Admissions Requirements

AIC’s graduate degree programs are designed to give students expertise that helps them increase their earning potential and advance their careers. Plus, our supportive classroom environment enables students to network with peers in their field and benefit from a knowledge exchange based on real-world experience.

What’s more, you’ll learn from professors whose real-world experience can help you prepare for the work the world demands. Our graduate programs are designed to bring out the best in our students. And we’d love for you to join us.

Please click on the graduate degree program you’re interested in below to learn more about how to apply.

The School of Business, Arts and Sciences

Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director, after which depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The MBA programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (fall term entry), November 15th (spring term entry), or April 15th (summer term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once your application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation, one must be from a supervisor or academic professor. Recommendations from coaches, colleagues, acquaintances, or family members are not permitted for this program.
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your MBA and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program.

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Cannabis Science and Commerce (MS)
The MS in Cannabis Science and Commerce program practices “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year and up to the start of the orientation for each cohort. The program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director, after which depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The MS programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (fall term entry), November 15th (spring term entry), or April 15th (summer term entry), to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once your application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your MS in Cannabis Science and Commerce and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) and November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Counseling Psychology (MA)

The Counseling Psychology program requires a baccalaureate GPA of 3.0 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Educational Psychology (EdD)

The Educational Psychology program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, but a GPA of 3.25 is recommended. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director; depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Important Note: The length of the program will be determined the candidate’s previous academic history. Students are eligible to enroll at the post-master’s or post-bachelor’s levels.

Prerequisites

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those who have already proven themselves at the graduate level (i.e., holders of MA or MS degrees). Students who do not currently hold a graduate degree (i.e. MS or MA) will be awarded an MA in Educational Psychology upon completion of 30 credits in specific graduate courses.

Application Deadlines

The Doctor of Educational Psychology program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (Fall term entry) and November 15th (Spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Forensic Psychology (MS)

The Forensic Psychology program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) and November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

General Psychology (MA)

The General Psychology program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Arts in General Psychology program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Mental Health and Human Development (EdD)

The Mental Health & Human Development program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, but a GPA of 3.25 is recommended. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director; depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in psychology or a closely related field.

Application Deadlines

The Doctor of Mental Health and Human Development program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (Fall term entry) and November 15th (Spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Mental Health Counseling (EdD)

The Mental Health Counseling program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, but a GPA of 3.25 is recommended. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director; depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in psychology or a closely related field.

Application Deadlines

The Doctor of Mental Health Counseling program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (Fall term entry) or November 15th (Spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

The School of Education

Early Childhood Education (MEd and CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate course in one of the following subject areas:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood MTEL may be used in lieu of an above listed course

Professional Licensure Applicants:

  • A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge is required.
  • Proof of teaching experience for a minimum of one year under the initial license at the time of application.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:
  • Personal statement using the prompts detailed below for the type of license sought.

Initial Licensure Candidates: In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

Professional Licensure Candidates:

In a minimum of 750 words, please answer the following three questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC
  • Describe how your experience as a lead teacher has prepared you for the rigors of this program?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Elementary Education (MEd and CAGS)

The Elementary Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Prerequisites – Initial Licensure Program:

Successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate course in one of the following subject areas:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Development

Prerequisites – Professional Licensure Program:

  • A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge is required.
  • Proof of teaching experience for a minimum of one year under the initial license.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below for the type of license sought:

Initial Licensure Candidates: 

In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

Professional  Licensure Candidates: 

In a minimum of 750 words, please answer the following three questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • Describe how your experience as a lead teacher has prepared you for the rigors of this program?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Educational Leadership & Supervision (EdD)

Prerequisites

An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized international institution of higher education.

Application Deadlines

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Supervision program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once an application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 6-8 page essay responding to the following questions as they relate to applicant’s rationale for pursuing advanced studies in Educational Leadership & Supervision:
    • What educational or professional experiences prepared you for doctoral study?
    • What motivates you to pursue doctoral studies?
    • What are the three primary topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that might guide further inquiry into Educational Leadership & Supervision? Why are these topics of importance to you?
    • What is the relationship of the three topics to the anticipated area of focus for your dissertation?
    • What is your rationale for choosing AIC for further studies supportive of your educational and/or career goals?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Middle School Education (MEd and CAGS)

The Middle School Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Available Program Tracks

  • General Science, Grades 5-8
  • Mathematics, Grades 5-8

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Passage of related subject matter portions of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:

