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 ofgraduate 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.
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.
Founded in 1962, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies has proven to be a force within the St. John’s University graduate division. Each degree program offers a theoretical understanding of the field along with the skills and competitive edge that come from practical experience.
Graduate professors in the Collegeare scholar-practitioners whose insights and knowledge reflect current industry demands and trends on local, national, and global scales. Graduate studies combine a solid academic foundationin the liberal arts with the real-world, big-city vitality that can only come from New York City.
Career and special opportunities
Internships play a central role in all graduate programs within The Collins College of Professional Studies, as they offer the critical experiential learning opportunities essential to the academic growth of students. Additionally, every CCPS graduate program provides study abroad opportunities, which allow students to spend a semester or several weeks taking courses around the world.
Preparing professionals across evolving industries
The Collins College of Professional Studies continues to develop new programs in evolving industries for professionals looking to differentiate their education qualifications and gain a competitive edge in their industry.
The Doctor of Professional Studies is designed to prepare candidates to fill mid- to high-level executive positions in government, law enforcement, the public and private security industries, nongovernmental organizations, and academia. Students research and explore the practice of such collaborative efforts and gain an understanding of the range of local, national, international, and organizational security issues faced by public and private actors and entities within the Homeland Security Enterprise.
The DPS program is offered in both a traditional classroom format and an online/limited-in-residency format. The limited-in-residency program is designed for working professionals seeking to pursue a doctoral degree in Homeland Security on a part-time basis.
Through the Master of Science in Integrated Advertising Communication, professionals realize that advertising “at” the consumer is not enough anymore, and that success today relies on the ability to create a dialogue with the recipient of the message while building brand loyalty. Students learn to use media tools and continuity practices necessary to implement fully integrated advertising and communication campaigns.