Northeast Maritime Institute’s College of Maritime Science Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science was designed for individuals interested in a career at sea. This co-operative education program incorporates education and an internship program that can lead a successful student into a rewarding maritime career. A sea going career requires an individual who has a passion for the water, isn’t afraid of hard work, has a high degree of integrity, and loves adventure. If you have these qualities, Northeast Maritime Institute is the place for you to start preparing for your career!


Northeast Maritime Institute has been the pre-eminent maritime education and training facility for professional mariners since 1981. Our commitment to providing our students with the best training equipment, facilities, and experienced instructors has enabled us to become a globally respected maritime education institution for U.S. and International mariners around the globe.  The blending of our traditional professional education courses for mariners, maritime themed general education courses and internships were developed to ensure both graduates of NMI’s College of Maritime Science and their prospective employers will be completely satisfied when our graduates enter the workforce.


We have had over three decades of success providing continuing education to professional mariners. This accomplishment gave us the incentive to design a program for students who want to enter the maritime industry but do not have the necessary sea time, while at the same time providing them with a college degree. The International Maritime Organization set forth the Standards of Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) in 1978 as an international training standard for all mariners. Since that time the training required for merchant mariners has steadily increased, making the path for an entry-level mariner more difficult. Our degree program creates a “fast track” to meeting the STCW requirements, as well as those from the U.S. Coast Guard, allowing you to start your career as a licensed mariner in less time.


We look forward to enrolling you as a Nautical Science student and believe that if you love the ocean, you will love what we have to offer. You will find camaraderie, commitment, a supportive educational environment and a career that provides upward mobility.


Get ready for the opportunity of a lifetime – at sea!



Public Relations


Notice Regarding Northeast Maritime Institute’s Degree Granting Authority by the State of Massachusetts


A copy of the following notification was sent to the Office of the Secretary of State concerning the approval on October 21, 2014, of Northeast Maritime Institute Inc.’s request to offer the Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science, provided that the Board of Higher Education undertake to review, during the next year, the continued progress of the institution toward meeting the goals set forth in connection with its petition to the Board of Higher Education and subject to its compliance with the following stipulations:



1.  The DHE will commission an external committee review of the continued progress of NMI towards meeting all standards of the 610

     CMR 2.10.  This report shall be completed by June 30, 2015.


2.   The institution shall enroll a relatively small cohort of no more than 11 students in January 2015.



Richard M. Freeland


Massachusetts Department of Higher Education