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Accounting and Finance

Graduate Chair - Dr. Patricia Bancroft and Prof. Caitlin Finning-Golden

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A short essay on the value of the Graduate Certificate Program for the applicant
  • One appropriate letter of recommendation from an academic or a professional

Graduate Certificate in Finance

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A short essay on the value of the Graduate Certificate Program for the applicant
  • One appropriate letter of recommendation from an academic or a professional

Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a four year accredited college or university; if the degree has not yet been awarded at the time of application, the successful applicant must be nearing the completion of the bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • A resume which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievements as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate business studies.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one each from academic and professional references
  • Official copy of scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

NOTE: Applicants to the MSA degree program who meet certain provisions will be considered for admission without submitting a GMAT score. If, upon review, the applicant is considered admissible without a GMAT score, that requirement will be waived. The following provisions qualify an applicant to be considered for the GMAT waiver:

  • An advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) in a specialized business field, economics, law or related field, or in a discipline involving a significant quantitative component (e.g. engineering, science, statistics).
  • CPA, CMA, CFA or CFM certification.
  • Candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree in accounting from Bridgewater State University may be eligible to waive the GMAT requirement, providing that they graduate with a minimum overall GPA of 3.20; minimum GPA within the ACFI major of 3.20 (or waived by the department if student is not an ACFI accounting major); and earned no more than one ACFI course grade lower than a B-.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a GMAT score from an applicant even if these conditions are met.

Athletic Training (MS)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Suanne Maurer-Starks

Application Deadlines

January 15th for Summer Enrollment - please note international students must apply to start in the fall semester, not summer.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A 3.0 overall GPA based on four years work for the undergraduate degree
  • Applicants with a GPA below 3.5 must submit official GRE exam scores
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two from professors
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in: Anatomy and Physiology I and II; Introduction to Athletic Training; Health/Wellness; Protective Techniques in Athletic Training (including taping, bracing and protective equipment); Introductory Psychology; Biomechanics/Kinesiology; Exercise Physiology; and a Basic EMT Course with current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification* (Certification in Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use of barrier devices, and bloodborne pathogens training)

* Provisional admission can be granted to a student currently enrolled in an EMT course.

Business Administration

Graduate Chair - Dr. Peter Sietins

Business Foundations Certificate

Program only offered at Attleboro campus

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions for a Fall start. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • A resume which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate business studies 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university; if the degree has not yet been awarded at the time of application, the successful applicant must be nearing completion of the bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one each from academic and professional references, submitted on graduate-school reference forms
  • Official copy of scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Applicants to the MBA degree program who meet certain provisions will be considered for admission without submitting the results of a GMAT or GRE. The following provisions qualify an applicant to be considered for the GMAT waiver:

  • An advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A professional business – related certificate or license issued in the United States that requires a test of field-specific knowledge, work experience, and at least a baccalaureate degree (e.g. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
  • An earned undergraduate degree within the last 10 years from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3+. Degree field must have included a significant amount of coursework in business, mathematics or quantitative analysis.
  • An earned undergraduate degree within the last 10 years from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0+, a minimum of five (5) years of professional (non-– clerical, non– support) managerial work experience including supervisory roles, with increasing responsibility during that period. Degree fields considered must have included a significant amount of coursework in business, mathematics or quantitative analysis
  • An earned Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from Bridgewater State University with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and no course grade below a B-.

NOTE: The College of Business reserves the right to request a GMAT score from an applicant even if these conditions are met.

Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Michael Black

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • A composite score of 290 on the GRE General Test*
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details).

The Master of Science in Computer Science program seeks to attract individuals from various backgrounds who are highly motivated and prepared to meet the challenges of a rigorous advanced degree curriculum. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, applicants should be familiar with the organization of computers and have competencies in a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java; discrete and continuous mathematics; and data structures and algorithms.

*An applicant is eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current Bridgewater State University College of Math and Science undergraduate senior or recent alumni of these programs (three years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. All other majors must submit their GRE test score.

