School of Graduate Studies
Preparing professionals dedicated to careers in the helping professions so that all individuals in our communities may reach their full potential and live fulfilling lives.
Shining Their Light
Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Behavioral Clinician, Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)
The Applied Behavior Analysis program challenged and supported me in becoming a behavioral clinician
Each one of my instructors brought their own experience into the classroom which has been useful in my current position. I assist in creating Positive Behavioral Support plans that focus on adults increasing their independence and accomplishing their goals.
Clinical Counseling Psychology 2018
Clinician, Open Sky Community Services
I participated in research with Dr. Volungis where we studied the effects of smartphone addiction.
This article has recently been published and serves as an example of the high quality of work that occurs during the fellowship process. I was able to present our research in three separate states as well as publish our findings on smartphone addiction.
Owner/Manager, Patient and Family Adovocates, LLC
The instructors have a depth of experience and training that benefits students immensely.
They engage and challenge learners on a variety of levels, ensuring students are prepared for careers in Health Advocacy. The program compliments my work as an independent Health Advocate. Not a day goes by that I don’t apply something I’ve learned to my professional work.
Rehabilitation Counseling 2019
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Blackstone, Massachusetts
Assumption's Rehabilitation Counseling program challenges students to think outside of the box.
Through small, engaging classroom discussions; knowledgeable, experienced faculty; and internship opportunities in the program, I have grown tremendously as a student. The close-knit community at Assumption has made campus feel like home-away-from-home.
Rehabilitation Counseling 2019
Disability Specialist, Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University
I feel incredibly grateful for the education I received at Assumption.
I never felt like a number, but rather a valued member of the community. Assumption challenged me to think critically, serve faithfully, and develop a vocation filled with compassion and purpose. I feel confident and prepared to begin my professional career.
School Counseling 2018
Adjustment Counselor, Maynard High School
Assumption helped me get to where I wanted in my career.
Enrolling at Assumption for my CAGS was incredibly helpful, you get a top-notch education in a comfortable, friendly environment. I was able to take the courses I needed to get my additional license and the program was flexible so I could complete it on my own terms.
Special Education 2016
8th Grade Special Education Teacher, West Boylston Public Schools
This program set me up for success and I am forever grateful for the education I received.
Assumption gave me the opportunity to participate in small classes and develop strong relationships with professors. I learned how to assess students for learning disabilities, develop detailed IEPs, effectively co-teach, and differentiate lessons for various levels of need.
An Ideal Place to Learn
Research opportunities in all programs
All programs include an internship or practicum
Apply theory and research to practice
Director of Special Education, Associate Professor of Special Education
Our educator programs are only one of three in Massachusetts with DESE "approval with distinction"
This distinction signifies that Assumption has exceeded the already high bar set for approval, demonstrating exemplary performance. DESE noted the programs operate at such a high level that they can serve as a model for other institutions throughout the state and nation.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Our students have the opportunity to conduct research and present at conferences with faculty.
My graduate fellow and I recently presented research at the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) Conference on parental involvement and autonomy support as predictors of health-related quality of life in college students with a chronic medical condition.
Director of the Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, Director of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies