Amber Deschenes

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Earn a Master of Arts in History Online

Posted by Amber Deschenes on June 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM

For nearly thirty years, Fitchburg State’s History graduate program has successfully trained students, enabling them to deepen their knowledge of the historian’s craft, to explore a broad range of historical topics at the graduate level, and to work closely with faculty on historical research projects leading to an MA Thesis and/or a Master’s degree. Over this time, hundreds of students have refined their knowledge of the past and become better historical researchers and writers and better history instructors at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels.


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Topics: Programs, History

Are You Ready to Come Back to School? GCE's Here to Help!

Posted by Amber Deschenes on April 2, 2020 at 3:11 PM

It’s hard to imagine that things could have been done any other way than they are now. 

We forget what life was like without the internet, computers, and cell phones.  How did people actually work? Well we did and somehow managed.

Take a look at the changes to Graduate and Continuing Education especially recently during these uncertain times in our country and around the world, to help you plan ahead for your future career goals.
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Missed the Forensic Nursing Webinar? Get your answers here.

Posted by Amber Deschenes on September 27, 2019 at 1:54 PM

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Topics: Programs, Webinars

Become part of the Fitchburg State culture

Posted by Amber Deschenes on October 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) students are important to the Fitchburg State University community and are encouraged to take advantage of all the things we have to offer.

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Did you miss the Forensic Nursing Webinar? Get your answers here.

Posted by Amber Deschenes on October 19, 2017 at 2:34 PM



Q.  Do I have to take the GRE or MAT?
A.  No the GRE or MAT is no longer required.

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Topics: Programs, Webinars

How can you benefit from future scheduling?

Posted by Amber Deschenes on June 1, 2017 at 10:51 AM

We all know the frustration of only being able to plan your schedule one semester in advance. It’s difficult figuring out how you will fit your classes into your everyday life when you don't have all the information you need. Well, all of that has changed.  Recently Fitchburg State has adopted future scheduling. This means you can now view course schedules up to one full year in advance.

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How to Avoid Educational Roadblocks

Posted by Amber Deschenes on March 22, 2017 at 1:40 PM

In everyday life, roadblocks are those unexpected things that pop up and make your life more difficult. Whether you need a referral to schedule a doctor’s appointment resulting in ANOTHER phone call, or an actual roadblock where a trip that was supposed to take 10 minutes now takes 30, or returning to school and having something small turn into something huge, we're here to help!

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Let's Chat!

Posted by Amber Deschenes on February 15, 2017 at 11:48 AM

We want to hear from you.  Have a question?  Use our new chat system.

We now have a great new function on our website that allows anyone to get answers to their questions right away.  Go to one of our many pages and in the bottom right hand corner see the “Let’s Chat!” button pop up.  Type in your question and let one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff provide you with the information you need.

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Did you want to come back to school, but don't know exactly where to start?

Posted by Amber Deschenes on April 5, 2016 at 10:56 AM

So you stopped out of school for a while and now you're thinking about returning and you're not quite sure what your first, second or even third step should be.  Lucky for you we know exactly what you need to do and we can help you get started. Chances are you probably fall into one of the three categories below, so take a look and take that first step in returning to school. Do it for you!


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Did you take time off and are finding it hard to return to school? You’re not alone!

Posted by Amber Deschenes on March 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

My name is Amber Deschenes and I am the Recruitment and Retention Specialist for Graduate and Continuing Education here at Fitchburg State University. I speak with students all the time regarding restarting their programs and returning to school and I've heard every reason for not returning and for stopping your studies. I want you to know that you are not alone. Most of the people who stop out do this for the same reasons. To help you figure it out, I've put together this post on the top three reasons why students stop out of school and the one main reason why you should return!

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