In the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, on the Vermont and Massachusetts borders, mountain vistas and rural landscapes wrap around Keene’s urban hub, a harmony of natural beauty and modern comforts. Here, students will find the campus of Antioch University New England.
Antioch University New England is a small graduate school with a grand vision, empowering people who know that one person can make a difference. At Antioch, graduate students work as colleagues with nationally esteemed faculty. Its practice-oriented programs provide invaluable internships, application, and opportunities for students advancing their professions or starting new careers.
In 1964, Antioch College—pioneered one hundred and twelve years earlier by Horace Mann in Yellow Springs, Ohio—stretched its educational reach beyond undergraduate instruction and launched a new graduate school charged with a unique mission. The school, dubbed Antioch-Putney, would not just simply educate students, it would also put that education into action for the betterment of the community by making hands-on, “real world” application of its teaching a part of its degree programs.
Antioch University New England is part of the Antioch University System which also includes Antioch University Seattle in Washington; Antioch University Los Angeles and Antioch University Santa Barbara in California; and Antioch University Midwest (formerly McGregor) in Yellow Springs, Ohio. At its five campuses, Antioch University enrolls more than 3,500 students, about 75% of which being graduate students.
Antioch is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. It values community engagement and is committed to innovative academic excellence. Students can even work their graduate education around busy lives. Classes are offered on particular weekdays or monthly on weekends.
Master’s degrees are offered in the areas of Applied Psychology, Environmental Studies, Education (MEd), Clinical Psychology (PsyD), and Organization & Management. Doctoral programs in Philosophy and Marriage and Family Therapy are offered as well. Finally, Certificate level degrees are offered for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Online discussion and document sharing have long been integral parts of most courses at Antioch University New England. With the phased-in implementation of Sakai, a cutting-edge learning management system, Antioch will soon be able to offer fully online courses. Currently, however, there are no fully online degrees offered at Antioch University New England.
Sustainability is at the heart of so much of what this university does. From the ground-breaking social justice audit undertaken to measure how well Antioch practices what it teaches, to the institutional commitment to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2020, Antioch University New England continuously seeks to be an exemplar of its values. Antioch features the first and only graduate program in the country that explicitly links sustainability and education as part of the Educating for Sustainability MEd. This program trains in-service educators nationally to apply sustainability at any grade level and every subject area.
Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills, and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders, and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. Finally, Antioch University New England believes in ecological stewardship and social justice, cultivating local as well as global perspectives to educate students with diverse backgrounds and opinions to become leaders of change.