MED Frequently Asked Questions
What are classes like?
Classes are very lively with many hands-on activities and discussions. Classes draw upon the academic literature in each subject area and also integrate students’ and faculty members’ experiences relating to the subject.
How long will it take me to graduate?
Students finish the program in two to three years depending on how many courses they are able to take each semester. Many working adults are able to complete six credits of coursework per semester.
When can I start the program?
Students pursuing National Board Certification are encouraged to start the program in January.
What does the program ask of you?
We expect students to come to class prepared and ready to engage with classmates in the course material. The experience you bring and your ideas and insights are valuable resources for learning for you and your classmates. A general rule of thumb is to spend two hours doing homework for each hour of class time per week. This level of preparation is essential for the participatory nature of our classes.
How do I know what classes to take?
As soon as you are admitted to the program, you meet with the Program Director. You will be asked to describe your interests and career goals. With that information, the Director will work with you to develop a plan of studies appropriate for your goals.
How do I apply?
You can apply on-line or using a paper application form. Please see our Admissions Page for the next steps.
Is there financial aid?
Yes. Graduate students are eligible for federal loans. The college also offers a convenient payment plan and will work with your employer if you are fortunate to have an employer who assists with tuition. For more information, please contact our Financial Aid Office.