School of Continuing Studies | Why Dean College

  • Part-Time Degree Programs for Adults

    Designed especially for busy adults, Dean’s School of Continuing Studies is one of the best programs for continuing studies in Massachusetts and all of New England. Dean offers degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields. Here’s what you can expect as a part-time student at Dean.

    Designed especially for working adults, Dean offers one of the best programs for continuing studies in Massachusetts and all of New England. Our degree and certificate programs cover a wide range of fields and are designed especially for working adults. Here’s what you can expect as a part-time student at Dean.

    It's All About You 

    As a part-time student at Dean, you can count on individualized advising to help you plan the best course of study. And you'll work closely with faculty members whose top priority is helping you succeed.  

    Convenience 

    Classes and degree programs are offered online, on Saturdays, and in the evenings. We also offer accelerated programs to help you earn your degree on the fast track. 

    Affordability 

    Dean boasts the region's lowest tuition for continuing studies. What's more, we offer financial aid to students who meet certain criteria.

    Transfer and Prior Learning Credits

    Dean offers quick and easy evaluations of any college credits you have previously earned. In addition, we provide the opportunity to earn credits for prior learning.  The knowledge you gained outside the classroom is valuable and through Prior Learning Assessment, we ensure that this knowledge is recognized and validated.

    We'd love to tell you more about why part-time students choose Dean College. Speak with an admissions counselor or request more information today!

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  • Continuing Studies Success Story

    Cynthia Ruggeiro
    B.S. in Business

    Cynthia Ruggeiro attended Dean as a full-time student and graduated back in 1987. While she has done well in the workforce, Cynthia recognized the need to remain current and continue her education. Waiting until Dean added a part-time bachelor's degree program, Cynthia was first in line in Fall 2010 when we launched the bachelor's degree in business program.