Representative: Christine Williams, Associate Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
SIT Graduate Institute's accredited, internationally focused Master of Arts degree programs in Service, Leadership and Management, Sustainable Development, Conflict Transformation, International Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) give students the real-world strategies, field experience, and intercultural skills sought after in global leaders. SIT has campuses in Brattleboro, Vermont, and Washington, DC.
Representative: Kim De Courcy, Director of Admissions
Tufts University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Medford, MA
Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, offers master- and doctoral-level degree programs for students interested in the arts, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as advanced degrees and certifications in key professional programs. Tufts University School of Engineering offers master- and doctoral-level engineering programs in biomedical, civil, chemical, computer science, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering. Students can also earn a master's of science in engineering management through Tufts Gordon Institute.
The University of Maine is the state’s only Carnegie doctoral-research extensive university and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. The doctorate is available in 30 areas of study and the master’s degree may be earned in over 70 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences and engineering to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders, global policy and social work. Located along the scenic Stillwater river, the 1100 acre campus boasts state-of-the art research facilities and numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research at such centers as the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, the Climate Change Institute, the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy, the Institute for Molecular Biophysics, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, and the Mitchell Environmental Center for Watershed Research.
Representative: Scott Delcourt, Associate Dean
University of Massachusetts Boston, McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies, Boston, MA
Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Programs offered: Ph.D. in Human Security Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution Master of Arts in International Relations Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Department of Gerontology Programs offered: Ph.D. in Gerontology Master of Science in Gerontology Master of Science in the Management of Aging Services Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs Programs offered: Ph.D. in Public Policy Master of Arts in Public Affairs Graduate Certificate in Women and Politics and Public Affairs
Representative: Tim Blackman, Assistant Dean
University of Massachusetts Worcester, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School trains students in the basic and translational biomedical sciences in preparation for conducting research with direct relevance to human disease. Graduates are expert in collaborative research involving scientists and physicians undertaking basic and clinical research. Graduates are prepared to become educators in schools of the health professions and liberal arts colleges. Graduates are also highly sought as junior scientists by the biotechnology industry.
Representative: Virginia Behn, Admissions Coordinator University of Miami, MA in International Administration, Coral Gables, FL
MAIA is a professional degree in International Administration. We seek to train students for international careers. Our program bridges the traditional divide between the world of the theorist/academician and the practitioner. Too often, programs in international relations that are focused excessively on theory have students engaged in sterile theoretical debates divorced from reality; whereas international professionals with no background in theory create policies that disregard world history and the understanding of its dynamics. Students in our program do not only gain academic knowledge but practical skills as well, leaving them well-rounded and fully prepared for professional life.
University of New England, Portland, ME
Graduate programs for the Westbrook College of Health Professions, The College of Pharmacy, The College of Graduate Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, PA
Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice offers five degree programs: Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Science in Social Policy, Master of Science in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership, Clinical Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), and PhD in Social Welfare. The School prepares students to address micro and macro societal problems at the local, national and international level; and has developed a philosophy that stresses a fundamental commitment to social justice and the elimination of all forms of social oppression. This philosophy, which is a continuously evolving dogma, shapes the educational programs Penn offers, the research it undertakes, and the leadership it provides to the profession.
Representative: Michael Light, Director of Financial Aid
University of Southern Maine, Graduate Admissions Portland, ME
The University of Southern Maine offers an array of excellent master's degrees and three doctoral programs in a variety of academic and professional fields. These include: nursing, music, education, biology, applied medical sciences, creative writing, leadership studies, health policy, public policy, community planning and development, statistics, American and New England studies, occupational therapy, business, computer science, school psychology, educational psychology, counseling, social work. and teacher certification. In keeping with USM's mission as a public comprehensive university, these programs reflect and respond to the educational needs of the state and the region. USM also offers a number of post-baccalaureate Certificates of Graduate Study, in a variety of areas. Most of the graduate programs are available on either a part-time or full-time basis. Late afternoon and evening classes are offered to accommodate students who are also working professionals. Many of the graduate programs also offer on-line classes.
Representative: Mary Sloan, Director of Graduate Admissions
University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Portland, ME
The Muskie Community Planning & Development (CPD) Master's program is for individuals who want to shape the environment and economy of cities and towns, and gain the necessary skills and knowledge for successful careers in planning and economic development. This field deals with the continuing attempt by society to strike a balance among community growth, environmental quality and human welfare. The Muskie Health Policy & Management (HPM) Master's program prepares graduates for the rapidly changing challenges confronting today's complex health care systems. Working with nationally-recognized faculty, students build the necessary skills to analyze options, define strategies, and manage solutions for the effective delivery of health services. The Muskie Public Policy & Management (PPM) Master's program prepares graduates for senior leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, government, and the private sector. Students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to analyze and address contemporary issues of public concern. The program connects academic study with public service to strengthen communities and develop effective public leaders. Muskie also offers Certificates of Graduate Study that are designed for professional who are considering a career shift or want to increase their knowledge in a particular field, as well as for students who want to supplement the master's degree. We offer Certificates of Graduate Study in the following areas: Applied Research & Evaluation Methods, Child & Family Policy & Management, Community Planning & Development, Health Policy & Management, Nonprofit Management, Performance Management & Measurement, Practice Management, and Public Health.
