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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Discover Endicott College

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Discover the Experience!


You probably agree that if a college is really as special as it claims to be, it wouldn’t take a lot to convince you to come. You figure that if it offers the right program in the right place at the right price, you could make up your own mind after seeing it for yourself. Most students select Endicott after a personal tour of our oceanfront campus ends their search for the ideal academic experience. So until you arrange a visit, keep these few things in mind …

  • We offer a distinct variety of Doctoral, Master, and Bachelor degree programs.
  • Internships are part of every major at Endicott. Every single one. That should cut down on those “experience required” job rejections later.
  • Our faculty and staff are experienced, qualified, and friendly. They don’t just care about your grades, they care about you.
  • We take athletics very seriously and participate in NCAA Division III and ECAC competition. We’re accustomed to the thrill of victory!
  • Our campus is at the ocean’s scenic edge on New England’s historic North Shore, just 20 miles north of Boston. Maybe a walk along one of our three private beaches will help inspire your next English composition.
  • The majority of our students qualify for some type of financial aid, including grants of institutional aid, based on need and/or merit.
  • With students hailing from 28 states and dozens of international countries, life on Endicott’s campus is rich in cultural diversity and understanding.
  • Our students are granted the opportunity, between semesters, to join study groups in fascinating cities like Paris, London, and New York. Others may travel halfway around the globe for an enriching semester in Australia. Still others embrace the challenge of a semester or year in Switzerland or in Spain, participating in an exchange with the College of International Studies, or at many other international locations.
  • Our graduates enter the world confident, experienced, and prepared. Our distinguished alumni are living proof.

That’s just a brief summary of Endicott’s unique advantages. The real story is waiting here. So’s the experience.

You’re welcome any time.

College History


You might suspect that a college with Endicott’s progressive attitudes toward students and their career advancement would be relatively young … but you’d be mistaken!

Endicott College was founded in 1939 by Dr. Eleanor Tupper and her husband, Dr. George O. Bierkoe, who shared the vision of creating a college to educate women for greater independence and an enhanced position in the workplace. Of course, this was a radical idea in those days near the end of the Depression and just before America’s entry into World War II. Despite its unconventional nature, the dream took hold and flourished during the war and the years beyond.

The College was issued its first charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1939. In 1944, it was officially approved by the Commonwealth for the granting of Associate in Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Eight years later in 1952, Endicott was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Endicott graduated its first class, a group of just 20 students, in 1941. Today, there are more than 2,400 undergraduate students, on the Beverly campus, and more than 2,600 students are enrolled in degree programs in Beverly and at our international campuses through Endicott’s Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies.  In the fall of 1994, the College welcomed its first co-educational class. But a growing student body hasn’t been the only change at Endicott over the years. Our curriculum has changed to reflect the needs of the 21st century, taking into account developments in technology, world trade, and heightened professional competition.

Today Endicott offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. The College introduced a Master in Education degree in the fall of 1996, and today M.Ed. programs include Arts and Learning, Athletic Administration, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Elementary Education, Integrative Education, International Education, International Education Administration, International Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language, International Education with a concentration in Educational Technology, Montessori Education, Organizational Management, Reading and Literacy, Special Needs, Severe Special Needs, and Athletic Administration. Endicott also offers a Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis that may be linked to an M.Ed. in Special Needs.  Other graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Interior Design, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, a Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies, a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Information Technology and Homeland Security Studies. In fall 2012 Endicott introduced a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Combined with Endicott’s comprehensive internship program, these options ensure that every student will have both a degree and experience before making the important decision about the next step in his or her future.

Our campus, too, has grown. From the first purchase in 1939 of a handsome estate accommodating both classrooms and living quarters to our current 235 acres complete with activity centers, athletic facilities, state of the art technology, and conference centers, today’s Endicott College simply has more to offer.

And more is something today’s students have the right - and the wisdom - to expect.

Mission Statement


The mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off-campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College.

Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of knowledge.

Common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.

Statement of Understanding


Endicott College is committed to providing an educational experience that will encourage students to view the concept of diversity from a variety of perspectives in order to foster understanding and ultimately greater respect and acceptance among individuals. Embracing diversity means understanding and respecting our individual differences, which includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, differing abilities (e.g., physical, emotional, and cognitive), and religious and political beliefs. Central to the exploration of the differences and similarities among individuals is the need to offer a safe, positive, and supportive environment. The goal is to reach a greater understanding of each other and to move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Accreditations, Memberships and Approvals


Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact NEASC directly.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Higher Education
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022
E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org

Accrediation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Art and Design


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Attorney General of the United States for Non-Quota Foreign Students
Immigration and Naturalization, United States Government: J Professional Visa
National Association of Sport and Physical Education and North American Society for Sport Management (NASPE-NASSM), Sport Management Review Council (SMPRC)


