Graduate study at Goddard College occurs in a vibrant, socially just and ecologically sustainable learning community. We are committed to diversity, critical engagement, and transformative learning. Goddard gives students control of their education. This means you decide what you want to study, how you want to study, and how you will demonstrate what you’ve learned. Our degrees are offered in a low-residency format, which means you don’t put your life on hold in order to complete your education.
The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) community offers a welcoming, rigorous, radical laboratory where students are invited to explore and test new ideas, discourses and approaches to creative practice. Artists working in a variety of practices, including
We believe in the power of your imagination. Since 1976, when Goddard College launched the nation’s first low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, we have provided an enduring creative home for writers like you. Our goal is
Innovation through collaboration and community leadership Many of the most interesting and effective responses to cultural, economic, and ecological challenges today are coming from social innovators and entrepreneurs engaged in interdisciplinary problem solving. The true trailblazers are also building on
The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to enter into their area of psychology with the professional skills necessary to advance their career goals, their personal development, and to make a positive impact on the communities
The Master of Arts in Health Arts and Sciences is a cutting-edge, multicultural, interdisciplinary program founded on the principle that personal health, community health, and the natural world are three dimensions of the same whole. Health is only possible within
As a student entering our Master of Arts in Education program, we recognize your achievements: you’ve already accomplished much as an educator, and through your rich academic experiences, you’ve formed your basic professional identity. Goddard College’s graduate program will guide
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is intended for students wishing to prepare for clinical work and licensing or who wish to go on to a doctoral program and need to demonstrate the development of clinical acumen
Transformative Study for a Changing World The Individualized Master of Arts is for students interested in pursuing a question, project, or career that is interdisciplinary and personally compelling. The holistic approach of the degree means that professional goals — whether
The low-residency model removes the barriers between living your life and learning. Each semester begins with an eight-day residency in Vermont or Washington.
Each residency offers seminars, meetings with your advising groups,
workshops, one-on-one meetings with an advisor, and presentations. You
will also connect with faculty, practitioners, activists, and artists,
and your fellow students.
Following the residency, students return home for 16 weeks of independent work in close collaboration with a faculty advisor and/or course mentors.
Together with faculty advisors, students consider study ideas, program content, personal and professional goals, and what they might do to achieve their goals. This low-residency and individualized model combines a strong sense of community with personalized learning.
Over the semester, the exchanges between student and advisor create a dialogue that is exceptionally rich, reflective, and holistic. Out of this comes learning that is transformative and empowering. At the end of the semester, students and advisors write comprehensive evaluations of the student’s work.