For two decades, Green Mountain College has placed social and environmental sustainability at the very core of our graduate and undergraduate academic programs. “Green” isn’t a word we throw around casually. We practice what we teach.
Green Mountain College faculty members possess a unique combination of real world experience, academic achievement and online teaching expertise to create a deep, enriching learning experience. The professional networks they create provide you with pathways to new relationships and fresh opportunities.
When you earn an advanced degree from GMC, you graduate from a nationally renowned environmental institution and join a wide network of accomplished colleagues.
Complete your work at your own pace, on your own time. Students engage with their professors and classmates virtually, at times that best suit their own schedules. Most of our students find they can balance their course requirements with their professional and personal commitments. Because our online class sizes are small, you’ll experience meaningful interactions with classmates and continual feedback from instructors.
The Residency: get to know your professors and colleagues. Coursework happens online, but you will have several opportunities to meet your professors and fellow cohort members. Each program features an annual 3-4 day residency at our campus in Poultney, Vermont. The residency is led by GMC faculty members and a scholar-in-residence who is a nationally recognized thought leader. Past scholars in residence include author and climate activist Bill McKibben, and authors Bruce Piasecki, Gary Paul Nabhan and Alan Weisman.
Rooted in place: a bioregional approach. Our instructional model deepens your connection to your own organizations, bioregions and businesses. In each program you will apply concepts learned in class to real-world challenges in the community where you live. In the process, you’ll develop new understanding about the bioregions or business environments of your cohorts.