In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Moderate Disabilities Education (MEd and CAGS)

The Moderate Disabilities Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Prerequisites – Initial Licensure Program:

Successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate course in one of the following subject areas:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intro to Psychology

Prerequisites – Professional Licensure Program (available for Grades PreK-8 only):

  • A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge is required.
  • Proof of teaching experience for a minimum of one year under the initial license.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below for the type of license sought:

Initial Licensure Candidates:

In approximately 500 words, write an essay responding to the following:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

Professional Licensure Candidates (available for Grades PreK-8 only):

In a minimum of 750 words, please answer the following three questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • Describe how your experience as a lead teacher has prepared you for the rigors of this program?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Reading Specialist (MEd and CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Prerequisites

  • A prior initial or professional license and at least one full year of teaching experience under said license is required

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of one year at time of application
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:

In a minimum of 750 words, please answer the following three questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?
  • In what ways have you cultivated transformative change in your current practice supportive of literacy?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

School Adjustment Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompt as detailed below:

In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

    • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
    • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

School Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:

In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

    • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
    • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

School Leadership (MEd and CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Prerequisites

  • A prior initial or professional license and at least 3 years of teaching experience or district leadership under said license is required.

Full details of acceptable prerequisite experiences as follows:

    • (For Assistant Principal/Principal Licensure): employment in an executive management/leadership role or in a supervisory, teaching (including guidance counselor), or administrative role in a public school, private school, higher education, or other educational setting accepted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
    • (For Special Education Administrator Licensure): employment in a district-wide, school-based, or other educational setting, or completion of at least three full years of employment in law, public policy, higher education, or other related field accepted by the Department, and possession of at least an Initial license in special education, or as school counselor, school principal/assistant school principal, school psychologist, school social worker/school adjustment counselor, or speech, language and hearing disorders teacher.

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of three years at time of application
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:

In approximately 750 words, please respond to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What motivates you to pursue licensure as an administrative and academic leader?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Secondary Education (MEd and CAGS)

The Early Childhood Education program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the event a 3.0 GPA is not held, evidence must be submitted with the application that merits further review by the School of Education’s Graduate Committee. Documented evidence includes (but is not limited to) GRE scores (if applicable), successful completion of the last 30 credits of prior coursework, and/or an interview with designated personnel in the program selected. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MEd or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.

Available Program Tracks

  • Biology, Grades 8-12
  • English, Grades 5-12
  • History, Grades 5- 12
  • Mathematics, Grades 8-12
  • Foreign Language – Spanish, Grades 5-12

Application Deadlines

The Master of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Passage of related subject matter portions of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below:

In a minimum of 500 words, please answer the following two questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education at AIC?
  • What are your career goals and how will enrolling in this program impact your educational, personal, and professional growth?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Teaching & Learning (EdD)

Prerequisites

An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized international institution of higher education.

Application Deadlines

The Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once an application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2–4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 6-8 page essay responding to the following questions as they relate to applicant’s rationale for pursuing advanced studies in Teaching & Learning:
    • What educational or professional experiences prepared you for doctoral study?
    • What motivates you to pursue doctoral studies
    • What are the three primary topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that might guide further inquiry into Teaching & Learning? Why are these topics of importance to you?
    • What is the relationship of the three topics to the anticipated area of focus for your dissertation?
    • What is your rationale for choosing AIC for further studies supportive of your educational and/or career goals?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

The School of Health Sciences

Exercise Science (MS)

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in your work experience, the quality of your personal statement, the quality of your letters of recommendation, and your passion and motivation as demonstrated through your application materials.

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and Physiology I, with lab (4)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II, with lab (4)
  • Exercise Physiology, with lab (3)
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics/Functional Anatomy (3)

Prerequisite courses must have a minimum grade of a B- in order to be accepted.

Application Deadlines

The Exercise Science program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once the application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

 

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue a degree in exercise science and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing program requires a baccalaureate GPA of 3.0 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Active RN license

Available Program Tracks

  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Application Deadlines

The MSN program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (fall entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once your application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Copy of current nursing license
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your MSN and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

*Due to the online nature of the program, AIC’s MSN program is not approved to be delivered in all 50 states. Students with a permanent residence outside of Massachusetts or Connecticut are asked to contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly for further information.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Admission requirements are designed to select qualified students who are likely to successfully complete this professional program of study. There are two application deadlines for graduate applications to the DPT program.