Endicott College is a member of:

Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Council of Education
American Library Association
Association of American Colleges
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Association of International Education Administrators
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Boston Area College Housing Association
College Entrance Examination Board
College Placement Council, Incorporated
College Reading and Learning Association
Cooperative Education and Internship Association
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Honor Society
European Council of International Schools
International Council of Hotel/Restaurant Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE)
Iota Gamma Chi Liberal Studies Honor Society
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing
Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium
Massachusetts Lodging Association
Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Massachusetts School Counselor Association
Mortar Board National Honor Society
National Association of Campus Activities
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of College and University Attorneys
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Foreign Student Advisory: Association of International Educators
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Honors Council
National League for Nursing
National Orientation Directors Association
National Society of Experiential Education
New England Association for Employment and Education
New England Association of College Admission Officers
New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
New England Football Conference
New England Transfer Association
Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers
Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association
Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Sigma Beta Delta Business and Technology Honor Society
Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Sigma Xi Research in Natural and Social Sciences Honor Society
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
The Commonwealth Coast Conference
United States Green Building Council

Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM)


Endicott College is a founding member of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM). Other members include: Gordon College, Marian Court College, Merrimack College, Montserrat School of Art, Middlesex Community College, North Shore Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Salem State University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

These colleges are located in communities north of Boston within less than an hour’s drive of one another. The College’s participation in the Consortium makes available to students the resources of all ten colleges.

More than 130 program majors and concentrations are offered in these colleges, which serve over 25,000 students in day division degree programs. NECCUM sponsors a cross registration program that opens many of these opportunities to students in each participating institution.

Cross Registration

Under the Cross Registration program, students at Endicott College may enroll in up to two courses each semester at another member college. This policy greatly broadens curriculum offerings available to students. Full-time day students are eligible for this option on a space-available basis in courses not offered at the home institution and with the approval of their academic dean and the campus Registrar. Students must provide their own transportation to other colleges.

Other activities of the Consortium include reciprocal borrowing from member libraries, sharing of plant facilities, joint purchase arrangements, and plans for inter-institutional sponsorship of faculty/student colloquia and special events programming.

Summary of Academic Offerings


Endicott College offers students the opportunity to major in a selected program of study immediately upon admission. Many students admitted to Endicott pursue their initial majors to completion. Other students come to Endicott with a desire to explore different areas of study. The College encourages this investigation and strives to assist all students in making connections across academic disciplines. Students who have yet to select a major are encouraged to explore the rich and varied academic offerings and internships offered by Endicott College and truly “discover the experience.”


A degree is the award conferred by Endicott College as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies. Today, Endicott offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees. A Bachelor degree typically takes four years to complete while studying full time. Our Master’s degree is designed to be completed in up to two years of part-time study while working.  Students in our Doctoral program are expected to complete the program in three to four years of part-time study while working.

Second Bachelor Degree Policy

Students who have graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor degree and wish to return to Endicott to earn a second Bachelor degree must earn a minimum of 33 additional credits.  Students must complete all requirements of the major as well as the semester long internship, Senior Thesis I and Senior Thesis II.


A major is required of all candidates for Bachelor degrees. A major is a specialized program of study, constituted by a focused set of courses, most of which typically are drawn from one discipline, the major discipline, but some of which may be drawn from closely related, or cognate, disciplines. The number of major and cognate courses required varies from major to major. (See the descriptions of the program requirements of the different majors.) Endicott College offers 24 majors at the baccalaureate (Bachelor) level.


A concentration is a subset of a major program of study. Concentrations consist of no fewer than four courses within a program of study as listed in the Catalog.


Minors must be outside of a student’s major and concentration. The minimum number of credits for a minor is 18. General education requirements, as designated by the Endicott College Catalog, and free electives may be used to satisfy the minor requirements. Double Minors Policy: Students may have two minors. In order to complete a second minor, courses used to fulfill the requirements of the first minor may not be used to meet the requirements of the second minor. Depending upon the major, students may not be able to complete the requirements of the minors within four years or within the minimum number of credits for their degrees.

Double Majors

Students may undertake double majors in programs that do not have accreditation requirements and that have a substantial number of free electives. Double majors are not possible in highly structured programs such as interior design, nursing, accounting, and athletic training. In addition, students interested in a double major, should plan for that option as early as possible, preferably during the freshman year. Depending upon the majors, it might not be possible to complete all requirements for both majors within eight semesters.

As a first step in pursuing a double major, the student should consult with his/her advisor to determine the feasibility based on the requirements of the majors. The student must then obtain permission from the dean of each major. Once the double major is approved, the deans will work with the student to develop a course of study that will fulfill the degree requirements of both majors and will assist the student in developing semester internship and senior thesis options that bridge both majors. A permission form (available on the Registrar’s web page) including the course of study will be submitted to the Registrar. Examples of double majors include but are not limited to English (Literary Studies)/History, Applied Mathematics/Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Business, Computer Science/Business, International Studies/Business, and Digital Journalism/Political Science.

