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)
Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), 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

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)
Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), 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 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) 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 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.

Business Administration (MBA 4+1)
Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), 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 MBA 4+1 program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by April 1st (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.

Clinical Psychology (MA)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of one’s transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in work experience, the quality of the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s passion and motivation as demonstrated through their application materials.

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.

Educational Psychology (EdD)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.25 within the field of psychology 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.

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
  • 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)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of one’s transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in work experience, the quality of the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s passion and motivation as demonstrated through their application materials.

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)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of one’s transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in work experience, the quality of the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s passion and motivation as demonstrated through their application materials.

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), 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.

Mental Health Counseling (EdD)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.25 within the field of psychology 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.

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
  • 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.

Resort and Casino Management (MBA)
Applicants with cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), 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 MBA programs offer rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year. However, we strongly encourage you to apply by July 30th (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.

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.

 

The School of Education

Counseling Psychology (MA)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. Overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of one’s transcript(s), but admission decisions also factor in work experience, the quality of the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s passion and motivation as demonstrated through their application materials.

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.

Education (EdD)
There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, although 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 work experience, the quality of the personal statement, letters of recommendation, and your passion and motivation as demonstrated through your application materials.

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 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), December 15th (spring term entry), or April 15th (summer 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, mentored model of doctoral education?

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

Early Childhood 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 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 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

  • Fall 2018 Applicants and Beyond, 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 or Child Development
  • 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

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 30th (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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

Elementary 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 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 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
  • Professional Licensure Applicants: A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge 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 30th (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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

Higher Education (MA)
Anticipated to Begin Fall 2018

Admission Requirements

There are no absolute minimum GPA requirements for admission to our program, as many factors influence whether this program will be a good fit. We prefer that applicants have cumulative GPAs above 3.0 within the field of education or related field. However, overall academic ability is assessed through evaluation of your transcript(s), your work experience, the quality of your personal statement, the strength of your letters of recommendation, and your passion and motivation as demonstrated through your application materials.

Application Deadlines

The MA in Higher Education 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), December 15th (spring term entry), or April 1st (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 you 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.

Middle School 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 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 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.

Available Program Tracks

General Science (5-8); English (5-8); History (5-8); Mathematics (5-8); Foreign Language-Spanish (5-12)

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
  • Professional Licensure Applicants: A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge 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 30th (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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

* 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 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 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
  • Professional Licensure Applicants: A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge 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 30th (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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

* 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 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 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 30th (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
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of one year at time of application
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

School Adjustment Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The Educational Psychology (MA) program in conjunction with a School Adjustment Counseling CAGS requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. Candidates seeking to complete the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study only must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a master’s degree in a related field.   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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

School Guidance Counseling (MA followed by CAGS)

The Educational Psychology (MA) program in conjunction with a School Guidance Counseling CAGS requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, although applicants with cumulative GPAs above 3.0 are considered most competitive. Candidates seeking to complete the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study only must possess an MA in Educational Psychology or a master’s degree in a related field.   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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

School Leadership (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 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 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

  • Initial teaching license with three years of teaching experience or comparable time in an educational setting such as guidance counselor, therapist, etc.
  • 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 30th (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
  • Proof of teaching for a minimum of three years at time of application
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

* 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 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 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

General Science (5-8); English (5-8); History (5-8); Mathematics (5-8); Foreign Language-Spanish (5-12)

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.
  • Professional Licensure Applicants: A prior initial license in the same field of knowledge 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 30th (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)
  • Completed and signed Program Agreement Form

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

The School of Health Sciences

Exercise Science (MS)
Applicants with cumulative and prerequisite 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 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

  • Anatomy and Physiology I, with lab (4)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II, with lab (4)
  • Exercise Physiology, with lab (4)
  • 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)
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. All applicants must be licensed nurses.

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

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

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

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)

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).

Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
Applicants with cumulative and prerequisite 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 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

  • Anatomy and Physiology, with lab (4)
  • General Physics, with lab (4)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Developmental Psychology (3)
  • Statistics – Biological, Psychological, or Educational (3)- REQUIRED FOR FALL 19 APPLICANTS

Prerequisite courses must have a minimum grade of a B- and 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 April 1st. Applicants applying to the MSOT program should apply online using the OTCAS application beginning in July.

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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