Do something North of extraordinary with a graduate degree from Northern Vermont University.
VERY IMPORTANT: Applications submitted by Monday, August 8 will receive priority consideration. Other applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Northern Vermont University offers rigor and flexibility to help graduate students advance professionally and personally. 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.
To apply for admission to any of our graduate programs, submit your application and other required materials. Degree-specific application information is available below.
Required Materials for NVU Graduate Program Applicants
Requirements vary depending on the program to which you are applying; specifics are noted below and on the online application. In general, however, all graduate programs require the following in addition to the application:
- An official transcript from all previous colleges and/or universities attended
- Most programs require three letters of recommendation from professors or other professionals who know the quality of your preparation or who can attest to your character and skills.
- However, for applicants to either the MA in Counseling or the MS in Clinical Mental Health programs, the protocol is as follows: You will include contact information for your references in your application. Admissions will then send a form for your recommenders to complete, along with instructions for returning it directly to Admissions. This form is all that is required; recommenders do not need to prepare a letter of recommendation in addition to submitting this form to Admissions.
- For all programs, moreover, recommendations should come from individuals with whom the applicant has an academic or professional relationship. Recommendations from family members, personal friends, or one’s mental health or medical care providers are not appropriate and cannot be accepted.
- A statement of purpose
- An interview with an NVU faculty member after receipt of all required materials
- A $50 application fee
If you are a non-U.S. applicant, you also need to provide:
- Financial documentation for immigration purposes equal to one year’s expenses (see the Financial Documentation form)
- If English is not your native language, scores from your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson tests. Specific requirements are listed here; see also www.ets.org for more information.