Counselor Education Programs

Graduate Chair - Dr. Elaine Bukowiecki

Master of Education (MEd) in Mental Health Counseling

Program Director - Dr. Nikki Freeburg 

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or a 3.0 GPA for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required if the candidate holds a master’s degree
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test. (Candidates who already hold a master's degree are not required to take the GRE, but may be asked to do so by the Department of Counselor Education if their graduate GPA does not meet the minimum requirement.)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals or educators outside of the BSU Department of Counselor Education
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Applicant Screening Process

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be invited to an admissions interview. Candidates who do not meet the GPA or GRE requirements may receive a conditional invitation to an admissions interview.

Final applicants are required to participate in a one-day Admissions Day. The Admissions Day interview is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for employment as a professional counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.

Master of Education (MEd) in Mental Health Counseling, Dual License

Program Director - Dr. Nikki Freeburg

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or a 3.0 GPA for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required if the candidate holds a master’s degree
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test (Candidates who already hold a master's degree are not required to take the GRE, but may be asked to do so by the Department of Counselor Education if their graduate GPA does not meet the minimum requirement.)
  • A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion of the MTEL
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals or educators outside of the BSU Department of Counselor Education
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Applicant Screening Process

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be invited to an admissions interview. Candidates who do not meet the GPA or GRE requirements may receive a conditional invitation to an admissions interview.

Final applicants are required to participate in a one-day Admissions Day. The Admissions Day interview is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for employment as a professional counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.

Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling

Program Director- Dr. April Megginson

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or a 3.0 GPA for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required if the candidate holds a master’s degree
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test (Candidates who already hold a master's degree are not required to take the GRE, but may be asked to do so by the Department of Counselor Education if their graduate GPA does not meet the minimum requirement.)
  • Qualifying scores on the Communication and Literacy Skills portions of the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals or educators outside of the BSU Department of Counselor Education
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Applicant Screening Process

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be invited to an admissions interview. Candidates who do not meet the GPA or GRE requirements may receive a conditional invitation to an admissions interview.

Final applicants are required to participate in a one-day Admissions Day. The Admissions Day interview is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for employment as a professional counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.

Master of Education (MEd) in Student Affairs Counseling

Program Director - Dr. Katherine Bender

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or a 3.0 GPA for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required if the candidate holds a master’s degree
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test.
    • The GRE is waived for candidates with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals or educators outside of the BSU Department of Counselor Education
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Applicant Screening Process

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be invited to an admissions interview. Candidates who do not meet the GPA or GRE requirements may receive a conditional invitation to an admissions interview.

Final applicants are required to participate in a one-day Admissions Day. The Admissions Day interview is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for employment as a professional counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling

This program is not currently accepting applications

 

Post-Masters Licensure in School Counseling

Program Director - Dr. April Megginson

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A master’s degree in counseling or related field (i.e., social work or clinical psychology), which included an applied counseling internship with formal supervision
  • A 3.5 cumulative GPA in the master’s program
  • Demonstration of successful experience in a counseling capacity
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals or educators outside of the BSU Department of Counselor Education, at least one of which should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the applicant’s counseling activities
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Qualifying scores on the Communication and Literacy Skills portions of the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure®(MTEL)
  • GRE combined score of 290 or higher (if requested by the Department of Counselor Education)

Applicant Screening Process

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be invited to an admissions interview. Candidates who meet the following criteria will receive a conditional invitation to an admissions interview:

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0-3.49 and a composite GRE score that exceeds 290 (or a comparable composite score on the new grading scale)

Final applicants are required to participate in a one-day Admissions Day. The Admissions Day interview is an opportunity for faculty to assess the applicant's potential for employment as a professional counselor. Admissions Day is held on the third Friday of March and the third Friday of November each year.

