Marlboro College Graduate School

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Overview of Marlboro College Graduate School

Marlboro's Graduate and Professional Studies programs provide working adults with the skills and knowledge they need to advance their careers, lead thoughtfully, and meet the opportunities of an ever-changing and interconnected world. Our master's and certificate programs in management and education are delivered by exceptional faculty in the context of a supportive, close-knit learning community. Programs blend intentionally small classes at our graduate center in Brattleboro with dynamic online learning to help students balance their work and life responsibilities.

Students integrate learning and doing through projects and other activities that address challenges in their own workplaces or other organizations. Most programs culminate in a substantive Capstone Project for a client organization, which students present in public and defend before their faculty advisor and client sponsor. Our master's students in education complete with a portfolio that documents their translation of theory into practice.

Education Programs

Marlboro College Graduate School's blended learning programs are shown below:

MBA in Managing for Sustainability

In the MBA in Managing for Sustainability program, we foster a learning community where leaders gain the capacity to think holistically, live their values, and invent and build an alternative future in which everyone prospers: people, organizations, and the planet.

MSM in Healthcare Administration

The HCA degree is designed for professionals like you. Classes meet face-to-face once a week and are supplemented by a robust online environment. Students benefit from the experience of our faculty of teacher-practitioners, who provide you with in-depth knowledge as well as a professional network to achieve success in your work.

MSM in Mission-Driven Organizations

To be an effective leader of a mission-driven organization, you need those values in your heart, but you also need specialized skills and knowledge in your head. Whether you want to lead a nonprofit, a socially responsible enterprise, or a "low-profit" organization engaged in social philanthropy, you can realize your goals through Marlboro's MS in Management: Mission-Driven Organizations (MSM-MDO) program.

Certificate Programs

Our accredited certificate programs provide a convenient and engaging path to career advancement.

BS in Managing Information Systems

Marlboro BSMIS program is truly unique, in that it involves project-based, real-world learning you can apply immediately in your current position or on a new job. Classes are taught by working professionals with valuable expertise in their fields, yet are offered wholly online, to meet the needs of your busy schedule. The program is established and backed by Marlboro's long history of providing excellent information technology and management education using innovative online learning models.

MA in Teaching with Technology

The MAT program provides skills that are in increasingly high demand, ideal for those who want to work with schools, colleges, and businesses to effectively integrate technology into their learning environment. You will learn the fundamentals of instructional design and learning theory and then apply their knowledge to technology. Courses cover a range of engaging topics, including instructional systems design, learning theory, online learning, learning management systems, virtual learning environments, and educational technology evaluation.

MA in Teaching for Social Justice

The MA in Teaching for Social Justice (MATS) is a one-year program for students who want to become licensed K-12 teachers. The program focuses on understanding and integrating social justice content, and a pedagogy that meets the needs of all learners. A full year school placement, prepares our students practically and academically for the dynamic relationships of today's K--12 environment.

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Marlboro MA TESOL program is designed to be completed in two eight-week summer terms on site in Brattleboro Vermont combined with the interim academic year during which teachers use their own classrooms as their teaching internship site. The program is designed to prepare qualified and innovative teachers of English who base their instruction on learners and learning, communicative use of language, cultural understanding, group learning, and reflective practice.

MA in Ecological Education and Leadership

Marlboro's Master of Arts in Teaching, Ecological Education and Leadership {MAT-E) program is run in collaboration with Expedition Education institute {EEi). Often referred to as "the bus program," EEi has been educating ecological leaders for more than 40 years, working from a specially designed, self-contained bus that travels to different regions for hands-on, immersive learning. Students gain a deep and critical understanding about complex ecological issues through a place- and person-based curriculum built on EEi's eight core values for educational experiences, and learn best practices for ecological education through praxis; learning, then doing. Following their time on the bus, MAT-E candidates then select a professional internship or employment opportunity in their chosen field to acquire skills and experience.

Student Notes

Faculty Members

Marlboro's graduate faculty is comprised of dedicated teachers and seasoned practitioners from a wide range of professions, who bring their real-world experience to bear in the classroom. Faculty members are exceptionally supportive of students, because they see themselves as colleagues invested in a vibrant and productive exchange of ideas to benefit their respective disciplines.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information

Marlboro College takes a human-scale approach to graduate education, and this approach is reflected in our admissions process. Forms and transcripts are important, but we think it's far more important to learn about your individual goals and make sure that Marlboro is going to be the best way for you to reach them. Our admissions process is human-scaled, and you will get to know us as we get to know you.

Marlboro College is committed to providing an exceptional graduate education at a competitive cost. Our tuition is based on per-credit fees, and as you compare schools we think you'll find it's a strong value for the unique education you'll receive. Still, we understand that a graduate education is a significant financial investment. To help you pay for your education now, we provide access to federal financial aid for all of our degree programs.

Marlboro financial aid officers are available to help you assemble the necessary resources to apply for federal aid and to understand and manage your college costs.

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