After a brief Get to Know You activity, and an introduction by Director of International Education Nelly Wadsworth, President Lapidus, along with Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Franca Barricelli welcomed our newest cohort of International students at their orientation in the Hammond Maine Lounge.
For those who have ever wondered, "Should I get a master's degree?" They got the opportunity to find out at the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education Graduate Fair this afternoon in Hammond Hall, Main Lounge. Those interested were able to ask questions about graduate programs and meet with representatives from Fitchburg State University as well as ten other local universities. If you missed it, find out more here.
You've graduated and you're thinking about continuing your education. Let us help you navigate the application process and prepare you to succeed at the graduate level.Ask the Right Questions
Why this graduate program? Don’t go to grad school just to go to grad school. Even in career fields that require a graduate degree, it is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition for breaking into that field. Why graduate school now? You need to weigh the pros and cons of going straight from your undergraduate to earning your graduate degree or getting some work experience first, and then going back to school. What will be the likely return on this investment? Weigh the total cost of tuition against the average salary for your anticipated career field.
Are you interested in returning to school to complete your bachelor's degree or to earn a master’s degree, but can’t find the time to make a phone call during the work day? We’ve got you covered during webinar week!
Navigating the college application process can be difficult, especially if you are hoping to transfer. Policies can differ from school to school and there are so many options. This is why we created Transfer Tuesdays at Fitchburg State.
You’ve overcome application anxiety and decided to apply to a graduate program at Fitchburg State University. Congratulations on taking the first step! Do you still have questions like "What are my next steps to complete my application?" and "Do my transcripts have to be official?"
We know navigating the college application process can be difficult, especially if you are hoping to transfer. Policies can differ from school to school and there are so many options. This is why we created Transfer Tuesdays at Fitchburg State.
Fitchburg State University accepts graduate applications on a rolling basis; meaning, as your application becomes complete, it is forwarded for a review. The turnaround time for a decision is approximately 3 weeks from the time the application becomes complete. The sooner your application becomes complete, the sooner you will have your decision. Also, to make things even easier for you, you can check the status of your application online!
Thank you for attending the Graduate and Continuing Education Information Session!
We appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to learn more about our programs. If you’re interested in taking the next step, follow the to-do list below to get started on attaining your educational goals.
You’ve made the decision to apply to a graduate program at Fitchburg State. Congratulations on taking the next step in reaching your goal! After all of your research about graduate schools, you may be asking yourself “what now?” We’re here to tell you what you should be doing right now to get started in the summer or fall semester.