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Worcester State University

Massachusetts, USA

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Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers.


Worcester State University champions academic excellence in a diverse, student-centered environment that fosters scholarship, creativity, and global awareness. A Worcester State education equips students with knowledge and skills necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, engaged citizenship, and intellectual growth.


Founded in 1874 as a teacher-training school, Worcester State University has grown to become a traditional liberal arts and sciences university with programs spanning the biomedical sciences, business, humanities, behavioral sciences, the health professions, and, of course, education.


Worcester State University’s 58-acre campus is known for its rolling topography, diverse landscape and varied architecture. Our growth in enrollment and academic programs was the catalyst for the campus’s expansion, beginning in 1965 with the construction of the Sullivan Academic Center.

Quick Facts

Worcester State University offers 60 undergraduate majors and minors, 29 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and graduate programs, and real-time access to online, noncredit professional training. Our accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), formerly the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), demonstrates that our liberal arts and sciences curriculum meets or exceeds its criteria for assessment of quality.


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
8,120.50 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 71 / IELTS 3.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
68.6% / 2.0

Programs and Majors

    Education, Health, and Natural Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing Track I: Traditional
  • Nursing Track II: RN-to-BS
  • Nursing Track III: LPN-to-BS
  • Occupational Studies
  • Public Health
    Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    Education, Health, and Natural Sciences
  • Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Specialist in School Psychology
  • Education Specialist in Secondary Education
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education Elementary Education
  • Master of Education ESL
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Middle School Education
  • Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities
  • Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities Non-Licensure
  • Master of Education in Reading
  • Master of Education in School Leadership and Administration
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Nursing Community and Public Health Specialization
  • Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator Specialization
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in ESL
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Middle or Secondary Education
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Moderate Disabilities
  • Post-Master's Certificate Community Public Health
  • Post-Master's Certificate for Nursing Education
    Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management