Representative: Kat Schorr, Coordinator of Student Affairs
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, ME
A leader in science, engineering, and management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute anticipated some of the latest trends in higher education by nearly two generations. WPI’s founding principle of balancing theory with practice underlies a project-based, experiential curriculum that prepares students to solve important problems through interdisciplinary study and applied research.
Representative: Mark Fellenz, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, School of Business Education & Policy
Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers Master of Science degrees in either environmental policy or climate science and policy. The program equips future policy makers for the complex interplay of science, law, economics, and politics that defines contemporary environmental challenges. Each cohort uses case studies and theoretical scenarios to illuminate basic principles and practice analytic skills. Bard's innovative curriculum investigates the impact of socioeconomic activities on natural ecosystem functioning and examines various political, institutional, and legislative responses to environmental problems. Whether enrolled in the environmental policy or the climate science and policy degree, throughout their two years at Bard, CEP students are personally advised and mentored by a distinguished faculty of academic and professional experts. Students are required to complete an extended professional internship within the NGO, government, or private sector. Graduates of the CEP program are employed throughout the United States and abroad as policy analysts, advisers, consultants, and advocates for public and private institutions. Bard CEP also offers dual degrees in conjunction with Pace Law School (J.D./M.S.), the Bard Master of Arts in Teaching Program (M.A.T./M.S.), and the Peace Corps (Master's International and Fellows).
Brookwood School/Lesley University, Teacher Training, Manchester, MA
Brookwood School offers a one-year teaching internship in collaboration with Lesley University. Participants will spend the year working closely with mentor teachers in two different grade levels. They will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of school life. At the end of the year they will have earned their masters degree and initial Massachusetts teaching license in either elementary or early childhood education.
Representative: Pam Hawes, Director of Teacher Training Program
Brown University, Department of Education, Providence, RI
Teacher Education Program- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) The Department of Education at Brown has a long history in teacher education. Both the elementary and the secondary MAT programs are dedicated to the idea that teaching is creative and intellectually serious work. Those who are introduced to the craft of teaching at Brown are immersed in a community of education scholars and practitioners engaged in local, national, and international efforts to assist education and the teaching profession. That community includes the Education Department faculty, the Education Alliance, and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. This rich environment fosters discussions about teaching practice and education reform. Inquiry. Collaboration. Reflection. These principles drive the foundation of the MAT year. The 12-month experience at Brown combines practice and theory through coursework and teaching placements in a variety of settings. Leading to teacher certification in elementary (grades 1-6) or secondary (grades 7-12) education that is reciprocal in 44 states, this yearlong program provides intensive, high-quality preparation that inspires candidates to become teacher leaders in their disciplines and in their schools. Feedback. Personalization. Growth. The small size of the MAT program fosters meaningful connections with faculty who are experts in teaching and learning in their discipline. Building on a dynamic network of MAT candidates and alumni, mentor teachers, and faculty, the program provides a rich experience that supports collaborative and reflective practices applied to excellent teaching and learning for all of our nation’s children. Urban Education Policy The Education Department at Brown offers a master's level program leading to an A.M. in Urban Education Policy. The twelve-month UEP program dedicated to the study of policy analysis, planning, and development in urban public education. The tightly focused academic curriculum, integrated with a nine-month internship, is designed to impart a set of core skills and competencies that are necessary for successful careers in urban education policy. The UEP program also provides a solid foundation for those anticipating advanced study in areas related to urban education policy
Representative: Ann D’Abrosca, Assistant Director of Graduate and Special Programs
Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
Teachers College, Columbia University is more than its name implies-it is an urban, independent, thoroughly diverse and multicultural, comprehensive graduate and professional school of education. Since its inception in 1887, Teachers College has also been a leading institution concerned with extending educational opportunity and improving the quality of education in and out of the classroom and across the lifespan. With more than 120 top-ranked graduate degree programs from which to choose, Teachers College offers students an unmatched array of areas of study.
