Learning in Community


The Graduate Institute values the power of community. We believe that we learn more effectively in groups than we do by ourselves. Because of this, we conduct all of our programs in cohorts -- groups of adult students that establish a collaborative learning environment. The cohort model fosters dialogue and the vibrant exchange of ideas, helping each learner create meaning on a personal level while remaining connected to their larger group. This makes the learning process dynamic, relevant, and humanized.

Cohorts also create continuity in our master’s degree and certificate programs. By completing an entire degree program with a close-knit group of adult learners, students are able to thrive and grow in the safety, trust, and camaraderie of their community. In the cohort, each voice is respected and each student contributes to individual and collective growth and discovery.

A World of Support 

At TGI, learning doesn't end in the four walls of the classroom. Our faculty and administration are always available to guide and support students during their studies. We also provide the following resources to ensure that what students learn at TGI will serve them in their personal and professional endeavors:

  • Hands-on mentorship and internships, which provide valuable training opportunities as well as potential career placements upon program completion
  • The opportunity to design and execute a Culminating Project, which helps launch students into the next stage of their professional life post-graduation 
  • The ongoing feedback and expertise of faculty and program coordinators who can help students with internship and mentorship placements and Culminating Project development
  • Membership in our thriving Alumni Association upon program completion, which includes access to our Alumni Directory, annual alumni gatherings, and other educational resources made available especially for TGI graduates
 
 
 
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