Academic Offerings

See the Programs of Study section of this Catalog for complete descriptions of Endicott’s undergraduate programs.

*Information on our undergraduate program for adult professionals, graduate programs, and doctoral program are available through the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies www.endicott.edu/gps.

Doctoral Program of Study*

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) in Educational Leadership

Master Degree Programs of Study*

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Education Master of Arts in Interior Design
Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Master of Science in Information Technology  

 Baccalaureate Programs of Study

Applied Mathematics
    Actuary and Statistics
Art Therapy
Athletic Training

Biology and Biotechnology
    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Business Management
    Digital Film Making
Computer Science
    Interactive Computing Technologies
Criminal Justice
Digital Journalis
    Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
    Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure
    Elementary Education Teacher Licensure
    Educational Studies
    Creative Writing
    Literary Studies
    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Environmental Science
    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Exercise Science
Graphic Design
    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Hotel Management
Hospitality Management
    Events Management
    Senior Community Management
    International Hospitality Management
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Internet Studies

Liberal Studies
Marketing Communication

    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Physical EducationTeacher Licensure
Political Science
Sport Management
Studio Art
  Art Education Teacher Licensure
    2D in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking
    3D in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Installation
: Digitial Media and Mixed Media

Minor Programs of Study

American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Arts Administration
Business Adminsitration
Computer Science
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Journalism
Environmental Studies
Events Management
Exercise Science
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
Hospitality Management
Human Services
International Studies
Internet Studies
Legal Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Security Studies
Studio Art

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies



For information on the Van Loan School and its many offerings, visit:  www.endicott.edu/gps

 To request a Catalog from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, call:  (978) 232-2199 or email:  gps@endicott.edu

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers Doctoral, Master, Bachelor, and Associate degree programs, as well as credit and non-credit courses and professional development programs. Students are instructed in classrooms, online, and hybrid - a combination of classroom and online learning.

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) in Educational Leadership

The Ed. D. in Educational Leadership is a 48 credit program for mid-career professionals seeking to respond to 21st century leadership challenges in small to mid-size colleges and universities. A special feature of the program is the 6 credit apprenticeship through which students apply their knowledge and skills in a practical, hands-on setting. A dissertation is required for graduation.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Programs

The Master of Business Administration may be earned through full-time, online or, part-time study. The program is designed for individuals who wish to advance their careers or those who want to begin a career in business. 

Master of Business Administration Full-Time Program

The intensive M.B.A. program is designed for recent graduates with degrees in Business who wish to pursue an M.B.A. degree in a one-year, full-time experience. Non-Business degree students are required to complete additional course work satisfactorily prior to matriculation. Visit www.endicott.edu/gps/mba call (978) 232-2199 or email: gps@endicott.edu for more information.

Master of Education (M. Ed.) Programs

Degree Options

  • Master of Education in Arts and Learning
    Note: This program is not linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
  • Master of Education in Athletic Administration
    Note: This program is not linked to Massachusetts certification.
  • Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
    Prepares students to work with children with moderate and severe disabilities
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education (1–6) Programs
    Designed in two tracks: 1) a 36-credit Master’s program that leads to Initial Licensure, 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.
  • Master of Education in Integrative Education
    A three-semester, 36-credit, online program offered in collaboration with The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES)
  • Master of Education in International Education
    Designed for teachers in international schools
  • Master of Education in International Education Administration
    Prepares educators to lead and manage international schools
  • Master of Education in International Education: Specialization in Educational Technology
    Designed to raise the competencies of educators in all fields by incorporating technology into schools
  • Master of Education in International Education: Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language
    Designed to assist educators meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools
  • Master of Education with Montessori Focus
    Offered in partnership with Northeast Montessori
  • Master of Education in Organizational Management
    Note: This program is not linked to Massachusetts certification.
  • Master of Education in Reading and Literacy (K–12) Programs
    Designed in two tracks: 1) a 36-credit program that leads to Initial Licensure as a Reading Specialist and 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Program in Reading and Literacy for candidates seeking Professional Licensure in Reading.
  • Master of Education in Special Needs (PreK–12) Programs
    Prepare professionals to work with children with moderate disabilities at the PreK–8 and 5–12 levels; designed in two tracks: 1) a 36-credit
    Master’s Degree program that leads to Initial Licensure, and 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program for a Professional Licensure.
  • Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
    A five-course, graduate teacher preparation program that leads to eligibility for the Behavior Analysis Certification as a Board Certified
    Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for those who have earned a Master’s degree. Note: program may also be taken as part of a Master of Education in
    Special Needs degree program.

Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies

The Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies is a 36 credit program designed for current and future homeland security professionals who seek mid- to upper-level positions in the emerging discipline. The program teaches students to address complex multi-disciplinary, strategic-level homeland security issues that confront modern societies.

Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed for computer professionals who need to learn the advanced aspects of technology. The program offers courses in key technical topics, current status and future directions of systems technology, as well as the social aspects of technology.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science (M.S.N.) in Nursing is a 33-credit program designed to provide registered nurses with a knowledge base about nursing theory, research, education and leadership. The student will acquire advanced knowledge of the scope of practice for academic nurse educators or nursing administrators; develop collaborative relationships with other discipline professionals in the role of an advanced master’s prepared educator or administrator.

Master of Arts in Interior Design

The Master of Arts in Interior Design (M.A. in I.D.) is a 37-credit program designed for interior and architectural design professionals currently working within the profession, that seek to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design, and construction of complex interior environments. The program’s intent is to create interior design specialists where students select from two areas of concentration; Sustainable Interior Environments or Design Studio (healthcare, hospitality, institutional, residential).

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design

The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (M.F.A. in I.D.) is a 64-credit program designed for interior and architectural design professionals that are seeking to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design, and construction of complex interior environments. The program’s intent is to create interior design specialists where students select from two areas of concentration: Sustainable Interior Environments or, Design Studio (healthcare, hospitality, institutional, residential).

Fifth Year Graduate Programs for Undergraduates 

Full-time graduate programs are available to undergraduates in good standing who wish to earn Master’s degrees at Endicott College following completion of their undergraduate studies. The Master of Business Administration has a full-time intensive program through which a degree may be earned in one academic year. The Master of Education in Elementary Education and also Special Needs, leading to eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts, may be completed in 18 months. All of the programs build on graduates’ academic work at the undergraduate level. The Master of Art in Interior Design may be completed in one year.

Special scholarships are available to alumni of Endicott College. For more information, visit our website at www.endicott.edu/gps, call (978) 232-2199 or email: gps@endicott.edu.

Summer and Winter Sessions

More than 50 academic courses, including online courses, are offered during days and evenings. Summer and Winter courses are transferable to other colleges and universities that carry the same nationally recognized accreditation as Endicott. Residential accommodations may be available.

Endicott Research Center


The Endicott Research Center provides educational leaders as well as policy makers with the development and inquiry capacity to support efforts in the reform of educational policy and practice. The Center aspires to be a major contributor to educational policy and practice. While data on achievement is important, the Endicott Research Center seeks to move beyond standardized test scores as the only measure of the success of educational institutions. The Endicott Research Center collects, analyzes, and evaluates data on the social, emotional, and motivational conditions in schools so as to provide schools and society with a broader understanding of school effectiveness. The nature of this research is consistent with the applied learning philosophy of Endicott’s curriculum and leverages the core competencies of the College and its faculty.

This overarching goal provides the focus for three basic elements of the Center’s mission. The first is to conduct high-quality research, evaluation, and development support designed to inform educational policy and leaders at the state, national, and international levels. The second is to serve as a reliable source of research-based information in regards to the conditions and performance of educational systems. The third is to promote widespread use of that information, enhancing the research skills of faculty and staff, guest faculty, and, ultimately, students at advanced levels. In sum, the Endicott Research Center acts as a bridge between the worlds of the academy and the classroom, between educational research and practice.

The Endicott Research Center also functions as an information repository (gathering, collating, packaging, and disseminating information), as a research and training center (organizing training sessions, seminars, and conferences), and as an educational center (knowledge developed from the activities of the Endicott Research Center will feed back into academic programs and capacity building exercises).

Undergraduate International Education


Endicott College recognizes the importance of providing its students with global competencies that prepare them both personally and professionally for success in today’s interconnected world. As a truly global institution, Endicott College has a branch campus in Madrid, Spain along with several partnerships with leading educational institutions around the world.

The Office of International Education serves as a resource for students who wish to study abroad, for international students who are studying at Endicott’s main campus, and for the internationalization efforts within the campus community.

Opportunities Abroad

The College for International Studies (CIS); Madrid, Spain

The College for International Studies, a high-quality academic center in the heart of Madrid, operates as a branch campus of Endicott College and, as such, is included in Endicott’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its program of studies is also recognized by the Comunidad of Madrid as a foreign university program located in Spain. It is recognized internationally for its three core programs:

American, Spanish, and other international students may complete up to two years of their undergraduate degree via a high quality U.S. education at CIS before transferring to the college or university of their choice in the U.S. CIS has a housing department and arranges stays with host families or assists in finding private housing. Students may choose to earn an Associate degree in Madrid after which they may apply for admission to Endicott or transfer to other colleges or institutions to complete a Bachelor degree.

In addition, students from the U.S. can spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year studying a challenging liberal arts program in Spanish and/or in English while living with host families through CIS’s Study Abroad Program.