Graduate students applying to the DPT program must have earned a BS or BA degree from an accredited four-year institution and it is strongly recommended that they have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 or higher and a GPA of 3.2 in all prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying to the program in order to be accepted.

International students must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score documentation. Minimum score requirements are as follows: 577 Paper; 91 Internet; 233 Computer-based.

Students enrolled in required prerequisite courses during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020 academic term​s as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic may submit pass/fail grades in lieu of letter grades affected course.

Candidates will be reviewed for admission based on the strength of their ability for graduate study and the receipt of the following documentation.

Applicants to the DPT program should apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July. All application materials listed must be submitted directly to PTCAS. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit www.ptcas.org.

Prerequisites

  • Biology I and Biology II:8 semester credits, with lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II: 8 semester credits, with lab
  • General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II: 8 semester credits, with lab
  • Physics I and Physics II: 8 semester credits, with lab
  • Statistics: 3 semester credits

Prerequisite courses must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying to the program in order to be accepted.

Application Deadlines

The Preferred Application Deadline is December 1st. The Final Application Deadline is May1st.

Observation Hours
AIC recommends that applicants participate in a minimum of 20 hours of observation prior to application. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the observation hour requirement may be waived if the applicant is unable to obtain the required number of hours due to continuing restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please speak with your admissions counselor for details.

Your Application Checklist*

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • 20 total hours of physical therapy observation at no fewer than two different locations, with a minimum of 10 hours at each location
  • A personal statement as detailed on the PTCAS website

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Prerequisites:

Graduate students applying to the OTD program must have earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from an accredited four-year institution. Applicants with a BS in Occupational Therapy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a Master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program is required. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in your observation experience, the quality of your personal statement, the quality of your letters of recommendation, and your passion and motivation as demonstrated through your application materials. All applicants must be licensed occupational therapists.

Application Deadlines

The Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (fall entry) or November 15th (spring term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once your application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 application fee
  • Evidence of licensure as an occupational therapist
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement describing the reasons for seeking admission to the program, professional goals, and scholarly interests
  • Current resume/CV

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Public Health (MPH)

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in your work experience, the quality of your personal statement, the quality of your letters of recommendation, and your passion and motivation as demonstrated through your application materials.

Application Deadlines

The MPH program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 15th (fall term entry) to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program. Once your application is complete, an admissions decision is typically made within 2-4 weeks. Please note, the Master of Public Health program enrolls in the fall semester only.

The application is available online here

Your Application Checklist*

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • Submit a 1-2 page personal statement which answers the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in pursuing an MPH?
    • What makes you a good candidate for the AIC MPH program?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Graduate students applying to the MSOT program must have earned a BS or BA degree from an accredited four-year institution. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred. Applicants must also have received a minimum grade of a B- in all required prerequisite coursework.

Prerequisite courses must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying to the program in order to be accepted. Students enrolled in required prerequisite courses during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 academic term as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic may submit pass/fail grades in lieu of letter grades affected course.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE’s) may be required for any candidate with a cumulative GPA that is below the preferred minimum. Percentile ranking scores of 50% or higher are preferred. Admission decisions will consider both undergraduate BS/BA GPA and GRE Scores.

International students must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score documentation. Minimum score requirements are as follows: 577 Paper; 91 Internet; 233 Computer-based.

Applicants to the MSOT program should apply online using the OTCAS application beginning in July. All application materials listed must be submitted directly to OTCAS. To learn more about the OTCAS application process, visit www.otcas.org

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and Physiology, with lab (4 credits)
  • General Physics*, with lab (4 credits)
    • *Kinesiology (4 credits) may be substituted for the required physics prerequisite if it meets all other minimum grade requirements with program director approval.
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics – Biological, Psychological, or Educational (3 credits)

Prerequisite courses must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying to the program in order to be accepted.

Application Deadlines

Graduate applications to the MSOT program are accepted on a rolling admissions basis through June 1st. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Observation Hours
AIC recommends that applicants participate in a minimum of 16 hours of observation prior to application.  For the 2022-2023 academic year, the observation hour requirement may be waived if the applicant is unable to obtain the required number of hours due to continuing restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please speak with your admissions counselor for details.

