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Find The Grad School That Fits

May 16, 2017

Many schools match the Segal Education Award, offer special scholarships or waive the application fee for AmeriCorps alumni. You can find (and chat virtually with) the school that fits yours career goals this Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 1-4pm EDT.

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Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy & Management

Location: Massachusetts

About: The mission at the Heller School is to drive positive social change through research, education, and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and promote social inclusion in a sustainable way. Heller is the only graduate school where the idealism of a social justice mission meets the rigor and prestige of a top-ranked policy school.

Degrees/programs: Business Administration, Global Health Policy Management, Nonprofit Management, Public Policy, Social Policy, Sustainable International Development

Incentive(s): waived application fee, 50% tuition scholarships to AmeriCorps alumni and RPCVs

Highlight(s): dual and joint degree options with Heller programs, Brandeis programs and other universities

Learn More:

Connect: @TheHellerSchool



University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Location: Illinois

About: Steeped in the University of Chicago’s rich tradition of scholarship and innovation, Harris Public Policy faculty and students bring an exacting, data-driven perspective to the full spectrum of policy concerns.

Degrees/programs: Computational Analysis & Public Policy, Environmental Science, Public Policy

Incentive(s): waived application fee, Segal Education Award matching, preferential application consideration, merit scholarships

Highlight(s): over 50% of master’s students receive fellowships or scholarships

Learn More:

Connect: @HarrisPolicy


Marist College


Location: New York, Florence, Italy or 100% online

About: Marist College is an independent, private liberal arts institution serving upwards of 6,500 students, with approximately 1,200 graduate and adult undergraduate students.

Degrees/programs: 13 Graduate Degrees & Advanced Certificates in areas like: Education, Business, Public Administration, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Communications, Marketing, Information Systems, Computer Science, the Arts, Medicine and Business Analytics

Incentive(s): 25% tuition discount for AmeriCorps members, alumni, and staff. (Savings between $5,850 – $13,260 depending on degree)

Highlight(s): Tuition discount also applies to 30 Undergraduate programs for students 22 years or older

Learn More:

Connect: @Marist


New York University, Wagner School of Public Service


Location: New York

About: Established in 1938, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service prepares serious, talented professionals to face the constantly changing challenges of public service. Trained in management, policy and finance, NYU Wagner students graduate with the skills they need to confront society’s most pressing problems.

Degrees/programs: Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Science in Public Policy, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy

Incentive(s): application fee waiver; 50% merit-based scholarship specifically dedicated to an AmeriCorps alumnus worth up to $20,000 per year; other partial and full scholarships

Highlight(s): NYU Wagner has dual MPA degree options with other schools at NYU including MBA, JD, MPH and MA in Hebrew & Judaic Studies. You’ll earn both degrees in less time than it would take to earn them separately.

Learn More:

Connect: @NYUWagnerSchool (Facebook), @NYUWagner (Twitter)


Prescott College

PrescottCollegeLocation: Arizona, hybrid or 100% online

About: Prescott College’s mission is to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment.

Degrees/programs: Social Justice & Human Rights, Adventure Education, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Education, Humanities, Counseling

Incentive(s): Segal Education Award matching

Highlight(s): The majority of our graduate degrees are hybrid programs through our limited-residency format. The limited-residency format allows you to stay in your community with occasional visits to campus to interact with your peers and your professors.

Learn More:

Connect: @PrescottCollege


University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs

squ-cudenverLocation: Colorado or 100% online

About: The CU Denver School of Public Affairs is creating the next generation of visionary leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems. Faculty, staff and students also conduct research that improves the quality of life and informs policy making and management in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Degrees/programs: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Affairs. Available concentrations: Local and State Government, Environmental Policy, Gender-Based Violence, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, and Nonprofit Organizations, Crime Analysis.

Incentive(s): 25% full tuition scholarship toward the 1 year full time accelerated MPA program; Resident tuition rates for non-residents attending online; paid fellowship opportunity

Highlight(s): CU Denver has part-time and full-time options including an accelerated, 1 year MPA. Accelerated MPA alumni have maintained over 90% employment placement rates in desired fields within 6 months of graduating.

Learn More:

Connect: @SchoolOfPublicAffairs (Facebook), @CUDenverSPA (Twitter)


University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

PennGSELocation: Pennsylvania

About: The Penn Graduate School of Education seeks students who are interested in promoting a deeper understanding of educational issues and contributing to societal change. Bringing diverse experiences to the Penn GSE community, students are both learners and agents of change within the university and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Degrees/programs: Master’s, Ed.D. and Ph.D. study in areas like: Counseling & Mental Health Services, Education Entrepreneurship, Education Leadership, Education Policy, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Language & Literacy, School Leadership, Urban Education, Virtual Online Teaching (VOLT) and more.

Incentive(s): Merit based scholarships

Highlight(s): top 5 ranked education programs

Learn More:

Connect: @PennGSE


University of Vermont, Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA

SEMBAlogoLocation: Vermont

About:  The University of Vermont’s one-year Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) was designed from the ground up to challenge the traditional MBA. We’ve fundamentally reinvented business education and the MBA degree to address directly the core challenges we face– environment, ethics, poverty and inequality—through the lens of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Degrees/programs: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability

Incentive(s): merit based scholarships

Highlight(s): 3 month practicum project with hands-on experiential learning with existing companies or new ventures – Current and past host organizations include Facebook, Ingersoll Rand, PepsiCo, Philips, Seventh Generation and many more; Dual degree option with Vermont Law School

Learn More:

Connect: @UVMsemba (Facebook), @UVM_SEMBA (Twitter)


Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School of Social Work

BrownSchoolLocation: Missouri

About: Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world.

Degrees/programs: Public Health, Public Health Science, Social Work

Incentive(s): Segal Education Award matching

Highlight(s): one of the world’s lead schools for training social science researchers

Learn More:

Connect: @brownschool


Willamette University, MBA for Business, Government & Not-for-Profit Management

Willamette2Location: Oregon

About: As a national leader in experiential education, the Willamette MBA prepares students for their first professional position, career change and advancement in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Degrees/programs: Business Administration (full-time, part-time), Executive certificates

Incentive(s): waived application fee, Segal Education Award matching, merit based scholarships

Highlight(s): ranked in Business week and Poets & Quants; joint degree programs with JD or BA

Learn More:

Connect: @WillametteMBA

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