Graduate Programs Saint Michael's College

Colchester, VT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
69%
31%
student ratio
313
total students
$13,650 | $13,650
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
83%
acceptance rate
5 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Overview

Saint Michael's College Graduate Program is more than just a degree

Saint Michael's College offers excellent master's degree programs in Clinical Psychology, Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These cutting-edge programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of a diverse student body including working professionals.

Personalized learning plans, flexible class scheduling, skilled teachers, and strong networks of colleagues and mentors ensure that students gain the theoretical education, practical experience, and insight to become leaders in their fields. In fact, the college is well-known among employers for cultivating highly skilled professionals. This is one reason it has a graduate-level job placement rate of nearly 100 percent.

These advantages make a master's degree from Saint Michael's College a wise investment, particularly because tuition and fees are comparable to those at state universities in Vermont.

Graduate programs in education

Graduate programs in education prepare students for leadership positions in teaching, administration, and curriculum development. Programs include the Master of Education (MEd) degree program, the Certificate of Advanced Study program, the Teacher Licensure program, and the Teacher Endorsement program. Alumni from this program have gone on to win many prestigious awards as professionals including multiple Vermont Teacher of the Year awards.

The 36-credit MEd degree program enables students to acquire advanced skills and knowledge in one of five concentrations: arts, curriculum, literacy, school leadership, and special education. The 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program allows individuals with master's degrees to specialize in the following areas: arts, curriculum, literacy, school leadership, or special education.

The Teacher Licensure program makes it possible for individuals to acquire licenses in the following areas: arts, elementary, English language learners, middle, secondary, or special education. The program's 18 credits of coursework can be applied to the MEd degree program. Individuals who already have teaching licenses can add subjects to them through the Teacher Endorsement program. Endorsements are offered in English language learners (36 credits), reading (18 credits), principal endorsement (22 credits), special educator (31 credits), special education director (22 credits), and consulting teacher for special education (19 credits).

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) degree program

Saint Michael's College's internationally-recognized and respected MATESOL program trains students to teach English to speakers of other languages in the US and abroad. It has eight options including the MATESOL (36 credits); MATESOL: OnLine + OnCampus (36 credits); and Peace Corps Master's International Program (36 credits).

Additional programs are MATESOL + PK-12 Licensure (46 credits), MATESOL + PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (36 credits), and ELL Endorsement for Licensed Teachers (18 credits). The Graduate Certificate in TESOL (24 credits) and TESOL Diploma Program are also offered.

Alumni are located all around the globe using the skills they cultivated with the TESOL program at Saint Michael's College.

Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology degree program

The MA in Clinical Psychology degree program prepares students for administrative, clinical, and teaching positions in a number of settings including community health centers, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, social service agencies, and private practices.

The Master's Program in Clinical Psychology works to extend the intellectual atmosphere of a small liberal arts college into graduate level education. Classes are small (average class size is 15 students), and faculty are both challenging and supportive. All of the clinical courses are taught by highly experienced clinical practitioners from both the full-time undergraduate faculty and larger community.

The program's 60-credit curriculum consists of general core, clinical core, required, and elective courses; practica; internships; and a thesis.

Upon graduating, students go on to professional positions in a variety of settings: child and adult services units of community mental health centers; not-for-profit outpatient and residential services for youth and their families; college and school counseling offices; school psychology services; correctional and social service agencies; community hospital behavioral health programs; teaching in two- and four-year colleges; and private practices. About 15 percent of graduates have been admitted to doctoral programs in clinical or professional psychology or a related discipline.

Financial Aid at Saint Michael's College

At Saint Michael's, the value of education far exceeds the cost. Our small-school intimacy will challenge, empower, and nurture students at a price that is usually less than comparable institutions. St. Mike's does not impose the numerous additional fees found at other schools, such as course credit fees, health fees, student fees, technology fees, or parking fees. What's more, their Student Financial Services Office is waiting to help you manage your tuition, through Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans. We also offer a tuition payment plan through Tuition Pay.

Graduate students at Saint Michael's College may qualify for federally-sponsored loans and graduate assistantships that provide partial tuition remission and stipends.

Graduate faculty members

Full-time faculty members are experienced clinicians and practitioners as well as outstanding teachers, mentors, and researchers. They are also highly accessible and dedicated to helping their students excel academically and professionally.

Professor of Psychology Susan Kuntz, PhD, exemplifies this dedication to educational excellence. She is an educational and developmental psychologist who teaches our Research Methods II course. Her specialty is qualitative research, which is ideally suited to clinical work, as it emphasizes the analysis of the narrative accounts of people's lives. She also serves on several elected committees at Saint Michael's College and on the boards of community service organizations.

Kristin Gehsmann, EdD, associate professor of education and coordinator of the Master's in Literacy degree program, has experience as an elementary school teacher, a K-12 reading specialist, and an educational consultant. She is also a prolific researcher and author whose work has been published in international, regional, and national journals as well as books.

Saint Michael's College -- The happiest college on earth

Established in 1904, Saint Michael's College provides an exceptional educational experience. Its supportive and vibrant community is the academic home for more than 2,500 students who represent 38 states and 46 countries.

Challenging programs, comprehensive exploration of the liberal arts and sciences, and a long tradition of service are hallmarks of this esteemed college, which is known worldwide for providing excellence in education.

In fact, "US News and World Report" ranked Saint Michael's College in the top 100 national liberal arts colleges and "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" designated it as one of the best values in liberal arts education. The college was also included as one of the top 300 liberal arts colleges in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" and the "Princeton Review's" list of the Best 379 Colleges.

An exciting location in Vermont

Saint Michael's College is located on 440 beautiful acres in Colchester, Vermont in the northeastern region of the United States. It is just three miles from Burlington, Vermont's largest city and a mecca of art and entertainment.

Burlington is situated between the majestic Green Mountains and wondrous Lake Champlain. It offers trendy shops, fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, great live music, enriching cultural institutions, invigorating outdoor recreation, and great special events.

Students can venture outside of the area to enjoy even more of the state's attractions including fun summer festivals, beautiful fall foliage, and thrilling year-round sports including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, rock/ice climbing, mountain biking and kayaking, just to name a few.


Location & Contact

Graduate Programs

Saint Michael's College

One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
United States

Dr. Jeffrey Trumbower

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Certificate of Advanced Management Studies (CAMS)
      Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MATESL)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 136
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 153
    • Accepted 128
    • Acceptance Rate 83
    • Enrolled 90
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $35
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (clinical psychology), references
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$13,650
    • Out-of-state tuition *$13,650
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students313
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students313
    • Part-time Percentage74%
    • Full-time Percentage26%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian98%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty121
    • Full-time Percentage26%
    • Part-time Percentage74%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLearnership/leadership, international banking, top-quality management and organizational changes, national health care, management and ethics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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