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University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont (UVM) has worked to move humankind forward. UVM is a premier research institution focused on sustainable solutions with local, national, and global applications and impact. Our distinctive strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment. We are a top research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs.

Our graduate programs

The University of Vermont awarded its first graduate degree in 1807. Today, UVM’s Graduate College offers over 50 programs leading to the master's and over 25 leading to the doctorate degree. These programs span the natural, physical and biological sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and professional training. Certificates of graduate study that expand knowledge and skills are also available.
Many UVM graduate programs cut across several fields of study. These interdisciplinary programs capitalize on the exceptional strengths of UVM faculty and facilities, especially in biological and biomedical sciences, complex systems and data science, food systems, sustainable business and environmental and ecological programs

Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS)

Degree Programs:

  • Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.T., M.Ed.)
  • Educational Leadership (M.E.d)
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ed.D., Ph.D)
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.Ed.)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (M.Ed.)
  • Special Education (M.Ed.)
  • Athletic Training (MS.AT)
  • Clinical and Translational Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Clinical Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders – Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)
  • Counseling (M.S.)
  • Dietetics (M.S.D.)
  • Interprofessional Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (M.S.)
  • Nursing (M.S., D.N.P.)
  • Physical Activity and Wellness Science (M.S.)
  • Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Public Health (M.P.H.) (online)
  • Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Accountancy  (M.Acc.)
  • Sustainable Innovation (M.B.A.)
  • Community Development and Applied Economics (M.S.)
  • Leadership for Sustainability (M.P.S.) (hybrid low residency)
  • Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Sustainable Development Policy, Economics and Governance (Ph.D.)
  • Animal Biosciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Biochemistry (M.S.)
  • Biology (M.S., M.S.T., Ph.D.)
  • Cellular, Molecular and Biochemical Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Experimental Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Field Naturalist (M.S.)
  • Food Systems (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Geology (M.S.)
  • History Preservation (M.S.)
  • Materials Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Medical Science (M.S.)
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (M.S.)
  • Neuroscience (Ph.D.)
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences (M.S.)
  • Natural Resources (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Plant Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Plant and Soil Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Pathology (M.S.)
  • Pharmocology (M.S.)
  • Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • English (M.A.)
  • German (M.A)
  • Greek and Latin (M.A., M.A.T)
  • History (M.A.)
  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Engineering Management (M.S.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Complex Systems and Data Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Biostatistics (M.S.)
  • Mathematical Sciences (Ph.D. M.S., M.S.T.)
  • Statistics (M.S.)


The University of Vermont offers Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships through some departments and programs. These positions are open to both domestic and international students and generally offer tuition support from the University. Admitted students can work with our Office of Sponsored Programs to identify potential grants that can support your studies.

Our location

Our hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town.

Burlington has an international airport and is within driving distance of major metropolitan cities such as New York (482 km), Boston (346 km) and Montreal, Canada (152 km), making it an ideal location for students who want to take a weekend adventure.

Our Accolades

# 4 Green School in the U.S. 
(2019 Princeton Review)

#42 Top 50 Public University 
(US News & World Report)

6th Most Beautiful College in America 
(2018 Architectural Digest)

#1 Best Green MBA 
(Princeton Review – 2018, 2019 & 2020)

Our International Students

Popular Programs for International Students:

Countries Represented
45 Countries

Top 5 Doctoral

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science

Top 5 Masters 

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Sustainable Innovation MBA
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Complex Systems and Data Science
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Clinical and Translational Science
  • Epidemiology (online)
  • Global and Environmental Public Health (online)
  • Health Care Management and Policy (online)
  • Public Health (online)
  • Ecological Economics
  • Agroecology (online)
  • Community Resilience and Planning
  • Greek and Latin 
  • Interdisciplinary Study of Disabilities