Jul 18, 2024  
2013-14 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2013-14 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Messages from President and the Dean

Message from the President of Salem State University


It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of Salem State University, to welcome you to our campus and our community of learners. Your enthusiasm for knowledge and career advancement will be fostered, encouraged and supported here. It is my sincere hope that you find your graduate studies at Salem State University both stimulating and intellectually challenging. 

There are a myriad of services and extracurricular programs available to you on campus and I urge you to take advantage of them as you pursue your studies. The more integrated into the life of the university you are able to become, the more rewarding your experience will be.

Salem State University began offering graduate programs during the 1950s, beginning with M.Ed and MAT degrees. Nearly half a century later, the university offers a vast array of graduate and certificate programs in teaching, business administration, social work, education, English, history, nursing, mathematics, criminal justice, and geo-information sciences, to mention just a few. As work force needs change and evolve, we continue to add to these established programs. Our goal, of course, is to assist you in achieving your professional goals and satisfying the licensing and educational requirements of your chosen professions.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Salem State University and its School of Graduate Studies, I welcome you to our family of learners, and look forward to providing you the tools you require as you advance in your field.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, 

Patricia Maguire Meservey, PhD, RN



Message from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies


Head shot of dean Carol Glod

The School of Graduate Studies at Salem State University provides a stimulating environment for graduate study in twelve disciplines, offering over 30 master’s degrees and a variety of certificates. Graduate education at Salem State is a transformative experience fostering intellectual curiosity, love of knowledge and the desire to excel. Our graduate programs offer students the skills to reach for new career opportunities, or to pursue a path toward advanced research and study.

We recently renewed our mission in the School of Graduate Studies to further our focus on high-quality education empowering you to succeed in a global society. Our exceptional and experienced faculty are dedicated to your success and mentoring you in concentrating on your area of interest. Whether you are developing existing interests or pursuing a new path, you’ve taken the first step by choosing to go to graduate school.

I wish you the very best in your pursuits as you shape your future.

Carol A. Glod, PhD
Dean, School of Graduate Studies


Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide high-quality graduate education and create a stimulating environment for research, scholarship and civic engagement that prepares a diverse community of learners for success in an ever-changing global society.