Monmouth University's Graduate School provides high-quality master's degree and certificate programs to students seeking to increase their professional skills and enhance their intellectual development. Monmouth has a current graduate enrollment of more than 1,700 students. Every program curriculum aims to improve students' leadership qualities and prepare them for career advancement, career changes, or further study. Graduate students have chances to advance their knowledge and engage in scholarly research with Monmouth's faculty members, who provide a distinctly challenging classroom environment and also serve as mentors and advisors. Small classes allow for individual attention and strong student-faculty dialogue.
Students are offered a variety of learning environments, ranging from lectures and seminars to independent studies, practicums, internships, and online and Web-enhanced course work. Many of the University's graduate students work full time or are full-time interns and attend evening classes. In an effort to provide flexibility, some courses of study offer hybrid classes that utilize a combination of traditional, face-to-face classroom time blended with online classes and assignments. These classes usually meet in-person on alternate weeks. The University also offers two accelerated programs (the accelerated MBA and the accelerated MAT) that allow students to complete their degree in 12 months.
Monmouth University's 156-acre campus is located in a convenient, safe, suburban area one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The campus is approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, and both can be easily accessed by train or commuter bus service. The University's proximity to high-technology firms, financial institutions, and a thriving business-industrial sector provides Monmouth students and graduates with varied employment opportunities.
Monmouth's Graduate Admission Office assists students in the enrollment process. The University also has a variety of financial aid options, including fellowships, which provide scholarship assistance to students who have demonstrated academic achievement in the completion of their baccalaureate degrees. A limited number of assistantships are also available. Prospective students can receive an estimate of their scholarship award by filling out Monmouth's Scholarship Inquiry Form at www.monmouth.edu/scholarships.
M.A.: Anthropology, Corporate & Public Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Mental Health Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling—Addiction Studies Track, Public Policy.
M.A.T.: Initial Teaching Certification.
M.S.Ed.: Education including School Counseling, Speech-Language Pathology (pending accreditation for fall 2013), Student Affairs & College Counseling.
M.B.A.: Business Administration (tracks in Accounting, Finance, Real Estate; concentration in Healthcare Management).
M.S.: Computer Science (tracks in Computer Networks, Databases & Intelligent Information Systems, Security of Computer Systems & Networks), Homeland Security (beginning fall 2013), Software Engineering.
M.S.W.: Social Work (concentrations in Clinical Practice with Families & Children, International & Community Development).
M.S.N.: Nursing (specializations in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, School Nursing).
D.N.P.: Nursing Practice.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES: Autism, Computer Science Software Design & Development, Criminal Justice Administration, Forensic Nursing, Homeland Security, Human Resources Management & Communication, Public Service Communication Specialist, School Nursing, School Nursing—Non-Instructional, Software Development, Software Engineering, Strategic Public Relations and New Media, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
GRADUATE CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT PROGRAMS: Bilingual/Bicultural, Chinese (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing), Early Childhood, English as a Second Language, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, Student Assistance Coordinator, Supervisor, Teacher of Students with Disabilities.
POST-MASTER'S ENDORSEMENT PROGRAMS: Accounting, Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Director of School Counseling Services, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Management, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Play Therapy.