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Goddard College

Barre, Vermont, United States
Goddard is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education with a history of creativity and chaos, invention and experimentation, of growth, decline and reemergence. It is an institution that has survived with integrity and adherence to its founding values for nearly 150 years, with the fortitude of a pioneering spirit and the unpredictability that such a spirit can bring.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The Goddard of today took shape in earnest in 1938, when a group of educators led by Royce “Tim” Pitkin proposed a Vermont “College for Living” to be located on a Plainfield sheep farm purchased from the Martin family.


Goddard is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community and capable of creating change. We encourage qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in our institution to apply. Job openings are listed below. Click on links for information on how to apply.

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Student services

The Help Desk is a universally important location at every residency. From check-in to check-out, staff are available to answer all of your way-finding, transportation, housing and dining questions. They also provide technical support to all of the residency workshops and events, as well as set up and re-set. In Vermont, Help Desk staff are available 24/7 during the residency. They are the command center for any logistics concerns, up to and including a campus emergency. Help Desk staff work closely with the Student Life staff to support faculty and students throughout the residency.

Housing services

All new students are required to stay on campus during their first residency unless they have a permanent residence within a 50-mile drive of their residency site. For subsequent semesters, students may stay off campus if they participate fully in all residency activities and academic programming.

As space allows, students have the option of requesting single or double rooms (charges vary), single-sex, coed, gender-neutral, scent free (Vermont only) and substance-free housing.

Library services

The Eliot D. Pratt Library offers services and resources in support of education and research in a hybrid in-person/virtual environment. The collection has 184,000+ total items, including 34,000+ printed books, 151,000+ eBooks, 400+ multimedia resources, electronic access to thousands of journal publications, and a carefully curated collection of free web resources. 

ICT services

The Information Technology team provides a number of services to students and faculty at the residency. For new students, we offer an introduction to Goddard’s IT systems and services. For all students, we conduct a Goddard Net 2.0 workshop, which goes beyond the basics of sending email and posting messages.

Medical services

  • pick up, or drive you, to get a prescription
  • bring a meal to your room
  • drive you to an urgent care facility, or help you make an appointment at a local healthcare facility

Student Life

Campus life

The Plainfield campus in central Vermont is about a 15-minute drive from Montpelier, the Capital of Vermont, and an hour from Burlington, one of Vermont’s largest cities.

Meeting and workshop rooms, faculty offices, program director offices, and gathering spaces are primarily located on the Greatwood side of campus. 


  • Goddard College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Goddard College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. 

Barre, Vermont, United States

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