Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions Application

Graduate Program Applicants

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

  • 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. 

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

Online Applications 

T: 866-309-6539
 
Boston Campus   
108 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
infoboston@fisher.edu
T: 617-236-8866
 
Brockton Campus
370 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
T: 774-296-7650
 
New Bedford Campus
777 Church Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
T: 508-998-3254
 
North Attleboro 
451 Elm Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
T: 508-699-6200

Additional specific graduate program requirements

Counseling Psychology

Additional application requirements

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

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.

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 whats.

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.

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?

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.