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Anna Maria College Established 1946

Anna Maria College

Innovative online programs from Anna Maria College give you the knowledge and skills to learn, grow, and succeed. You can turn your experience into credit while learning from faculty who are proven leaders.

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About Anna Maria College’s Online Programs

Anna Maria College strives to provide the most innovative, sought-after online degrees to elevate graduates personally and professionally. Our programs help students gain knowledge, impact their communities, and build meaningful, fulfilling careers.

Criminal Justice, BS

The online criminal justice degree offers the knowledge and practical skills needed for careers in law enforcement, corrections, government, and more.

Criminal Justice, MS

The online master’s degree in criminal justice will help prepare you for career advancement and leadership opportunities as a law enforcement expert.

3 Specializations Available

Fire Science, BS

The FESHE-recognized B.S. in Fire Science gives you the technical, professional, and managerial skills to lead in fire service and related fields.

Public Administration, MPA

The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares you to ethically lead and manage positive social change in government, business, and more.

5 Specializations Available

Public Administration, MPA: Criminal Justice

Current law enforcement officers seeking career advancement or professionals looking to enter the field will gain valuable criminal justice leadership skills that the top agencies and law enforcement departments are looking for.

Public Administration, MPA: Emergency Management

The Emergency Management concentration integrates the study of emergency management skills and techniques to produce graduates who are capable of leading during times of crisis.

Public Administration, MPA: Fire and Emergency Services

Combining foundational management development with an in-depth study of fire and emergency services administration, this specialized degree is a highly valuable credential for aspiring fire and EMS leaders.

Public Administration, MPA: General Track

The General Track includes a broad study of public sector management topics and is designed to offer maximum career flexibility for students who could see themselves entering multiple fields after graduation.

Public Administration, MPA: MPA in Homeland Security

Students in the Homeland Security online MPA program will learn how to anticipate, prevent and react to situations that threaten the safety and security of the nation, including attacks by foreign and domestic terrorists.

Anna Maria College at a Glance


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“Since graduating with my degree online from Anna Maria College, I have received two promotions, both at my full-time and part-time teaching job. I have no doubt that the addition of my degree to my resume played a large part in that.”
– Michael P. Gonynor, MPA in Fire/Rescue Services Graduate

Why Anna Maria College?

Anna Maria College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. We proudly offer cost-effective, flexible online programs. These programs mirror the close-knit nature of our campus community, with small class sizes that allow for mentor relationships to develop between faculty and students.

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We’ve made our self-guided application process as simple as possible, and our program managers are here to help you every step of the way. Once you submit your application, you’ll be notified of your admissions status within 2–3 weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Our staff will help you receive all of the assistance to which you may be entitled, and a Program Manager will be happy to take you through the application process and answer your questions. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Earning a degree from Anna Maria College online offers increased flexibility and convenience. The online format allows you to access your courses at any time of the day or night, allowing you to study and complete assignments around your personal and professional schedule. In addition, you may be able to complete the program more quickly than in a traditional part-time, campus-based program.

Yes, Anna Maria College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Visit our Accreditation and Rankings page to see how else Anna Maria College and its programs are ranked and recognized.

Yes, an interest-free monthly payment plan is offered for the fall semester and the spring semester with five payments due for each term. An enrollment fee of $50 is charged for each plan upon enrollment. To enroll or learn more please go to

For more information and to have a Program Manager contact you, fill out our form or call us at 877-265-3201.

In online courses, students attend class by accessing the virtual classroom through our learning management system called Engage. Just like in a traditional course, students complete and turn in assignments—which might include readings, writing a paper or completing a special project—according to a class schedule. Students are required to communicate regularly with the instructor and participate in discussions with classmates in the online forums.

All of our degree programs offered through Anna Maria Online are 100 percent online with no on-site residency requirements. Online students earn the same respected degree as students who attend the on-ground campus programs.

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