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Writing (MFA) | Master’s Degree

One of the top low-residency programs in the country, the Bennington Writing Seminars is a two-year, rigorous exploration of craft. You commit as much to reading as to writing and critical literary analysis. You create bold new works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and may work in a dual-genre. You finish with a polished thesis and a critical paper. All this with the expert 1:1 guidance of acclaimed authors who develop a stake in your work. Our alumni, faculty, students, and staff publish work at the highest levels.

Public Action (MFA) | Master’s Degree

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Public Action is a highly selective graduate degree program, designed to give accomplished artists working as agents of social change the time, space, and focus to conduct research and develop new work.

MFA fellows are expected to have substantial professional experience in socially or civically engaged public art or related areas, well beyond undergraduate studies. We recognize the achievements of artists who have had significant careers and encourage them to apply in order to continue their creative research.

Music (MFA) | Master’s Degree

Bennington’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Music program invites students of music to develop their artistic vision by pursuing work at an advanced level in either composition or voice. (In exceptional cases, students wishing to pursue postgraduate work in other performance areas may be considered.) In a supportive and demanding environment, MFA candidates, in dialogue with the faculty, design an individual program that puts them in contact with a range of accomplished faculty members over the course of their time here, as well as with disciplines outside of music, with the primary goal of refining and deepening the quality of their work as performers or composers.

The Bennington music faculty accepts one or two graduate students at a time to pursue postgraduate work.

Dance (MFA) | Master’s Degree

In a supportive and challenging environment, candidates collaborate with expert faculty members and other students, including undergraduates, to deepen their artistic passions and to hone their technical skills. MFA in Dance students have full access to the College’s outstanding facilities: a fully equipped 100′ x 100′ black box dance theater, two dedicated dance studios, and multiple other venues (including theaters, galleries, the student center, and outdoor spaces) to accommodate their creative endeavors.

Organization Development & Human Relations | Master’s Degree

Champlain College Online’s master’s degree in organization development & human relations is designed to prepare students to nimbly address organizational challenges and influence change at individual and group levels in today’s global organizations. Combining the expertise and value of a master’s degree in human resources with a foundation in organizational strategy, this program empowers professionals to identify and leverage an organization’s unique strengths to form resilient and adaptable organizational cultures that withstand the constant disruption today’s workforces face.

Teacher Apprenticeship Program | License

The Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) mission is to attract, support, and develop the most effective teachers in the state of Vermont. TAP is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and strong content knowledge and work experience who are interested in pursuing a teaching career. TAP, which is one of Vermont’s Approved Educator Preparation Programs, is an 8-month full-time non-degree licensure program that includes coursework and student teaching with a mentor teacher. It takes place in-person, including Monday through Friday at the candidate’s host school, plus course attendance twice per month in-person in Burlington, VT.

TAP prepares successful candidates with an official recommendation to the Vermont Agency of Education for Level I teacher licensure. The possibilities for licensure via the VT AOE upon successful completion of TAP are: PreK-12 specials license in art, music, PE, Health; Middle level (grades 5-9) Math, Science, Social Studies, English; Secondary School (grades 7-12) Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Computer Science; and Grades 5-12 Family and Consumer Science (FACS), World Languages, Theater.

This cost of TAP is $11,900 plus a $100 application fee. Additional textbooks will be purchased for this course and an individual laptop is required. There is also a criminal background check fee. When applying for the official teaching license, there is a $200 fee and an additional criminal background check fee.

Business Administration (MBA) | Master’s Degree

Champlain’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide a framework for today’s business professionals to think more critically, work more collaboratively, and approach complex workplace challenges more holistically. You’ll emerge from the program with a systems-thinking mindset, the ability to approach modern business challenges with confidence, and will be prepared to lead in a variety of roles in a dynamic organization.

Leadership | Master’s Degree

Transform your career as a strategic leader through progressive management techniques. Champlain’s online master’s degree in leadership combines a variety of powerful approaches to leadership, change and learning (including strengths-based change, distributed leadership, and integrated reflective practice) to help you build adaptive strategies, innovation, success-oriented culture, caring and respectful relationships, and positive social impact within an organization.

Information Security | Master’s Degree

Champlain’s online master’s in information security goes beyond a traditional cybersecurity master’s degree to help students develop strategic thinking in the prevention of and response to cyber incidents, and the ability to examine incidents and responses contextually and systematically. Learn to identify risks, understand current attack vectors, protect enterprise networks, use multiple cloud and software applications fluently, and fill the gap between policy-driven information assurance and the technical “live by the runbook” model.

Healthcare Administration | Master’s Degree

Champlain’s master’s in healthcare administration will equip you with the skills needed to increase efficiencies, foster collaboration, and make measurable improvements to patient access and quality of care in a variety of healthcare settings. With a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education that encompasses quality and process improvement, human resources, finance, leadership, and information systems, as well as key soft skills like communication and critical thinking, graduates of Champlain’s online MHA degree program will be prepared to take on the challenges faced by today’s healthcare organizations.