Serving approximately 1,000 students, AUNE is a graduate school whose academics are closely linked to the region, with national and global connections through our students, alumni, and institutional concerns.
Since its founding in 1964, AUNE has a history of high academic standards, integration of work and study, commitment to bypassed populations, and learner responsibility. These attributes are intertwined with the New England traditions of self-reliance, small-community values and private action for the public good.
Our graduate degree and certificate programs are designed with the adult learner and mature recent graduate in mind. These programs balance the academic with the experiential, and action with reflection. Our flexible and affordable programs provide the training needed for graduating students to excel in their chosen careers.
Students leaving AUNE, whether with a master’s degree, PhD, or a certificate, have been taught, through both course work and real-world experience, to look outside the box for answers to many of the issues facing the planet today. How do we create a world where sustainability and social justice are at the forefront of the discussion? What is “green” and how can we lead our selves, our children, our fellows, our organizations to a greener tomorrow?
We provide a transformative education by linking the worlds of scholarship and activism and by fostering the process of lifelong learning.
Below is a listing of our programs, concentrations, and certificates we offer:
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Marriage and Family Therapy (MA)
Marriage and Family Therapy (PhD)
Conservation Biology (MS)
Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability (MS)
Environmental Education (MS)
Science Teacher Certification (MS)
Self-Designed Studies (MS)
Sustainable Development and Climate Change (MS)
Resource Management & Conservation (MS)