Pursuing a graduate education is a demanding and rewarding investment in your future — and the options for advanced studies have never been more abundant or diverse. That makes the school and program selection process all the more challenging. However, some institutions stand out for their academic vigor, student outcomes, and overall quality of life. The University of Vermont (UVM) is one such outstanding choice.
Located in the city of Burlington, Vermont, UVM both contributes to and draws energy from a small urban community recognized for innovation, entrepreneurship, cutting-edge technology and commitment to sustainability, as well as vibrant arts and world-class recreation options. It’s easy to see why Burlington is ranked a top college town by the New York Times and HuffPost.
In 2022/23, UVM received more than 30,000 applications from students throughout the US and round the globe. Boasting 58 master’s degrees, 26 doctoral degrees, 35 accelerated master’s degrees, and 15 certificates of graduate study, UVM appeals to students with talent and a wide range of perspectives, academic interests, and professional goals.
Research that solves problems worldwide
A remarkable 92% of UVM students are engaged in research, an internship, or other experiential learning/high-impact practice before graduating. “The University of Vermont is poised and ready to build upon our reputation as a premier research institution focused on sustainable solutions with local, national, and global applications and impact,” says Suresh Garimella, UVM president. “Our distinctive strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment.”
The National Science Foundation’s most recent annual Higher Education Research & Development survey ranks UVM 85th among national public research universities. Graduate students have access to many of the nation’s top academic minds, and also become part of UVM’s spirit of inquiry contributing to new knowledge that is helping to solve complex problems worldwide.
UVM recently joined a consortium of 28 leading institutions assisting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Geological Survey Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility. The aim is to get insight into improving a national water model and flood forecasting, with UVM venturing into education in water management.
UVM has a new Institute for Agroecology as well. Created in response to global calls to transform current systems driving the world’s food supply, the institute focuses on locally-rooted, globally-connected approaches to food production and distribution. Its purpose is to promote scientific and scholarly collaborations across disciplines; expand and support signature educational programmes; and boost campus-community partnerships centered on sustainable, equitable, health-driven food systems.
UVM is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and for the 2022-23 cycle, six faculty members won awards. Over the past four years, 22 UVM students have won Fulbright awards. In fact, it is home to 105 winners and finalists for prestigious fellowships, including the Fulbright, Goldwater, and Udall in the past five years.
For the sixth consecutive year, UVM’s Grossman School of Business Green MBA is ranked second in the country by The Princeton Review and was host of the 10th annual Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition in January.
Two prominent faculty members — Dr. Matthew Scarborough (College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences) and Dr. Ana Morales-Williams (Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources) — have joined the ranks of over 50 UVM faculty National Science Foundation CAREER Award winners.
New facilities allow more bold leaders and big ideas to flourish from these award-winning students and professors. The new biomedical research facility is a 62,500 sq. ft. four-story structure that will support the work of hundreds of faculty scientists, students, and staff. Over at the Agilent Laboratory for chemical analysis, advanced instrumentation is set to help students, faculty, industrial partners and others better study the composition and structure of chemical samples.
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