Kean University Graduate College

Union, NJ

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Climb Higher at the The Nathan Weiss Graduate College

In today’s economy, an advanced degree is essential to increasing your earning potential and moving your career forward in business, public administration, health sciences, education, and more. At Kean University, we believe in offering a world-class education at an affordable price so you can advance your career without sacrificing important parts of your life along the way.

Real-world experiences 
Kean offers more than 70 master’s, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs ranging from Public and Business Administration to Speech Therapy, Counseling, and Educational Leadership. Our award-winning faculty are devoted to providing full- and part-time graduate students with hands-on experiences and networking opportunities that lead to successful careers. Whether you’re gaining clinical experience in one of our health clinics or our 3D virtual reality “CAVE” facility, you’ll learn by researching and working alongside nationally recognized scholars.  

Flexible schedules, convenient locations 
The University offers graduate students the flexibility and convenience needed to earn a degree with weekday, evening, and weekend classes on two easily accessible campuses in Union and Toms River as well as through Kean Online. Our graduate programs are designed to fit your busy schedule, allowing you to juggle the demands of your family, career, and education on your own terms. New Jersey Transit has a train station adjacent to our main campus in Union that’s just a 30-minute ride from New York City for fast access to campus. Graduate housing, fitness centers, and many eateries are available for those who want to make Kean home during their studies.  

Wenzhou-Kean campus in China
More than 7,000 miles away, the Wenzhou-Kean campus in China offers opportunities for Business students and others to gain a global skill set in an international but English-speaking environment. 

Financing your education 
At Kean, we believe a world-class education can come without a first-class price. That’s why Kean’s in-state and out-of-state tuition rates are among the lowest in the New York metro area. Graduate students have access to additional financial benefits like military grants and varied loan repayment options as well as additional external scholarships and grants. The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs on and off campus for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education-related expenses. Kean University also offers a limited number of graduate assistantships, which draw on a variety of different skills and require service on campus in exchange for having full tuition and fees waived. 

Scholarship opportunities 
Providing the best education at an affordable cost to our students is paramount. Many competitive graduate scholarship opportunities are provided by the Kean University Foundation though a single application. This application can be accessed and submitted between October 1 and March 1. Learn more at  

Kean alumni: Leaders across the globe 
Kean alumni are proof that our formula works. Our graduates are leaders in state governments, multinational corporations, speech and occupational therapy clinics, and schools around the world. In fact, Kean alumnus Lamont Repollet, EdD, was selected as the 18th leader of Kean University in the spring of 2020. Repollet took on this role after a long and successful career in education, most recently serving as the Commissioner of Education under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for the past two years. 

Explore Kean
A Kean education provides the opportunity to climb higher and forge your own path to success. By earning an advanced degree from Kean, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, hands-on experience, and confidence necessary to increase your earning potential and advance in a fulfilling career. Visit us and see for yourself at

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101 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Applied Behavior Analysis              
Architectural/Construction Science                
Art and Fine Arts                
Athletic Training                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Business Management                
Child & Human Development                
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Sci & Disorders              
Communication Studies              
Communications Management              
Community Counseling                
Community Health                
Community Psychology                
Computer Science                
Conflict & Peace Studies                
Counseling & Therapy                
Counseling Psychology PhD                
Creative Writing                
Criminal Justice                
Curriculum & Instruction                
Developmental Psychology                
Early Childhood Education              
Educational Administration          
Educational Leadership                
Educational Psychology              
Educational Technology                
Elementary Education                
Evening MBA Programs                
Executive MBA                
Forensic Psychology                
Genetic Counseling                
Health Care Administration                
Health Sciences              
Human Services            
Information Systems              
Interdisciplinary Studies          
International Business                
Interpersonal Communication              
Jewish Studies              
Journalism & Mass Media              
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Non-Profit Administration                
Nurse Administration                
Occupational Therapy              
Organizational Psychology                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                
Professional Writing                
Psychology - General              
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Public Policy                
RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN)                
School Counseling                
School Nursing                
School Psychology              
Science - Other                
Social Work - MSW              
Special Education              
Speech Pathology              
Substance Abuse Counseling                
TESOL Education              

Located in Union, NJ

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Kean Fast Facts

• 70+ graduate options, including six doctoral degrees
• 16,000+ undergraduate and graduate students
• Most affordable comprehensive university in the state of New Jersey
• Average class size of 13 students 
• 4 professional health clinics 
• Conveniently located campus, a short train ride to internships and entertainment in New York City
• 160+ student organizations
• Professional research opportunities in the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship 
• Research showcase at annual Research Days event on campus 
• Connections with multinational companies through our Global Business School’s Board of Advisors and Kean alumni 
• Internship and fieldwork opportunities for all programs 
• Conference attendance for counseling, health-related fields, and more 
• Ranked as a “Top Performer on Social Mobility” by U.S. News & World Report
• One of only four universities in the nation to offer an MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Learn more about our graduate programs and admission requirements at

Student Body

2,405 students

1,200 full-time

1,205 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? yes


Admissions Office
P: 908 737-4723

Admissions Officer
Carlos Nazario
Senior Director of University Admissions