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A Research Doctoral University

Montclair State University has experienced a remarkable transformation to a 21,000-student doctoral research university, gaining recognition in New Jersey and the nation for its accomplishments.

Montclair State University begins the 2017/2018 academic year with several noteworthy accomplishments.

  • Designated one of four New Jersey public research universities, recognizing the University’s emerging power to conduct state-of-the-art research, educate new generations of scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs, and fuel the region’s economic growth.
  • Enrolled a record 21,000+ students–including the first Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) class.
  • Opened the new $50 million School of Communication and Media building–the most technologically advanced media production facility at any university in the country.
  • Celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Graduate School and its achievements in preparing 4,000+ master’s and doctoral degree students each year for career success.
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The University combines the advantages and resources of a large research university – comprehensive course choices, world-class teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse community – with the personal attention of a much smaller school. A broad curriculum, personal attention, progressive culture and game-changing ideas are what being an undergraduate at Montclair State is all about.

With graduate programs in nearly 100 fields of study, Montclair State provides the skills and training for professional success.

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A growing group of popular online graduate degree programs help students achieve degree and career goals while balancing work and life obligations.

Research opportunities – from independent projects to part-time employment – abound for both graduate and undergraduate students at Montclair State. Mentored by a world-class faculty, students engage in cutting-edge research projects that range from combating the threat of bioterrorism by developing inhibitors to a deadly neurotoxin to improving the lives of the disabled.