Graduate College (GC)
Contact InformationUniversity of Vermont
330 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
Phone: (802) 656-3160
Fax: (802) 656-0519
The Graduate College of the University of Vermont is responsible for all advanced degree programs except the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The mission of the Graduate College is to provide the environment for high quality graduate education by stimulating and supporting the intellectual and professional development of a diverse faculty and student body; by promoting interdisciplinary and innovative forms of scholarship, research, and curricula; and by recognizing scholarly excellence.
Although the Graduate College was established formally in 1952, the university recognized early the value of graduate education, awarding its first master’s degree in 1807. Today, the Graduate College offers over 40 different master’s programs of study and more than 20 doctoral programs. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 426 master’s and 93 doctoral degrees were awarded. The college enrolls nearly 1,500 students, more than 500 of these pursuing the doctorate.
The Graduate College also administers eight Certificate of Graduate Study programs in various disciplines.
The combination of sound library holdings, laboratories, and computer facilities, along with the engaging size of the university, affords a unique opportunity to pursue high quality graduate programs in a challenging yet personable environment.
A variety of scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and loan programs are available in limited numbers to students with solid and sustained records of academic performance.
The Graduate College is served by an executive committee comprised of faculty plus one graduate student member. The Executive Committee works closely with the dean of the Graduate College to ensure comprehensive and outstanding programs of study.