Graduate Institute, The

Graduate Institute, The

Master of Arts in Oral Traditions


171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Oral Traditions

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The M.A. in Oral Traditions examines the power of the spoken word as a force for transformative action in education, the arts, and cultural development. Participants study mythology, folklore, literature, sociology, and psychology, and pursue new discoveries in the time-honored tradition of storytelling. A great program for educators, Oral Traditions focuses on using storytelling to promote reading comprehension, language development, creative problem-solving, and joy in learning. It offers a powerful and engaging course of study for anyone seeking to understand and apply the profound impact of the spoken word toward enhanced artistic endeavors, community action, and cultural transformation.


The Graduate Institute is fully licensed, chartered, and accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Board of Governors.

International Student Requirements:

Transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (or an equivalent agency). Candidates whose native language is not English must present a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $428 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 12348 USD

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