The Studio Arts Semester in Madrid offers a unique study abroad experience for students studying the fine arts. Spanish techniques and artistic perspectives that have shaped Spanish art for generations, are taught by acclaimed artists in the studios of the renowned Circulo des Belles Artes. Study visits to the Prado and Thyssen museums, and other cultural centers, provide essential learning opportunities.

CIS also has cooperative agreements with many Spanish and international companies and offers a semester-long internship program for U.S. students. This internship program provides students with a glimpse into a European working environment, something that ordinarily can be difficult for foreigners to obtain. Students in the internship program may also take up to two courses in Spanish language, Spanish Culture and Civilization, or Intercultural Communication.

Les Roches School of Hotel Management; Bluche, Switzerland

One of Endicott’s premier study abroad destinations is at Les Roches School of Hotel Management. Les Roches is operated in cooperation with the Swiss Hotel Association, and is one of the world’s most prestigious hotel schools. Endicott’s hospitality students can spend a semester or a full academic year at Les Roches. Students take a full program of study, and live on campus in Les Roches residence halls. This unique curriculum awards Endicott students with a Les Roches Diploma and the opportunity to spend a full year at Les Roches School: six months studying and six months completing an internship in Switzerland in the hospitality industry. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement, Endicott College offers a four-year degree completion program for Les Roches students who wish to come to Endicott for a year to complete their baccalaureate.

Other Study Abroad Options

With a variety of semester and short-term offerings and destinations available, the Office of International Education helps students identify programs that best align with their personal, academic and professional goals. While studying abroad at foreign institutions, Endicott students earn Endicott College credit and maintain their full-time student status.

Semester or Academic Year Programs:

College of International Studies, Madrid, Spain
Suggested majors: Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Communication

International Exchange Programs:

American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Suggested majors: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication
Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
Suggested majors: most majors
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom
Suggested majors: most majors
Myongji University, Seoul, South Korea
Suggested majors: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Suggested majors: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication

Direct International Partner Programs:

Apicius International School of Hospitality, Florence, Italy
Suggested majors: Hospitality Management
Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Suggested majors:
Arts & Sciences, Business, Visual and Performing Arts
International College of Management, Sydney, Australia
Suggested majors: Business, Hospitality Management, Sports Science and Fitness Studies
Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy
Suggested majors: Art and Design
Les Roches, International School of Hotel Management, Bluche, Switzerland
Suggested majors: Hospitality Management
Shannon College, Shannon, Ireland
Suggested majors: Hospitality Management

Short-Term Programs:

Led by Endicott College faculty, groups of ten to twenty students embark on short-term programs ranging from ten days to three weeks. Short-term travel courses are designed to meet a variety of academic interests and are offered during the winter intersession in January and following Commencement in May/June. Short-term program fees are an additional cost and are separate and apart from regular Endicott College student tuition, room and board fees.

The offering of short-term programs varies from year to year to serve the specific interests of students and faculty. The Office of International Education maintains a list of short-term programs that will be offered in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Examples of short-term programs that have run in the past include:
Costa Rican Culture and Community Service Project (HMS387)
Students study themes in intercultural communication and Costa Rican history and contemporary culture on campus in the fall semester. The course culminates with a three-week community service project and an intensive Spanish course in Costa Rica in January.

Cultural Introduction to Spain (SP205)
This experiential program introduces students to the rich history, art, and culture of Spain and helps students improve their Spanish language proficiency. The January course is taught at Endicott College’s branch campus at The College for International Studies and includes historical and cultural visits to important landmarks, museums and sites in Madrid.

Child Development and Education in Multicultural Contexts: Asia and the United States (ED 388/PSY388)
This course focuses on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of children in three different countries: China, Cambodia, and the United States. The course includes a series of fall semester preparation meetings and concludes with a 17- day trip in January to China and Cambodia with visits to schools, universities, orphanages, and historical/cultural sites.

“Experience Asia:” Asian Field Seminar: Competitive Advantage in the Asian Markets and Its Limitations (BUS388)
This course meets on campus several times during the spring semester and culminates in a ten-day travel seminar to Beijing and Shanghai, China. “Experience Asia” provides unique opportunities for students to understand and experience similarities and differences among Asian markets, domestic businesses and multinational corporations. Visits to businesses, historical attractions, and museums are conducted.

Sustainable Tourism: Swiss Alpine Hospitality Tour (HTM314)
Topics for this course include a study of the underlying principles and practices in domestic and international tourism, including issues of tourism development and marketing. The course includes a combination of class time spent on campus in Beverly as well a three-week program in May in Switzerland where the students study the Swiss Alpine Tourism industry.

Planning for your Study Abroad Experience

Students choose appropriate study abroad programs in consultation with their academic advisors and the Office of International Education. Applications are generally due a full semester before students plan to study abroad.

