How long is the program? The MSAT program is designed to be completed in two years over a course of six semesters including summers. Year 1: Summer/Fall/Spring; Year 2: Summer/Fall/Spring
When do classes begin in the summer? The summer sessions for both Year 1 and Year 2 begin during the first week of July.
Are there graduate assistantships available? There are no graduate assistantships available at this time. We are working on developing these in the future. Second-year MSAT students may qualify to be paid teaching assistants for first-year coursework.
What about financial aid and the tuition costs for the program? For current information about financial aid, tuition, and fees, refer to the Student Financial Services website. If you have questions about whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident, refer to the Registrar's Residency Policy. To note: 15 credits of our required curriculum are taught during the summer semesters when the cost of tuition is 30% less than academic-year tuition.
What are the minimum GRE scores? We do not require GRE scores for application to the UVM MSAT graduate program.
Is there a period of time that the prerequisites are no longer acceptable towards my application? It is highly recommended that prerequisite courses are taken no more than ten years prior to applying to the program.
What is average size of the class? The College of Nursing and Health Sciences receives a large group of very competitive applications each year for graduate studies. The MSAT program will be limited to a cohort size of 20 students to enhance faculty- and clinical preceptor-student ratios.
Will I need a car? You will most likely need access to a car during your clinical experience courses. Students are responsible for travel to and from affiliated clinical sites. The Burlington community has a robust public transit system which is free for UVM students and encompasses many but not all of our off campus clinical locations.
When is the application deadline? The application deadline is March 15. The application system is currently open and you are welcome (and encouraged) to submit your application at any time prior to the deadline.
Is an interview required for admission into the UVM MSAT program? There is no interview requirement for the application process.
When will I find out if I am accepted to UVM? Students can expect to hear back regarding admittance by March 31.
If I am/was a varsity collegiate student athlete, can I use the experience I gained with my AT to count as “observation hours”? This will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can I find out more about the MSAT? Do you hold information sessions? The College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services is able to guide you during the application process and answer any of your questions. You can contact them at email@example.com. There are also faculty advisors available if you want to speak to someone about the program. The Office of Admissions offers campus tours. Information sessions for the MSAT program are held at various times throughout the academic year. Please contact the Office of Student Services if you would like to be notified of upcoming information sessions.