Graduate Certificate – Advanced Group Counseling

Graduate Chair - Dr. Victoria Bacon

Application Deadlines

August 15 for fall cohort

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all graduate course work
  • Matriculation in or completion of one of the following mental health professions: Licensed Psychologists; Licensed Mental Health Counselors; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers; Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors; Psychiatric Nurses (Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist license); Pastoral Counselors; or matriculating graduate student in a program leading to one of the above licensed professions.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit graduate group counseling course

Criminal Justice (MS)

Interim Graduate Chair - Dr. Mia Ortiz

The MS in Criminal Justice offers two optional concentrations:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Crime and Corrections

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1 Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores required for applicants with a GPA below 3.5
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Personal statement (click for details).

Early Acceptance Option
Bridgewater State University offers current students enrolled in the BS in Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University the opportunity to gain early acceptance into the MS in Criminal Justice program. By meeting certain criteria, early acceptance students can waive the GRE requirement. Details regarding early acceptance can be found here.
 

Educational Leadership Programs

Graduate Chair - Dr. Benedicta Agbarha

Postbaccalaureate Licensure in Educational Leadership (LEAD Program for Initial Licensure)

Areas of Licensure:

  • Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Supervisor/Director
  • School Business Administrator

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administrative licensure sought in addition to all Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administrative licensure requirements (exceptions are granted on a case by case basis)
  • Prerequisite experience:
    • Completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Educational Leadership Graduate Chair
    • Additional requirements for directors, department heads and curriculum specialists in the core academic subjects at the secondary level (5-12):
      • A master’s degree in the arts or sciences in one of the core academic subjects the candidate will supervise
        or
      • At least 18 credits of advanced graduate studies in one of the core academic subjects (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Reading, Foreign Language, Arts) the candidate will supervise
    • Additional requirement for School Business Administrator: a minimum of two years experience in financial planning and/or accounting systems

Postmaster's Licensure in Educational Leadership (LEAD Program for Initial Licensure)

Areas of Licensure:

  • Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Supervisor/Director
  • School Business Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administrative licensure sought in addition to all Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administrative licensure requirements (exceptions are granted on a case by case basis)
  • Prerequisite experience:
    • Completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Educational Leadership Graduate Chair
    • Additional requirements for directors, department heads and curriculum specialists in the core academic subjects at the secondary level (5-12):
      • A master’s degree in the arts or sciences in one of the core academic subjects the candidate will supervise
        or
      • At least 18 credits of advanced graduate studies in one of the core academic subjects (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Reading, Foreign Language, Arts) the candidate will supervise
    • Additional requirement for School Business Administrator: a minimum of two years experience in financial planning and/or accounting systems

Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, Initial Licensure

Areas of Licensure:

  • Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Supervisor/Director
  • School Business Administrator

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administrative licensure sought in addition to all Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administrative licensure requirements (exceptions are granted on a case by case basis)
  • Prerequisite experience:
    • Completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Educational Leadership Graduate Chair
    • Additional requirements for directors, department heads and curriculum specialists in the core academic subjects at the secondary level (5-12):
      • A master’s degree in the arts or sciences in one of the core academic subjects the candidate will supervise
        or
      • At least 18 credits of advanced graduate studies in one of the core academic subjects (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Reading, Foreign Language, Arts) the candidate will supervise
    • Additional requirement for School Business Administrator: a minimum of two years experience in financial planning and/or accounting systems

Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, Non-licensure

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership, Initial Licensure

Areas of Licensure:

  • Principal/Assistant Principal
  • Supervisor/Director
  • School Business Administrator
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administrative licensure sought in addition to all Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administrative licensure requirements (exceptions are granted on a case by case basis)
  • Prerequisite experience:
    • Completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching, or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Educational Leadership Graduate Chair
    • Additional requirements for directors, department heads and curriculum specialists in the core academic subjects at the secondary level (5-12):
      • A master’s degree in the arts or sciences in one of the core academic subjects the candidate will supervise
        or
      • At least 18 credits of advanced graduate studies in one of the core academic subjects (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Reading, Foreign Language, Arts) the candidate will supervise
    • Additional requirement for School Business Administrator: a minimum of two years experience in financial planning and/or accounting systems

