mary Lou Retelle, ex-officio
Anna Maria College
Paxton, Massachusetts
Kimberly A. Kennedy '97G
Assistant VP, Operations
Arbella Insurance Group
Quincy, Massachusetts
John J. Spillane, Esq.
Spillane & Spillane, LLP
Worcester, Massachusetts
Rev. Paul D. Kennedy, D.D.
Holden, Massachusetts
Marguerite A. St. Amand, S.S.A. '74
Sisters of Saint Anne
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Pauline A. Laurence, S.S.A. '72
Province Co--Leader
Sisters of Saint Anne
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Carolyn J. Stempler
Owner, Carolyn and June Designs, Inc.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Jacqueline LeBoeuf, S.S.A. '72, '08G
Wellness Counselor
Sisters of Saint Anne
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Maureen G. Wilkinson '90
Secretary of the Board
Vice President
Community Education/CRA Officer
HarborOne Bank
Plainville, Massachusetts