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An Inside Look

Adelphi University graduate students benefit from an innovative and flexible curriculum that fits in with professional obligations as well as their personal lives, all on a beautiful campus near New York City. Most important, they are successful—in the classroom and beyond.

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What we are
A high-quality academic institution with cutting-edge programs for graduate and adult learners throughout our seven schools and colleges:
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Nursing and Public Health
• Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
• Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
• Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
• School of Social Work
• University College

Where we are
• Main campus: 75 acres in the suburban community of Garden City, New York
• Just 15 miles from the beaches of Long Island, 23 miles from Manhattan, and five miles from Queens
• Dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County

Who we are
• More than 2,400 graduate and doctoral students
• Average graduate class size of 15 students
• Student-faculty ratio of 10:1

Stay connected
• State-of-the-art classrooms with SMART boards
• More than 30 computer labs
• Computer, software, printing, 3-D printing, and tech support in Swirbul Library
• Educational technology that makes course work convenient and efficient
• Clicker student response systems that make lectures interactive
• Web access in every residence hall

Read it and reap
The University Libraries provide access to:
• 618,779 volumes
• 791,000 microforms
• 35,000 audiovisual materials
• 135,000 e-book titles
• 87,000 electronic journal titles
• 251 research databases
• Meeting space for group projects or tutoring

Graduate Programs of Study
• Adolescent Education (Master’s degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English and Language Arts, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Social Studies)
• Adolescent Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
• Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
• Art (track in Community Arts Education)
• Art Education
• Audiology, AuD
• Bilingual Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings
• Bilingual School Social Work
• Biology (tracks in Biotechnology, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, and concentrations in Molecular Biology, Physiology)
• Business Administration (Graduate Opportunity for Accelerated Learning)
• Childhood Education
• Childhood Special Education
• Childhood Special Education in Inclusive Settings
• Clinical Psychology, PhD
• Communication Disorders (concentration in Speech-Language Pathology)
• Community Health Promotion
• Creative Writing
• Early Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Educational Leadership
• Educational Technology
• Educational Theatre
• Emergency Management (tracks in Environmental, Health, Homeland Security)*
• Environmental Studies (concentrations in the Global Human Environment, the Global Physical Environment)
• Exercise Science
• General Psychology (concentrations in Human Resource Management, Substance Abuse Counseling)
• Healthcare Informatics*
• Health Education
• Literacy (certifications in Birth–Grade 6, Birth–Grade 12, Grades 5–12)
• Management (specializations in Accounting, Finance, Health Services Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sport Management)
• Mental Health Counseling (concentrations in Infant Mental Health, Substance Abuse Counseling)
• Nursing Administration
• Nursing Education
• Nursing, MS and PhD
• Nutrition**
• Physical Education (optional specializations in Teaching Adapted Physical Education, Sport-Based Youth Development)
• Public Health
• School Psychology
• Social Work, PhD
• Social Work (completion options: Advanced Standing, 16-Month Spring Start, One-Year Residency, Part Time)
• Speech Language Sciences and Disorders, PhD
• Sport Management (optional specialization in Sport-Based Youth Development)*
• Supply Chain Management
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

* Optional fully online format
** Only fully online format

Adelphi graduates are highly sought-after for managerial and leadership positions. A recent graduate survey showed that 91% of our master’s degree recipients had jobs related to their major areas of study within one year of graduation. Earning a graduate degree at Adelphi means you will join a network of more than 90,000 alumni with professional and community connections.

We offer a wide variety of individualized certificate and graduate programs in creative arts, education, business, social work, science, and health care, tailored by professionals working in their fields who are dedicated to student success. Adelphi has recently added, for example, a Master of Public Health, an MS in Healthcare Informatics, and an MS in Supply Chain Management to its successful stable of programs to answer the challenges of rapidly growing industries. And our new Nexus Building, which opened in fall 2016, offers the latest in lab and classroom technology.

Adelphi has a history of producing highly trained and dedicated professionals—all of whom have taken advantage of our faculty mentors, counselors, résumé and job search services, and other aspects of an extensive offering of on-campus resources. The Center for Career and Professional Development offers a wealth of assistance, including a career resource library and a computer-assisted career guidance program, visits by premier recruiters, and, most important, counseling and resources, including résumé workshops and mock interviews, for your search for the right internship or job.

Opportunities abound for Adelphi graduates. If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, there’s someone at any of our Schools or Colleges waiting to help you.



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69 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult & Geriatric Nursing            
Art and Fine Arts                
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Sci & Disorders                
Community Health                
Counseling & Therapy                
Creative Writing                
Curriculum & Instruction              
Early Childhood Education              
Educational Leadership              
Educational Technology                
Elementary Education              
Emergency Management                
Environmental Studies                
Evening MBA Programs                
Executive MBA Programs                
General MBA                
Health Education                
Human Resource Management                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - International Business                
Nurse Administration              
Nurse Education              
Nursing Informatics            
Physical Education              
Psychiatric Nursing              
Psychology - General                
Reading & Literacy              
School Psychology                
Secondary Education              
Social Work - Doctoral              
Social Work - MSW              
Special Education              
Speech Pathology                
Sports & Fitness Management              
Supply Chain Management                
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification              
Teaching Art                
Teaching English                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Music                
Teaching Other Subjects                
Teaching Science                
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Student Body

2,482 students

1,266 full-time

1,216 part-time




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