Approved Graduate Degree and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Degree
and Doctoral Programs
Degree ProgramEligible 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
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
Medical Laboratory Science (MS)CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Natural Resources (MPS) **
   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
Sustainable Development Policy, Economics, and Governance (PhD)CT, ME, MA, NH, RI


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, complete the NEBHE application with the Graduate College, and enroll in at least one course per semester that applies to this approved major. These requirements must be in place prior to the end of the course add/drop period each semester.
  • Further, if a student drops the eligible course(s) or switches to an unapproved major prior to the end of the add/drop period, 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 is expected, but is not listed on the bill, please contact Student Financial Services.

* 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.