Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Do something North of extraordinary with a graduate degree from Northern Vermont University. 

Northern Vermont University offers rigor and flexibility to help graduate students advance professionally and personally. Apply to one of our graduate programs by selecting the link below. (Select 2020-2021 as the application type for spring, summer, and fall 2021 admission.)

To apply for admission to any of our graduate programs, submit your application and other required materials. Degree-specific application information is available below.

Apply for Graduate Admission  

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
  • 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. (Not required for M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and M.A. in Counseling)
  • Reference form (Only M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and M.A. in Counseling)
  • A statement of purpose
  • An interview with an NVU faculty member after receipt of all required materials 
  • A $50 application fee

International Applicants

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 for more information.