Red hawk statue in front of Alexander Kasser Theater

Cutting-Edge Programs

Here. Education is cutting edge.

Nationwide, Montclair State is recognized as a challenging and innovative center of research and education. We are unyielding in our commitment to create an early adopter culture, where students and faculty are elevated by the very latest in resources. It’s a commitment that has resulted in breakthrough facilities, technology and teaching practices and a culture in which all things are thought possible.

Our innovation is building.

With success comes growth, and at Montclair State, we have an abundance of both. We recently opened two world-class facilities for research and innovation: the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) and the Feliciano School of Business building. Both facilities are unrivaled, unprecedented and uniquely positioned to advance science, technology and business in academia and the real world.

Making a world of difference.

Designed to support current and future environmental and pharmaceutical life sciences research, CELS is working to conserve natural resources and improve the world’s health. This $55-million, 107,500-square-foot building expands the University’s science research infrastructure by 50 percent. Home to our electron microscopy and GIS suites, CELS has state-of-the-art classrooms and research labs that support research and advancement in all programs.

Feliciano means business.

Consistently named one of the best business schools in the nation, the Feliciano School of Business’ mission is to develop talent for a changing world. They do so in a new, 143,000-square-foot building that creates a collaborative, tech-driven learning environment where students, faculty and staff actively engage with the business community. The building is also home to a financial trading floor, 3D printing innovation laboratory and The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which fosters an entrepreneurial mindset in students and supports a network of entrepreneurs throughout the state.

A first in 3D printing.

With 35 state-of-the-art 3D design and printing devices, complete with cloud connectivity, our much-lauded MIX Lab is located in the Feliciano School of Business building.

The lab is the first of its kind in New Jersey, the only of its kind in the region, and only the ninth such facility in the world. Montclair State is the only university in the nation to have a MIX Lab physically located within a school of business.

Sony’s in the house.

The School of Communication and Media has partnered with Sony creating the most technologically advanced broadcast and media production facility at any university in North America. The building is home to:

  • Two-story digital modular newsroom.
  • Fully automated control room with remote-control robotic cameras.
    • Interoperable control rooms and studios.
    • The only 4K control room at any university and one of only a few in the world.
    • Edit facility to support 4K.
  • Motion picture sound stage.
  • WMSC Radio.
  • Post-production audio control room.
  • Live performance area.

Paging all nursing students!

We have a new RN to BSN nursing program, a four-year BSN program, and future expansion to a postgraduate degree on the way. The RN to BSN program emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills that are directly related to the future of nursing. Accompanying this program is a new, leading-edge facility in which classes are taught by world-class faculty.

We believe in leadership.

It’s our great desire that every Montclair State student will leave here a leader. It’s a goal that’s at the core of Leadership Development and Campus Connections where students are provided guidance and support in personal, professional, academic and leadership development.

Community is at our center.

Our Student Center provides a common area where students, faculty, staff and visitors can come together for social interaction, collaboration and community.

A beautiful theater.

For those who love live theater, you’ll have endless opportunities at the Alexander Kasser Theater, our newest flagship performance facility. This dramatic theater pays tribute to the Spanish mission style of the University’s historic buildings, welcoming visitors with a sweeping plaza and lobby with an elegant staircase to the balcony.  The Department of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate majors and concentrations in a broad range of professional areas.

An on-campus art gallery.

The George Segal Gallery has over 6,300 square feet of exhibition space, offices and classrooms. It houses important works by George Segal and a growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Richard Anuszkiewitz, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Clarence Holbrook Carter, Andre Masson and more. The gallery also presents works of our faculty and graduating students.


Health and fitness are an integral part of learning. That’s why we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art complex that houses three gyms, a weight room, a swimming pool, a fitness center and faculty offices. In addition to a robust intercollegiate sports program where we’ve captured five NCAA Division III championships and have seen over 250 of our athletes named All-Americans, we also have an outdoor track, tennis courts, softball fields and a multipurpose field.