About the School

Welcome to The Graduate School at Montclair State University

Picture of Dean Joan Ficke I welcome you to The Graduate School at Montclair State University and enthusiastically support your decision to investigate your further education at Montclair. This web site will lead you to detailed descriptions of our many programs, and enable you to take the next step toward applying, enrolling and then joining our community of scholars. It also will enable you to direct specific questions to faculty and staff members of the program that most captivates your interest.

Since Montclair State initially offered graduate education as the first of the state colleges to be approved for advanced preparation of students, we have evolved, through this tradition of excellence, to provide more than 100 degree, certificate and certification programs to satisfy your educational and professional needs. More recently, Montclair State University became the first of the nine state colleges to offer the doctoral degree, yet another quality indicator for the excellence you will find here.

This sweep of opportunity, reflecting the widest range and highest quality, affords you the chance to pursue graduate study in an outstanding academic community. The Graduate School looks forward to working with you as you meet the intellectual challenges ahead.

Dr. Joan C. Ficke
Dean of The Graduate School

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