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University Partnership: Regis Graduate Programs
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City Year is proud to partner with Regis and
 graduate degree programs in Educational Leadership, Special Education, Strategic Communication, Counseling, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Regulatory and Clinical Research Management, offering 25% tuition scholarships.


Regis, through education in the arts, sciences, and professions, empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic university, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.

About eligible graduate programs under our partnership

The mission of the EdD in Higher Education Leadership program at Regis is to educate thoughtful leaders who understand the complexities of the ever-changing landscape of higher education, and who can identify and address problems of practice. Our program challenges candidates to be informed decision-makers and reflective practitioners capable of contributing to the expansion of scholarship, learning, practice and service. 

In an effort to address the universal need for special education teachers, M.Ed. Master of Education in Teaching Special Education Program strongly focuses on classroom inclusion. During this one-year accelerated program, students learn the skills to develop innovative methods and sound educational practices to create challenging, engaging classrooms for students of all abilities. This program is designed to prepare you to teach students with moderate disabilities in grade levels Pre-K–8 and 5–12.

The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) is counselor education program designed to develop highly qualified healthcare professionals and leaders in the field of clinical mental health counseling. Through a program of study focused on critical theories, research, and applications of counseling with an emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of practice, as well as hands-on field experience in various healthcare settings, students develop the skills needed to meet the increasing demand for counseling services in hospitals, schools, universities, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, and private companies. The coursework and fieldwork of the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program at Regis adheres to the scientist-practitioner-advocate training model in preparing graduates for employment in academic, research, and/or service delivery settings.

A Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication at Regis College prepares you to address current communication challenges through the development of advanced skills in the following areas: intercultural communication, research, sports communication, and nonprofit communication. The Strategic Communication program prepares students to better serve and lead through the completion of a specialized Capstone.

Our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Prepares students for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation, and administration of applied behavior analytic principles and methods.
  • Prepares students to effectively enter the workforce immediately upon graduation
  • Provides students with a strong foundation to pursue doctoral work in behavior analysis
  • Provides students with opportunities to learn how to deliver culturally competent care through site visits in other countries
  • Clinical site placements at the Regis Autism Center provide opportunities to gain valuable experience right on campus.

Regulatory professionals work in companies and agencies to ensure products are safe and effective, and the design, manufacturing, and testing of products comply with regulations and standards. The MS in Regulatory and Clinical Research Management enables you to start or advance a career in the increasingly complex areas of drug, device and biologics regulatory affairs, health economics and reimbursement, health policy and development, and clinical trial management.

Benefits offered by Regis (see eligible programs below)

Scholarship Amount  25% annual tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually  see below
Application Fee Waiver  Yes
Enrollment Deferral  Yes, one-year deferral

Eligibility & Additional Info

  • 25% Tuition Scholarship.  The award will be in the amount of 25% of tuition, and renewable in subsequent years of the program up to 3 years, towards the following programs:
    • Master of Science in Regulatory & Clinical Research Management for up to two (2) City Year corps, alumni or staff members per year. 
    • Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership (EdD) for up to two (2) City Year corps, alumni or staff members per year.
    • Teaching Special Education (MEd) for all admitted City Year corps, alumni or staff members per year.
    • Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) for up to two (2) City Year corps, alumni or staff members per year. Regis will also waive GRE requirement.
    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication for all admitted City Year corps, alumni or staff members per years.
    • Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis for up to two (2) City Year corps, alumni or staff members per year.

  • Scholarships awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Regis will waiver the application fee to students applying to the eligible graduate degree programs listed above.  See details below.
  • Regis will permit admitted students to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to stay with City Year for additional time before starting their studies.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid based on the academic strength of the application.


To Apply

To identify your City Year affiliation:

  • To waive your application fee:  Use code OHR

  • To receive the discount: Submit your company code (CY) on your application and your City Year service verification letter (see below) 
  •  Request City Year service verification: Please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with "Regis: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the name of graduate program you are applying to along with site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly to the Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.


To Contact the Admissions Office

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.