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership, Non-licensure

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Elementary and Early Childhood Education Programs

Graduate Chair - Dr. Steven Greenberg

Postbaccalaureate in Early Childhood Education, Initial Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Postbaccalaureate in Elementary Education, Initial Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A liberal arts or sciences undergraduate degree or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • MTEL® scores from the Communication and Literacy Skills test, the Foundations of Reading test and the General Curriculum Test
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administrative licensure sought (exceptions are granted on a case by case basis)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Master of Education in Elementary Education, Initial Licensure

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Professional Licensure

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 based on four years of coursework, OR 3.0 undergraduate GPA based on work completed in the junior and senior years.
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) that were required for the applicant's initial teaching license in Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • An initial teaching license in Massachusetts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details).

Master of Education in Elementary Education, Professional Licensure

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1

Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 based on four years of coursework, OR 3.0 undergraduate GPA based on work completed in the junior and senior years.
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) OR a composite score of 290 on the GRE general test.
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • An initial teaching license in Massachusetts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Non-Licensure

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 based on four years of coursework, OR 3.0 undergraduate GPA based on work completed in the junior and senior years.
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) OR a composite score of 290 on the GRE general test.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details).

Master of Education Elementary Education, Non-Licensure

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 based on four years of coursework, OR 3.0 undergraduate GPA based on work completed in the junior and senior years.
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) OR a composite score of 290 on the GRE general test.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details).

English (MA)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Kimberly Davis

(For Master of Arts in Teaching English -- see "Secondary Education: Professional Licensure" section below)

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate degree GPA based upon work completed in their junior and senior years
  • Undergraduate major or minor in English, or at least 5 English courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.  Comparable preparation in other humanities fields will be considered.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Ideally, at least two of the recommenders should be faculty members, although applicants with relevant and extensive work experience could submit letters from other professionals or supervisors.  
  • Personal statement (click for details).

Health Education

Graduate Chair - Dr. Karen Richardson

Postbaccalaureate Licensure in Health - Health/Family and Consumer Sciences

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for enrollment in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation; at least one should be an academic reference from a professor
  • A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Master of Education (MEd) in Health Promotion

This program has been temporarily suspended. Please contact the Graduate Chair for more information.

 

Health Professions and Pre-Medical Sciences

Graduate Chair Dr. Steven Haefner

Heath Professions and Pre-Medical Sciences Postbaccalureate

Application Deadline: Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for enrollment in the following semester.​

Admissions Requirements

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Physical Education

Graduate Chair - Dr. Karen Richardson

Postbaccalaureate Licensure in Physical Education

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for enrollment in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

MS in Physical Education

Concentrations in:

  • Adapted Physical Education and Sport
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Human Performance and Health Fitness
  • Individualized
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Teaching Games for Understanding

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Teaching Games for Understanding concentration: Summer entry only, every other year. The next cohort begins Summer 2016. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Chair prior to applying for updated program information.

Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA based upon four years of work or a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • GRE Scores required for applicants with a GPA below 3.5
  • Initial Teacher Licensure in Physical Education is required for the Teaching Games for Understanding concentration.
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

PreK-12 Education (non-licensure) MEd

Graduate Chair - Dr. Anne Hird

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least two should be from professors and the third can be from a professional employer
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Psychology (MA)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Michelle Mamberg

Application Deadlines

February 15 for Fall admission only. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in either psychology or a closely related field
  • Above average GRE general test scores*
  • Field experience is preferred
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Final candidates will receive a personal interview from the Admissions Committee
  • Personal statement (click for details)

*Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior majoring in Psychology, or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) who graduated with their Psychology degree from BSU and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

Public Administration

Graduate Chair - Dr. Kevin Donnelly

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The MPA program offers an optional concentration:

