About the School of Graduate Studies

Become a leader in your profession and in your community through the School of Graduate Studies at Salem State. Your graduate experience and the degree you earn will help you reach your goals.

We prepare you professionally and challenge you academically. Apply what you learn in the classroom to your job and develop professional networks with faculty and area workplaces. Create valuable academic experiences through original research and scholarship. Build learning communities with fellow classmates who have varied professional and educational backgrounds.

Best of all, you can graduate with little to no educational debt. If needed, financial aid and graduate assistantship opportunities are available.

Graduate Programs

We offer master's degrees, graduate certificates, educator licensure programs, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education. Each of our graduate programs develops the professional competencies needed to advance your career.


If you do not wish to pursue a graduate degree, you can take courses or attend workshops for professional development or personal enrichment.

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