Tuitions and fees for semester-long programs vary from one institution to another. If the tuition at the study abroad site is higher than Endicott’s tuition rate, students are required to pay the additional cost. Students are also billed international room, board, and other fees in addition to a study abroad fee. This fee includes 24-hour global assistance coverage. Information about the coverage is available on Endicott’s web page and is provided to students upon acceptance into study abroad programs.

Federal, state, and institutional financial aid is portable for all approved programs during the academic year. These funds may be applied to tuition and some fees connected with the study abroad experience. Travel arrangements, entertainment, and personal expenses are additional costs.

Opportunities on Campus

Over 100 international students representing more than 34 countries are currently enrolled at Endicott College. The Office of International Education is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and offers services and programs that promote international awareness and understanding on campus. The Office of  International Education provides counseling and guidance on issues unique to the international students and their experience, such as cultural and academic adjustment, as well as federal regulations affecting international students.

Campus-wide Intercultural Programming

Intercultural programming across campus and in the residence halls promotes and supports a co-educational, internationally-oriented community. Programs are designed to encourage intercultural engagement for students from the U.S. and abroad interested in expanding their understanding of world issues and cultures. The intercultural programs consist of both informal interactions and structured events organized by student residents. Examples of programming might include Diwali, Mardi Gras, Masai Tribe, St. Patrick’s Day Party, slide presentations, study breaks, and discussions of international issues led by faculty, students, and campus visitors. Informal activities include any interaction that encourages community building and cultural understanding, such as small group gatherings, conversations, meals, games, and movies throughout the residence halls and at various campus venues.

International Peer Mentors

The Office of International Education administers a student-mentoring program for international students during their first semester at Endicott.

Peer mentors help new international students make the transition to American college life by corresponding with them before they arrive on campus, welcoming them in person when they arrive, and helping them move into their rooms, choose classes and become familiar with the campus during orientation. After the busy first week of classes, new students continue to spend time with their mentors, exploring the many social and cultural opportunities in and around Beverly, Boston, and beyond.

Intercultural Club - Ocean-2-Ocean (O2O)

The Intercultural Club organizes international dinners, special events, Festival of Nations, and cultural activities highlighting the diversity on campus and around the world. In recent years, the club has also organized off campus outings and service projects in the community.

International Friendship Program

This program matches new international students with a local family or an Endicott faculty, staff, or family member who has similar interests. By sharing their favorite activities with each other, students see U.S. American culture outside of college life, and hosts have the opportunity to learn about another culture. Increased awareness and lasting friendships are often the result.

Model United Nations

The Endicott College Model United Nations Club operates under the auspices of the Endicott College Oratory Society. The ECMUN is dedicated to global education through debate, diplomacy, and compromise. Through preparation for and participation in Model United Nations simulations, students develop expertise in research, writing, public speaking, and the art of negotiation as they represent and lobby for the interests of countries they represent.

The Endicott Campus


Alhambra is the oldest building on campus, built in 1750 by Thomas Woodbury, and was part of the William Amory Gardner estate. Isabella Stewart Gardner, of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, used it as a summer home until 1906. The house was moved to its present location in the 1920s. The building is used as a residence hall.

Bayview Hall
Completed in 2005, this residence hall includes space for students in doubles, triples, and quads with a private bath. The building also has five apartments to house students in our Keys to Degrees program.

Beach House
Originally the bathhouse of the Sears estate, Wood Rock, it was used as a changing facility for beach bathing.  It is currently used by the Endicott College Sailing Club.

Beacon Hall
Beacon Hall was part of the Ryan estate and was remodeled by Endicott in 1948 as a student recreation center, coffee shop, and bookstore. After the current Student Center was constructed, it was converted into faculty offices. In 2000 the building was renovated and is currently used as a residence hall.

Beechwood was originally built circa 1900 as part of “High Wall”, the summer estate of the prominent Ames family of Easton, Massachusetts.  The property was purchased by the College in 2010 and serves as a trustee center and the President’s home.

Birchmont (Founder’s House)
Birchmont was built in 1959 as a trustee center and residence for the co-founders, The Rev. Dr. George O. Bierkoe and Dr. Eleanor Tupper. It served as the home of the President until 2011 when it became a residence hall for nursing and honors students.

Brindle Hall
Brindle Hall was built as a residence hall in 1967 on land that was part of the Sears estate. In 1993, the name was changed from East to Brindle Hall in honor of Edward Brindle, former Vice President for Business Affairs.

Callahan Center
The Callahan Center is a focal point for student activities. It was constructed in 1964 and houses dining facilities, health services, counceling services, mail services, the copy center, bookstore, snack bar, Solarium, and the offices of Student Affairs. The Callahan Center will undergo renovations during the next year.

