Graduate Program Policies and Information

Husson University offers a variety of programs through which students can attain a Masters Degree or First Professional Doctorate. While the following sections provide general criteria and standards, the programs relate information that is applicable to those areas of study.  Students are advised to refer to those program areas and academic policies that specifically apply.

Academic Standards

Admission to a graduate program is a student’s permission to attempt graduate-level work at Husson University. Admission does not imply that Husson University guarantees that a student will necessarily graduate. Once admitted, it is up to the student to demonstrate ability to do graduate work. Those students who do not demonstrate this ability will be dismissed. In order to more fully understand the standards expected of students at the graduate level, please refer to the specific program of study.

Dual/Second Master’s Degree

If the graduate program allows, a student who seeks a second or additional graduate (Master’s) degree must meet admissions requirements, complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours at Husson University beyond the requirements for the first graduate (Master’s) degree and must complete all required course for the second graduate (Master’s) degree.

Grading System

The system of evaluating a student’s performance in the graduate program is by letter grade. Grade-point values are the same as those appearing in the General - Academic Policies section of the catalog, with the exception that a student cannot receive a passing grade below a C.

Withdrawal

A student who withdraws must file a withdrawal notice in writing with the Registrar’s Office. Refund credits will be computed from the date that official notice is received in the Registrar’s Office. Students wishing to withdraw should first consult with administrative staff in their respective Graduate Programs. Please note, nonattendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal. Laboratory and application fees are not refundable.

Financial Aid

The Federal Stafford Loan Program is available for students admitted to and enrolled in the graduate program. Also available are Graduate Plus Loans. Grad Plus eligibility is based on the applicant not having an adverse credit history. These loans are administered through Husson University’s financial aid office. To become eligible, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Alternative Loan information is also available. Please contact the financial aid office for further information.

Housing

Newly constructed townhouses provide living options for graduate housing.  The units include four private bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, and kitchen. All Townhouses are completely furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, wardrobe, dresser and nightstand in the bedrooms. The living room has a couch, two individual chairs, and the kitchen comes with high top chairs for the breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances (refrigerator and stove). Cable TV and both hardwired and wireless internet are also provided like all other living spaces on campus.   

Off-campus rooms and apartments are available in Bangor and the surrounding communities. Due to the local demand for housing, student are advised to make appropriate arrangements in advance of initial enrollment. All inquiries about residence hall spaces should be sent to the Dean of Student Affairs.