Graduate Studies & Research
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Graduate Studies at Salisbury University

Information for Prospective Students

About Graduate study at SU

Graduate study at Salisbury University provides baccalaureate degree holders from the U.S. and abroad with opportunities for professional advancement and personal enrichment. The graduate curriculum is designed to assist students in attaining greater mastery of their fields of specialization, improving skills in pursuing independent study, and increasing professional knowledge and ability through the study of new findings in areas of special interest. We currently offer 14 Master’s degrees in Science and Technology; Education and Professional Studies; and Liberal Arts as well as a PhD in Nursing. For more information visit the Graduate Studies Programs page.

Catalog

Students admitted to master’s degree programs are generally allowed to satisfy graduation requirements as stated in any single catalog of the University that satisfies the following conditions: (1) The catalog selected is in effect for the semester of the student’s formal admission to a master’s degree program, or any subsequent catalog in force while enrollment within the program is maintained, provided it does not predate the student’s year of graduation by more than seven years. (2) The catalog selected meets all requirements imposed by external agencies. Please note that the catalog does not require the University to retain and/or provide discontinued policies, curricula, special facilities or resources unnecessary for the completion of the existing academic program.   We strongly suggest that you consult your program director or academic advisor before registering for courses. Click Here for the PDF version of our most recent academic catalog. You may also search course listings by name or course number through your GullNet account.

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Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid in the form of graduate assistantships from the University and scholarships from the Maryland State Scholarship Administration (Maryland residents only) are available each year to selected graduate students. Students applying for aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate Salisbury University (title IV code of 002091). Students may also apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov .  For more information about financial assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-543-6165 by email: finaid@salisbury.edu

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for each semester may be changed and new ones established at any time by action of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland. Please refer to the Cashier’s Office Web site, http://www.salisbury.edu/cashiers/  for information and a complete, updated listing of tuition, fees, and special course fees and other related expenses, as well as current prices.  All fees including those incurred by students for miscellaneous items such as lost library books and fines, parking fines, lost athletic equipment, telephone charges, disciplinary fines and damage to University property are also defined as “mandatory fees.” For additional information about financial aid programs for graduate students, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/admissions/finaid/graduate.html

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships enhance student educational objectives by providing practicum-based experiences including the development and application of teaching, conducting research and other skills, while advancing the mission of the University. Graduate assistantships also provide financial support in the form of stipends and tuition assistance to aid full or half time degree seeking students enrolled in post baccalaureate degree programs.

Graduate assistants are eligible to receive a stipend and tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per fiscal year (summer II, fall, winter, spring, and summer I). To be eligible for the tuition waiver, students must enroll for a minimum of six credits in both the fall and spring terms. Tuition is waived only for graduate courses applicable toward master’s degree requirements. The tuition waiver does not include waiver of fees. The length of appointment may be for a single term, an academic year, 12- months or multiple years, based on the recommendation of the dean, department chair or graduate program director. A full-time assistantship requires a time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week, and a half-time assistantship requires about 10 hours per week. Hiring managers should discuss job duties, appointment length and anticipated time commitments with candidates prior to offering a position. For more specific details visit the Graduate Assistantships page or consult the Graduate Assistantship section of the Graduate Student Handbook..

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International Students

Salisbury University provides baccalaureate degree holders from the U.S. and abroad with opportunities for professional advancement and personal enrichment. The Department of Graduate Studies and Research works closely with SU’s Center for International Students to provide information and support to prospective and current graduate students from outside the U.S. For more information and specific details and information about international admissions requirements and procedures, visit the Center for International Studies web page: http://www.salisbury.edu/intled/ISS/admissions/ 

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Career Services

The Career Center offers a wide range of services to help you make a successful transition from education to the professional world. Partnering with faculty, staff, alumni and employers, Career Services guides students toward active citizenship in an interdependent world through productive and satisfying work. Services include career advising, resume reviews, on-campus job listings, an online database of employers and job openings, career planning classes and more. The Career Service Center is located in the Guerrieri University Center, Room 133. Contact them at 410-543-6075, via e-mail at careerservices@salisbury.edu  or visit them on the web at http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/

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Additional Resources

If you are looking for information not found on this page, or in the Graduate Student Handbook, click the following link for an A to Z listing of SU websites by department and faculty/ staff directory. http://www.salisbury.edu/about/  

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Contact Us

For specific degree requirements, guidance on admission, pre-requisites and instructions about how to apply, contact the director of the program to which you wish to apply. Follow the links

For links to specific degree program information, including contact information, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/gsr/gradstudies/programs/

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at GSR.salisbury.edu.   

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Visit SU

Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. To learn how to schedule a visit to SU or to take a virtual campus tour, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/admissions/visit/openhouse.html

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