  • Civic and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation should come from professors or practitioners familiar with the student's academic ability
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • A composite score of 290 on the GRE General Test (clear admission) or 281(conditional admission)*
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • Final candidates may be interviewed by the MPA program faculty

The GRE requirement may be waived for qualified political science majors in their senior year who meet the following criteria:

  • graduation at the end of the term from BSU or another college or university that has an articulation agreement with the BSU Political Science Department;
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and a GPA in the Political Science major of 3.50 or higher; and
  • successful completion of POLI 279 - Introduction to Public Administration (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of "B".

The GRE may also be waived for applicants with five or more years of public administration supervisory experience AND an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited institution.

Any applicant who wishes to waive the GRE requirement must submit a written request to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the time of application. The department reserves the right to require the GRE in all situations.

Certified Public Manager (CPM)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Melinda Tarsi

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Reading Programs

Graduate Chair - Dr. Adam Ulenski

Master of Education (MEd) in Reading

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • A composite score of 290 on the GRE General Test (GRE can be waived with passing results of required MTELs)
  • Possession of a Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education active licensure as a Reading Specialist (Initial or Professional) OR a qualifying score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills (01)
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • One year teaching experience in area of licensure
  • Three letters of recommendation with a rating of 1 (“Highly Recommended”). At least one should be from a teaching supervisor and one from someone who has knowledge of the applicant’s aptitude for advanced scholarship.
  • Foundational knowledge in computer technology (Microsoft Word and Office)
  • Personal statement (click for details).

 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Reading

This program is not currently taking applications. Please contact the Graduate Chair for more information.

Secondary Education Initial Licensure (APB Program)

Graduate Chair Prof. Melissa Winchell

The Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Program (APB) is designed for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teaching licensure in one of the following fields:

  • Teacher of Biology, Grades 8-12
  • Teacher of Chemistry, Grades 8-12
  • Teacher of Dance (all levels)
  • Teacher of Earth and Space Science (all levels)
  • Teacher of English, Grades 5-8 or 8-12
  • Teacher of Foreign Language: Spanish, Grades 5-12
  • Teacher of History, Grades 5-8 or 8-12
  • Teacher of Mathematics, Grades 5-8 or 8-12
  • Teacher of Music (all levels)
  • Teacher of Physics, Grades 8-12
  • Teacher of Theater (all levels)
  • Teacher of Visual Art, Grades PreK-8 or 5-12

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

As part of the admission process, each candidate’s transcripts will be reviewed by the APB Graduate Chair in collaboration with the appropriate departmental Graduate Chair for relevant content area coursework. A list of required topics has been determined by the specialized professional associations -- please see APB Transcript Review document at right for more information. The result of this review may require courses to be taken in the content area in addition to the 15 core APB education credits. Completion of this course work will not be applied to the APB program’s minimum credit requirements.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8*
  • Passing MTEL® scores from the Communication and Literacy Skills test, both Reading and Writing subtests
  • Passing MTEL® scores from subject matter test that corresponds to specific teaching license sought
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details)

* Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 2.8 should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for a Low GPA Remedy.

Secondary Education: Professional Licensure (MAT)

Graduate Chairs: 
Master's Core: Dr. Anne Hird
Biology:  Dr. Christopher Bloch
Creative Arts: Prof. Leigh Craven
English: Dr. Kimberly Davis
History: Dr. Brian Payne
Mathematics: Dr. John Pike
Music: Dr. Sarah McQuarrie
Physics & Physical Science: Dr. Thomas Kling

Programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) are offered in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

Bridgewater also offers an MAT with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), with both an initial licensure and a non-licensure option - please see separate TESOL section for admissions information.

