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

Accounting and Taxation (MS)

The MSAT program practices “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year up to the start of each term. Students may start their program in the fall semester.

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 a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

Transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis at the time of application. While a background in Accounting is strongly recommended it is not required. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting but wish to pursue a career in accounting are encouraged to apply. (Additional prerequisite coursework will be required for all students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting).

Application Deadlines

The MSAT 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) 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

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 MSAT and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA 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 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
  • 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 must contact admissions for 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Clinical Psychology (MA)

The Clinical Psychology program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing individuals to begin their studies in the fall or spring term.

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. 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 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Counseling Psychology (MA)

The Counseling Psychology (MA) program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall, spring, or summer trimesters. 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.

The 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), November 15th (spring term entry) or April 15th (summer 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Educational Psychology (EdD)

The Educational Psychology program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall or spring semesters.

This 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 candidates previous academic history. Students are eligible to enroll at the post masters or post bachelors 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Forensic Psychology (MS)

The Forensic Psychology program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing individuals to begin their studies in the fall or spring term.

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. 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

General Psychology (MA)

The General Psychology program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall or spring semesters.

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. 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Mental Health Counseling (EdD)

The Doctor of Education in Mental Health Counseling program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall or spring semesters.

This 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 candidates previous academic history. Students are eligible to enroll at the post masters or post bachelors 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).

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) 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Professional Counseling and Supervision (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Professional Counseling and Supervision program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall and spring trimesters. Decisions are rendered within four weeks of receipt of completed admissions documents.
Doctoral students wishing to transfer credits may be eligible to transfer up to 18 semester credits taken at another college or university or up to 27 post-master’s credits from AIC for courses which are substantially similar in content to the degree or courses at the College.

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 Professional Counseling and 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 December 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

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 double-spaced personal statement which answers the following questions, as they relate to your choice of academic concentration and your individualized plan of study in the doctoral program:
    • What educational or professional experiences have prepared you for doctoral study?
    • What motivates you to pursue doctoral study at this stage of your career?
    • What are three or four topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that would guide the formulation of your degree plan, and why are these topics of importance to you?
    • What might be a general focus for your dissertation?
    • Why have you chosen to study in a low-residency model?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

The School of Education

Early Childhood Education (MEd and CAGS)

The MEd and CAGS programs practice “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year up to the start of each cohort. Currently we offer eleven cohort locations throughout the state of Massachusetts providing students with the opportunity to start their program in the fall or spring semester depending on the location.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the initial licensure program are required to show 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

Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure.

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

  • Why are you seeking licensure to teach in Early Childhood? Why now? Why AIC? What do you hope to accomplish with the degree?
  • How has your prior educational, life, and work experience prepared you for working with all learners? Teaching young children?
  • What is the most significant contribution you hope to achieve upon program completion?
  • What are your long-term educational and professional/career goals? In what ways will this degree facilitate your success?
  • What is the most compelling reason to pursue teaching and learning at this time. What resonates the most with you about teaching and learning in Early Childhood?

Professional Licensure Candidates:

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

  • Complete the sentence “I choose to teach because…”
  • How has your prior education and professional experiences as an educator prepared you for advanced studies in Elementary Education?
  • What is the most significant achievement as a teacher you have accomplished? What contributed the most to your success?
  • In what ways are you currently helping all learners succeed both academically and in life? Working with families?
  • What exemplifies your work as an educator? Teacher as a cultural worker?
  • In what ways do you incorporate deep learning aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and expected performance standards for teaching excellence within your practice?
  • What are your long-term educational and professional/career goals?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Elementary Education (MEd and CAGS)

The MEd and CAGS programs practice “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year up to the start of each cohort. Currently we offer eleven cohort locations throughout the state of Massachusetts providing students with the opportunity to start their program in the fall or spring semester depending on the location.

Prerequisites

Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure

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.

