- Offering education since 1946
- In 2009, named one of the 1400 “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report
- Provides small class sizes
- Accreditation provided by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Overview of Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College, a not-for-profit, liberal arts Catholic college, is situated in Paxton, Massachusetts.
Anna Maria College Online provides an online Master of Public Administration degree and online master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in emergency management, fire science, and justice administration. The school also offers a RN-to-BSN program.
The education programs are grounded in the basic beliefs of the college’s founders, the Sisters of St. Anne. The school emphasizes respect for, and service to, the community, educational innovation, and individual growth.
The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for positions such as a city manager or a leader of a public agency or a nonprofit. The program has adapted the business and leadership skills provided from a traditional MBA to the needs of public administrators. Specializations are available in Management, Fire Science Management, Justice Administration, and Health Care Administration.
Students can customize their degree program to their background and professional interests. Experienced professionals may be eligible for the Mid-Career MPA (Master of Public Administration), which allows them to complete their degree in 30 credit hours.
The bachelor’s degree in fire science and administration prepares students for entry-level positions as a firefighter or a fire service agency staff member. The program has been approved by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Committee at the National Fire Academy.
- Student services staff members offer an array of assistance
- Provides tech support 24/7
- Students have access to helpful program managers
The faculty includes full-time and adjunct faculty members. The classes are taught by instructors with practical experience in their field. Also, due to the small class sizes the instructors are able to interact with the students.
Admissions and Financial Aid Information
Students must have an associate’s degree from an accredited institution for bachelor’s degree programs. Applicants need a bachelor’s degree to enroll in the master’s degree programs. The school has a rolling admissions program which lets students enroll at different times during the year.
Anna Maria College offers grants, loans, and scholarships. The admissions staff members help students put together a financial aid package.