Representative: Thomas P. Rock, Executive Director of Enrollment Servies
University of Delaware, School of Education, Newark, DE
Graduate Programs School of Education University of Delaware Ph.D. in Education prepares researchers to work in academia as well as in research institutions, government agencies, and public and non-profit organizations that investigate the central issues and questions affecting teaching and learning and the nature of education. Students in this 4–5 year program generally attend full-time, and full-time Ph.D. students in good standing usually receive an assistantship that includes a tuition waiver and a stipend. The University requires all Ph.D. students to complete one year of residency, and students in this cohort-based program are encouraged to complete the residency requirement during their first year in the program. There is a minimum of 51 credits required for completion of the Ph.D. in Education degree. Ph.D. in Economic Education includes two distinct competencies, one in Education that involves primarily the teaching of economics in K-12 settings and one in Economics that involves education public policy issues (i.e., school financing, vouchers, testing, human capital development) and also the education production process at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels. This innovative new PhD program in ECONOMIC EDUCATION, jointly run by the Department of Economics and the School of Education, will bridge the gap between these related disciplines. Ed.D. in Educational Leadership prepares practicing educational professionals to tackle the challenges and concerns affecting K–12 and Higher Education leaders through an inquiry and action research format. There are two concentrations within this degree: Administration and Policy (ADPO) and Curriculum, Technology and Higher Education (CTHE). Students in this 3–4 year program are generally part-time students who continue with their full-time employment while enrolled in the program. Students in this program include both K–12 leaders such as principals, central office specialists, and team leaders as well as technology and higher education managers in areas such as admissions, financial aid, and student services. There are 54 credits required for completion of the Ed.D. degree. M.Ed. in Educational Technology is designed for individuals who seek both a theoretical and practical understanding of educational technology. This 33-credit hour program stresses the relationships among curriculum design, instructional theory, and information technology. Students may engage in full- or part-time study. Graduates of the program work in a variety of educational settings in K–12 and higher education institutions, as well as state and regional departments of education, and corporate training departments. M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth prepares candidates to become certified to teach special education in either elementary or secondary schools. It is also a program that certified special education teachers may enroll in who want to improve their practice or gain additional knowledge in a specialized area of exceptionality such as autism or educational diagnosis. Students in this 33-credit hour program enroll on both a full- and part-time basis, but a full-time internship experience is required of anyone seeking certification through this program. M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration prepares candidates to work in a leadership capacity in colleges, universities, and other adult programs. A specialization in sports management is available for individuals who are interested in working in athletic administration or coaching in higher education. Students in this 33-credit hour program may either be enrolled for full-time or part-time study. M.Ed. in Reading is designed to prepare practicing teachers to become Reading Specialists. This 33-credit hour program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and it focuses on classroom teaching, intervention with students who struggle with reading, and the management and assessment of reading programs. Graduates will be granted reading specialist certification by the State of Delaware and all other states accredited by NCATE. M.Ed. in School Leadership is designed to prepare K–12 educators for certification as a principal or school administrator. This program is aligned with National ISLLC Standards for School Leadership. Students in this 33-credit hour, cohort-based program are generally part-time students who continue with their full-time employment while enrolled in the program. Courses are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays, and focus on authentic, problem-based, and case-based learning. M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language prepares students to become certified to teach children for whom English is not their native language. It also appeals to students who wish to teach English to adults and children overseas, both in school and non-school settings. Full-time study in this 33-credit hour program is encouraged, and students seeking TESL certification must complete a full-time internship experience. M.A. and Ed.S. in School Psychology is a competitive, full-time program for students who seek certification as a School Psychologist. This 60-credit hour program includes two years of full-time coursework plus a third year full-time internship under the auspices of a licensed school psychologist. Students are awarded an M.A. after the first year and an Ed.S. at the conclusion of this program. M.I. in Instruction is a program for current teachers who want to improve their instructional practice through reflection and focus on individualized goals. This 33-credit hour program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis by teachers throughout the State of Delaware, and many of the courses are offered during the summer in Newark as well as in Sussex and Kent Counties. Certification as a School Library Media Specialist may be obtained by completing the concentration in this area. A concentration in Agriculture Education is available through this degree.
Representative: Gail Rys, Director
University of Delaware, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, Newark, DE
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the School of Public Policy and Administration is the integration of academic excellence and professional experience. Students learn about the latest theories related to their field, and contribute in making a real difference by applying those theories to real-world problems that improve the community, the state, the region and the world. For 50 years, the School of Public Policy and Administration continues linking academic excellence with professional experience, allowing students extensive opportunities to participate in internships and applied research projects. Students work closely with faculty and staff on research projects. Instructors are easily accessible to provide assistance and advice. Graduate degree programs offered by the School of Public Policy and Administration: Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy M.A. in Historic Preservation M.S. in Disaster Science and Management Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy Ph.D. in Disaster Science and Management.
Representative: Al Frankel, Graduate Services
University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, College Park, MD
School of Public Policy awards MPP (early-career), MPM (mid-career), and PhD degrees. Joint programs are: MPP/MBA with RH Smith School of Business; MPP/JD with University of Maryland Law School in downtown Baltimore; MPP/MS with Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program; and MEPP (joint master's in engineering and public policy) with A James Clark School of Engineering.
Representative: Taryn Faulkner, Assistant Director, Admissions and Student Affairs
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA
The Penn Graduate School of Education offers programs leading to the Ph.D., Ed.D., M.S.Ed., M.S. and M.Phil.Ed degrees. GSE seeks students who are interested in promoting a deeper understanding of educational issues and contributing to societal change. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on the interactive relationship of theory, research, and practice, often focusing on urban education. Students engage in extensive fieldwork throughout their studies and are both learners and agents of change within the university and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods.