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Worcester State University values its students and is committed to resolving all student complaints, be they academic or non-academic, in a fair and efficient manner. The University outlines its policies and procedures for resolving any nondiscrimination or Title IX complaint in its catalog here:
The University also outlines its policies and procedures for resolving any academic grievance in its undergraduate and graduate catalogs here:
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) makes available to all students a Student Complaint Process for appeals that can be filed with the DHE against WSU by Massachusetts residents at https://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaintform.asp.
The DHE also provides a separate SARA Complaint Process for appeals that can be filed by students residing in SARA member states and territories who are taking courses/programs online only under WSU’s participation in Massachusetts SARA at https://www.mass.edu/foradmin/sara/complaints.asp.
The completion of a fully online graduate program at Worcester State University does not meet any state requirements for licensure in Education or Nursing fields. However, the successful completion of a fully online graduate program may prepare students to self-petition for licensure in their home states depending on their home states' licensure requirements. Students must refer to the requisite professional licensing agency in their home state to assess the compatibility of state requirements and WSU program specifications.
State-by-state contact information for those agencies responsible for licensure can be found here:
Additional questions regarding licensure in Education fields can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Education, Dr. Ray Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-929-8883.
Additional questions regarding licensure in Nursing fields can be addressed to the graduate coordinators in Community/Public Heath Nursing and Nurse Education, respectively: Dr. Stephanie Chalupka: email@example.com, 508-929-8680 or Dr. Melissa Duprey: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-929-8419