Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate Oceans

Campus Location: MITAGS-East (Linthicum Heights, MD) and MITAGS-West (Seattle, Washington)

Partner Company Providing Onboard Training: TBD

Program Start Date: TBD. Please check back for updates.

Application Deadline: TBD. Please check back for updates.

License Pathway: Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate Oceans

Tuition Cost: $38,000 (total cost over two years, does not include lodging)



MITAGS is looking for passionate, motivated individuals who have interest in working and training on oceangoing vessels.

Participating Companies


Requirements/Application Process

Requirements for full admission to all of MAP’s Mate Training Programs are:

  • Minimum age of 19
  • High School diploma or equivalency (Transcripts may be substituted if they confirm graduation.)
  • Basic Math Entrance Exam (completed online, following your initial program interview)
  • Eligible for a U.S. Passport (U.S. citizenship is required for this program)
  • Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC)
  • USCG Issued Merchant Mariner Credential
  • USCG Issued Medical Certificate
  • Ability to pass the Partner Company’s Physical Exam, when applicable


If you are ready to take that next step, please email the following to [email protected] 

  • Updated resume
  • Cover letter addressed to Maritime Apprenticeship Programs
  • Letter of professional reference (from an employer)


Questions about the program prior to submitting an application? Email [email protected] for more details. This program is GI Bill® approved. For questions about using your VA benefits to attend this program, contact us for further guidance.