Faculty Spotlight
Dean, School of Fire and Health Sciences
Graduate Academic Programs

The Graduate Division at AMC offers Master's Degree programs both on-ground and online, including degrees in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety, Public Administration, Pastoral Ministry, and Visual Arts.  AMC also offers graduates numerous certificate programs.  Our on-ground programs are offered at our Paxton Campus.

AMC is particularly proud of the fact that its graduate faculty members are selected on the basis of their professional experience, as well as their academic achievement.  Whether that experience is with the public or private sector at national or international levels, our faculty combine theoretical understanding with hands-on, state-of-the-art professional practice.

Typically, on-ground graduate classes are small, around 5-10 students. Our graduate students come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. All of these factors promote a high degree of classroom interaction amongst  students, and between students and instructors.

In addition to providing the technical content and professional knowledge of the various disciplines, all of our graduate programs aim to develop students' analytical and communication skills while nurturing a sense of responsibility to society.
Transfer Credit Policy
Accepted and matriculated students may petition the Dean’s office to transfer up to two courses (6 credits)  into a graduate program based on the following conditions:
1.       Courses fit an appropriate requirement or elective in the program.
2.       The grade earned for the transfer credit is “B” or better.
3.       The credits were earned from a regionally accredited institution.
4.       Generally, the credits were earned within seven years of the petition.
Students seeking to earn a second graduate degree at Anna Maria College may transfer up to three courses (nine credits) of coursework taken at AMC towards their second, provided one course is GRS 600, Ethical Theory, and the additional two courses have Program Director approval.

For More Information
Contact Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions
  (508) 849-3423 or gradadmissions@annamaria.edu

Complaint Process

Anna Maria College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has authorized the College to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in online formats through its Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. Information regarding the College’s complaint process can be found here.