Campus Safety
Constructed in 2008, and modeled after a quaint New England train station, the building is home to the Campus Safety Department and contains staff offices, the traffic office and visitor check-in station, and the dispatch center, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Carriage House
The Carriage House is located on the grounds of Misselwood, a 4.5 acre oceanfront estate that was purchased by Endicott in 2003.  Carriage House, which is adjacent to the manor house, is a classroom building for the School of Hospitality Management. Staff members are housed on its second floor.

The Center for Nursing and Health Professions
Endicott purchased the Stoneridge Montessori School located on the Endicott campus in 2013 and relocated the School of Nursing to this facility in fall 2013. The building will also house future health-related programs. 

The Chapel was constructed in 1979 as a nondenominational center and contains the office of the College Chaplain. In 2000 the Chapel was renovated. Scheduled services and masses are held here, as well as other College events.

Cliff House
The Cliff House was built as a private residence in 1985 adjacent to the Endicott campus. In 2000, Endicott purchased the house, and it is used as a residence hall for upperclassmen.

College Hall
Currently used as the main administration building, College Hall was purchased from the estate of William Amory Gardner in the late 1940s. Originally it was used as a classroom building and dormitory. An office wing was built in 1960, which was renovated and expanded in 2006.

The Cottage
The Cottage was renovated in 1998 and is used for staff or student housing.

Endicott Hall
Endicott Hall is located adjacent to Brindle Hall. The three-story structure consists of suites containing two bedrooms with a connecting private bathroom.

Endicott Research Center
Located on the site of the former Brooks Hall, the Endicott Research Center was constructed in Fall 2006.

Essex Hall
Essex Hall was built as a private estate on the former Proctor Estate. The College purchased the property in 2012, and the family-style residence hall accommodates 12 students and includes a kitchen, living room, and common room.

The Farm House
Built in the 1820s, the old Farm House is one of the oldest buildings on campus. Currently the building is used as a residence hall.

Gloucester Hall
Constructed in 2007, Gloucester Hall contains eight air-conditioned units each of which contains two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. This 40-person apartment style housing is for juniors and seniors.

Grove Hall
Grove Hall was originally part of the Sears estate. It was remodeled in 1946, in 1987, and in 1992. Once a residence hall, in 2004 it became the site of The Pub, a recreational area for students who are 21 and older.

Diane Meyers Halle Library
The Library, originally constructed in 1965 and expanded with an addition in 2002, features computing laboratories, individual computer workstations, wireless Internet, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Internship Office, Career Center, Cyber Café, the Office of International Education, and the Archives/Museum.

Hale Hall
Hale has been used as a classroom facility, Children’s Center, and office space. In 1998, the building was renovated as a residence hall.

Hamilton Hall
This Dutch colonial house was built on a one-acre, oceanfront estate in the late 1800s. Endicott purchased the estate and renovated the house in 2008. It serves as a residence hall for students. 

Hawthorne Hall
Constructed in 2008, this residence hall houses 60 students in suite style pods including living room, kitchen, bathrooms, and four, five or six double bedrooms.

The Inn
Built as a residence hall on land given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Chalifoux of Beverly in 1958, Ebinger Hall was named for F. Henry Ebinger, a local leather company owner and trustee of Endicott (1947-1972). In summer 2007 the facility was renovated and a new wing was added. Now called The Wylie Inn, the facility is part of the Wylie Conference Center and houses 92 guest rooms.

Kennedy Hall
In 1996 a 100-bed apartment complex was constructed. Apartments have either two or three bedrooms, a bathroom, a galley kitchen, and a living room/dining room combination. In 2000, the apartments were dedicated and named for Trustee, the Rev. Dr. Paul Kennedy.

The Ledge
The Ledge is a small residence hall off Hale Street. It houses upperclassmen.

The Lodge
Constructed in 2004, this facility was built with post and beam construction - an old New England tradition. Over 200 students can gather in this space, which is used for student activities, socializing, and relaxing. Barbecue pits, which can be used seasonally, are located adjacent to the Lodge.

Manchester Hall
Constructed in 2007, Manchester Hall contains eight air-conditioned units each of which contains two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. This 40-person apartment style housing is for juniors and seniors.

Marblehead Hall
Marblehead is a 260-bed residence hall that opened in fall 2011. The four-story hall includes spacious lobbies and lounges, kitchenettes on each floor, study nooks, and a fitness room. Each student room houses two or three students, with a private bathroom.

Meeting Place
Constructed in 1955 on land given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Chalifoux, the building was originally named for Dr. George O. Bierkoe, co-founder, trustee, and first President of Endicott. Until 1999 it was utilized as the College gymnasium. Today, it is Massachusetts’ newest oceanfront conference center with 22,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, high-tech conference rooms. (formerly Bierkoe Hall)

Misselwood House
This 4.5-acre oceanfront French manor estate was built in 1928 by the Agassiz family, a prominent Boston family, and purchased by Endicott in 2003.  The building houses Even and Conference Services, as well as the School of Hospitality Management’s non-traditional classroom, La Chanterelle.

