36-Credit Accelerated Study Option
The Goddard Graduate Institute offers a 36-credit, accelerated study option to students who are interested in deepening their expertise in a current practice and who have already conducted much of the exploratory research of a first semester student. The option is intended for professionals who have done significant work in their proposed areas of study and have a clear sense of how graduate studies will build upon current practice.
All applicants to graduate degree programs must supply evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants seeking admission to the accelerated study option should demonstrate how their studies in an area relate to their current practice or field, and they should have a developed idea of the final product they would like to complete.
Applicants demonstrate significant professional development in the degree or concentration in which they intend to apply in these ways:
- Completion of a degree- or concentration-related professional training program, such as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program, Gaia Education’s Design for Sustainability course, the Transformative Language Art Network’s TLA Foundations certification, or another training program related to their focus of study;
- At least three years of experience working in their main focus of study or practice through businesses, nonprofit or community based organizations, foundations, government agencies and/or institutions;
- Publications, conference presentations, or other professional activities related to their proposed area of study;
- Learning experiences, leadership or creative engagement in initiatives central to their topic of inquiry.
If you are unsure if this option is for you, or if you have any questions, please contact an admissions counselor at 800.906.8312 or email@example.com.