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Graduate Studies - Opportunity Within Reach

Our high quality, affordable graduate programs are available in part-time, full-time, online, evening or accelerated formats, so you can gain the skills you need to unlock your potential and realize your career goals.

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Arts (Art, English, History, and Music, MA or MEd)

Business Administration (MBA)

Communications (MS)

Computer Science (MS)

Counseling (MS)

Criminal Justice (BS & MS dual degree)

Education/Teaching (MAT or MEd)

Nursing (MS) online only

Not sure where to start? Attend an Information Session to learn more about everything we have to offer and refer to the Graduate & Continuing Education office page for additional resources.

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Walk-in advising is a great way for graduate students to consider all their options.

Find your best path forward

Our graduate advisors provide one-on-one counseling to prospective and current students. They’re here to answer questions while helping you make decisions best aligned with your goals. Whether you want to speak to someone before registering, or if you have questions about your program along the way, they’re here to help.

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Want to try a course before committing to a degree program? You can do that.

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Still not settled on what area of study you’d like to pursue? Why not try a course and see if it’s right for you. You can take up to 12 credits for a degree program (excluding the accelerated online programs) at Fitchburg State prior to being accepted.

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Let our Graduate and Continuing Education blog help you get acquainted with some of our offerings.

Insight from the experts

Our Graduate and Continuing Education blog features regularly curated content that provides insight into individual courses and degree programs. It also tackles frequently asked questions in greater depth and includes insightful faculty interviews so you can delve deeper into the graduate experience, either on campus or online.

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