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Salem State is a public graduate school in Salem, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,527 graduate students. Of the 32 graduate programs offered at Salem State University, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Salem State University are Social Work, Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, and Special Education and Teaching. 64% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,527
Part-Time Grad Students
979
Research Assistants
20
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    74.9%
  • Hispanic
    7.6%
  • Unknown
    6.6%
  • African American
    4.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    2.9%
  • Asian
    1.9%
  • Multiracial
    1.3%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$65,565
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,237
National
$949
Median Home Value
$347,200
National
$184,700
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Most of my professors have been great. Especially their Kinesiology professor--he was awesome. The course fee is reasonable which helps too!
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The faculty here are initially helpful to students and appear to want the best for the student. However, they will play favorites and treat some students better than others. When you get into the upper-level courses of the program the faculty are no longer helpful. They are hesitant in answering emails or questions students may have and they are not required to post grades in the upper-level classes. I had a very poor experience in one of my courses where the Professor posted feedback and grades late on paper, leaving students hanging. I did end up failing the course and being dismissed from the program because of poor feedback on assignments and not receiving help when I requested it. If they attempt to put you on a behavior plan please do not return to the program as they use this as a way to dismiss students. Choose another OT program that allows you to perform to your best capacity, this program is unfortunately not designed this way.
Salem State M.S. in Counseling Program is intense, challenging, riveting, and is not an "easy A" program by any means. The professors are tough, but fair, and the coursework will require a commitment of at least 2-4 hours of homework a night. This program is focused on developing and preparing their students to sit for the LMHC exam and prepares them to enter the world as competent Mental Health Counselors.