Graduate Admissions


Graduate Admission Requirements Overview

Your journey to advanced education begins here. Learn about the general admission requirements for our graduate studies.

See details at bottom of page.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Send official transcripts.
  4. Send your résumé and work experience.
  5. Submit your personal statement.
  6. Include two recommendations (for some programs).
  7. Interview (for some programs).
  8. Satisfy Health Insurance & Immunization requirements (Massachusetts only).
  9. Fulfill any additional admission requirements that are specific to your program.


Teacher Licensure Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements for all graduate programs (above), our Teacher Licensure Programs require:

  1. Earned bachelor's degree with 3.0 or higher GPA.
  2. MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. Keep copies of all documents submitted and, upon admission, post in your electronic portfolio:
    • Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID number)
    • MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.

Required if completed:

  • Massachusetts preliminary license, if held
  • Sheltered English Instruction requirement
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information

Applicants who do not initially meet all requirements (e.g., GPA of 3.0 or MTEL) for admission into their chosen licensure program must enroll in the corresponding non-licensure degree option. Students who achieve a 3.0 GPA upon completion of the first three SEC courses, pass the MTELs, and now meet all requirements, may request a change of program.

Disclosures: For all Licensure Programs

  • Licensure requirements are subject to change per Massachusetts regulations. All Cambridge College licensure programs are based on current regulations.
  • All candidates admitted for licensure programs must successfully complete the program in its entirety.
  • All requirements at the time of program completion must be finalized prior to seeking Massachusetts endorsement for licensure purposes.
  • If you have any licensure questions, please speak to your program chair.

Details of Graduate Program Admission Requirements

Prospective graduate degree students must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay a $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Have your official transcripts sent via postal mail or email. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • Post-master's certificates and CAGS require an earned master's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Detail your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals.
    • Four years of work experience is required for fully online Cambridge College Global (CCG) programs
    • Two years of appropriate work experience is recommended for graduate programs in the School of Business & Technology (SBT)
    • See program pages for School of Education & Counseling (SEC), as work experience requirements vary.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Include two professional recommendations. They should address your professional character and ability to perform graduate work.
  7. Interview required for some programs.
    • School of Business & Technology programs: interview with the dean or member of the SBT Admissions Committee, Program Chair or Regional Center Director.
    • Cambridge College Global programs: interview with Admissions, generally by phone.
    • School of Education & Counseling programs: interview required for some programs as outlined on program pages.
  8. Satisfy Health Insurance & Immunization requirements. These are required only for graduate students taking six or more credits per term in Massachusetts through on-campus or hybrid classes. Health insurance may be waived.
  9. Fulfill any additional admissions requirements that are specific to your program.

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Connect with the Admissions Team

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Call Admissions regarding on-campus and hybrid programs: 800-829-4723

Call Admissions regarding online programs: 800-997-1673