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test
    • GRE not required for Creative Arts, English, Physics, Physical Science or TESOL
    • GRE waiver available for History* and Music**
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Additional requirements for Creative Arts MAT:

  • 10-15 works of art submitted in JPEG format (no image to exceed 2MB) with an accompanying image list that includes information on medium, scale and year created
  • An artist statement
  • A visual analysis of a chosen work of art (maximum of 500 words)

* MAT History applicants are eligible for the GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior majoring in History, or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) who graduated with their history degree from BSU and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

**MAT Music applicants coming from any and all majors are eligible for the GRE waiver if they are a current BSU undergraduate senior or recent BSU alumni (three years or fewer) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Graduate Chair - Dr. Karen Fein

Application Deadlines

January 10 for Fall admission only. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Application Guide

Please read the MSW Application Guide for detailed information on the program and admissions requirements.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits. A liberal arts background with some coursework in the social, behavioral and biological sciences is strongly preferred. Applicants with other backgrounds may be asked to take additional coursework prior to matriculation in the program.
  • Three letters of reference, ideally from supervisors, faculty members and others able to attest to the applicant’s readiness to undertake graduate education in social work
  • A statement of personal and professional goals (click here for details)
  • A plan for success (click here for details)
  • Advanced Standing applicants: please include a summary statement of your field experience (click here for details)

The admission committee’s decision will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated academic ability, interpersonal skills and self-awareness – indicators of the likelihood that the applicant can successfully complete the program. In addition, evidence of a commitment to the social work profession and to the mission of the Bridgewater State University MSW program, and of the likely contribution the applicant might make to the citizens of Southeastern Massachusetts will be assessed. Social work requires the ability to withstand difficult emotional challenges, to work with people whose cultural backgrounds and/or personal values differ from one’s own, and to practice in a demanding and changing political and fiscal environment. Special attributes such as linguistic ability compatible with those in the region, a demonstrated commitment working with underserved populations, and particular skills such as those in research and policy implementation will be considered.

Special Education Programs

Graduate Chair - Dr. J. Edward Carter

MEd in Special Education - Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) Initial Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

MEd in Special Education - Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels) Initial Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

MEd in Special Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Teachers - Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) Initial Licensure

This program is intended for teachers who hold an elementary or early childhood education initial license and is designed to provide them with an initial license as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities, PreK-8, and a Master of Education in Special Education, which fulfills the coursework requirements for professional licensure in elementary or early childhood education.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

MEd in Special Education, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) Professional Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills (both Reading and Writing subtests) Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • An Initial Special Education Teaching License in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID) with evidence of initial license
  • Personal statement (click for details)

MEd in Special Education, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels) Professional Licensure

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills (both Reading and Writing subtests) Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • An Initial Special Education Teaching License in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID) with evidence of initial license
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education (non-licensure)

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment.​

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Qualifying scores on the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) OR an acceptable score on the GRE general test.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Transition Specialist Endorsement, Graduate Certificate

Application Deadlines

Applications should be complete six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Existing initial or professional license in one of the below areas.  Qualifications for endorsement by the DESE requires a pre-existing license from which the transition specialist endorsement may be added.
    • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities
    • Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
    • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    • Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    • School Guidance Counselor
    • School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. 
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)

Speech Language Pathology (MS)

Program Chairs - Dr. Sandra Ciocci and Dr. Susan Gray

Application Deadlines

January 15 for Fall admission only
Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE combined score of at least 300 (minimum verbal score of 150; minimum quantitative score of 150; analytic writing score of 3.5-5.0)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Completed prerequisite form
  • Personal Statement (click here for details)
  • Personal Interview

Prerequisite coursework is required with a minimum grade of “B-" in each of the below areas and should be noted on the required prerequisite form

  • Anatomy of Speech, Language and Hearing
  • Speech & Hearing Science
  • Language Acquisition & Development
  • Phonetics
  • 25 hours of ASHA approved guided observation
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing
  • Linguistics
  • Biology (100-level)
  • Chemistry or Physics (100-level)
  • Math (100-level)
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology or Child Psychology

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate Chair - Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), TESOL, non-licensure concentration

Graduate Chair - Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA based upon four years of work or a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (click for details).

