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: TBD for 2025 (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

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.