Pathways to Advanced Degrees

Are you considering education beyond your bachelor's degree? You're in the right place! Champlain College offers you several options for your next degree or certificate, with admission  agreements with other colleges and universities or through expedited admissions into our own Champlain College Online programs.

Undergraduate to Graduate Pathways

Through Champlain College Online (CCO), you can smoothly transition from your on-campus undergraduate experience to an online graduate environment and continue to enhance your skills and career opportunities.

With the flexibility of online coursework, you can start your new career and pursue your graduate certificate or master's degree at the same time.  Through education benefits, your new employer may even reimburse you for your tuition!.

  • No application fee, essay or GRE scores required
  • Competitive tuition at $595/credit (less if your employer, or your parents/guardians employer, is a truED member)
  • Expedited admission for Champlain College students
  • Master's degrees can be completed in as few as 18 months

Champlain College Online offers a variety of graduate degrees and certificates in business, cybersecurity, healthcare administration and information technology. Learn more about these programs, and speak to one of our admission representatives about which program might be best for you.

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Champlain's online MBA program is designed to provide a framework for today's business professionals to think more critically, work more collaboratively, and approach complex workplace challenges more holistically. You'll emerge from the program with a systems-thinking mindset, the ability to approach modern business challenges with confidence, and will be prepared to lead in a variety of roles in a dynamic organization. This 30-credit MBA provides you with the knowledge you need to compete in what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, including creativity & innovation, communication, leadership, and technology. 

Learn more about the MBA (30 credits) on the CCO page

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Employers recognize the need for a new type of business professional: one who is more agile, reflective, can leverage one's own strengths and those of the team, and uses systems thinking to inform organizational decisions. Take the next step in your career and learn how to strategically affect change and drive organizational results with Champlain's online master's in business administration with a specialized certificate.

To learn more about the MBA with a specialization visit the CCO page. 

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Blend the fundamentals of business management with high-level insights in accounting to prepare you to drive business solutions across many industries.

Learn more about the MBA Accounting specialization

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Develop the skills needed to organize and explore data, assess the value of information in an organization, and apply business analytics techniques to meet your organization's objectives.

Learn more about the MBA Business Analytics Specialization

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Enhance your fully online MBA degree experience with a specialization in cybersecurity so you will have the knowledge and skills to make strategic business decisions in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Learn more about the MBA Cybersecurity specialization

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This MBA with finance specialization program examines advanced principles within finance in areas such as valuation, risk management corporate finance and portfolio management.

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Enhance your healthcare career and gain essential knowledge of healthcare system design and innovation, information systems, finance, law, and project management.

Learn more about the MBA Healthcare Administration specialization

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Gain a deeper understanding of the role of human resources in organizational leadership and learn how to use HR functions to advance the mission and strategic goals of an organization.

Learn more about the MBA Human Resource Management specialization

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Establish yourself as an effective leader to successfully promote change in organizations, collaborate with diverse groups of people, and consider new perspectives to work toward a common goal.

Learn more about the MBA Leadership specialization

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This marketing MBA will deepen your understanding of sophisticated management topics and help you better connect with customers and gain marketing insights.

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Become a more effective champion of positive change within your organization and gain a foundation in the philosophies, theories, applications, and practices of positive organization development. 

Learn more about the MBA Positive Organization Development specialization

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Enhance your business and project management expertise. This innovative program provides a comprehensive exploration of project management methods, with an emphasis on agile and traditional approaches. 


Learn more about the MBA Project Management specialization at the CCO site.

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Are you considering a career in the public sector? Earn an advanced business education with the latest theories, practices, and trends that are shaping the world of public policy and management. 

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Establish yourself as an effective leader to successfully promote change in organizations, collaborate with diverse groups of people, and consider new perspectives to work toward a common goal.

This online master's degree in leadership combines a variety of powerful approaches to leadership, change and learning (including strengths-based change, distributed leadership, and integrated reflective practice) to help you build adaptive strategies, innovation, success-oriented culture, caring and respectful relationships, and positive social impact within an organization.  

