Incoming Green Mountain College graduate students can choose to begin their studies each year in the spring or fall.
Depending on the program, spring classes will begin between mid-February to mid-March and fall classes will begin between late August and mid-September.
Green Mountain College utilizes a rolling admission process, which means we accept admissions application year-round. However, the College reserves the right to cap total new student enrollment and interested students are advised to complete their applications early to secure a place in the starting cohort.
Admission to any of Green Mountain College’s graduate programs is determined by the respective program’s Admissions Committee upon the review of the required application materials detailed below.
Please contact the Office of Online Enrollment with questions:
Phone: (802) 774-8366 or (802) 287-8384
Official Transcripts Transcripts Must Demonstrate the Conferral of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Graduate transcripts must be submitted for potential transfer credit consideration.
- A maximum of 9 credits may be transferred
- Eligible coursework must align with the content of the applicable GMC course
- A grade of ‘c’ or better is required for a course to be considered for transfer credit
- Coursework not included on the bachelor’s degree transcript may be submitted to support an applicant’s candidacy
- Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States may be required to have an evaluation completed through AACRAO or a NACES approved evaluation service and are responsible for any costs associated with said evaluation. The evaluation must demonstrate that the credentials provided are equivalent to a bachelor’s degree received in the United States
Current Resume or C.V.
The Essay Should Address the Following Items:
- Why you are interested in pursuing this degree with green mountain college?
- How does the degree align with your career goals?
- How will you manage competing personal, professional, and academic priorities during your course of study?
Three Letters of Recommendation
- Recommendations should come from individuals who are not relatives and can provide a well-rounded
perspective of your background and character
- Recommendations should address your capabilities for graduate education and describe how your background
aligns with the environmental focus of green mountain college.
- Submission of all three letters of recommendation is required to be considered for admission
In addition to the primary admissions requirements, applicants should also address the following considerations pertaining to their prior GPA & Prior Professional Experience. Failure to meet one of these qualifications does not automatically disqualify an applicant. Strength in one area may offset a deficiency in the other. The Admissions Committee will consider the whole of the applicant when issuing an Admissions Decision.
- Prior GPA: Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate or cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Prior Professional Experience: Applicants should have approximately two years of applicable experience to connect the course material to its application in the real world.
Submission of recent (within the past five years) GMAT scores or the submission of GMC’s quantitative skills analysis including:
- A list of all college-level math, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting courses
- A listing of quantitative skills currently used in their work
- A description of their experience with spreadsheets and/or other math-related software
MS Environmental Studies
Applicants to the MSES program’s conservation biology track are expected to have previously studied undergraduate
or graduate level: biology, ecology, chemistry, and statistics.