Massachusetts Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Massachusetts that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 737-7000


Anna Maria College
Graduate Admissions
Sunset Lane Box#0
Paxton, MA 01612
(508) 849-3360

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
(617) 552-3265

Boston University
121 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2696

Brandeis University
South Street
P.O. Box 9110
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
(617) 736-3410

Bridgewater State College
Gates House
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 697-1237

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
(508) 793-7676

Emerson College
100 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 824-8610

Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 735-9715

Fitchburg State College
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Harvard University
Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-5315

Lesley College
Institutional Research
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

Massachusetts Institute
Of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-4791

Mount Holyoke College
College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1488
(413) 538-2000

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2170

Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 521-2000

Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
(413) 584-2700

Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
(413) 748-3729

Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 573-8000

Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

University of
Whitmore Building
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0721

University of Massachusetts-
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
(508) 999-8604

University of Massachusetts
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 934-2380

University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-6000

Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Engineering: (413) 782-1249

Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-3131

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 831-5000

Massachusetts State Overview

The Massachusetts Bay Colony owes its name to a Native American people, the Massachusett. Their name was roughly translated as “near the Blue Mountains” or “Near the Great Mountain”, the 194-meter-high mountain (Great Blue Hill) located about 15 kilometers southwest of Boston in the “Blue Hills Reserve”. Officially, Massachusetts is a “Commonwealth”, but this has no practical effect on the state’s status within the nation.

Massachusetts has always played a prominent role in American history. Plymouth was the second permanent English settlement in North America. Many towns were founded by English colonists around 1620-1640. In the 18th century, Boston developed into the “cradle of freedom” since the American Revolution and thus independence from Great Britain began there. In the 19th century, Massachusetts was the first state to abolish slavery.

Massachusetts was also the starting point of the “Temperance Movement”, the movement that advocated a ban on the consumption and manufacture of alcohol.

The Industrial Revolution at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century also brought great changes in Massachusetts. Once an agricultural country and dependent on imports from Europe, Massachusetts developed into an industrial country. However, many industries soon migrated south because there was cheaper labor there. It was only after World War II that the economy recovered and began to flourish again during the 1990s.

The state is a leader in health care, high technology (high tech) and education. Personalities such as John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Pierre Trudeau, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama studied at elite universities such as Harvard University in Cambridge.

Geographical location

Massachusetts is located in the New England region in the north-east of the United States. It borders Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south and New York State to the west. Vermont and New Hampshire lie to the north and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the population lives in the Boston metropolitan area in the east of the state. The western part of the state is predominantly rural.

Capital city: Boston
Largest metropolis: Boston
Nickname: Bay State
Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
With the sword he seeks quiet peace
under the protection of freedom



Worcester is a city with 180,000 inhabitants, located in the very center of the American state of Massachusetts. It is the third largest city in New England and also the county seat of Worcester County. It lies about 40 kilometers west of Boston and is often referred to as the “Heart of the Community”. The city is also known as the cradle of the Victorian era of architecture and was named after the city of Worcester, England.

The first settlers in the area of today’s Worcester were the English in 1673. A small town with approximately six houses arose here, but it was burned down on December 2, 1675 during King Philip’s War. The settlers were then either killed or driven out. A new town named Quinsigamond was founded in 1684 a little further away. However, in September of that year, settler Daniel Gookin and many others petitioned to change the town’s official name to Worcester. They wanted to remember the historical city located in their native country.

However, the city was constantly attacked by the original Indian population and therefore was resettled for the third time in 1713. Worcester was recognized as a city in 1722, and after the establishment of government in 1731, Worcester was chosen as the county seat – later the county seat.

In 2006, the city center was modified to serve commercial, cultural and residential purposes. The twenty-first century also brought with it the development and construction of important cultural institutions in the city. On May 10, 2009, the Worcester Foothills Theater closed due to a lack of city funding, and it is unclear if it will ever reopen. The Hannover Theater for the Performing Arts, which presents Broadway-style shows, also attracts many visitors.

The city is known for its numerous institutions of higher education. Here you will find the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the College of the Holy Cross, the Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.