Marlboro College Graduate School

Here you can browse admissions requirements, apply, get ideas about how financial aid works, see what tuition costs are, and inquire for further information about specific programs. Students in Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs typically balance their course load with family and work responsibilities.

If there's something else you want to know, read the Admissions FAQ below or contact Matt Livingston, the Director of Graduate Admissions at (802) 258-9209 or (888) 258-5665 x209.

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Admissions FAQ

Q: Are your programs accredited?
A: Yes, all of our programs are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the oldest regional accrediting body in the United States.

Q: What are your Admissions Requirements?
A: For our master's programs you must hold a bachelor's degree and must submit official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a statement of intent. Entry to all programs is subject to an interview with the relevant Program Director. Basic computer competence is required. MBA, MATS and MA TESOL  students have specific essays either in addition to or in lieu of their statements of intent (contact Joe for details).  

BSMIS applicants should have at least 60 credits, experience with computers and the Internet and must submit official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a statement of intent.

Q: Do you offer financial aid?
A: Yes, all of our programs qualify for federal financial aid assistance to qualified students. Eligible bachelor's degree-completion students may apply for grants and loans, approved under the Distance Education Demonstration program; eligible master's students may apply for Stafford lending. Our financial aid officers provide assistance in assembling all the resources you will need to attend our programs.

Q: May I take a single course or attend your programs part-time?
A: Yes, you may select any single course from the catalog, excluding those for the MBA, to attend on a Continuing Education basis. You may matriculate into a degree program after taking a maximum of 9 Continuing Education credits. You may also complete any of our programs on a part-time basis.

Q: May I complete an entire degree program completely online?
A: Our bachelor's degree program is completely online. Masters degree programs are offered with a low-residence (limited face-to-face) schedule but fully distant participation is not yet an option except for in the MBA program. Talk to our admissions staff to discuss your needs.

Q: How technically skilled must I be for admission to your programs?
A: Candidates for admission must have their own internet-accessible computer and experience in searching the web, using email, and using basic desktop software. Candidates for admission would be well-served to have their own laptop computer and be comfortable working with new technology.

Q: Do you provide additional technology training workshops?
A: During the academic year, we often provide a number of hands-on technology training workshops for enrolled students and alumni. Depending on demand, we also provide summer skills intensive workshops. Details about each workshop are announced in our monthly newsletters.

Q: What student housing or overnight accommodations are available?
A: Local lodging options include a restored art deco hotel located across the street from our campus, several quaint bed-and-breakfasts and national chain hotels within five miles' drive. Here's some more information on Brattleboro.

Q: What is your relationship to Marlboro College or Music Festival in Marlboro, VT?
A: The Graduate Center is our Brattleboro-based branch campus location of Marlboro College, located approximately 10 miles from the rural undergraduate campus. During the summer, the Marlboro campus hosts the Marlboro Music Festival, attracting world-renowned classical musicians and aficionados. See more on our Brattleboro page.

We hope this helps. Contact Matt Livingston, the Director of Graduate Admissions at (888) 258-5665 x209. if you have any more questions.


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