Anna Maria College (AMC) is a private, four-year coeducational liberal arts college located in Paxton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1946 by the Catholic religious order, Sisters of Saint Anne, as an all-women’s school, AMC was originally situated in Marlboro, Massachusetts but moved to Paxton in 1952.
Today, AMC is a coeducational career-oriented liberal arts college offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and other national and regional accrediting bodies, the college offers a core curriculum that promotes “critical and integrated thinking, scholarly and personal exploration of religious faith and the meaning of human existence, and an appreciation for the diversity of human cultures and society.”
Offering certificate programs and associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, AMC’s most popular majors include art, business, criminal justice, education, English, environmental science, fire science, health science, legal studies, music, nursing, political science, social work, and psychology.
AMC also offers online degree programs as an alternative to its traditional campus courses. Three graduate degree programs are offered by AMC online and these include: Master of Arts in Fire Science and Administration; Master of Science in Emergency Management; and Master of Public Administration. For its online Bachelor’s degree program, AMC offers Bachelor of Arts in Fire Science Administration. Tuition cost for its online courses are US$284 per credit hour for BA Fire Science Administration; and US$575 per credit hour for MA Fire Science and Administration; MS Emergency Management; and Master of Public Administration.
For its campus-based degree programs, cost of attendance for fulltime undergraduate students is US$28,204 for commuter students and US$38,402 for those living on campus. Graduate tuition cost is US$1,482.per three credit course.
Financial aid is extended via merit-based scholarships, grants and loans.