Granite State College was founded in 1972, and is a one of four public institutions in the University of New Hampshire System. Granite State has a distinct mission to serve the state’s adult population, and accomplishes this mission by offering flexible evening and weekend classes on campus as well as online programs so that working students and parents can more easily fit school into their busy schedules. The college is known for its small class sizes that allow instructors to have more one-on-one time with students. Another advantage of Granite State College is its articulation agreements with the Community College System of New Hampshire, making it more seamless for community college students from those schools to transfer their credits and pursue a bachelor’s degree at Granite State.
Granite State College offers numerous online programs, and the courses in such programs are called online interactive courses (OICs). These courses are designed to be every bit as rigorous as the courses offered traditionally on campus. Students can pursue online associate and bachelor’s degrees, and even a master’s degree, through Granite State College Online. Associate programs include general studies, business, behavioral science, and early childhood education. Bachelor’s programs include applied studies, behavioral science, business management, criminal justice, early childhood education, healthcare management, and both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies. The degrees in individualized studies are unique in that they give students the option to customize their education and choose a more self-directed educational path. The one master’s degree offered by Granite State College Online is a Master of Science in Project Management, which features curriculum that can prepare students to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.
Granite State College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The college has maintained this accreditation since 1980.
Prospective students begin the application process at Granite State College by filling out the application form and submitting it online. Those applying to undergraduate program must request that all transcripts from previous colleges they’ve attended be sent to Granite State. Potential students are encouraged to speak with an admissions coach to get help choosing the right program. Applicants to the Master of Science program must submit official transcripts that show the student has either earned a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credit hours completed at the undergraduate level (or a 3.0 at the graduate level), must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, two letters of professional or academic reference, a statement between 500 and 1,000 words detailing your professional goals and reasons for applying to the program, current resume, and an application fee.
Granite State College
Undergraduate Admissions Office
8 Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301