Approved Graduate Degree and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Degree
and Doctoral Programs
Degree Program Eligible States
Agency Counseling (MS) ME
Bioengineering (PhD) CT, NH
Biostatistics (MS) CT, ME, NH, RI
Clinical and Translational Science (MS) ME, NH, RI
Clinical and Translational Science (PhD) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) MA, NH
Clinical Psychology (PhD)
   Admission highly competitive
Community Development and Applied Economics (MS) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Data Science (MS) ME, NH, RI
Food Science and Nutrition (MS) NH
Food Systems (MS) ** CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Food Systems (PhD) ** CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Germanic Languages and Literatures (MS) ME, NH, RI
Greek and Latin (MS) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Historic Preservation (MS) ** CT, ME, NH, RI
Materials Science (MS) MA, RI
Mathematics (PhD) ME
Molecular and Cellular Biology (PhD) NH
Master of Professional Studies (MS)
   Leadership for Sustainability Concentration **
Natural Resources (PhD) **
   Leadership for Sustainability Concentration **
Neuroscience and Behavior (MS)
   Entry-level Master's students not accepted
Neuroscience and Behavior (PhD) ME, NH
Nursing: Direct-Entry (DNP) ** CT, ME, NH, RI
Pathology (Human) (MS) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Pharmacology (and Toxicology) (MS) ME, MA, NH
Physical Therapy (DPT) * ME, NH
Plant and Soil Science (PhD) NH


Graduate Degree Programs
Approved for 2020.
Degree Program                                 Eligible States                             
Athletic Training Masters (MSAT) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Physical Activity and Wellness Science (MS) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI


Terms and Conditions

  • These graduate degree and doctoral programs have been approved for all matriculated University of Vermont students from the eligible states indicated.
  • To qualify for the RSP tuition discount, students must declare a degree in a program approved for residents of their state prior to the beginning of a semester.
  • In order to retain eligibility for the discounted tuition rate, students must continue to actively pursue their approved degree program by enrolling in at least one course per semester which applies toward their degree. If at any time during a semester a student enrolled in the RSP program drops or withdraws from all courses applying toward their degree, they will no longer be eligible for reduced tuition and will be billed accordingly.
  • Further, if a student switches to an unapproved major during the semester, they will no longer be eligible for reduced tuition and will be billed accordingly.
  • Approval for eligible NEBHE programs is not retroactive; therefore the discount cannot be applied to past terms.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to review the tuition bill statement each semester to confirm the RSP tuition discount is applied. If the RSP tuition discount has been approved but is not listed on the bill, please contact Student Financial Services.
  • Students participating in a study abroad program are typically not eligible for the RSP tuition discount for the term(s) abroad. The only exception to this policy is for students participating in the UVM Semester Abroad program to Costa Rica run through the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

* Special note: For students pursuing the DPT degree in the 3+3 program, eligibility for the discounted rate begins upon completion of their undergraduate program. The undergraduate preparatory program for the DPT degree is not covered under the RSP.

** These graduate programs have variable tuition rates for out-of-state students and therefore are only NEBHE eligible during the summer session.

For questions about undergraduate degree programs contact the Registrar's Office. For questions about graduate degree programs contact the Graduate College.

This list was updated September 2017. For additional information please review the NEBHE website.