School of Graduate Studies

Salem State University
Salem, MA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 82%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $16,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $30,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Accounting, ABA, Business, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Higher Education, History, I/O Psych, Math, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, School Counseling, Social Work,

Our Program

Salem State University is the most diverse state institution in Massachusetts

Become a leader in your profession and in your community through the School of Graduate Studies at Salem State. Your graduate experience and the degree you earn will help you reach your goals.

We prepare you professionally and challenge you academically. Apply what you learn in the classroom to your job and develop professional networks with faculty and area workplaces. Create valuable academic experiences through original research and scholarship. Build learning communities with fellow classmates who have varied professional and educational backgrounds.

Best of all, you can graduate with little to no educational debt. If needed, financial aid and graduate assistantship opportunities are available.

We offer master's degrees, graduate certificates, educator licensure programs, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education. Each of our graduate programs develops the professional competencies needed to advance your career.


  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 82%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50


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  • checkbox-alt GMAT
  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt IELTS
  • checkbox-alt PTE
  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation

Additional Requirements

MTEL exams for educational licensure programs

Application Deadline

We operate on rolling admission, which means that we read and review applications as they are received. Program-specific deadlines exist for Social Work (MSW) and Occupational Therapy (OT) programs but vary by year.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 8,000 Students

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $16,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $30,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available

Location & Contact