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About Anna Maria College

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Commitment to Excellence

Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, our programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

In addition to the various undergraduate and graduate programs and courses offered at our campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs online to reach the most diverse group of students possible. Our online 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.

To learn more about Anna Maria College, you may visit our on-campus website. Online students in the local area are encouraged to visit our College Tour page, where you can find an interactive map of campus, request a tour, and more.

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Why Anna Maria College?

Anna Maria College Online is proud to offer cost-effective, flexible and regionally accredited online programs. Based in Paxton, Massachusetts, Anna Maria College is an internationally known Catholic college, distinguished for its highly practiced faculty, career-oriented liberal arts education, prominent and responsive faculty, and small class sizes.

Explore Our Online Programs

We offer fully online programs at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Choose the degree that’s right for you:

Undergraduate ProgramsGraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Criminal JusticeMaster of Public Administration (MPA)
Bachelor of Science in Fire Science (Degree Completion)Master of Science in Criminal Justice
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Stretch Your Dollar Further

Our Fifth Year Option provides a fast track from our undergraduate fire science program to the MPA or from our bachelor’s in criminal justice to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice. This accelerated bridge program allows you to complete three courses from the graduate-level curriculum – billed at the undergraduate tuition rate – while finishing your bachelor’s degree.

Anna Maria College Mission and Values

As a Catholic institution inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of Saint Anne, Anna Maria College educates students to become individuals who will transform their world as ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals. At the heart of our mission and all that we do are our core values:

Anna Maria College Encourages a Lifestyle Capable of Sustaining these Values in Balance.

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