Off-Campus Programs


Off-Campus Programs


A Convenient Way for Working Professionals to Achieve a Higher Degree of Success.

If you’re like most working professionals, you know that the key to your career advancement could be an advanced degree. But finding time for school can be difficult. Finding a college or university nearby may prove even more challenging.

If time and location are holding you back from pursuing your advance degree, it’s time to take a closer look at Bridgewater State University Off-Campus Programs, which allow you to pursue a graduate-level degree at educational sites in select locations throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. With our programs, you’ll reap the same benefits offered by our traditional on-campus programs, with the same challenging curriculum led by dedicated, accomplished faculty, but delivered in a convenient, accessible manner.

See how you can take your education and career further, while staying closer to home – through Off-Campus Programs at Bridgewater State University.

Program Highlights

The convenience of attending class near home or work has enabled thousands of Massachusetts professionals acquire the knowledge and skills to move ahead in their chosen fields. Bridgewater State University has decades of experience in helping working adults successfully return to school. With small classes, individualized advising, convenient class times and caring faculty, our students gain critical skills that can be applied immediately on the job. At Bridgewater State University, we work closely with our students to help them begin or restart their college careers and achieve their academic goals.

Program highlights include:

  • Flexible course scheduling and online learning and support
  • A cohort learning model designed to enhance student learning and promote collaborative experiences as students take one course at the time, together as a small group
  • Diverse faculty with extensive teaching experience and ongoing participation in educational research, scholarly publication and professional organizations
  • Graduate assistantship and research assistantship opportunities, enabling close collaboration with faculty and students from across campus, as well as professionals throughout the community
  • Benefits of a state institution that has been educating students for more than 170 years
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

These are just some of the locations in which our Off-Campus programs have been offered:

  • Attleboro
  • Bourne
  • Braintree
  • Brockton
  • Fall River
  • Marshfield
  • Milton
  • New Bedford
  • Norton
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Stoughton
  • Somerville
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Walpole

Visit our Off Campus Programs Page for the most current listing of off-campus site locations near you.

All Off-Campus courses are taught by the same high-caliber, nationally and internationally recognized faculty who teach at Bridgewater State University’s main campus.

Our Cohort Learning Experience

Our Off-Campus programs of study are designed as cohort learning experiences. That means, as a student, you will begin and, most likely, complete your program of study with the same group of students, developing strong bonds as you share professional, academic and personal experiences. Through collaborative projects and classes, you’ll have opportunities to build strong support networks among fellow cohort members, faculty, advisors and staff that are certain to last well beyond the academic program.

These are just some of the graduate programs that have been offered through the Bridgewater State University Off-Campus program:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Special Education

View a complete listing of our Off-Campus programs – including accelerated programs – and course offerings by visiting our Off Campus Programs site.

We offer a wide range of student-centered programs and services designed to help participants of off-campus programs become active, involved a members of the Bridgewater State University community. Online support includes interactive student and faculty discussion boards, as well as a host of links to current programs, organizations and services.


You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career – through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University. Take the first step. Apply now. And get ready to transform your life!

Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

Since 1937, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has offered an array of graduate degree, licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Led by scholars, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the graduate faculty, our offerings include a variety of nationally accredited master's degree programs in professional studies, education, arts and sciences and business. The College of Graduate Studies ensures high-quality, research-based, stimulating and intellectually challenging educational experiences to those who seek expertise and leadership in their professions and a commitment to lifelong learning and scholarship.

Bridgewater State University remains steadfast in its dual mission to educate citizens to be the best they can be and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to advance the economic and cultural life of the region and beyond.


Contact Us Today

To learn more about the Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling program and to obtain an application, contact:

College of Graduate Studies
Maxwell Library

10 Shaw Road

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA 02325

Tel: 508.531.1300


Website: Apply Online

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