The Graduate School

Our graduate degree programs offer a distinctive educational experience that sets them apart from other institutions.

How is a Nichols Graduate Degree Different?

We know how hard you’ve already worked to achieve your career goals. We also know you have the potential to take it another step further. With a master’s degree, you can elevate your career to the next level, reap the many rewards of earning a graduate degree, and take pride in how far you’ve come. 

But not all graduate programs are created equally. Before you take the leap, it’s critical to choose the best graduate program for your unique needs and goals. Explore new possibilities and move forward with Nichols online graduate programs designed for busy professionals like you. 

Our graduate degree programs offer a distinctive educational experience that sets them apart from other institutions. At Nichols College, you’ll have access to highly qualified faculty who are experts in their respective fields and who take an individualized approach to education, ensuring that every student receives the personalized support they need.

Our Graduate programs feature hands-on learning experiences that allow you to apply theoretical concepts in real-life business situations, better preparing you to tackle today’s complex business challenges. Furthermore, we offer a collaborative environment that encourages you to work closely with your peers, building your professional network while enhancing your leadership and interpersonal skills.

Distinguish Yourself From the Crowd with a Nichols Graduate Degree

For busy professionals, many of whom have full-time careers and young families, our graduate programs prioritize flexibility. Courses are offered 100% online and can be completed at your own pace, allowing you to balance your academic aspirations with personal and professional commitments. And it can all be done for a fraction of the cost of a typical graduate degree.

World-class faculty and programs focused on inspiring students to become more confident, self-aware, and resilient.

Real-world experiential learning opportunities allow students to apply concepts to the workplace to ensure career readiness.

Flexible and location-independent online programs allow students to adapt educational goals to unique life circumstances.

Personalized career support and an extensive alumni network provide students with exceptional opportunities for career advancement.

“A great place to push yourself beyond your natural skills.”

Ronnie Joseph ’24 shares his Nichols College story. The impact it has had on the growth of his career.

Flexible Learning

Nichols commitment to providing flexible learning options makes it possible for you to purse your graduate degree without putting your career on hold. With our online courses, flexible scheduling, and accelerated semesters, you can build your professional background while earning an advanced degree.

Online Classes

Our graduate programs are offered fully online so that you can earn your degree while maintaining current employment and family obligations.

Accelerated Semesters

Our accelerated graduate programs are designed to enable you to progress through coursework more quickly, allowing you to earn your degree in as few as 12-15 months.

Off Hour Support

The Office of Graduate Degrees & Professional Studies offers a range of off-hour services and resources, including academic advising, career services, IT support, and extended library access.

Our Graduates Work For

By the Numbers

If you enroll in a graduate program at Nichols College, you are getting one of the best business educations in the country at a fraction of the typical graduate program cost. But you don’t have to take our word for it. See how we rank among the competition.


Awarded “Best Business Education”, for 5 years in a row, by the Worcester Business Journal Business Readers Poll 2016-2021


Ranked 13th nationally as a Best Value Business College by


MSOL degree ranked #2 in the country by

The Unparalleled Value of a Nichols Graduate Degree

Nichols college was ranked a 2022 Best College in the Northeast by Princeton Review and ranked eighth in the U.S. for Mid-Career Salary Potential by Our affordable, flexible graduate programs provide you with a high-quality, personalized educational experience that will set you up for long-term personal and professional success.

Meet us at an event

Dynamic cultural and academic events are an essential part of the graduate program experience. Events give students the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, alumni, current students, and future peers to create a network of support. At Nichols College, our graduate program events are designed to be informative, engaging, and interactive, enabling you to expand your knowledge and skills in your particular field of study.

Every year, we host multiple conferences, seminars, and other events, from informational sessions and networking opportunities, to career fairs, concerts, product launches, and more. If you are interested in learning more about our graduate programs, or you simply want to connect with professionals in your field, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events.

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In The NewsRoom

Welcome to the Nichols College Graduate Program’s news and blogs section! Here you will find the latest updates on our programs and courses, as well as upcoming events, student achievements, graduate program news and trends, and much more. Stay tuned to this section and never miss a beat on what’s new and exciting in the world of graduate programs, as well as what’s happening right here at Nichols College Graduate School.

The impact of an MBA/MSOL in nursing

May 30th 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, nurses play a crucial role in providing patient care and ensuring positive outcomes. However, as healthcare systems become increasingly complex, there is a growing need for nurses to expand their skill set.

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MBA Partnerships: A win-win for all

May 30th 2023

In the 2022-2023 MBA session, current MBA students helped former Nichols alumni refine several exciting initiatives. The results were win-win partnerships between our students and Bison entrepreneurs.

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Why get an MBA Degree.

May 30th 2023

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, many individuals are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and enhance their qualifications. For those interested in business and management, pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be an excellent choice.

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Thomas Stewart: Guest on “Lead The People”

May 30th 2023

In a recent episode of the popular podcast “Lead the People,” host Matt Poepsel engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with renowned leadership expert Tom Stewart. The episode provided listeners with invaluable insights into effective leadership strategies and techniques.

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