Antioch New England
Keene, NH 03431
Antioch New England is a private, independent graduate school that offers graduate programs and training directed at enhancing the quality of life, the environment, work and learning settings, and human relationships. The integration of internships and practica with academic studies is a fundamental aspect of all programs. Little value is placed on competitiveness, except in the pursuit of academic excellence. Qualitative scales and narrative assessment are used to evaluate student learning. Most students continue employment while pursuing their degrees. There are three semesters. Entry points for master's programs vary depending upon the department and program.
The 1,200 graduate students who are enrolled have an average of three to six years of professional experience and are seeking further accreditation in their fields, professional development, or a career change. The average age of students is 36, and 73 percent of students are women. Approximately 80 percent commute from the six New England states, 7 percent are from New York State, and the remainder of students hail from other states or countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland.
The Location and Community
Antioch New England is centrally located in Keene, New Hampshire, in the picturesque Mount Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. A small city with well-developed business, social, and educational resources, Keene is well connected to many parts of New England, and students can commute from considerable distances. Albany, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts, are 2 hours by car. Management programs are also offered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Experienced Educator cluster sites are located throughout New England.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Master's degree programs are offered in applied psychology, education, environmental studies/resource management and administration, and management, and doctoral degrees are offered in clinical psychology and environmental studies. Programs are designed for the motivated adult learner. Integrating internships and practica with academic studies, programs provide a scholarly, practice-oriented education. Classes meet one to two days per week. The master's programs range from 36 to 60 credits and take fifteen months to 2½ years to complete. The doctoral program in clinical psychology can be completed in five years, and the Ph.D. in environmental studies in four years.
The Department of Applied Psychology offers the M.A. in counseling psychology, in counseling psychology with a substance abuse/addictions counseling concentration, in marriage and family therapy, and in dance/movement therapy with a counseling psychology minor and the M.Ed. in dance/movement therapy and in substance abuse counseling. The Department of Clinical Psychology offers a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. The Department of Education offers the M.Ed. in elementary and early childhood education, with concentrations in Integrated Learning, Waldorf, and science and environmental education, as well as an Experienced Educators Program offering an M.Ed. in foundations of education. The Department of Environmental Studies offers an M.S. in environmental studies and in resource management and administration and a Ph.D. in environmental studies. The Department of Organization and Management offers an M.Ed. weekend program in administration and supervision, a Master of Human Services Administration, and a Master of Science in management. A Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies is also offered.
Facilities & Resources
Antioch New England Institute, the Graduate School's sustainable communities research and application center, works with local communities, states, national governments, and other public and nonprofit organizations to develop sustainable, citizen-based solutions. It conducts community leadership research and training, community profiles, research on regional sustainability indicators, endangered species research, natural resource inventories, and community-based environmental education programs. The institute houses three centers: the Howes Center for Community Engagement, the Center for Environmental Education, and the Craiglow Center for Applied Research and Policy. The Department of Clinical Psychology houses the Center for Research on Psychological Practice, the Multicultural Center, and the Antioch Psychological Services Center. The focused library collection includes books, journals, conference proceedings, audio and video materials, curriculum materials, dissertations and theses, and government documents. Services include computerized access to bibliographic databases, interlibrary loan networks, Internet access, audiovisual equipment, and online library services. Students have access to more than 38,000 cataloged books and documents and nearly 1,600 journal titles as well as the 300,000-volume collection at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Expenses and Aid
Students pay an established semester charge, which varies by program, for each semester registered. Tuition for master's degree programs ranges from approximately $3,550 to $6,350 for the summer semester and from $4,250 to $7,050 for the fall and spring semesters. Doctoral programs cost from approximately $2750 to $4350 for the summer semester and from $5,900 to $12,000 for the fall and spring semesters. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change each academic year, effective with the summer term. Students should contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
Antioch New England participates in Federal Stafford Student Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Work-Study programs. There are on-campus work-study positions available. Many students who are interns are paid for their work through the work-study program. Fellowships awarded include the Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Fellowship (Dance/Movement Therapy Program), the Waldorf Teacher Training Fellowship, the Reader's Digest Fellowship, and the Jonathan Daniels Contribution to Diversity Scholarship.Antioch New England awards approximately $350,000 in Federal Perkins Loans, $150,000 in scholarships, $430,000 in Federal Work-Study awards, and more than $9 million in Federal Stafford Student Loans and alternative loans. An interest-free payment plan is available.
Antioch New England Graduate School does not provide housing. Privately owned apartments and houses are available in the area. For students who relocate to the Keene region, living expenses are budgeted at nearly $1,400 per month.
How to Apply / Application
Applications for all master's programs are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to use a self-managed application procedure. A personal interview is required. Completed applications for the doctoral program in clinical psychology must be received by January 9, for entry in September of that year. For the doctoral program in environmental studies, they must be received by February 2, for June entry. All prospective students are encouraged to attend a departmental information session and visit classes before applying.
We are happy to welcome students from all over the world into our progressive learning environment. Each student brings extensive cultural awareness to our school; we hope that you will feel comfortable enough to share some of your culture with us.
Who to Contact
Office of Admissions
Antioch New England Graduate School
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3552
Graduate Departments, Chairpersons and Directors
• Department of Applied Psychology: Julia Halevy, Dott. Ped., Chairperson.
• M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology and Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling: Diane Kurinsky, Ed.D., Director.
• M.A. Program in Marriage and Family Therapy: David Watts, Ed.D., Director.
• M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy with a Minor in Counseling Psychology: Susan Loman, M.A., ADTR, Director.
• Department of Clinical Psychology: Roger L. Peterson, Ph.D., Chairperson.
• Department of Education: Peter R. Eppig, M.Ed., Chairperson
• M.Ed. Teacher Certification Programs: David Sobel, M.Ed.
• M.Ed. Experienced Educators Program: Tom Julius, Ed.D., Director.
• M.Ed. Waldorf Program: Torin Finser, Ph.D., Director.
• M.Ed. Education by Design™: Marcea Gustafson, M.S., Director.
• Department of Environmental Studies: Mitchell Thomashow, Ed.D., Chairperson.
• M.S. Program in Resource Management and Administration: Joy N. Ackerman, M.S., and Michael H. Simpson, M.A., M.S., Co-directors.
• M.S. Program in Conservation Biology: Jon Atwood, Ph.D., Director.
• M.S. Program in Environmental Education: Cynthia B. Thomashow, M.S.T., M.Ed., Director.
• M.S. Program in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing: Steve Chase, M.S., Director.
• M.S. Teacher Certification Programs: Jimmy Karlan, Ed.D., Director.
• Doctoral Studies: Beth Kaplin, Ph.D., Academic Director.
• Department of Organization and Management: Steven P. Guerriero, Ph.D., Chairperson.
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