• Adult Learner Students

    If you are considering obtaining a bachelor’s degree, finishing the degree you started, or just taking classes for professional development, Worcester State University offers a variety of programs to help adults accomplish their educational and career goals.

  • Welcome from the Dean of Graduate Studies

    Worcester State University has a long history of serving post-traditional students. Starting as a teaching college in 1874, the university has always recognized and valued the adult student. You are a uniquely gifted group of students who manage to balance work, home and community obligations while bringing your best selves to the classroom. According to recent data, almost a quarter of our undergraduate students are classified as “adult learners”, and our faculty and more traditional students have their experiences enriched because you bring your vast experiences and passion for education to your studies.

    Whether those studies lead to a certificate, a highly respected bachelor’s degree or a career-enhancing master’s degree, you will experience a high-quality education here at Worcester State. More than 75% of our evening classes are taught by full-time faculty, including department chairs, tenured faculty and nationally recognized researchers.

    Some students are taking classes for personal enrichment while others are pursuing lifelong goals of completing a college degree, or retooling for a career change. Whether you are here for a class or a degree (and beyond), Worcester State is ready to serve you and help you to succeed.

    Welcome to Worcester State!

    Dr. Roberta Kyle
    Associate Vice President for Continuing Education
    Dean of Graduate Studies

  • Below you will find useful resources to assist you in your academic journey depending on your status as a matriculated or non-matriculated student.

    Matriculated Student

    A student who has applied and been accepted to Worcester State University as a degree-seeking student.

    Non-Matriculated Student

    A student who registers for and takes classes at Worcester State University but has not been admitted into a degree program.

  • Matriculated Student Resources
    Non-Matriculated Student Resources
  • Meet the Staff

    Marilyn Cleary
    Assistant Dean for Graduate and Continuing Education

    Elena Arranz

    Cherie Milosh
    Veterans Affairs Certifying Official

    Alan Jackson
    Director of Military Affairs and Veterans Services

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