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Graduate Studies

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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Take the next step in your education by pursuing a graduate degree at Northern Vermont University.

Our master’s and advanced certificate of graduate studies programs offer an affordable, flexible way to enhance your professional credentials and advance your career. At Northern Vermont University, we offer interdisciplinary and professional programs on-campus and online. Our faculty are experts in their fields with professional experience to help you find your direction. You will benefit from our small courses and cohorts and develop a strong, supportive peer network that will last well beyond your time at NVU.

Northern Vermont University offers the following graduate degrees:

Additionally, education students with master’s degrees can also pursue an advanced certificate of graduate study in coordination with our Johnson-based education faculty.

  • Education: Digital Media Instruction
  • Education: Self-designed
  • School Counseling
There’s no strict deadline for applying to any of our programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but it’s a good idea to get yours in as soon as possible to secure your place. Similarly, if you apply for federal financial aid, you’ll want to submit your FAFSA before you begin studies.

NVU-Johnson Scholarship

The Cathy Higley Graduate Student Scholarly Activity Fund, named after retired staff member Cathy Higley who served the graduate students of Johnson for more than thirty years, provides small cash awards to matriculated students enrolled in any graduate degree program housed at the Johnson campus.

This fund is intended to enhance a student’s participation in scholarly activity related to their degree program. Eligible activities include support for approved research projects, attendance at scholarly conferences, subscriptions to peer-reviewed journals, membership fees for associations, and other scholarly applications. This fund will not be available as scholarship support to cover program tuition or fees. Click here for more information and to apply.



Click on counselor’s name below to schedule a meeting.

Prospective Graduate Students: Contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Edward Bassett
Current Graduate Students or Graduate Alumni: Contact the Office of Graduate Studies Coordinator, Sandra Hall