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This fully online MS in Marketing Analytics provides a comprehensive exploration into the transformative power of data analysis. Through the integration of foundational principles of strategic marketing with cutting-edge data science tools and methodologies, graduates will possess the skills to make informed marketing decisions and analysis.

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This 100% online master's degree combines the expertise and value of a master's degree in human resources with a foundation in organizational strategy. This program empowers professionals to successfully lead, inspire, and cultivate diverse talent with the opportunity to differentiate your degree with a graduate certificate in an in-demand concentration in one of the following:

  • Business Analytics: Enhance your organization development degree with a focus on data management and business analytics techniques and decision making.
  • Human Resource Management: Learn how to use HR functions to advance the mission and strategic goals of an organization in authentic and relevant ways.
  • Leadership: Learn how to lead change in organizations and guide diverse people and perspectives to work toward a common goal in authentic and relevant ways.
  • Positive Organization Development: Become a more effective champion of positive change within your organization and gain a foundation in the philosophies, theories, applications, and practices of positive organization development.

 Learn more about the Master's in Organization Development & Human Relations program

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This cutting-edge, 100% online master's degree combines knowledge of cybersecurity essentials and threat intelligence, with knowledge of databases, scripting, and data analysis and mining. The curriculum develops the knowledge and skills to analyze cybersecurity threats and identify patterns and trends, evaluate cybersecurity strategies and governance policies using data-driven insights, and use of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to identify and predict cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.

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Advance your career with a top-ranked, award-winning, and nationally recognized digital forensics education. Champlain's 100% online master's in digital forensics degree develops students into scientists through an inspired, cutting-edge curriculum, closely aligned with emerging technology and new trends in the industry. Learn to gather and utilize digital evidence and apply investigative techniques to real-world scenarios. With a focus on both technical expertise (including knowledge of over 34 scripting languages and cloud and software applications,) and advanced soft skills such as leadership and communication, you'll be prepared to handle the complex demands of a career in the growing digital forensics field.

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This 100% online information security graduate program was developed in response to industry demand for a different kind of cybersecurity professional, one who is adept in both the strategic and tactical aspects of information security. Focus on your primary interests and set yourself apart with a focus in operations or management.

  • Operations Track Develop strategic thinking around prevention and response to incidents and enterprise protection. Foster your ability to respond to situations in a different way-beyond just protocol-and become the creative problem solver needed in the midst of incidents.
  • Management Track Deepen your understanding of sophisticated leadership topics and master systems thinking and project management. Formulate strategies that align with core personal values and promote communication, authenticity, and creative problem solving.

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Take your technical expertise to the next level with a master's in information technology graduate program designed for individuals with technical backgrounds in various fields of study. In this 100% online graduate degree program, you will emerge with a strategic, integrated view of information technology that will provide a robust framework for today's technical professionals to think more critically and approach complex organization challenges more innovatively. You'll also gain essential skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and leadership, that will be key assets for future career advancement as technology evolves. Set yourself apart from the competition and round out your IT master's degree with a certificate in a specialized area of focus. Choose from:

  • Business Management Learn and practice advanced management concepts, with a specific focus on leadership and the global economy.
  • Data Science Learn how to design and query databases, create and use scripts, visualize data, evaluate machine learning models, and examine uses for artificial intelligence to gain insight and resolve issues as you capture, maintain, process, analyze, and communicate information.
  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response Learn how to classify risks, identify and categorize vulnerabilities, and recommend mitigation and remediation strategies that are effective in criminal and civil digital investigations in both the public and private sectors.
  • Software Engineering & Project Management Learn how to apply software testing techniques to ensure the quality of software products, follow project management best practices, and use the latest analysis requirements to specify software products.