Your Application Checklist*

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit: naces.org
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • 16 total hours of occupational therapy observation at no fewer than two different locations, with a minimum of 8 hours at each location
  • A personal statement as detailed on the OTCAS website

* International applicants and non-native English speakers should review the section below titled “International Students.” Please contact admissions for questions concerning additional application requirements.

International Students

AIC was founded to give French Canadian immigrants to the U.S. a comfortable place to learn. More than 130 years later, we’re still committed to providing a positive learning environment for all international students.

Please visit the Office of International Student Life for more information on getting help with problems concerning your immigration status, social and personal adjustment to life in the United States and other personal matters and concerns.

Also, please note that not all graduate programs at AIC are eligible for international students seeking an F1 visa. For a full list of eligible programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email at graduate.admissions@aic.edu, or visit our contact page.

We recognize that finding financing for your graduate education is important. Please note that international students are not eligible for financial aid, and must provide documentation of their ability to pay for their degree as part of the F1 visa application process. Please refer to the Office of International Student Life for additional details regarding this process.

Admissions Application Deadlines

Most programs at AIC practice rolling admissions, with the below application deadlines. However, please note that due to the lengthiness of the visa application process, we strongly recommend completing your application well in advance of these deadlines to ensure a smooth transition into your program. Applicants to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy programs should note that application deadlines differ; please contact your admissions counselor for details.

  • Fall start term (August): July 15
  • Spring start term (January): November 15
  • Summer start term (May): April 15

Acceptance to a specific academic term does not guarantee that all visa paperwork will be processed in time to enroll for that term. If you are accepted but unable to complete the visa process in time, please contact your admissions counselor for information on requesting a deferral of your admission.

Admissions Application Details

The college is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. It is the international student’s responsibility to submit all records of academic work and the letters of recommendation. It is advised that international candidates send the completed application with all supporting materials in a single package to the Office of Graduate Admissions. This approach will result in avoiding delays in the processing of their application.

International students who are proficient in the English language, and who wish to be considered for admission, must provide the Office of Graduate Admissions with all items required for their program of choice, detailed above. In addition, for non-native speakers of English, proof of English proficiency must be provided.

What you’ll need
The college is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. It is the international student’s responsibility to submit all records of academic work and the letters of recommendation. It is advised that international candidates send the completed application with all supporting materials in a single package to the Office of Graduate Admissions. This approach will result in avoiding delays in the processing of an application. Please note that international students are not eligible for financial aid.

International students who are proficient in the English language, and who wish to be considered for admission, must provide the Office of Graduate Admissions with the following items:

  • A completed and signed application
  • Sealed, official transcripts of all previous academic work from a regionally-accredited institution (Transcripts from non-US countries must receive a course by course evaluation through a recognized evaluation service. We accept all evaluations from all active members associated with the NACES organization.)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal goal statement or essay, if applicable
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances form
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or ESL International score for non native speakers of English
  • U.S. $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Clinical Observation or Volunteer Experience forms, if applicable
  • Proof of licensure, if applicable

English proficiency

Students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores. The test score is valid for two years from the exam date. TOEFL/IELTS scores are not required if a prior college or university degree has been granted within the last three years from a regionally accredited institution within the United States or applicant can document that the language of instruction for undergraduate degree was English.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered official only when submitted directly from the testing service; copies will not be accepted.

Score requirements:

  • Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) require a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper based test, 213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the internet-based test.
  • Results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Model require a minimum overall score of 6.5.

*Please note that some schools and programs may have higher standards that prevail over the graduate school policy. Please check with your admissions counselor for details.

Not Enough Time to Complete Your Entire Application?

Qualified students may earn up to nine semester hours at American International College prior to acceptance into a graduate program, but such enrollment does not constitute or guarantee formal acceptance into the degree program. Students must complete an admissions application as appropriate and provide transcripts and fees before proceeding with initial nine credits of non-matriculated coursework. Permission will generally be granted provided the applicant meets the admission requirements and possesses the necessary background for the desired courses.

Any qualified student interested in taking graduate-level coursework as a non-matriculated student is encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (413).205.3700 or by email at graduate.admissions@aic.edu, or visit our contact page.

Please note that not all graduate programs at AIC are eligible for entry as a non-matriculated student.

Admissions Application Requirements

Qualified students interested in taking graduate- level coursework as a non-matriculated student must submit the following items:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including proof of a baccalaureate degree
  • Confirmation of program-specific requirements (i.e. professional license, MTEL passage scores, proof of teaching)
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