Johnson State College offers three graduate degree programs:
- M.A. in counseling
- M.A. in education, including a new one-year option for endorsement in special education
- M.F.A. in studio arts
Also available is a certificate of advanced graduate studies in education.
Graduate students have many reasons for choosing JSC. Here are a few of the most common.
Faculty Who Have "Been There"
Professors in all three programs bring real-life experience to the classroom. Our education faculty are experienced teachers, while many counseling professors still maintain a private practice. And our studio arts professors continue to produce new works and receive fellowships.
Faculty Who Are Passionate and Accessible
Our graduate students often comment about the energy JSC professors put into their teaching. Whether it's a dynamic classroom presentation, the time they devote to advising students or the effort they put into monitoring each student's performance, JSC professors have a well-earned reputation for giving it their all.
A Program That Meets the Needs of Adult Learners
Education courses meet late in the day and only once a week during the fall and spring semesters, and in the summer they are are offered as intensive, week-long courses. Counseling courses typically take place late in the afternoon or are offered on weekends. The studio arts program is designed specifically for practicing artists. The low residency requirements of this program enable students to work independently and on their own time in their home studios while periodically submitting work to faculty for critiques.
An Intimate Learning Environment
All three graduate programs feature small classes that promote close student-faculty relationships. Students receive personalized attention and support in developing a degree plan that fits their interests and career paths.
Programs That Put Theory to Practice
At JSC, we stress the importance of gaining new experiences in real-life environments. Our education students teach in local schools. Our counseling students complete internships at sites related to their career goals. Our studio arts students create a six-month body of work and handle all aspects of exhibiting it to the public, from hanging the work to handling publicity, for their required thesis exhibition.
For More Information
For details about graduate programs at JSC or admissions requirements, email Catherine Higley or call 800-635-2356 or 802-635-1244. The fax number in the Graduate Office is 802-635-1230. Our mailing address:
JSC Graduate Admissions
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9898