Continuing Education Framingham State University

Continuing Education Framingham State University

Framingham, MA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
July 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
22 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Continuing Education at Framingham State University

Continuing Education at Framingham State University offers a wide range of part-time, full-time, and online undergraduate and certificate programs. All programs offer affordable opportunities for traditional students and adult learners to meet their educational and professional goals.

Continuing Education at Framingham State University offers an extensive range of part-time undergraduate, certificate, English as a Second Language (ESL), professional development and non-credit programs to help meet your educational and professional goals. We offer affordable campus-based and online opportunities to pursue your goals whether you are just starting a career, upgrading your professional skills, or seeking a career change.

Our dedicated faculty offer theoretical and practical expertise in small, interactive classes that value the experiences adult learners bring to the classroom. We offer a learning environment in which excellence goes hand-in-hand with intellectual development and enrichment.

Our comprehensive range of study includes:

- 8 part-time undergraduate

- 2 post baccalaureate

- 5 graduate certificate programs

- 6 undergraduate certificate programs

- professional development programs for educators

- English Language Programs

- non-credit courses

Free academic advising is available during the evening. Call the Center for Academic Support and Advising at 508-626-4540 for an appointment.

Online Learning

The Distance Education Program at Framingham State University offers hundreds of quality undergraduate and graduate courses in over 18 subject areas in a challenging, collaborative, and interactive online format.

In addition to individual and continuing education courses, the distance program allows students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees and graduate certificates. Taught by FSU's dedicated faculty, all online programs meet the same academic standards and follow the same semester calendar as on-campus programs.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

FSU offers several post-baccalaureate programs for students whose undergraduate study did not provide them with the prerequisites necessary to pursue their desired graduate degrees. Individualized programs of study are available so that students are more efficiently able to meet their goals.

The pre-health studies certificate program allows students to complete the coursework necessary for entry in most health care professional programs, including physician assistant programs, physical therapy programs, graduate entry nursing programs, and dental, medical, pharmacy, and veterinary schools. The Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure (PBTL) program prepares students for Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure at the early childhood level. Licensure is also available in 11 academic subject areas including biology, chemistry, early childhood, earth science, elementary, English, French, Spanish, history, mathematics, and visual art.

The Post-Baccalaureate in Business Administration offers prerequisite courses for the MBA.

Student Life

Student life at FSU offers access to a wide variety of cultural, athletic, and social events are available. Over 50 student clubs and organizations are active on campus.

Framingham State University -- First Public University for Teachers in America

Founded in 1839, Framingham State University is the first public university in the country founded for the education of teachers. Today, the university offers 25 undergraduate majors and 27 graduate programs devoted to the arts, sciences, and professional studies.

FSU is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, on a traditional New England campus in the largest town in the state. Just 20 miles west of Boston, the university offers students all the benefits of a world-class city, including cultural and career benefits like concerts, museums, and many internship opportunities.

Location & Contact

Continuing Education

Framingham State University

100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
United States

Dr. Janet Castleman

Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education

Phone: 508-626-4550
Fax: 508-626-4030

Phone: 508-626-4550
Fax: 508-626-4030

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 546
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 55
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees


72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 534
    • Accepted 387
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, MAT or GMAT, baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited college or university, official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesbaccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited college or university, official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students933
    • Female Percentage78%
    • Male Percentage22%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students933
    • Part-time Percentage91%
    • Full-time Percentage9%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian80%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown8%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty113
    • Full-time Percentage32%
    • Part-time Percentage68%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%