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Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies & American Military University Partnership

Students at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) are now able to transfer up to 12 credit hours into AMU’s Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management degree program upon successful completion of MITAGS’ Chief Mate Master. Transfer credits into other M.A. programs will also be considered, including Management, Security Management and more.

Learn more about applying MITAGS credits towards a degree at AMU by clicking the transfer credit tab above.

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  • About the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies

    The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) is a world-renowned maritime training and simulation center. The Institute has been providing high-quality maritime training programs for military and commercial mariners for well over thirty years. Today, over one hundred and fifty different courses are available for mariners from around the globe. In addition, MITAGS is one of the few schools in the United States that offers all of the STCW training courses that are necessary to progress from Ordinary Seafarer to Unlimited Master.

    The origin of MITAGS can be traced back to the establishment of the Maritime Advancement, Training, Education, and Safety (MATES) Program. The MATES Program is a non-profit Trust that was created in 1968 by major Steamship Lines and the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (IOMM&P). The original mission of the MATES Program ("to enhance the professionalism of mariners") continues to this day. 

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Transfer Credit 

Students at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) are now able to transfer up to 12 credit hours into an AMU master's degree. The accepted transfer credits will cover six of the 15 hours required for the major and six credit hours for electives. Graduate courses completed in addition to those at MITAGS may also be eligible for transfer credit up to a maximum of 15 of the 36 total hours within the M.A.

Students who seek any other M.A. degrees may also request to have the transfer credit applied to their degree requirements.  Non-logistics management degrees will vary in regards to additional credit hours accepted for transfer.  For example, a student who seeks an M.A. in Management may transfer credit towards the Human Resource Management course.  Depending on which M.A. a student pursues, additional transfer credit hours up to a maximum of 12 may be available.

Students must apply for enrollment as transfer students and provide the appropriate documentation to verify their previous courses. While awaiting confirmation of their transfer credits, students may register for classes. Full transfer credit will be awarded only after completion of the Chief Mate Master.

  • HRMT600/DM507 – The course, Human Resource Management, is not a core or major requirement for the M.A. in Transportation & Logistics Management degree. Therefore it will fulfill elective requirements for the degree and any other M.A. that does not have this requirement.
  • OMNI599/OM599 - Omnibus credit can be used in the event that there is no direct match between courses completed at other institutions and courses within a degree program at AMU. For MITAGS, the omnibus credit of six semester hours will fulfill major requirements of the M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management degree. For any other degree, it can be used as elective credit for six semester hours.
  • The three semester hours of elective credit can be used as elective credit towards any of our master's degrees – including the M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management.
  • Any student who is not pursuing an M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management degree may potentially receive up to 12 semester hours of transfer credit. This depends on the degree requirements specific to each program. HRMT600/DM507 and nine semester hours of elective credit may still be applied to any degree but would depend on the degree requirements.

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