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), TESOL, licensure concentration

Graduate Chair - Dr. Ken Dobush

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Applications should be complete by the priority deadlines to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Late applications will be accepted, however, applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA based upon four years of work or a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)
  • Personal statement (click for details)

Graduate Certificate Programs

Accounting

Graduate Chair - Dr. Patricia Bancroft and Prof. Caitlin Finning-Golden

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Advanced Group Counseling in Legacy Exploration and Preservation Group Work

Graduate Chair - Dr. Victoria Bacon

Application Deadlines

August 15 for fall cohort

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all graduate course work
  • Matriculation in or completion of one of the following mental health professions: Licensed Psychologists; Licensed Mental Health Counselors; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers; Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors; Psychiatric Nurses (Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist license); Pastoral Counselors; or matriculating graduate student in a program leading to one of the above licensed professions.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit graduate group counseling course

Applied Anthropology

Graduate Chair - Dr. Diana Fox

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester. Program starts Spring 2018

Admissions Requirements

Bilingual Education

Graduate Chair Dr. Emily Spitzman

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Initial Teaching License
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Personal statement (click for details)
  • One appropriate letter of recommendation from an academic or a professional
  • Students must demonstrate advanced language skills (composition and conversation) in the non-English partner language (example: LASP 281 Spanish Conversation & LASP 300 Spanish Composition); or equivalent courses in another language; or consent of the DGCE chairperson or LANG department chairperson

Business Foundations

Graduate Chair - Dr. Peter Sietins

Program only offered at Attleboro campus

 

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions for a Fall start

Admissions Requirements

Certified Public Manager (CPM)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Melinda Tarsi

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Digital Technology for Educators

Graduate Chair - Dr. Anne Hird

The Digital Technology for Educators Graduate Certificate is currently only accepting applications for school district cohorts.  

Application Deadlines

Deadlines will be specific to individual school districts..

Admissions Requirements

Educational Neuroscience Applications

Graduate Chair - Dr. Ahmed Abdelal

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Current curriculum vita (resume)
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, psychology, education, allied health fields, special education, or a field related to education and allied health professions
  • A 100-level biology course (grade of “C” or higher)
  • A 100-level chemistry course (grade of “C” or higher)
  • A course in child psychology, developmental psychology or psychology through the lifespan (grade of “B-” or higher)

Finance

Graduate Chair - Dr. Patricia Bancroft and Prof. Caitlin Finning-Golden

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Professional Tennis Management

Graduate Chair Dr. Jennifer Mead

Application Deadlines

Program Starts Summer 2019

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume including evidence of tennis experience, coaching background, participation, recognitions and awards, and/or other related experience
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from a current or former tennis trainer, tennis coach, or other tennis professional, and must address the applicant’s playing ability (current or in the past), and potential for future success as a tennis professional
  • Evidence of current or past certification through PTR or USPTA (recommended)

Special Education - Transition Specialist Endorsement

Graduate Chair - Dr. Edward Carter

Application Deadlines

Applications should be complete six to eight weeks prior to the start of classes to ensure an admissions decision for the semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Existing initial or professional license in one of the below areas.  Qualifications for endorsement by the DESE requires a pre-existing license from which the transition specialist endorsement may be added.
    • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities
    • Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
    • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    • Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    • School Guidance Counselor
    • School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. 
  • Massachusetts Education Personal ID (MEPID)

S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Graduate Chair - TBD

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Graduate Chair - Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Urban Education

Graduate Chair - Dr. Melissa Latham Keh

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

Virtual/Online Teaching

Graduate Chair Ms. Tracy Charbonnier

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • One appropriate letter of recommendation from an academic or a professional

Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Chair - Dr. Alba Aragon

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Applications received without adequate time for processing before the start of the semester (usually six to eight weeks prior to the beginning of classes) will be processed for admission in the following semester.

Admissions Requirements