Admissions Requirements

All master's programs at Marlboro College require that you have completed a bachelor's degree. In keeping with Marlboro's emphasis on independent thinking, we make admissions decisions based upon your individual qualifications for our programs and how well our programs align with your goals. Therefore, you are not required to take GREs or to supply test scores.

The following are materials you will need to apply to Marlboro Graduate and Professional Studies programs. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Livingston, director of graduate admissions, at (888) 258-5665 x209.

Application Materials

  • Completed Online Application Form.
  • Official College Transcript(s): All transcripts should be sent via a traditional postal system to:

Office of Admissions
Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies
28 Vernon Street, Suite #120
Brattleboro, VT 05301

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required for degree programs (except for MAT-SJ candidates, no specific form is required). MAT in Teaching for Social Justice applicants should use the recommendation form specifically for that program. Letters may be emailed to Don Parker, admissions assistant. (Certificate programs require only one letter of recommendation.)
  • Statement of Intent: Your statement of intent gives you the opportunity to outline the goals you hope to achieve by attending Marlboro College, and it helps us determine how our programs can best fit your needs. MAT in Teaching for Social Justice applicants should visit the the appropriate program page for specific instructions on the essay. Please email your statement of intent to Don Parker.
  • Essay on Sustainability (MBA only): In 1,000 to 1,500 words, define 'sustainability' from your perspective and explain its relevance to managers and entrepreneurs, now and in the future. Please email your essay to Don Parker.

Program-specific Information

  • M.S.M. in Health Care Administration (MSM-HCA): Candidates should have experience working with or within a health care organization.
  • M.B.A. in Managing for Sustainability (MBA): Proficiency in accounting, quantitative methods, and the use of Excel increases the likelihood of a successful entry into the MBA program. In order to ensure proficiency we may require students to complete online preparatory courses from GMAT Business ReadyTM in Accounting and Quantitative Skills, at their own expense, before they begin class in January. One or both of these courses may be waived during the application process, depending on an applicant's prior education and work experience. Students should also arrange for training in basic Excel skills, if needed.
  • B.S. - Managing Information Systems (BSMIS): For this bachelor's completion program, we recommend students enter with between 60 and 90 undergraduate credits .

Computer Requirements

  • To enroll in our programs, you must own or have access to an up-to-date computer with internet access. The faster and more powerful the computer, the easier it will be to do your coursework.
  • A broadband internet connection is strongly recommended.

Continuing Education

To register for Continuing Education Program courses as a non-matriculated student, please access the CEP page.