Welcome from President Sara Jayne Steen
As a member of our community of scholars, you will find that Plymouth State University supports your academic success. We are dedicated to providing you with cutting edge technologies, innovative teaching methods, and the resources you need to reach your personal and professional goals.
Throughout your graduate program, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative learning community. You will learn from and work side-by-side with faculty who are themselves active scholars, artists, researchers, and professionals, many nationally and internationally known in their fields.
Whether you select on-campus, off-campus, or online courses, you will receive an excellent education combined with full access to everything Plymouth State has to offer.
Sara Jayne Steen
Choose from more than 75 graduate degree programs in the arts, sciences, business, and education. Degree options include the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, and the Doctor of Education. Graduate certificates and educator certifications provide additional opportunities to develop your skills.
Plymouth State University is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the New Hampshire State Board of Education. Several degree programs have specialized accreditations, including the MBA, accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); the athletic training program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); and the MEd in Counselor Education, School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling concentrations, accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Many graduate programs offer the opportunity for international study. Graduate students have traveled for a wide variety of educational experiences to Australia, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, and South Africa.
In addition, individualized degree programs may be developed in partnership with international schools. These programs combine the best of online education with the professional development initiatives of partner schools. Summer coursework at PSU may be required to complete specific degree requirements.
To meet the needs of students throughout the state, the College of Graduate Studies opened a site at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord, NH. Courses are also offered at Granite State College, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC), North Country Education Services in Gorham, Silver Fox Inn at Waterville Valley, and other educational agencies and facilities. The University has strong relationships with the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Squam Lakes Association, and the Humboldt Field Research Institute in Maine, which provide students the opportunity for field-based research and education.
Student Support Services
From connecting your computer to the Plymouth State network to counseling services to financial assistance, as a graduate student at Plymouth State, you’ll have access to valuable support services throughout your degree program.
Housing and Dining
There are a variety of on- and off-campus housing options available to graduate students. On-campus options include the LEED gold-certified Langdon Woods Residential Complex, and the Non-Traditional Student Apartments.
Prospect Dining Hall, the Mountain View Snack Bar, and other venues throughout campus offer a variety of meal options.
Financial Aid – Funding your Education
There are many options to pay for graduate school, including obtaining loans, applying for financial aid or scholarships, applying for VA benefits, or becoming a graduate assistant. Financial aid is intended to assist qualified students who are unable to meet their entire educational expenses with their own resources. To be eligible for financial aid you must be fully accepted by the College of Graduate Studies the term prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
Your graduate degree is more than a document you can frame—it’s a testament to your commitment and energy. All graduates are encouraged to participate in the annual Commencement ceremony. In May, we gather at Currier Field to celebrate your achievements and welcome you as Plymouth State University alumni.