Graduate & Professional Studies

About Graduate and Professional Studies


Online. On Campus. Around the world. As a team.
Hyflex course delivery lets you log in and participate in class from anywhere, collaborate with your classmates in real time to get all the benefits of face-to-face conversations without the drive. Or join us on campus anytime, the choice is yours every week.


We’re a business school. Efficiency and value is built into our foundation, which is why we can deliver you a high-quality education at less than half the cost of many of our competitors. Discover just how affordable your master’s degree can be, and just how big an impact it can make on your earnings and your life.


Learn the way you work.
Our professional development focus helps you learn more about who you are and how you work, with licensed MBTI® instructors collaborating with you throughout your master’s journey.

4 + 1 Program

For any students interested in a +1 opportunity should reach out directly to Chelsea Saucier at or 508-213-2443.

In order to apply, we ask that students apply by June 1st of the junior year. Applications can be started here:

Application: Appy Here

Current Resume

*For +1 students, we will waive your letters of recommendation as well as your official transcript

Student Financial Services (SFS)

Questions about paying your bill? All your answers can be found on the Student Accounts page.

Need more information about Financial Aid, go the Financial Aid page for all of the important information.


Where do I find tuition rates and due dates?

Refer to the semester documents below.

How do I get a parking decal?

The application for a parking decal is now online.

How do I get a student ID?

Email to schedule a time to get a Nichols photo ID.

What is the difference between dropping a course with a refund and withdrawing from a course?
  • If a student withdraws from a course by the course withdrawal date, no refund will be given and a course grade of “W” will be entered.
I have financial aid questions?

Please contact the Student Financial Services (SFS) office with all questions, 508-213-2288 or email the office at

Where do I fill out an application for graduation?

All students are required to submit an application for gradation prior to graduation. The application can be found on Self Service. Go to the Graduation Overview page and click on Apply. If you have any questions, please contact the registrar's office at

I have more questions. Who do I contact?

Cindy Roman is the administrative assistant for Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS). She can help answer questions, address concerns, or direct them to the right person to do so. Cindy can be reached via email at or by phone at 508-213-2159.

Information Technology FAQs

How do I access my Nichols email?
  • Online access: Log into Nichols ONELOGIN > open the OFFICE 365 app > then open the OUTLOOK app
  • Mobile Sync: Instructions for configuring your Nichols email to sync to your mobile device are located on ANSWERS > search for "SYNC"
How do I install OFFICE 365?

As a Nichols student, you have the benefit of installing a Nichols-licensed copy of Microsoft Office desktop version on up to 5 devices at no charge. Windows, Mac, and mobile versions are available. Follow these instructions for installing OFFICE 365 onto your new computer.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Laptops and Phones: Students can simply connect to the Wi-Fi named "NICHOLS", then enter your Nichols username and password.

Guests visiting Nichols campus can receive 24 hours of internet access by completing the guest Wi-Fi registration.

Complete Wi-Fi instructions for all other devices.

I cannot login. Where do I get help?

Go the > Reset Lost or Expired Password.

Note: If you did not enroll your cell phone, then you need to contact the helpdesk at 508-213-2206 or

How can I get answers to other technical questions?

Have questions that are not listed here? Go to

Contact Us

Contact Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm


Academy Hall - Room 201

Meet Our Team

Robin Frkal

Associate Dean of Graduate Business and Professional Studies

Allison McDowell-Smith

Associate Dean, Graduate School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Leonard Samborowski

Program Chair, Master of Science in Business Administration

Tom Stewart

Director, Master of Science in Counterterrorism

Darlene Szkutak

Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruiting, Enrollment & Student Success

Linda White

GPS Academic Support

Chelsea Saucier

Assistant Director, Graduate Enrollment and Student Success

Andrea Becker

Program Chair, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Leigh Litz

Director Graduate Business Development and Recruitment

Jessica Dias

Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment and Student Success