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In this 100% online master's degree you'll build and hone your technical and management skills while cultivating your leadership approach, and considering organizational goals and stakeholder needs. The curriculum consists of a combination of technical and management courses like object-oriented analysis and design, software testing and quality assurance, communication in an environment of open organizations, and foundations of group dynamics and successful teams. The program also includes courses in Agile development, security testing, and human computer interaction. This unique combination is highly desired in software engineers, software architects, project managers, and other roles in the software development industry.

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Deepen your insights in accounting principles and applied knowledge and gain an edge in a number of industries and organizational settings. This certificate also provides a foundation for those interested in a career in accounting.   

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Accounting program.

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Develop the skills needed to organize and explore data, and derive meaning from data to make informed business decisions.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program.

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Learn and practice advanced management concepts, with a specific focus on leadership, decision-making and the global economy.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Business Management program.

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Further develop your expertise in key finance principles and applied knowledge, such as valuation, risk management and portfolio management and explore real-world finance scenarios in applications such as financial markets, capital budgeting and capital markets.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Finance program.

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Gain a deeper understanding of the role of human resources in organizational leadership, and how to use HR functions to advance the mission and strategic goals of the organization.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program.

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Establish yourself as an effective leader, able to lead change in organizations and guide diverse people and perspectives to work toward a common goal.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Leadership program.

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Examine strategic marketing approaches such as utilizing data and research to inform decision making, and applying marketing research and consumer behavior knowledge to measure the effectiveness of branding and marketing campaigns.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Marketing program.

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Gain a foundation in the philosophies, theories, applications and practice of Positive Organization Development through this certificate.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Positive Organization Development program.

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Enhance your project management expertise with a comprehensive exploration of project management methodologies, with a special emphasis on both agile and traditional approaches.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program.

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This program delves deep into the latest theories, contemporary practices, and emerging trends in policy analysis, design, and the nuanced aspects of budgeting and financial management within the public sector.

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Created for business students to develop a deeper understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices and learn to assess cybersecurity risk and vulnerabilities in information systems and organizations.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program

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Learn how to design and query databases to capture, process, analyze, and communicate information through exploratory data analysis to gain insight and resolve issues for your organization.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Data Science program

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Delve into all aspects of digital forensics in this certificate program, including information systems analysis, mobile forensics, criminal law and digital evidence, and network security breaches.

 Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensic Science program

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Learn how to conduct threat intelligence including classifying risks, identifying and categorizing vulnerabilities such as a breach, and recommending mitigation and remediation strategies that are effective in criminal and civil digital investigations.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics & Incident Response program

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Learn to think strategically about cybersecurity and system defense, threat detection, and vulnerabilities, including network security and incident response, through this certificate.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Information Security program

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This multidisciplinary project management and software engineering certificate program teaches you how to specify, model, and manage the delivery of software products that satisfy functional and non-functional requirements.

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Graduate School Admission Agreements

Champlain has law school graduate admission agreements with New York Law School, New York University, and Vermont Law School. Champlain established these agreements in order to give students seamless opportunities to continue their studies.

Law School Graduate Admissions Agreements

New York Law School (NYLS)

Champlain has partnered with New York Law School so highly qualified Legal Studies students from Champlain College, upon recommendation from the program director, may be admitted on a merit scholarship to either the Two-Year Juris Doctor Program or the traditional Three-Year Juris Doctor Program. The minimum annual scholarship is $25,000 for the two-year program and $15,000 for the three-year program, and guaranteed housing is provided by NYLS.

New York University (NYU)

Champlain College has a special agreement with NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Students with a G.P.A. of 3.25 or greater can be granted "auto-admission" to one of 14 Master's programs offered through NYU, including an M.S. in Management and Systems and an M.S. in Global Affairs.


Vermont Law School (VLS)

Champlain's articulation agreement with VLS guarantees admission into Vermont Law School's J.D. or Joint J.D./M.S.E.L. degree program to Champlain College students who successfully complete Champlain's requirements for the bachelor's degree (BA or BS) and meet all entrance requirements.