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Information on the School of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State College, admissions, programs, deadlines, applications.


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Bridgewater State CollegeSchool of Graduate Studies

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Affordable ExcellenceAccreditations

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

American Chemical Society

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Council on Social Work Education

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

Federal Aviation Administration

National Association of Schools of Music

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition- $70 per credit hourFees- $231.80 per credit hour$301.80 per credit hour or

$905.40 per 3 credit course

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Graduate Programs

The School of Graduate Studies offers over 33


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Schools of Bridgewater State College

School of Arts & SciencesSchool of BusinessSchool of Education & Allied

StudiesSchool of Graduate Studies

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Graduate Certificate ProgramsAccounting


Information Systems Management

Instructional Technology


Marketing Management

Women’s & Gender Studies

Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Post Baccalaureate ProgramsLeading to Initial Licensure

Early Childhood Education (day program only)

Educational Leadership (LEAD program)

Elementary Education (day program only)

Health (Health, Family and Consumer Sciences)

Instructional Technology

Physical Education

Special Education

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Accelerated Post Baccalaureate(APB): Initial Licensure

for Secondary Education

Biology Chemistry Dance Earth

Sciences English History

MathematicsMusic Physics Theatre Visual Arts

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Master of Arts (MA)

English Psychology

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


Creative Arts




Physical Sciences


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Master of Education (MEd)Med in Counseling:

School CounselingStudent AffairsMental Health

Dual Licensure

Instructional TechnologyPost Baccalaureate forInitial licensure

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Master of Education (MEd)Early Childhood Education Elementary EducationEducational Leadership Health Promotion Instructional Technology Reading Special Education

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MEd LicensingCounseling -Mental Health - Mental

Health(Dual License)

- School Guidance - Student Affairs

Early Childhood Education -Non-Licensure Track -Professional Licensure

Educational Leadership -Non-Licensure Track -Initial Licensure

Elementary Education -Initial Licensure-Professional Licensure

Health Promotion

Instructional Technology -Non-Licensure Track

Reading -Initial Licensure

Special Education—Moderate Disabilities or Severe Disabilities

- Non-Licensure Track - Initial Licensure

- Professional Licensure

- Five-year dual licensure program leading to BS / MEd 

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Masters in Social Work

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

MPA with concentrations in:

Sustainable Community DevelopmentCivic and Nonprofit Leadership & Administration

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Master of Science, Management

Management with concentrations in:

AccountingFinanceMarketingOrganizational ManagementTechnology Management

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Master of Science, Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice with concentrations in:Administration of JusticeCrime and Corrections

Quinn approved

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Master of Science (MS)

Athletic Training

Computer Science

Physical Education with concentrations in:Adapted Physical EducationApplied Kinesiology Human Performance and Health FitnessIndividualized Program of StudyStrength and Conditioning

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Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies

Mental Health Counseling

School Counseling

Educational Leadership


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Post Master’s Licensure

School Counseling

Educational Leadership

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Collaborative program with the

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Educational Leadership


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Requirements and Deadlines

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AdmissionsApplications- vary by program:• Application ( & $50 application fee)• G.P.A. Minimum Requirements• Official college transcripts• Entrance or Licensing exams:


• Essay/Resume• Letters of recommendation• Interview

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AdmissionsProgram Exam GPA Essay Letters Resume


MTEL 2.8 4 4

Arts &Sciences

GRE 2.8 4 4

Business GMAT 2.8 4 4

APB MTEL 2.8 4 4

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Graduate Application Deadlines

October 1 for spring admission February 1 for summer

admission April 1 for fall admissions

March 15 for Psychology fall admission

October 1 for Counselor Education, spring

February 1 for Counselor Education, fall

January 10 for MSW advanced standing

January 25 for MSW full time & part time fall admissions

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APB & Post Baccalaureate Application Deadlines

Accelerated Post Baccalaureate Deadlines

December 1 for spring admission

April 1 ` for summer admission

July 15 for fall admission

Rolling admission for the Post-Baccalaureate program

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Take Courses Before Applying

Degree Programs with 39 or fewer credits-Take up to 6 credits or two courses prior to application

Degree Programs with 40 or more credits-Take up to 9 credits or three courses prior to application

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Paying for School

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Payment

Plans and Assistantships

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Financial AidFinancial Aid Office- 508.531.1341

FAFSA- Free Application for Student Aid

Federal Direct PLUS Loan- for half time students

Stafford Loans- for half time students

Tuition Management System (TMS)

Veteran’s benefits/ROTC/MANG

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Graduate Scholarships

Bridgewater State College offers a number of scholarships for students pursuing graduate study.

Information sheets are in Info Session packets or through the School of Graduate Studies office, or online at

Applications for all scholarships are due to the School of Graduate Studies in February

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Grad Assistants/Research Assistants

Graduate Assistantships-20 Hours per week/$652 per month

Graduate Research Assistantships10 hours per week/$2,250 per year

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School of Graduate Studies Office

Admissions representatives & office contact information

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SOGS Admissions Representatives

Last names A-GPauline Lewis, [email protected]

Last names H-NMaureen Chaves, [email protected]

Last names O-ZAnn Matthews, [email protected]

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Contact InformationSchool of Graduate Studies

Maxwell Library – Room 019

Bridgewater State College

Bridgewater, MA 02325

Phone: 508.531.1300

Fax: 508.531.6162Website:

Email: [email protected]

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Breakout SessionsAPB-

M135Athletic Training/Health & Physical Education

AtriumEarly & Elementary Education-

AuditoriumEducational Leadership-


M300MAT -


Special Education- Hart 211

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Important Contact InformationAcademic Achievement Center

508.531.1214Book Store

508.531.6198The Clement C. Maxwell Library

508.531.1392Commuter Services

508.531.2639   Connect Card @ BSC & Parking Decals

508.531.2897Counseling Center


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Important Contact Information (Cont’d)

Health Services508.531.1252

Financial Aid508.531.1341

Registrar’s Office508.531.1231

Student Accounts508.531.1225

Technology Help Desk508.531.2555

Testing Center508.531.1780