The IMA at Burlington College: A Masters Degree, Re-Imagined

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Jan 4, 2016 12:31:26 PM

Making the decision to attend graduate school is a big step, whether you are a traditional student who wants to continue on track from an undergraduate degree, or a professional deciding to go back to school to further your career. Enrolling in a conventional Masters degree program requires a considerable dedication of time and money in order to attend classes on-site, full-time and on a rigid schedule. That can be a tall order for students who may be juggling an array of responsibilities including full time careers and families! Plus, finding a school which offers a specialization in your subject of interest and is also conveniently located to your job and home can be nearly impossible.
At Burlington College, we believe that a high-quality, customized masters education should be available to anyone. That's why we developed the Individualized Masters of Arts Degree (IMA).
For years, we've given masters students the freedom to design a course of study around their own unique interests and complete relevant and customized classes through online and hybrid distance learning. With just two required residencies, busy Masters candidates only need to be on campus for six days, three when they begin their program of study and three when they wrap up and present their final capstone projects. Throughout this process, dedicated faculty advisors with expertise in the student's chosen field provide ongoing support to help shape a rigorous course of study.
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Create Your Plan For Success

Posted by Julie Starr, Master's Program Coordinator

Mar 20, 2014 2:29:00 PM

Thinking of a graduate degree? Why not consider an individualized master of arts?

Explore Your Multi-Faceted Interests

An Individualized Masters offers you the chance to custom design your education to meet your unique academic and professional goals in a flexible and affordable way.  

Engage Your Enthusiasm
In a recent New York Times article on individualized master of arts programs, Suzanne Wofford said, “Students usually start the program with three or four varied interests and they often feel they don’t want to give up on one of their interests.” We believe that you do your best learning when you are passionate, engaged and committed.  That's why Burlington College has always enabled its students to create individualized majors unique to their own interests.

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Burlington College is a small, creative, private liberal arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont on the shore of Lake Champlain. The College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.

The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Masters degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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