Are you interested in studying graduate programs in Massachusetts? Located in the New England region, Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state and also the 14th most populous. Two distinct areas in the state are Greater Boston and the Springfield metropolitan area. The state has the 6th highest GDP per capita in the nation. Most of Massachusetts’ residents live in Greater Boston. Boston, the state’s capital along with Worcester and Springfield are the state’s three largest cities. The state is also known for building the first subway system in the US. Although known for its urban areas, the state also maintains numerous parks and beaches. Cape Cod is a very popular tourist attraction located on the south coast. i
Boston is the largest city of the state and it’s also the oldest in the nation. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the US and its economy depends on finance, business services, and government activities. The city is the 6th largest economy in the country and the 12th largest in the world. Worcester, the second largest city of Massachusetts, is the center of the state and is known as the “heart of the Commonwealth”. The city’s many colleges and universities make Worcester’s economy based on services like healthcare and education. Interesting sites for tourists are the Worcester Art Museum and the Higgins Armory Museum. Springfield is the state’s urban, economic and cultural capital. The city is home to Smith & Wesson which is the world’s largest producer of handguns and to Merriam Webster, the first American-English dictionary. Springfield holds numerous annual festive events including a World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast every May 14th in an attempt to break a Guinness world record.ii
If living and studying in the Bay State sounds good to you, browse through the graduate degree program options below.