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Graduate FAQ’s

Q: How can I apply to graduate school?

You can apply to a Mount Ida graduate degree program by completing the Graduate School Application Form online. Click here for additional graduate admissions requirements.

Q: Is there an application fee?

There is no fee to apply to Mount Ida’s graduate program.

Q: Can I apply to more than one program?

No. You can only apply for one program at a time. If you want to change your program during the admissions process, you will need to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at graduate@mountida.edu.

Q: Which graduate programs run part-time? Which graduate programs run full-time? When can I start a graduate program?

All MSM concentrations, including Business Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management and Interior Architecture, run part-time. Students studying part-time take 2 classes per semester (1 per session) and can start in the Fall (September) or Spring (January).

The MSM concentrations that run full-time include Business Management and Healthcare Management. Students studying full-time take 4 classes per semester (2 per session) and can only start in the Fall (September).

Q: What are the requirements for admission to graduate programs at Mount Ida College?

You can find requirements for admission by going to the Graduate Student Admission Requirements page.


Q: Do I need to submit GRE or GMAT scores?

GRE or GMAT scores are not required.


Q: I am an international applicant. What are my requirements?

International students can only apply to the Business Management or Healthcare Management concentration. If you did not attend an English-speaking university/college, you must submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores.

International transcript(s) must be evaluated by a certified third-party evaluation service and include a course-by-course evaluation and equivalent U.S. degree/academic credential. Recommended services include the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) and World Education Services (WES).

Please refer to the Graduate Student Admission Requirements page for remaining requirements.

Admitted international students will receive the Form I-20, which is required to apply for an F-I Student Visa. To complete your I-20 application, you must submit a:

  • Declaration of Finances
  • Bank Statement showing $36,000

Q: Are there any deadlines to submit requirements for admission?

We have rolling admission, which means you can apply and submit documents at any time throughout the year. However, we highly recommend that you try and submit requirements in a timely manner. You cannot begin taking courses unless you are admitted before the start of an academic semester.

Q: How can I submit my requirements for admission?

Official transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope and sent by the issuing institution. All other documents can be sent via email to graduate@mountida.edu.

Q: How long does it take to get an admissions decision?

After completing the online application and submitting admission requirements, your file will be sent to a Graduate Committee for a decision. The decision process can take up to two weeks.

Q: When can I start a graduate program at Mount Ida?

Students applying to the MSM program can start in the Fall (September) or Spring (January).

Q: When are courses offered? Are they available online?

Most courses are hybrid, which combines on-campus and online instruction, and offered in accelerated seven-week sessions. Graduate students meet once per week on-campus from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. A few courses are offered completely online.

Q: How long will it take to complete the degree program?

Courses are offered in 7-week sessions. Part-time students will take one course at a time and complete

the degree in two years (recommended). Full-time students can finish in one year.

Q: How much do Mount Ida College’s graduate programs cost?

All of our graduate programs are 12 courses (36 credits). Tuition is $1,890 per course ($630 per credit) or $1,740 per course ($580 per credit) for alumni.

Q: Is there financial aid available?

Financial aid in the form of federal loans to graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) credits per academic term. Financial aid is not available to international students. Click here to learn more about graduate financial aid options, or contact the Office of Student Financial Services at finaid@mountida.edu or (617) 928-4785.

Q: Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

We do not provide scholarships at the graduate level. However, there are many private scholarships available that students can apply to. The following link will provide you with more information: http://www.mountida.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-aid/aid-financing-options/private-scholarships/.

Q: What is the background of the faculty?

The MSM faculty is diverse. Each faculty member has a combination of professional work experience along with the required academic credentials that qualify him or her to teach in our graduate program.  The majority of our faculty have earned terminal degrees (doctorates) and also have relevant professional work experience that they bring to the classroom.  Our faculty members have worked at small, medium and large companies.  They bring their experience as senior executives from companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Saucony, State Street Corporation, Microsoft, and the Affinity Marketing Group.

Q: Where is the campus located? 

Mount Ida College is located in Newton, Massachusetts, accessible by car or public transportation.

Q: Is there parking available?

Ample parking is available at no cost.