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Colleges and Schools

Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s 10 degree-granting schools and colleges serve more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs.

College of the Arts

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The College of the Arts is a dynamic and versatile learning institution comprising the Cali School of Music, the School of Communication and Media, the Department of Art and Design, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Students pursue studies in a wide array of creative fields in high-tech and professional facilities working with exceptional faculty and renowned visiting professionals and artists. Whether Film, Acting, Music, Installation, 3D, or Dance, student and professional work can be showcased in one of the College’s professionally- equipped venues on campus, including the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater and a 4K Presentation Hall.

College of Education and Human Services

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The College of Education and Human Services offers nationally recognized programs for aspiring professionals in the fields of teaching and learning, exercise science and physical educationpublic health, nutrition and food studies, family science and human development, counseling, educational foundations and educational leadership. Each individual program within the College has a strong foundation in the liberal arts, and students are encouraged to combine their course of study with internships, fieldwork and student teaching. We know how crucial education is in shaping the world we live in, and our passionate faculty is dedicated to passing along their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of professional educators.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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A College of Humanities and Social Sciences education offers over 50 majors, minors and concentrations ranging from Anthropology to Speech-Language Pathology. The faculty is comprised of experts who encourage students to think creatively, analyze information and develop their ability to problem-solve. By learning about modern society and its influences, students develop a critical understanding of their position and responsibilities as citizens of the world.

College of Science and Mathematics

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At the College of Science and Mathematics, students are engaged in scientific and mathematical discovery in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field through a variety of discovery-based courses and research opportunities. Students work side-by-side with their mentors in student-faculty research programs that range from studying Marine Biology to Applied Mathematical and Computational Modeling or Sustainability Science. We provide an affordable, world-class education that empowers students to be the next generation of award-winning scientists, mathematicians and educators.

Feliciano School of Business

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From a minor in Economics to a bachelor in Accounting – the Feliciano School of Business prepares students to excel when they enter into the professional workforce. Our expert faculty foster an environment where rigorous academic study is combined with top tier internships providing students a competitive edge after graduation. Students emerge from our programs poised and ready to transform into the business leaders of tomorrow.

John J. Cali School of Music

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The John J. Cali School of Music provides talented musicians, regardless of economic status, with the invaluable opportunity to hone and develop their skills at a world-class performance college. Our passionate, expert faculty is comprised of renowned musicians and scholars who challenge and inspire students to explore their potential as a musician – while simultaneously pursuing one of the many academic degrees offered in performance, jazz, music education, composition, or music therapy.

School of Communication and Media

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The School of Communication and Media offers a flexible, customizable program that encourages students to find their professional niche within the media and communication industries. The curriculum empowers students through knowledge and experience; whether they intend to pursue television production, sports media, audio and sound design, communications, documentary, journalism, filmmaking or public relations. Students learn how to evolve/develop their skill set to stay abreast of rapidly changing media trends and platforms. With internships, careful mentoring and hands-on experience, our faculty encourages students to develop their capacity to think deeply about the powerful impact of the media in shaping public opinion, culture and themselves.

School of Nursing

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The demand for highly skilled nurses is growing – and the School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs are ready.

There are two pathways to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree: a comprehensive four-year, pre-licensure BSN program, and an RN to BSN program for registered nurses who already hold a New Jersey license.

There are two pathways to obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree: a post BSN program, and an RN to MSN Bridge program for registered nurses who hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing discipline. Students in the MSN degree program choose to specialize in nursing education, nursing administration, or clinical research.

The Graduate School

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With over one hundred areas of study and seven doctoral programs, The Graduate School at Montclair State University provides qualified students from a diverse range of backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in their designated area of interest. The Graduate School and its faculty are committed to providing access to programs and services for qualified students from diverse backgrounds. No matter what their chosen field of study, The Graduate School will be a home base to support students on their journey from prospective applicant – all the way to graduation.

University College

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Not every student enters college with a road map for graduation. To guide students along the right path, Montclair State has launched University College, an innovative academic home for students where they can pursue the interests that will launch academic and career success. Innovative discovery programs, guided academic experiences, close attention to appropriate course enrollments, a wide range of special activities designed specifically for University College students, and a welcoming community of fellow University College students will help students navigate their early years in the University.