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Undergraduate or Certificate Program Applicants

Students interested in applying to a degree or certificate program should begin by completing the online application located below. Each application file is reviewed regularly on an individual basis. Accepted students will be notified on a rolling basis. 

Requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all the high schools and colleges attended (copies cannot be accepted). 
  • If you have completed a GED in lieu of high school, please forward official test scores
  • Home-schooled students should contact the admissions office to discuss admissions requirements

Graduate Program Applicants

All applicants to graduate programs are required to submit the following:

  • Graduate Application 
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • Essay (see program specific requirements) 
  • Resume, must be up-to-date and include education and professional information
  • Two letters of recommendations (see program specific requirements)
  • GRE, MAT, or GMAT test scores accepted, but not required for admission
Transfer Credits

Students may apply not more than 9 graduate credits transferred from another regionally accredited graduate program. A minimum grade of B- is required. 

Graduate Program Specific Requirements

Business Administration

Additional application requirements

  • GMAT optional
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher

Essay (750-1000)

The topic for the MBA admissions essay is Professional Aspirations. Please address the following:

  • Why do you want to pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
  • What is your career goal?
  • In what way will the Fisher College MBA help you to fulfill your career goal?

 

International Applicants

In addition to the general admissions requirements, international applicants must also meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for unconditional admission to the program.

  • Testing Requirements*
  • TOEFL internet-based test score: 80
  • TOEFL paper-based test score: 550
  • TOEFL computer-based test score: 210
  • IELTS band score: 6.5
  • Official English translations of all required academic documents
  • A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of
  • $48,000 U.S. dollars in cash account available for his or her use for the 30-credit program and $89,000 for the 60-credit program. If the bank account is not in the student’s name, then a notarized letter of support should accompany the notarized bank statement from the holder of the account. Most consulates around the world require the student is able to pay for his or her entire program of study.

* Required from candidates whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian, or New Zealand college or university.

Course Waivers

The following courses can be waived based on undergraduate coursework completed with a grade of B- or higher:

  • MBA5020 Management, Teamwork, and Empowerment Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA5500 Marketing, Management, and E-Commerce- 6 credits of marketing courses
  • MBA5250 Strategic Cost and Profitability Analysis – 6 credits of accounting courses and 3 credits of finance courses

Provisional Acceptance

Students who do not possess the foundation course work requirements will be on probation for the first 12-week term of the program. Students admitted provisionally may take no more than six graduate credits toward the MBA degree. Foundation coursework must be completed before or at the completion of six graduate credits. Upon completion of required foundation coursework, with a grade of C- or higher, the admitted student will be granted unconditional admission.

Criminal Justice

GPA requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher is required for undergraduate degree programs. Successful completion of a graduate degree program is sufficient. 

Letters of Recommendation 

Applicants are required to submit two current (not more than 1 year old) letters of recommendation supporting their admission. Letters of recommendations should be from individuals with whom they have worked closely in a professional or academic setting.

  • One recommendation letter must be from a present or former supervisor.
  • For applicants presently enrolled in higher education or graduates within the past 2 academic years, the second recommendation should be from someone who can speak to your academic aptitude. Otherwise, the second letter of recommendation will be accepted from a present or former supervisor.

Essay

In 750 - 1000 words please describe and articulate how obtaining this degree will help further your career.  Second, describe and articulate how your career and experiences to date have prepared you for the rigors of completing a master’s degree.   

Provisional Acceptance

Students who do not meet the requirements for admissions may be provisionally admitted to the program. Students admitted provisionally may take no more than six graduate credit hours toward the Master’s In Criminal Justice degree. After successful completion with a grade of B- or better, provisionally admitted students will be granted admission.

Counseling Psychology

Additional application requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in psychology or human services with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interview

Letter of Recommendation 

One letter must be from a present or former supervisor. For applicants presently enrolled in higher education or graduates with the past 2 academic years, the second letter should be from someone who can speak to your academic aptitude. Otherwise, a second letter will be accepted from a present or former supervisor. Both letters should not be more than one year old.

Essay (750-1000 words)

In terms of clinical issues, are there certain populations that you hope to work with and those with whom you think you would work successfully? Conversely, are there certain clients with whom you might feel apprehensive about working with? Discuss how you might address those issues in a professional capacity.

Provisional Acceptance 

Students who do not meet the requirements for admission may be provisionally admitted to the M.A. in Psychology (30-credit). After successful completion of a minimum of 9 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, provisionally admitted students will be granted unconditional admission.

Health and Immunization Records

Massachusetts law requires incoming students provide proof if immunization. This applies to all health science student. Health science students at Fisher College MUST demonstrate the following immunities: 

  • TDaP immunization
  • MMR blood titers: one for measles, one for mumps, and one for rubella
  • Hepatitis B blood titer
  • TB test result upon application

Health and Immunization Form

Psychology

Additional application requirements

  • Completion of at least 3 psychology or human services courses, including Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Human Services with grades of B- or better in each. 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • GRE or MAT optional

Letter of Recommendation 

One letter must be from a present or former supervisor. For applicants presently enrolled in higher education or graduates with the past 2 academic years, the second letter should be from someone who can speak to your academic aptitude. Otherwise, a second letter will be accepted from a present or former supervisor. Both letters should not be more than one year old.

Essay (750-1000 words)

Describe a situation that has been difficult for you (e.g. interpersonally, academically, emotionally) and note how you handled the situation. What (if anything) do you wish you had done differently? Has your view on the situation shifted over time? If it has, please explain in what ways.

Provisional Acceptance

Students who do not possess the undergraduate foundation coursework requirement may be provisionally admitted to the program. Students admitted provisionally are required to complete 3 psychology or human services courses at the undergraduate level. Foundation coursework must be completed before or at the completion of nine graduate credits. Upon completion of the required foundation coursework, with a grade of B- or better, the provisionally admitted student will be granted unconditional admission.
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