Students practicing yoga

Challenging Convention, Championing Worldwide Social Change

Social justice is both what ignites us and what unites us at the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. Our graduate programs prepare agents of social change to bring bold new thinking to their fields. Here, you’ll join activists, writers, and practitioners who, like you, are taking risks and preparing for the future.

“We’re dedicated to preparing effective practitioners and innovative leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to enact meaningful change, both in the field and in society at large.”
David Katz, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

From our MFA in creative writing to our global partnership programs, we’re using creativity to break down social and cultural barriers. A pioneer in the study of mental health counseling, including expressive therapies and mindfulness, we’re driven by faculty and students whose interests and career goals cross academic boundaries.

And our impact is clear. From Boston City Hall to action groups and college campuses, our alumni are pursuing careers emboldened by their degrees. They’re helping children build confidence through the arts. Training veterans and active duty soldiers in mindfulness techniques. And providing support to college students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages.

Academics
1,250
graduate students enrolled
Careers & Outcomes
96%
average employment rate

Creating Impact on a Global Scale

People who are committed to engaging with other cultures and seeing beyond cultural barriers are in
 high demand in schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. At the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, you’ll develop the professional skills to make the most of your global outlook.

Our global programs and opportunities include our interdisciplinary program in Guyana, certificate program in Nicaragua, and internship opportunities in countries such as Guatemala, New Zealand, Israel, Rwanda, South Africa, Morocco, Nepal, Vietnam, Denmark, Germany, and Spain.

1,500
mental health practitioners, counselors, and therapists trained here in the last five years
2014
launch date of our Mindfulness Studies master’s program, the first of its kind in North America
#4
our ranking in Poets & Writers’ top 10 low-residency
MFA programs