Physical Plant
The Physical Plant facility was built in 2001.  The two-story building and surrounding area houses the campus’ physical plant needs.

Post Sports Science and Fitness Center
The Center opened in 1999. This 84,000-square-foot facility houses the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies. The building also includes: classrooms; training rooms; labs; offices; fitness, dance, weight, and aerobic rooms; racquetball courts; locker rooms; a competition gymnasium seating 1,200; and a field house with a suspended running track and a traversing wall.

Reynolds Hall
The property of Reynolds Hall belonged to Herbert M. and Caroline B. Sears in 1900 and was known as Wood Rock. Mr. Sears, owner of the famous schooner yacht Constellation, was a Commodore at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. In the mid 1920s it became the Kendall Hall School for Girls, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Kendall. It was the first property purchased by Endicott in 1939, and the main building was named for Grace Morrison Reynolds, a trustee of Endicott. It is currently a residence hall.

Rockport House
The College purchased Rockport House in 2003. It is used to house students.

Rogers Hall
Rogers Hall was built by Endicott College in 1950 as a residence hall on the original site of Alhambra and enlarged in 1957. It was named for Marguerite Rogers, formerly head of the Secretarial Department and College Bursar.

School of Business/Center for Science
Opening in fall 2013, the School of Business will have state-of-the-art classrooms, seminar rooms, team-building rooms, research facilities, and offices. There will be dedicated space for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Computer Science in the Business wing. The Center for Science will be located in a separate wing with dedicated classrooms for biology and microbiology, cell-molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry/biochemistry, physical sciences, environmental sciences, as well as dry and wet labs, prep rooms, and workrooms. A STEM incubator lab will be created to stimulate start-up business ventures. A small robotics lab and general research labs will complete the science wing. Both wings will be connected by a large three-story glass study and recreation lobby as well as a 160-seat lecture hall.

Stoneridge Hall
Stoneridge Hall was constructed in 2002. This three-story building houses students in doubles, triples, and quads with a private bath.

Tea House
Originally a play house for the children of Herbert M. Sears who lived in Reynolds Hall, the Tea House is scheduled to be renovated as an informal art and design center for students.

Tower Hall
Originally the stable of the Sears estate, Tower Hall was used as Endicott’s first gymnasium. In 1941 a 200-seat Theater Workshop was constructed and, in 1963, the building was renovated. Tower then served as the site of the Endicott Children’s Center. In 1998, the building underwent total renovation and is used for student housing, utilizing apartment-style design.

Trexler Hall
Originally the stable of the Gardner estate, Trexler Hall was acquired along with College Hall in 1940. In 1954 it was converted to a library with a small number of residence rooms. After the construction of the library in 1965 it was reconverted to a student residence. It is named for Samuel G. Trexler, an original trustee of Endicott.

Tupper Manor
Tupper was purchased in 1943 from the estate of Bryce Allan, owner of Allan Steamship Lines, and named for Dr. Eleanor E. Tupper, founder, original trustee, and second president of Endicott College. It is the manor house for the Wylie Conference Center.  It also houses staff in the west wing of the building.

The William and Tia Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Formerly known as Bullock Hall, the Van Loan building was originally the carriage house on the Bryce Allen estate. It was acquired by Endicott in 1943 and used for residential space. The building was renovated in 2003 and became the home of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, which houses classrooms, computer labs, and office space.

The Village
Upperclassmen are housed in modular units clustered on the Stoneridge property. Each unit houses four students, with a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.

Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
This state-of-the-art facility opened in January 2009.  It includes outstanding instructional space, and venues for performance, exhibition, and presentations.  Elements of “green” design make the building environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

Samuel C. Wax Academic Center
The Science wing was completed in 1969. A 550-seat Auditorium was completed in 1970 to link the Science wing to the Professional Arts wing, which was completed in 1979. This facility contains classrooms, lecture halls, design and science labs, faculty offices, and a communications studio. In 1996 an addition was completed that includes expanded laboratory and office space, an atrium style lounge, and a New York style Deli.

Wenham Hall
This building is adjacent to Hamilton Hall on a one-acre, oceanfront estate. Formerly the carriage house/stables, the building was renovated in summer 2009 and serves as a residence hall for students.

Constructed in 1988, each Townhouse has three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. The townhouses provide transitional housing for upperclassmen.

Winthrop Hall
Built in 1845, Thissellwood - as the property was originally known - was the home of John Thissell. Endicott acquired it in 1944 and renamed it for Governor John Winthrop, the first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is currently used as a residence hall.

Constructed in 2006, each of the six units in this townhouse complex consists of five single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. These townhouses are designed for upperclassmen.