The College has always emphasized the liberal arts tradition, and the school’s graduate division, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, provides numerous programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees.
Faculty are world-class scholars and teachers. With their guidance, graduate students earn prestigious awards and fellowships. Students also hone their skills and obtain certifications in their respective fields by working in the College’s academic and clinical centers.
Above all, St. John’s College graduate students are part of a supportive, close-knit scholarly community enlivened by lectures, campus organizations and societies, and opportunities to study overseas.
St. John’s University has an alumni network of more than 183,000—more than 80% of whom reside in the New York metropolitan area. These contactsin an international hub of arts and industry mean strong connections in a diverse arena.
Though many working adults enroll to advance in their current fields, a number of students use their training to launch new careers, thanks in large part to the availability of internships and job placement connections.
The annual St. John’s Lecture Series brings renowned scholars, artists, authors, and public figures to campus to address topics relevant to the University’s mission in the fields of science, health care, religion, education, media, technology, politics, business, culture, and the arts.
Graduate students in the College’s clinical fields gain hands-on experience in the University’s professional treatment facilities. Students serve under faculty supervision in St. John’s respected Speech and Hearing Center, a state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. The University’s Center for Psychological Services also addresses community needs while providing training opportunities for graduate students in St. John’s College’s Clinical and School Psychology programs.
In addition to many online courses, graduate study in St. John’s College includes opportunities to study abroad at one of St. John’s campuses in Romeor Paris. Also, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students may participate in academic service learning in Guatemala.
“It’s the flexibility and the translational skills that students get in the liberal arts—the heavy emphasis on critical thinking, writing, and speaking. It prepares students not only for careers today but for careers that don’t even exist today. Nowadays, it’s predicted that students will change careers five or six times in their lifetimes. If you have a liberal arts education, you can easily move from one discipline to another because you learn how to learn.”
— Jeffrey Fagen, PhD, Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences