Getting my Masters at Goddard was one of the most enlightening, transformative experiences of my life. Before Goddard, being a lesbian rebel who thought outside the box had pretty much only gotten me grief (especially in my home state of Texas!), but at Goddard, I found not only complete acceptance, but faculty and other students who really value who I am and what I have to say. I found lifelong friends and mentors who continue to inspire and support me. I loved the residencies--they really reinforce the sense of community that is hard to find in other distance programs. I have now completed my Ph.D. in Psychology--something I would not have even thought about pursuing were it not for the inspiration I soaked up at Goddard. The school I attended for my PhD was good, but it will never rival Goddard.