Graduate FAQ

We are excited that you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at Maine Maritime Academy. Our administrative coordinator will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you have, but we have compiled the following list of questions to help you navigate the application process. If your questions are not answered below, you may contact us at 207-326-2620 or

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Graduate school applications are submitted electronically and there is no application fee.

Please send an official copy of your transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution you have attended directly to Maine Maritime Academy. We will accept email submissions or scanned copies.

Loeb Sullivan School                   or
Maine Maritime Academy
1 Pleasant Street
Castine, Maine 04420

If you received your undergraduate degree from MMA, no action is required. We will request your transcript directly from the Registrar’s Office.

A Letter of Recommendation Request form, academic or professional, will automatically be emailed to two (2) individuals of your selection when you complete the online application.

If necessary, the Letter of Recommendation Request form can be resent to your recommenders. Please contact our office at or 207-326-2620.

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, cannot be accepted.

The Personal Statement of Interest is a short essay that answers the following questions: How will your admission to the Loeb-Sullivan School help you achieve your professional goals? Why do you want to study logistics?

As of January 25, 2021, The Loeb-Sullivan School will no longer require GRE/GMAT test scores for applicants graduating from accredited universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Students who have not graduated from accredited universities in the U.S. or Canada are required to submit test results from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Official test scores should be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old cannot be accepted. Student copies and photocopies of scores are not considered official.

Our GRE and GMAT Institutional Code is 3505.


Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at Maine Maritime Academy. Every applicant whose language of education is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants may submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Examination results should be sent directly to Maine Maritime Academy, Loeb-Sullivan School Department of Graduate Studies by the testing agency.

Our institutional code is 3505. No scans or copies will be accepted. As this is a requirement of admission, we do not offer a waiver.

A four-year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent, is normally the minimum academic certification required for admission. All non-U.S. diplomas, certificates, licenses, and transcripts must be evaluated by an approved clearinghouse. Clearinghouses verify international transcripts for: authenticity, grade and course equivalency, and transfer credits awarded.

The Loeb-Sullivan School recognizes the following two evaluation service providers:


Graduate Admissions communicates with each candidate regarding the status of their application. Should you have a question, please contact our office by phone or email: or 207-326-2620.

As a graduate student, you may be eligible for the $20,500 in a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  for each academic year (July 1-June 30). You may file your FAFSA as early as October 1 for the following academic year. Maine Maritime Academy may request additional information once the FAFSA is filed. Though graduate applications are processed on a rolling basis, we advise you to complete all necessary financial aid applications as soon as possible.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Director of Financial Aid at 207-326-2682.

Tuition Payments are due no later than the last business day of the first week of class. Students relying on Financial Aid to pay balances must have all signed award letters, Master Promissory Notes, and Entrance Counseling requirements completed no later than the last business day of the first week of class.

If you have questions about your tuition payments, please contact Diane Harmon, Student Account Manager, by phone or email: 207-326-2243 or

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be submitted prior to the application deadline. However, if you anticipate that an item may arrive after the deadline, please contact our administrative coordinator by phone or email: or 207-326-2620.

Applications that remain incomplete for two weeks after the application deadline will be considered inactive. To reactivate your application, please submit a formal request via email:

Loeb-Sullivan School invites applications from all individuals interested in pursuing challenging new opportunities in international business/maritime management/supply chain management. For the benefit of participants and the program, the Admissions Committee seeks a group of students with comparable managerial aspirations, but with diverse skills and experiences.

The Admissions Committee will consider the following primary criteria in determining admission to the graduate program:

  • Ability to produce high-quality work
  • Potential contribution to the class and the program
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Motivation for completing the program
The Admissions Committee will notify you of its decision by email and by postal mail service. Once all of your application materials have been received, decisions are communicated within three weeks.

MMA’s IT Help Desk is available to assist you daily, Monday through Friday. For current hours, please visit Our IT staff can answer questions regarding your student email, Canvas (our online learning system), and other school-related computer questions. If you have questions, please contacted the IT Help Desk by phone or email: 207-326-2240 or

Graduate Admissions will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have during your application process. You may contact us by phone or email: 207-326-2620 or