Maguire Meservey College of Health & Human Services
Jeanne Corcoran, Interim Dean
Carol Bonner, Associate Dean, School of Social Work
Linda Fronteiro, Interim Associate Dean, School of Nursing
The Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services (MMCHHS) has long been at the forefront of education within the health care industry. Programs include Nursing, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Occupational Therapy, and Healthcare Studies.
The School of Nursing produces qualified, skilled nurses that provide healthcare and related services all across Massachusetts, the United States and the globe. Nursing offers both undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) degree programs including a nurse practitioner program. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits the Nursing program.
The School of Social Work, among the first in the state university system, offers graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social work programs. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the social work program.
The Criminal Justice program graduates work in all corners of the legal professions as police officers, corrections officers, federal agents, lawyers, and probation officers as examples. The Criminal Justice program offers both graduate and undergraduate programs to help students to achieve their goals and are Quinn Bill certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Occupational Therapy (OT) leads in OT education by offering two programs designed to meet the needs of students and the demands of today’s workforce. They include a combined BS/MS in Occupational Therapy and a direct-entry MS in occupational therapy. The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies (BHS) lays firm groundwork for careers in the healthcare industry that do not require certification or licensure. This program introduces students to multiple aspects of the healthcare industry, including technology, leadership and management, cultural competence and diversity, health and disability, policy, and healthcare research. Students will build upon studies in healthcare basics and expand their skillsets through a choice of minor and internship experiences.
Each major in the MMCHHS carefully blends academics with field experience to best prepare our graduates to join the workforce as skilled practitioners, leaders, and life-long learners.
The Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services’ mission centers on the educational preparation of students, grounded in theory, research and practice in the fields of nursing, social work, criminal justice occupational therapy, and healthcare. Recognizing the unique interdisciplinary nature of these respective professions, we seek to promote a humanistic, caring environment, which maximizes student potential and instills sensitivity to current social problems and issues. The Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services is committed to promoting knowledgeable professionals working in a world of diverse cultures, and who seek opportunities that will serve and foster the well-being of the public.
- To provide students with requisite practice models, appropriate and current research to prepare them for beginning and advanced professional practice in their respective disciplines.
- To prepare students to contribute to and utilize the knowledge base of their respective disciplines while recognizing the mutually interactive nature of this knowledge, especially as it applies to human concerns.
- To stimulate students’ ability to critically analyze social problems and issues facing both the nation and the broader global society and to prepare them to evaluate professional and organizational responses.
- To instill in students an understanding of the ethical standards of each discipline and to foster ethical decision-making and professional behavior.
- To stimulate and support scholarship and research and to facilitate efforts for interdisciplinary collaboration.
- To instill in faculty and students the value and importance of lifelong learning and to accordingly provide professional development opportunities.
- To serve as a resource and an advocate for the University and for the greater community in program development and in disseminating critical information related to current societal needs.
- To foster appreciation and respect for a culturally diverse population and to promote effective working relationships in an increasingly multi-cultural society.
To encourage ongoing collaboration and collegiality in the College as well as within the University as a whole.