Colby-Sawyer College and Green Mountain College (GMC) have signed an articulation agreement that allows qualified Colby-Sawyer students to enter GMC’s sustainability-focused graduate programs.
Under the agreement, GMC will admit Colby-Sawyer graduates who earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher after they submit required graduate admissions materials; application fees will be waived.
The graduate degrees are available to Colby-Sawyer students in any major but are especially good options for those graduating in the college’s environmental studies, environmental science and community-based sustainability programs. The graduate programs are also an extension of Colby-Sawyer’s focus on experiential learning and professional preparation; every Colby-Sawyer student completes at least one internship.
GMC offers a sustainable M.B.A., an M.S. in sustainable food systems, an M.S. in environmental studies and an M.S. in resilient and sustainable communities. The online graduate programs allow students to work at their own pace while applying concepts learned in class to real-world challenges in their communities.
“We are very excited about this partnership as Colby-Sawyer and Green Mountain share a commitment to providing our students with innovative educational experiences that prepare them to become proactive global citizens,” said Colby-Sawyer Interim Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Laura Alexander. “Green Mountain is a recognized leader in sustainability in higher education and this articulation agreement enables our students to engage in a flexible and outstanding graduate experience that further prepares them for successful careers.”
The agreement, signed by Interim Academic Vice President Alexander and GMC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas J. Mauhs-Pugh, is one of several affiliations Colby-Sawyer has created to ensure students a smooth transition into graduate school. Colby-Sawyer also has agreements with Plymouth State University, Springfield College, Wheelock College, Vermont Law School and the University of New Haven.