Master's Programs

Who May Apply

Individuals with bachelor’s degrees earned from regionally accredited U.S. institutions of higher learning or an equivalent degree from a nationally accredited college or university outside the U.S. will be considered for admission.

Students who reside in the following states are not currently eligible to enroll in Salve Regina’s online programs, but may instead apply to on-campus programs:

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Minnesota

How to Apply

The following materials must be submitted:

  • Completed online application (printable PDF application).
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Personal statement.
  • Resume.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation, from faculty and/or work supervisors who can attest to an applicant’s ability to be successful in graduate studies. Letters should be submitted via the recommendation form.
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit results from the TOEFL or IELTS. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.0. English proficiency exams may be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an overseas university where the primary language of instruction is English, or from a college or university in the U.S.

Applications must be completed within one year of initial submission or individuals may be required to resubmit materials. All application materials become a permanent and confidential part of University records and are not returned.

Students who are currently enrolled in one of Salve Regina’s master's programs should complete the application form designed for internal candidates.

Program of Study

Upon acceptance, a program of study is developed and may include transfer credits from other institutions. Students are encouraged to contact the program director for advice. Some program directors establish advising schedules for matriculated students that continue throughout the program.

Thesis Option

In some programs, students may decide to write a six-credit thesis under appropriate faculty direction. Details are established prior to registration and in consultation with the thesis supervisor and the program director.

Dual Degree Program

The dual degree master's program can be designed and based on career interests and educational goals. Applicants must receive permission from the program directors and the appropriate dean to pursue dual degrees. The dual degree program offers a common set of core courses, making it possible to earn two degrees with fewer credits than if earned separately.

Second Master's Degree

Students who have completed their first master's degree at Salve Regina and wish to complete their second master's degree at Salve Regina may petition the appropriate graduate program director. Upon approval, the required credits for the second master's degree can be reduced to a total of 30 credit hours. This option may not be available for some programs with accreditation or licensing requirements.