Phone: (866) 282-7259
Dean: Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D.
Program Director: Julian Portilla
Program History: Founded 30 years ago at Woodbury College and then relocated to Champlain College in 2008
Structure: Flexible scheduling to accommodate students taking one or two courses per term.
Format: Combines the convenience of instructor-led classes online (including 24/7 access to instruction and assignments, highly collaborative discussions, chat and email), virtual simulated mediation practice, and face-to-face learning in our residency experience.
Annual Cycle: Five terms per year, starting in September, October, January, March and May. New students begin in September, January or May.
Course Duration: Eight-week online terms.
Required Credit Hours: 42 credit hours.
Degree Completion Time Frames:
Residency: 10 days of required residency at our campus in Burlington, Vermont, over two visits (in January and May), plus an optional four-day residency as an elective. Includes in-depth mediation workshops with peers from the program, along with professional development and networking sessions with students from other Champlain College online graduate programs.
Certificate in Mediation: Read more about our 18-credit certificate in mediation
Graduate Commencement Ceremony: Held annually in May at Champlain College, Burlington, VT.
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Woodbury Transfer Credits: If you previously earned a Mediation Certificate from Woodbury College, please contact a Graduate Admissions Counselor. Along with the Program Director, they will help develop a program plan that suits your academic experience.