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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY


TUITION per credit hour:
$680 Elementary & Secondary Education
$705 Graduate Education Advance Programs
$565 Graduate Education Online
$735 Criminal Justice
$735 Interdisciplinary Studies
$735 Sport Management
$870 MBA
$870 Finance
$885 PhD
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS CONTACT
Mr. Evan Pierce, Associate Director for Academic Affairs, Graduate Studies, graduate@niagara.edu
Niagara University provides over 55 graduate awards, scholarships, graduate assistantships and campus employment opportunities for graduate students attending the university. For more than 155 years, Niagara University has been educating students in the highest academic tradition. Niagara University’s beautiful 160-acre campus runs along the top of scenic Monteagle Ridge overlooking the Niagara River gorge, just four miles north of the world-famous waterfall. The location of the campus, which is adjacent to the international border between the United States and Canada, provides convenient access to transportation hubs and global opportunities for its students.

Niagara University has everything graduate students are looking for: esteemed academic programs; small classes that accentuate individualized learning with highly credentialed faculty; evening, weekend, and online options; and the hands-on, practical knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced world.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Criminal Justice; MS; 33 credit hours; Prof. Ronald Winkley, rwinkley@niagara.edu
The premier graduate criminal justice program in Western New York designed for both working professionals and those entering the field.

Interdisciplinary Studies; MA; 33 credit hours; Dr. Mustafa Gokcek, gokcek@niagara.edu
An innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and lets students design their own graduate program with courses in grant writing, fundraising and nonprofit leadership.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Ms. Kimberly Lasher, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, klasher@niagara.edu

Master of Business Administration; MBA; 33-51 credit hours; Dr. Paul Richardson, psr@niagara.edu / mba@niagara.edu
With nationally acclaimed faculty, practice-oriented curriculum and AACSB accreditation, Niagara lets you complete your MBA in as little as 16 months with convenient weekday evening or Saturday classes. Ranked this year as one of the world’s best by CEO Magazine. Concentrations in: Accounting, Finance, Global Business and Supply Chain Management, Strategic Wealth management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Marketing Management, International Management, Financial Planning, Strategic Management, Healthcare Administration, General Management.

Finance; MS; 36 credit hours; Dr. Daniel Tompkins, dlt@niagara.edu
Niagara University’s master of science in finance provides students with a rigorous, advanced study in the areas of corporate finance, investments and financial planning.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Mrs. Tammy Bruno, Graduate Education Director, tbruno@niagara.edu

Teacher Education
The College of Education is dedicated to preparing the highest quality professionals for dynamic careers where they will make a difference in our communities in education, human services and leadership roles. Graduate and professional programs are offered on the main campus and at satellite campuses in Ontario.

Elementary Education (Early Childhood and Childhood: Birth-6 NYS/Primary and Junior Ontario); MSEd; 39 credit hours; Dr. Michelle Ciminelli, mrcim@niagara.edu

Secondary Education (Middle Childhood and Adolescence: Grades 5–12 NYS/ Intermediate Senior: Grades 7–12 Ontario); MSEd; 39 credit hours; Dr. Alice Kozen, akozen@niagara.edu

Special Education 1–6 Online; MSEd; 40 credit hours; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 24 credit hours; Dr. Dennis Garland, dgarland@niagara.edu

Special Education 7-12 Online; MSEd; 40 credit hours; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 24 credit hours; Dr. Alice Kozen, akozen@niagara.edu

Special Education: Annotation in Severe/ Multiple Disabilities Online; 12 credit hours; Dr. Alice Kozen, akozen@niagara.edu

Early Childhood and Special Education Birth-2; MSEd; 37 credit hours; Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley, bardsley@niagara.edu

Literacy Instruction Birth-6 or 5–12; MSEd; 37 credit hours; Dr. Robin Erwin, rerwin@niagara.edu

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); MSEd; 37-46 credit hours; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 18 credit hours; Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley, bardsley@niagara.edu


Educational Leadership Online
Niagara University’s educational leadership programs are CAEP-accredited graduate programs that prepare candidates for leadership roles. The programs focus on the development of school and community leaders, and the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are critical for those who lead educational communities and nonprofit organizations.

Educational Leadership Online (School Building Leader & School District Leader); MSEd; 36 credit hours
School Building Leader Online; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 24 credit hours
School District Leader Online; Certificate of Advanced studies; 24 credit hours
School District Business Leader Online; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 24 credit hours
Teacher Leader Certificate; 18 credit hours; Dr. Barbara Iannarelli, bai@niagara.edu
Ontario Educational Leadership; MSEd; 36 credit hours; Prof. Tom Donovan, tdonovan@niagara.edu

Counseling and Clinical Programs
For individuals who are planning to become school counselors, mental health counselors, school psychologists or to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, Niagara University’s counseling and clinical graduate programs deliver the education and training students will need to succeed in today’s competitive market. Niagara University’s popular clinical mental health counseling program was the first in New York state and is open to Canadian students as well. CMHC graduates work in in-patient and out-patient settings with a job placement rate above 90 percent. Niagara’s school counseling program educates graduate students to become school counselors at the elementary, middle and secondary level. School psychology students are thoroughly trained in both psychology and education, and this program includes specialized preparation in mental health, child development, school, organization, learning theory and behavioral sciences.

School Counseling; MSEd; 48 credit hours; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 12 credit hours; Dr. Jennifer Beebe, jbeebe@niagara.edu

Clinical Mental Health Counseling; MS; 60 credit hours; Clinical Mental Health Counseling Bridge; Certificate of Advanced Studies; 15 credit hours; Dr. Shannon Hodges, shodges@niagara.edu

School Psychology; MS; 63 credit hours; Dr. Lisa Kilanowski, lak@niagara.edu

Developmental Disabilities Online; MA; 30 credit hours; Dr. Vince Rinaldo, vjr@niagara.edu
The program was developed with the guidance and expertise of community leaders in rehabilitation and independent living. It is ideal for individuals who are new to the field and for those already employed by agencies that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities who may be seeking advancement.

Leadership and Policy; PhD; 60 credit hours; Dr. Walter Polka, wpolka@niagara.edu
The Niagara University PhD program in Leadership and Policy is designed for working professionals who are interested in furthering their leadership potential through research and advanced study. The program offers an innovative and unique model in preparing leaders who can implement systemic change to further organizational and community goals. Candidates will become leaders in shaping, implementing and evaluating policy in international, cross-disciplinary and diverse contexts.

COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Sport Management; MS; 36 credit hours; Prof. Michael Gentile; mgentile@niagara.edu
Niagara University’s M.S. in sport management is a focused, yet flexible, program designed to meet the needs of today’s graduate student while developing skilled professionals for the sport industry. The rigorous curriculum and experiential learning requirements are specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in a broad range of sport industry careers or to pursue advanced study, if they desire.

Niagara University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs are registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Informed by its Catholic heritage and inspired by the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, Niagara University is engaged in educating the whole person, and recognized for excellence and leadership in liberal arts and professional education that makes a difference.


Successful Alumni Stories
http://www.niagara.edu/alumni-news/

ONLINE DEGREES
M.S.Ed.: Special Education 1-6 or 7-12.
Certificate of Advanced Studies, Special Education 1-6 or 7-12.
M.S.Ed.: Special Education: Annotation in Severe/ Multiple Disabilities.
M.S.Ed.: Educational Leadership.
Certificate of Advanced Studies, Educational Leadership.
Certificate of Advanced Studies, School Building Leader.
Certificate of Advanced Studies, School District Leader.
Certificate of Advanced Studies, School District Business Leader.




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