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Become a Salem State University Graduate Student
Email Graduate Admissions, including your name, Salem State ID and graduate program, to let us know you plan to enroll (matriculate). Enrolling allows other processes, such as registration and setting up your Salem State email, to begin.
Students who are admitted to and plan to enroll in the Master of Social Work and MS Occupational Therapy Direct Entry programs are required to submit an enrollment deposit in order to enroll (matriculate). See the programs with additional requirements section below for addition information on the deposit process.
Schedule an appointment with your program coordinator, who will help you develop your plan of study, which outlines which courses you will take and when and any other program requirements. Your program coordinator is listed in your admission letter. To be connected with your program coordinator, contact the School of Graduate Studies at
If you applied before you completed your bachelor's degree, please submit an official transcript showing your conferred degree to our document processing center (Salem State University, P.O. Box 315, Randolph, MA 02368) before beginning your graduate program. Salem State reserves the right to revoke your admission if your final transcript is not received. If you applied for financial aid, we can share an award amount prior to your transcript being received, but the actual funds cannot be disbursed until your final transcript is received.
If you have a conditional admission, such as prerequisite courses, Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing, or other documentation, please submit all requested documents to the School of Graduate Studies (Salem State University, School of Graduate Studies, Sullivan Building Room 113, Salem, MA 01970). The School of Graduate Studies clears all conditions. Financial aid cannot be awarded or disbursed until your condition is cleared, but conditionally accepted students may apply for private/alternative loans and enroll in the payment plan.
The day after you enroll (matriculate), your Salem State email account will be created.
To confirm that you are enrolled (matriculated), log into Navigator.
Official University email communications will be sent only to this mail address.
Programs with Additional Requirements
This document is required for formal admission into the licensure portion of your program, and should be completed with your program coordinator at your plan of study advising appointment. Because the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may change educator licensure requirements, you are advised to contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for specific, current licensure requirements. The Office of Licensure and Field Placement is also available to help you with licensure questions. You should meet regularly with your program coordinator and maintain the above documents to ensure that you will to meet the academic and licensure components of your program.
Licensure programs culminate in a full-time, full-semester student teaching practicum or practicum appropriate to your program and license sought. Before your final practicum, you will need to complete all of the required courses which include pre-practicum field hours. Use these forms to document your pre-practicum field hours. Because these documents must be submitted as part of your practicum application toward the end of your program, it is critical you plan your pre-practicum field experiences with your program coordinator.
Let the School of Social Work know you plan to matriculate
Fill out and return the MSW Admissions Response Form in order to formalize your status as a matriculated student. Complete and return this form by the due date stated in your acceptance letter, along with your $200 non-refundable deposit (check or money order made payable to Salem State University) to the following address: Admissions Application Center, Attn: Brenda Vitale, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970
Attend MSW Program Advising and Orientation Events
MSW advising and orientation day is mandatory for all newly admitted students -- both those in the regular and advanced standing program.
- The required advising and orientation day is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 1-5 pm.
- The Advanced Standing Field Orientation is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Advanced Standing Field Education Orientation is ONLY for Advanced Standing students in the full-time program and for those students who are beginning field education placement in May 2017.
You will receive important information at this event that will help you plan for entering the MSW Program, including information on course scheduling, registration, and your plan of study. All students will complete an individual plan of study which outlines the required courses, elective, and which courses you will take and when. Please note that attendance at the Advising & Orientation Day event is required. Further details and directions will be provided in the spring.
Attend Field Orientation and Practicum if you are a full-time student
For full-time advanced standing students who will begin a field placement the week of Wednesday, May 24, your field orientation is Tuesday, May 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
For full-time students in our 62 credit MSW program who will begin a field placement in September 2017, a mandatory field orientation will take place Tuesday, August 29 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Additional information for both events will come from the School of Social Work, and the field department will contact you in advance to discuss internship opportunities.
Attend Graduate Orientation
Direct Entry/MSOT Orientation will be held the first week in August. All newly accepted graduate students are expected to attend. Details will be sent to you from the OT department by mail.
Submit immunization records and physical exam to the Office for Student Health
Submit the information below to Sandy Krushenick in the Occupational Therapy Department by September 1
Salem State University
Harrington Building, Room 301
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
- CPR certification for the Health Care Provider (A copy of current card must be submitted)
- Liability insurance, purchased at the Bursar’s Office, Student Navigation Center, Central Campus Copy of receipt must be submitted to Sandy Krushenick
- Proof of current Health Insurance, copy of card
- HIPPA Certification (these are not needed upon admit, they will need this once they begin their fieldworks which is a year and a half into their program)
- AOTA Membership card: membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association is required (A copy of the card must be submitted)