Initial Licensure Applicants:

Are required to show successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate course in one of the following subject areas:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Development

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), 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:

Initial Licensure Candidates: 

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

  • Why are you seeking licensure to teach in elementary schools? Why now? Why AIC?  What do you hope to accomplish with the degree?
  • How has your prior educational, life, and work experiences prepared you for working with all learners? To teach at this level?
  • What is the most significant contribution you hope to achieve upon program completion?
  • What are your long-term educational and professional/career goals? In what ways will this degree facilitate your success?
  • What is the most compelling reason to pursue teaching and learning at this time. What resonates the most with you about teaching and learning in Elementary Education?

Professional  Licensure Candidates: 

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

  • How has your educational background and work experience prepared you for the graduate program you wish to pursue?
  •  What do you feel would be the most significant contribution you would make upon completion of this program and why?
  • What are your professional goals for the future?
  • In what ways do you include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in this area within your current practice? What are your greatest strengths in this area? Challenges?
  • In what ways do you achieve deep learning within your current practice aligned with the current standards in English Language Arts? Work with English Language Learners? Differentiate instruction?
  • How do you define instructional rigor? Work collaboratively with peers to achieve inclusive excellence? Interact across community sectors and with parents to support learner success?
  • What is the most compelling aspect of teaching that resonates the most with you?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Educational Leadership & Supervision (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership & Supervision program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall and spring trimesters. Decisions are rendered within four weeks of receipt of completed admissions documents.

Doctoral students wishing to transfer credits may be eligible to transfer up to 18 semester credits taken at another college or university or up to 27 post-master’s credits from AIC for courses which are substantially similar in content to the degree or courses at the College.

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 December 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

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 double-spaced personal statement which answers the following questions, as they relate to your choice of academic concentration and your individualized plan of study in the doctoral program:
    • What educational or professional experiences have prepared you for doctoral study?
    • What motivates you to pursue doctoral study at this stage of your career?
    • What are three or four topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that would guide the formulation of your degree plan, and why are these topics of importance to you?
    • What might be a general focus for your dissertation?
    • Why have you chosen to study in a low-residency model?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Middle School Education (MEd and CAGS)

The MEd and CAGS programs practice “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year up to the start of each cohort. Currently we offer eleven cohort locations throughout the state of Massachusetts providing students with the opportunity to start their program in the fall or spring semester depending on the location.

Available Program Tracks

General Science; Mathematics;

Prerequisites

  • Passage of related subject matter portions of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure

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), 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
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program
  • 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)

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Moderate Disabilities Education (MEd and CAGS)

The program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. 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.   In the event that an individual wishes to apply to the program, but does not have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, the individual will be evaluated by supporting documentation, which may include, but is not limited to; GRE Score (if applicable),most recent academic trends in related coursework and/or an interview with the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of supporting documentation, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure

Initial Licensure Applicants:

Are required to show successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate course in one of the following subject areas:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intro to Psychology

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), 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
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Reading Specialist (MEd and CAGS)

The program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. 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.   In the event that an individual wishes to apply to the program, but does not have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, the individual will be evaluated by supporting documentation, which may include, but is not limited to; GRE Score (if applicable), most recent academic trends in related coursework and/or an interview with the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of supporting documentation, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites

  • A prior initial or professional license and at least one full year of teaching experience under said license is required
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure

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), 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
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of one year at time of application

1)In approximately 500 words, please respond to the following questions:

  • Why are you seeking advanced studies in this area? Why now? Why AIC?
  • In particular, what teaching experiences have inspired you to pursue this degree pathway?
  • What are your educational and professional goals for the future, upon completion of this degree?
  • What is the greatest accomplishment you have achieved thus far as an educator?
  • In what ways have you cultivated transformative change in your current practice supportive of literacy? Success of all learners? Deep learning?
  • Complete the sentence “I choose to become a Reading Specialist because…”
  • In what ways do you currently cultivate multi-literacies into your teaching practice? Responsiveness to the needs of all learners?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

School Adjustment Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The CAGS programs practice “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year up to the start of each cohort. Currently we offer the School Adjustment Counseling program at our Springfield, MA campus providing students with the opportunity to start their program in the fall or spring semester.

