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In support of student success, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University partners with local colleges, universities, and organizations. These partnerships help create pathways to graduate programs here at BSU.  From Social Work, Criminal Justice, Public Administration and more, explore our current partnership list below to see if we are partnering with your undergraduate institution or employer. Each partnership has its own benefits and eligibility requirements. Be sure to check back as we are frequently establishing new partnerships. 

Questions about agreements?
Katie-Ann Mason

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

1.508.531.2808

k2mason@bridgew.edu

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The College of Graduate Studies ,working in conjunction with the University of Cabo Verde, are proud to partner to offer nominated participants from Cape Verde 50% off tuition/fees, housing, meals, and the BSU student health insurance plan. We offer a variety of graduate programs. Explore these programs by visiting our graduate program page. Learn about international applicant requirements here

For questions about this agreement, you can contact the Director of International Student & Scholar Services, Jennifer Currie at j1currie@bridgew.edu.

Dean College and the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University have agreed to offer admission to at least two Dean College graduates in either the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice or the Master of Business Administration programs at BSU. Working closely with Dean College faculty, Graduate Admissions will identify potentially eligible students. Applicants from Dean College are given a waiver for the graduate program admission application fee and the ability to delay enrolling in their respective program for up to one year.

 

Dean College students must meet the following criteria in addition to completing all application requirements:

 

  • Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor's degree from Dean College in Business Management or Criminal Justice in May of their senior year
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 at Dean College 
  • Submission of general GRE scores (for applicants with an overall GPA between 3.00 – 3.49; applicants with an overall GPA of 3.5 and above are not required to submit general GRE scores); and 
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate work and proof of completion when awarded. 

You can learn more about our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Business Administration programs and their admission requirements on our graduate admissions page https://www.bridgew.edu/academics/programs-graduate.

Justice Resource Institute and Bridgewater State University partnered together to uphold the tradition of dedication to social justice and human rights. The JRI/BSU Commitment to Social Justice Award is an offering that resulted from this collaboration. Bridgewater State University agrees to award a 1/3 tuition scholarship for select employees from Justice Resource Institute leading to a Master of Social Work. Justice Resource Institute will pay 1/3 of the tuition costs for the MSW program for these selected employees from Justice Resource Institute. Employees of Justice Resource Institute who are accepted into this special fellowship program will be required to pay the remaining one-third of the usual tuition costs and will be responsible for the cost of program books or other necessities. In exchange for this tuition support, the employee will make a commitment to remain employed by Justice Resource Institute for a minimum of two years after receiving their MSW from BSU.

If you are a JRI employee interested in applying for this scholarship, please reach out to Ann Schuler at aschuler@jri.org

The College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has coordinated multiple agreements with Stonehill College related to the following programs: Criminal Justice, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, and Public Administration

Agreement Summary: 

At least two qualified Stonehill College graduates each year (applying for the fall semester) will be eligible for admission into each of the aforementioned graduate programs. Applicants from Stonehill College  may be offered a waiver for the admission application fee as well as the option to delay their enrollment in the program for up to one year. 

 

Bridgewater State University will accept up to 9 transfer credits from UMass Law program for dual program applicants. The University of Massachusetts Law School-Dartmouth and the Bridgewater State University School of Social Work have a shared vision of social justice and service to the people and communities of the region and are pleased to offer a joint program that allows students to simultaneously earn a master’s in social work and a juris doctor degree. Due to the ability to apply credits earned in one of the programs in the other, the amount of time to earn the joint degree is less than would without the joint program. Each student will take their own pathway, given the elective courses they choose, however they will be provided with a course of study that suggests optimal coursework allocations per semester.

For more information about the JD/MSW program at Bridgewater State University, click here

At least two qualified Wheaton College graduates each year (applying for fall semester) will be eligible for admission into each of the following graduate programs: Business Administration, Psychology, or Public Administration. Applicants from Wheaton College for these specific programs may be offered a waiver for the admission application fee as well as the option to delay their enrollment for in the program for up to one year. If you are interested in learning more about the agreement you can reach out to the Wheaton College Economics Department Chair if you seek an MBA, Political Science if you seek an MPA, and Psychology if you seek a Master's in Clinical Psychology

At least two qualified Worcester State University graduates each year (applying for the fall semester) will be eligible for admission into the Criminal Justice graduate program. Applicants from Worcester State University into the Criminal Justice program may be offered a waiver for the admission application fee as well as the option to delay their enrollment in the program for up to one year.

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