Worcester, MA 01609
Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, a coeducational Catholic liberal arts college with graduate programs at a masters level of study in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, Special Education, was founded in 1904.
The total enrollment at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts is about 2,600 students, of whom approximately 450 are graduate students.
The Location and Community
Assumption College is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the state’s second largest city and home to 9 colleges and more than
25,000 students. The campus is nestled on 185 park-like acres in a safe and serene section of the city, approximately 3 miles from downtown. Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts, is a college town like none other: home to nine colleges and over 25,000 students. A five-time recipient of the All-America City Award, the city has a population of 176,000 and continually plays host to countless favored events, such as NCAA basketball and hockey tournaments, and concerts by nationally acclaimed artists at the DCU Center. With Shrewsbury Street’s ethnic restaurants, Highland Street’s hangouts, Water Street’s entertainment district, Lake Quinsigamond’s crew races, the Hanover Theatre, and a downtown undergoing a $1 billion makeover.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts offers five graduate programs that lead to a master’s degree. These are Business Administration (MBA), Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and Special Education. In addition, all five graduate programs, Business Administration (MBA), Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling and Special Education all offer a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) for advanced study beyond the master’s degree.
Facilities & Resources
The steadily growing collection of the Emmanuel d’Alzon Library consists of more than 200,000 volumes and the library subscribes to more than 1,125 journals. Electronic resources include more than 800 e-journals and over 80 databases. Our access to other resources is facilitated by our participation in local, regional, and national library networks.
The Media Center houses a television studio which is used for a wide variety of academic disciplines including: psychology, communication skills, history, foreign languages, speech, counseling techniques, and television production. The media center also has video editing systems that can be utilized for DVD authoring and duplication. A Polycom videoconferencing system is also available for academic use.
The IT Center houses public access labs and technologyrich classrooms with over 150 computers as well as help staff. Equipment and software are available for standard applications and free laser printing.
Expenses and Aid
Tuition for graduate students is $503 per credit, with most courses being 3 credits. Tuition for students in the online Rehabilitation Counseling program is $378 per credit. There is a $20 registration fee required per semester.
Fellowships and traineeships are offered on a competitive basis by the Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling Programs, respectively. There are some campus aid opportunities available to graduate students as resident directors and assistants and in career services. Federal Stafford Student Loans are available for eligible students.
Assumption College does not provide graduate student housing. The Office of Residential Life assists students in researching housing in the vicinity. Graduate students who are resident directors or assistants are provided housing. Dining facilities are available in the fall and spring semesters.
How to Apply / Application
An application form, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records, and three letters of recommendation (academic or professional), current resume and personal essay should be sent to the Director of Graduate Enrollment Management and Services. Applicants to the psychology program must have completed six courses in psychology at the undergraduate level, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students should contact the Graduate School for each program's GPA admission requirements. The GMAT is not required. The GRE is not required. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Specific deadlines apply for fellowships, financial aid, and registration. International applicants who native language is not English must provide TOEFL or IELTS scores and certified translations of transcripts in addition to the above requirements. An evaluation of an international transcript may be required to determine if the degree obtained is equivalent to an American bachelor's degree. Applications are encouraged from qualified persons of all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups.
Who to Contact
Director of Graduate Enrollment Management and Services
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
Graduate Departments and Faculty
• Adrian O. Dumas, M.B.A., Director of Graduate Enrollment Management and Services.
• Daniel G. Provost, Assistant Director of Graduate Services.
• Business Administration: Jeffrey G. Hunter, Director of the M.B.A. Program; D.B.A., Golden Gate. Joseph T. Foley, M.S., M.B.A., Northeastern. Frank A. Marino; M.B.A., Northeastern; M.S.T., Bentley. Egidio A. Diodati, M.B.A., Suffolk. Carol P. Harvey, Ed.D., Massachusetts Amherst. Demetrius Kantarelis, Ph.D., Clark. Michael Lewis, M.B.A. Assumption. Gerald D. McCarthy, Ph.D., Pennsylvania. Jeanne M. McNett, Ph.D., Massachusetts Amherst. Saeed Mohaghegh, M.B.A., Clark. Melvin E. Murphy, M.B.A., Akron.
• Counseling Psychology: Leonard A. Doerfler, Director of the Counseling Psychology Program; Ph.D., Missouri-Columbia. Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Connecticut. Maria D. Kalpidou, Ph.D., LSU. Regina Kuersten-Hogan, Ph.D. Clark. Edmund F. O'Reilly, Ph.D., SUNY at Albany. Peter F. Toscano Jr., Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook.
• Rehabilitation Counseling: Susan Scully-Hill, Director of the Institute for Social and Rehabilitation Services; Ph.D., Michigan State. A. Lee Pearson, Director of Graduate Studies/ISRS; M.Ed., Boston College; C.A.G.S., Northeastern. Nancy Adams, M.S., Portland. Keith Lahikainen, Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Thomas P. McCarthy, Sc.D., Boston University. John R. Pelletier, Sc.D., Boston University. Cinzia Pica-Smith, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Susan R. Sabelli, M.A., C.A.G.S., Assumption. David L. Siddle, Ph.D., Boston College.
• Special Education: Nanho Vander Hart, Director of the Special Education Program; Ph.D., Iowa. Jessica de la Cruz, Ph.D., Virginia. Diane Myers, Ph.D. Connecticut. Cathleen K. Stutz, Ed.D., Boston University. Joseph Vandergrift, Ph.D., Duquesne
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