St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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“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 

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• Asian and African Cultural Studies
• East Asian Cultural Studies
• International Law and Diplomacy
• Latin American and Caribbean Studies
• Library and Information Science
• Public Administration

Master of Arts
• Applied and Computational Mathematics
• Chinese Studies
• Criminology and Justice
• East Asian Studies
• English
• Global Development and Social Justice
• Government and Politics
- American Government
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political Theory
- Public Policy and Administration
• History
- Cultural/Women’s Studies
- Humanities
- Interdisciplinary
- Liberal Studies
- Social Science
• Museum Administration
• Psychology
• Public History
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Speech-Language Pathology
• Theology
- Biblical Studies
- Historical and Theological Studies
- Pastoral Theology 

Master of Science
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Library and Information Science
• School Psychology
- Bilingual
- General

Dual Degrees
• Government and Politics/Law (MA/JD)
• Government and Politics/Library and Information Science (MA/MS)
• Public History/Library and Information Science (MA/MS)

Doctoral Degrees
• Audiology (AuD)
• Biology (PhD)
• Clinical Psychology (PhD)
- Childhood
- General
• English (PhD)
•  School Psychology (PsyD)
- Bilingual
- General
• World History (PhD)

Since its founding in 1870, St. John’s University in New York City has been responding to the educational demands of a growing, diverse marketplace, meeting the ever-changing academic needs of its students while preparing them for rewarding careers. With outstanding award-winning faculty, modern programs, innovative curricula, and state-of-the art facilities, the University remains on the cutting edge of contemporary theory and technology.

The graduate schools at St. John’s offer more than 60 graduate degree and professional certificate programs in five acclaimed colleges, a School of Law, and an institute dedicated solely to the growing field of biotechnology. Earn your master’s degree, doctoral degree, or professional certificate online, in New York, or in Rome.

Because the pursuit of an advanced degree often requires a financial commitment, St. John’s offers transparency regarding available aid and other opportunities to offset the cost of graduate studies. Entering graduate students seeking financial assistance from any federal or institutional funding should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using St. John’s University’s federal institution code 002823. 

In addition to federal and/or institutional sources, graduate students at St. John’s may also apply for the numerous assistantship and fellowship opportunities available on campus. St. John’s is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a Department of Veterans Affairs program that provides financial assistance and academic support to post–September 11 veterans pursuing higher education.


St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Founded in 1870, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the cornerstone and oldest division of St. John’s University. 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.

Outcomes oriented
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.

Unique opportunities
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 Rome or Paris. Also, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students may participate in academic service learning in Guatemala. 

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