The program requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an M. Ed. or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution. In the event that an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual will be evaluated by supporting documentation, which may include but is not limited to; GRE scores (if applicable), last 30 credits of coursework and/or an interview with 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.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a significantly similar degree. Each candidate into the CAGS program will have their master’s program reviewed by the program chair. The ability to enroll into the CAGS program will be determined by the program director in accordance to AIC’s regional accreditation body and DESE.

Prerequisites

  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure
  • Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study only must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a significantly similar degree. Each candidate into the CAGS program will have their master’s program reviewed by the program chair. The ability to enroll in the CAGS program will be determined by the program director in accordance to AIC’s regional accreditation body and DESE

Application Deadlines

The School of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. Currently, the Educational Psychology (MA) followed by a School Adjustment CAGS is only offered on the Springfield campus, enrolling in the spring semester. We strongly encourage applicants to apply by 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
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below: In approximately 500 words, please respond to the following three questions:
    1. What motivates you to pursue your graduate degree in School Counseling?
    2. What are your professional goals as a future school counselor?
    3. In your opinion, what are the greatest challenges you might experience as a school counselor? How do you hope to meet these challenges?
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

School Guidance Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The School Guidance Counseling CAGS program practice “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year. Currently the MA in Educational Psychology program is only offered on the main campus in Springfield, MA providing students with the opportunity to start their program in the fall or spring semester.

The program requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an M. Ed. or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution. In the event that an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual will be evaluated by supporting documentation, which may include but is not limited to; GRE scores (if applicable), last 30 credits of coursework and/or an interview with 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.

Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a significantly similar degree. Each candidate into the CAGS program will have their master’s program reviewed by the program chair. The ability to enroll into the CAGS program will be determined by the program director in accordance to AIC’s regional accreditation body and DESE.

Prerequisites

  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure
  • Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study only must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a significantly similar degree. Each candidate into the CAGS program will have their master’s program reviewed by the program chair. The ability to enroll in the CAGS program will be determined by the program director in accordance to AIC’s regional accreditation body and DESE

Application Deadlines

The School of Education programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. Currently, the Educational Psychology (MA) followed by a School Guidance CAGS is only offered on the Springfield campus, enrolling in the spring semester. We strongly encourage applicants to apply by 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
  • Personal statement prompts as detailed below: In approximately 500 words, please respond to the following three questions:
    1. What motivates you to pursue your graduate degree in School Counseling?
    2. What are your professional goals as a future school counselor?
    3. In your opinion, what are the greatest challenges you might experience as a school counselor? How do you hope to meet these challenges?
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

School Leadership (MEd and CAGS)

The program requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates below a 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis. Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an M. Ed. 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 below:
    • (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 Director 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.
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all tracks

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), 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
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of three years at time of application

1)In approximately 500 words, please respond to the following questions:

  • What motivates you to pursue licensure as an administrative and academic leader? What are your professional goals as a future school leader?
  • In what ways have your prior practice informed your decision to pursue leadership?
  • What is the greatest achievement thus far in leading effective change supportive of all learners?
  • What do you hope to accomplish as a leader in Massachusetts schools?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Secondary Education (MEd and CAGS)

The program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. 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.  In the event that an individual wishes to apply to the program, but does not have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, the individual will be evaluated by supporting documentation, which may include, but is not limited to; GRE Score (if applicable), academic trends in related coursework and/or an interview with the program director. Depending on the outcome of the interview and review of supporting documentation, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

Available Program Tracks

Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, or Foreign Language – Spanish

Prerequisites

  • Passage of related subject matter portions of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all students seeking licensure.

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), 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
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program
  • 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)

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Teaching & Learning (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing students to begin their studies in the fall and spring trimesters. Decisions are rendered within four weeks of receipt of completed admissions documents.

Doctoral students wishing to transfer credits may be eligible to transfer up to 18 semester credits taken at another college or university or up to 27 post-master’s credits from AIC for courses which are substantially similar in content to the degree or courses at the College.

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 December 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

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 double-spaced personal statement which answers the following questions, as they relate to your choice of academic concentration and your individualized plan of study in the doctoral program:
    • What educational or professional experiences have prepared you for doctoral study?
    • What motivates you to pursue doctoral study at this stage of your career?
    • What are three or four topics of personal, professional, and scholarly interest that would guide the formulation of your degree plan, and why are these topics of importance to you?
    • What might be a general focus for your dissertation?
    • Why have you chosen to study in a low-residency model?

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

The School of Health Sciences

Exercise Science (MS)

The Exercise Science program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year allowing students to begin their studies in the fall semester.

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 you to apply by the priority deadline of March 1st to provide sufficient time to plan and prepare to begin the program.

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 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 must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year allowing students to begin their studies in the fall semester.

The 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

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. Please note, the Master of Science in Nursing program enrolls in the fall semester only.

Available Program Tracks

Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner

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
  • 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 must contact admissions for 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 20, Summer 20 or Fall 20 academic term​s as a result of the covid-19 pandemic may submit pass/fail grades in lieu of letter grades affected course. All required prerequisite courses must be completed by May 30, 2021 for entry into the 2021 class.

Candidates will be reviewed for admission based on the strength of their ability for graduate study and the receipt of the following documentation. Applicants applying to the DPT program should apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July. All application materials listed must be submitted directly to PTCAS.

Admission Requirements

A cumulative and prerequisite GPA above 3.2 is strongly encouraged. 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.

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

For applicants starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year: The Preferred Application Deadline is December 1st. The Final Application Deadline is March 1st. Applicants applying to the DPT program should apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July.

To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit www.ptcas.org

Observation Hours

Fall 21 applicants only
AIC recommends that applicants participate in a minimum of 20 hours of observation prior to application. Participation in observation hours is not required but is still recommended if the opportunity arises for Fall 21 applicants due to the restrictions on volunteer participation during the covid-19 pandemic.

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. Minimum of 10 hours at each location
  • A personal statement as detailed on the PTCAS website

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year allowing students to begin their studies in the fall or spring semester.

Graduate students applying to the OTD program must have earned a MSOT degree from an accredited four-year institution**. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred.

**Applicants with a BS in occupational therapy will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with cumulative and prerequisite GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive; however, the 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

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

*Applicants with a BS in occupational therapy will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements.

Program Delivery Format

To meet the needs of busy, working OT professionals, the Post-Professional OTD program is offered primarily through distance education with a low-residency component. Learners are expected to attend the on-campus orientation prior to the start of the program as well as three (3) on-campus residencies at various times during the program.

Program Length

The program consists of 30 credits (10 courses). Students may begin the program in fall or spring, providing flexibility in program sequencing. Each 3-credit course will be offered in a 15-week format, with two courses offered each term which includes fall, spring, and summer. The entire program may be completed in 21 months, which includes 1 summer. In addition to providing learners with flexibility by having two entry points into the program and by offering courses through distance education, students will also be given the option to complete the program at a slower pace, if needed (e.g., complete 1 course per term).

Public Health (MPH)

The Public Health program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year allowing students to begin their studies in the fall semester.

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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. 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 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

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 must contact admissions for 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 20, Summer 20 or Fall 20 academic term as a result of the covid-19 pandemic may submit pass/fail grades in lieu of letter grades affected course. All required prerequisites must be completed by May 30, 2021 for entry into the 2021 class.

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.

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and Physiology, with lab (4)
  • General Physics*, with lab (4)
    • 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)
  • Developmental Psychology (3)
  • Statistics – Biological, Psychological, or Educational (3)

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

Application Deadlines

For Fall 2021 Applicants: Graduate applications to the MSOT program are accepted on a rolling admissions basis through May 1st. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Observation Hours

Fall 21 applicants only
AIC recommends that applicants participate in a minimum of 16 hours of observation prior to application. Participation in observation hours is not required for FA21 applicants due to the restrictions on volunteer participation during the covid-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the OTCAS application process, visit www.otcas.org

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. Minimum of 8 hours at each location
  • A personal statement as detailed on the OTCAS website

* International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for 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 programs and requirement details, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email at graduate.admissions@aic.edu, or visit our contact page.

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 scores. The TOEFL score is valid for two years from the exam date. Applicants will be granted an automatic TOEFL waiver if they have earned an undergraduate degree in a country whose official language is English.

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 fee’s before proceeding with initial nine credit 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.

What you’ll need

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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