Great Graduate Schools and Programs in New England

Looking for on-campus, online, or hybrid options to earn your advanced degree? Check out the great programs offered at these New England grad schools.

If you’re looking for the best-fit graduate program to help you accomplish your goals, we have some great options for you to explore! The following colleges and universities are located in New England and offer advanced degrees that can help you take your education and career to the next level. The best part is it’s super easy to request more information from these grad schools. Just click the “Connect me” button underneath each college that interests you—then they'll reach out to you. Ready to learn more about these awesome on-campus, online, and hybrid graduate options? 

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State UniversityFitchburg State University is a public comprehensive university on a 45-acre campus near downtown Fitchburg, Massachusetts—50 miles northwest of Boston. The University has a variety of online and low-residency hybrid graduate degrees in areas such as Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Business, and Computer Science. Fitchburg State also offers a streamlined admission process that doesn’t require students to submit GRE or GMAT scores for consideration for any master’s program. 

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Framingham State University

Framingham State UniversityFramingham State University is a public coeducational institution with a 77-acre campus in Framingham, Massachusetts—20 miles from Boston. Students can choose from flexible full-time, part-time, and online graduate programs that focus on practical application of skills learned in physical or virtual classrooms. Framingham State is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in New England.

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Roger Williams University

Roger Williams UniversityRoger Williams University is an independent coeducational institution located on a 140-acre campus in Bristol, Rhode Island. Graduate students at RWU come from across the US and around the world to study alongside faculty who are equally as geographically and culturally diverse. Master’s degree offerings include Architecture, Business Administration, Construction Management, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Forensic & Legal Psychology, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Leadership, Preservation Practices, Public Administration, and Special Education.

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Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart UniversitySacred Heart University is a private coeducational institution on a 350-acre campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. More than 3,000 graduate students are enrolled in programs across Business & Technology; Computer Science & Engineering; Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Education; Health Professions; and Nursing. Most grad programs offer flexible scheduling, including online and hybrid courses, evening and weekend courses, eight-week modules, intensive sessions, and summer school. 

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Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

Simmons University School of Library and Information ScienceSimmons University is a small private institution on a 12-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts, with an undergraduate college for women and graduate programs for both women and men. The SLIS offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science that focuses on the competencies needed in the marketplace to lead librarians, information specialists, and archivists into the future. Students can take advantage of flexible full- and part-time options, evening and weekend classes, blended and online courses, and post-master’s LIS opportunities. 

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Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State UniversitySouthern Connecticut State University is a public comprehensive university on a 168-acre campus in New Haven, Connecticut—35 miles from Hartford, 90 miles from New York City, and 135 miles from Boston. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at SCSU is one of the largest graduate schools in New England. Students can choose from more than 55 graduate programs ranging from Business to Secondary Education, Biology to Art, and Communication Disorders to History.  

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Springfield College

Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private multipurpose college with a 167-acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts—50 miles west of Worcester. Graduate programs are offered in the areas of Health Sciences, Human and Social Services, Sport Management, Education, Business, and the Arts and Sciences, with doctoral programs available in Counseling Psychology, Physical Education, and Physical Therapy. Graduate students have the opportunity to apply for competitive need-blind scholarships as well as teaching, research, and coaching fellowships to cover some of their tuition expenses.  

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University of Hartford

University of HartfordThe University of Hartford is a private comprehensive institution on a 350-acre campus located in West Hartford, Connecticut—just two miles from downtown Hartford. The University offers more than 60 full-time, part-time, and 100% online graduate programs to nearly 2,000 students across six different schools and colleges. Advanced areas of study include Architecture, Art, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, and Psychology.

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts DartmouthThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a public doctoral research university with a 710-acre campus in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts—60 miles south of Boston. The University offers 13 doctoral programs and 42 master’s degree programs both on campus and online in seven of the eight UMass Dartmouth colleges and schools. Many students qualify for teaching, research, or administrative assistantships; federal loans; University scholarships; and federal work-study funds, while doctoral students may receive merit-based fellowships that include annual stipends and full-tuition waivers. 

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of TechnologyWentworth Institute of Technology is a private coeducational college on a 31-acre urban campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Master’s programs are offered in Applied Computer Science, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Business Analytics, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Facility Management, and Project Management. Whether enrolled in on-campus, online, or hybrid classes, students at WIT can earn their advanced degree in less than two years, saving them both time and money.  

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Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State UniversityWestern Connecticut State University is a public comprehensive university with two locations in Danbury, Connecticut: a 34-acre campus downtown and a newer 364-acre campus west of the city's center. WCSU offers doctoral programs, master’s degrees, a Master of Fine Arts, and certificate programs across different areas of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies. Students can choose from part-time, evening, or remote classes and benefit from a faculty of dedicated educators who are working professionals in their fields. 

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