Graduate Resources & FAQs
Stonehill has numerous resources to offer our students during their time on campus. Be sure to sign up for your Hill Card, get your parking decal and stop by the bookstore.
A membership allows you to utilize the facilities at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. These amenities includes: a one-eighth of a mile track, tennis/volleyball/basketball courts, fitness center and even a ping pong table and equipment. Students who wish to take advantage of the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex can purchase a pass for $30/semester.
The MacPháidín Library is the main library for the campus and is open to all Stonehill College students, faculty and employees. The library offers resources to meet the unique needs of students enrolled in the program. The library also provides access to several electronic database resources (such as the ScienceDirect database) as well as print and ebook collections and Interlibrary Loan texts. In addition, graduate students will be offered opportunities to sharpen their technology and research skills to help them optimize time spent engaging with the library’s resources while enrolled in the program. All graduate students have full access to library resources both on and off campus.
Each student enrolled in graduate coursework will be given Stonehill account credentials that grant access to the campus network, applications, software and technology services. Additionally, students will be provided with an account in our Office 365 suite, which includes a Stonehill email address, OneDrive file storage, Office applications for their personal computer, and many other online collaborative tools. Graduate courses will utilize our Blackboard eLearn learning management system, where students may access syllabi and course content, take assessments, submit assignments, view course grades, and interact with their classmates and faculty. Students will also have access to software in computer labs on campus as well as options for downloading or individually procuring software, including Creative Cloud and IBM Watson Analytics, to enable them to work off campus.
The Career Development Center (CDC) is well positioned to support graduate students, and CDC staff members are able to provide career guidance and make introductions to local alumni and employers in the field.
CWAA provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring supplemented with professional-level support. For students in our graduate programs, the CWAA offers professional writing tutoring on an appointment-only basis. The CWAA is located in MacPháidín Library, Room 314. Graduate students are encouraged to contact the CWAA with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hours for professional tutoring vary by semester. Students can visit the CWAA website to view schedules and make appointments.
The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports Stonehill’s unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
The Stonehill College Bookstore Annex is located in the basement level of Boland Hall where you can purchase your textbooks and school supplies.
The Skyhawk Shop is located at May Hall where you can purchase apparel and gifts.
The graduate programs are delivered face-to-face, online or in a hybrid format, and these formats differ by program. Graduate courses are held in fall, spring and summer, and the structure is program dependent.
Please check the website for up-to-date details. Entry points differ for each of the graduate programs.
A student attending a graduate program full time can typically finish in 12-15 months, and a part-time student typically completes a program in 18-24 months.
Full-time study is defined as nine (9) credits or three (3) courses per semester.
Part-time study is defined as three to six (3-6) credits or one to two (1-2) courses per semester.
Yes, at the discretion of the graduate program director, a student may be permitted to transfer up to six (6) credits of comparable graduate coursework from a regionally accredited institution. Please see the policy for detailed requirements under Graduate Transfer of Credits. The MPS in data analytics does not allow transfer credit.
Stonehill College offers Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS loans to assist with the cost of attendance. We do not offer institutional grants at this time. Students can also explore other forms of aid such as private loans, employer reimbursements and noninstitutional scholarships. The Skyhawk rate is a preferred rate for Stonehill College alumni, employees, employees’ spouses, employees’ children, and/or nieces and nephews of C.S.C.
The current tuition rate and fees can be found at www.stonehill.edu/offices-and-services/financial-aid/graduate-students/cost-of-attendance/.
Registration Fee: For all graduate students, a $30 fee is charged for registration every semester.
Technology Fee: The technology fee of $50 per semester supports the technology infrastructure and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the graduate community.
Parking Fee: Graduate parking permits are $30/semester (fall and spring only). The cost of the decal will be charged to your student account.
Graduation Fee: The graduation fee is a one-time, nonrefundable $100 fee that is added to the student’s account when he or she applies to graduate. The fee is to be paid when the student applies to graduate regardless of whether he or she intends to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Recreational Center Fee: Graduate students can purchase a membership to use the sports complex. The cost is $30/semester, and students use their Hill Card to gain access. The pass can be purchased through the marketplace.
Lab Fee: A $50 lab fee applies to certain courses. These fees are used to maintain and upgrade equipment as well as to provide materials necessary for the course.
Practicum Fee: A $1,000 practicum fee is a one-time assed for students completing the student teaching portion of their graduate education program.
At this time, Stonehill College does not offer graduate housing.
Graduate students who are enrolled part time are not eligible to participate in the Student Health Plan (SHP). If you are in need of coverage, we strongly encourage you to explore coverage options through the Massachusetts Health Connector. Visit mahealthconnector.org for more information.
Full-time students taking nine (9) or more credits per semester who elect to enroll in health insurance through Stonehill can review enrollment details by visiting https://www.stonehill.edu/offices-and-services/controller-s-office/student-accounts/insurance/.
State law requires that students taking nine (9) or more credits carry health insurance and annually provide proof of such insurance to the college. Insurance waivers are completed online by visiting www.gallagherstudent.com/stonehill.
State law requires that students taking nine (9) or more credits provide proof of immunizations to the College.
If you are on campus for evening courses and need assistance for nonemergency medical care after hours, there is a medical facility located less than a mile from campus called Compass Medical Center. It is located at 21 Bristol Drive, Easton, Massachusetts, 02357. It accepts most insurance plans and is staffed by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Please visit Counseling Services for detailed information regarding 36 mental health and wellness services.
Writing resources are available to the graduate student community through the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA). It provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. For students in our graduate programs, the CWAA offers professional writing tutoring on an appointment-only basis. The hours for professional tutoring vary by semester. Students can visit the CWAA website to view schedules and make appointments.
All members of the Stonehill community are welcome and encouraged to gather for worship. Masses are celebrated on campus throughout the week in the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Chapel of Mary. Campus Ministry provides information about local religious services in other faith traditions for students who are interested.
Students have access to the Roche Dining Commons as well as grab-and-go items and fresh-made sandwiches at Au Bon Pain, Gigi’s, The Hill and Ace’s Place. Purchases at on-campus dining facilities can be made using Hill Dollars or cash. Credit cards are accepted at Gigi’s and Au Bon Pain. There is a list of off-campus options in the Hill Dollars section of the handbook. There is also a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts located in the Shields Science Center that accepts cash, credit or Hill Dollars.
Once you submit an enrollment deposit and receive a new username and password for the myHill portal, you can upload a photo. Details can be found at https://www.stonehill.edu/offices-and-services/dining-services/hill-card/. Students will receive their Hill Card at orientation. If a student is not present at orientation, the Hill Card can be picked up at Campus Police & Safety
Lost, stolen or damaged Hill Cards should be immediately reported to Campus Police & Safety by calling 508-565- 5100. After verifying the identity of the student, Campus Police will deactivate the lost/stolen/damaged card and produce a replacement card.
You may also report a lost or stolen card by going to your myHill account. Under quick links, click on “I Lost My Card.” Your card will then be reported as lost. This will prevent access to your Hill Dollars account.
Students will be charged a $25 fee for each replacement Hill Card. Until a Hill Card is reported as lost or stolen, students are responsible for any loss of funds.