The information below provides you with practical information on things you need to know about as a Montclair State University graduate student. While the Graduate School staff is always available to help you, we encourage you to consult this website throughout your time at Montclair.
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It isn’t always easy to manage the increased workloads, strict deadlines, extensive research papers, and exams that define your life as a graduate student.
The Center for Academic Development and Assessment (CADA) offers workshops, tutoring, and other resources and services to help you manage your graduate studies effectively.
Center for Writing Excellence
The Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is available to all university students (including graduate students), faculty, staff, and alumni who are committed to developing and improving as writers. Sessions with experienced writing consultants are designed to provide help on every aspect of the writing process, with the goal of enabling writers to achieve long-term improvement, confidence, and independence. We welcome Montclair State University writers in any stage of the writing process, in any discipline.
Conferences are generally a maximum of 25 minutes, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We can also schedule appointments in advance, and we are now offering online consultations. There is no charge for these services. Graduate students may request extended appointments of 50 minutes by speaking with our staff or calling the CWE at 973-655-7442.
- Printing services
- Harry A. Sprague Library
- The Center for Career Services
- Available meeting and study space:
- Sprague Library
- Faculty & Graduate Student Reading Room
- Study rooms available on first-come, first-served basis
- University Hall – quiet lounge, 4th floor; breakout rooms available on first-served basis
- CELS – 2nd floor study rooms available through CSAM Dean’s office
- SBUS – 2nd floor graduate lounge; option to reserve study rooms with student ID through Dean’s office.
- Sprague Library
- Know before you go! Use the Parker App
- Follow on Twitter for updates and changes: @MSUParking
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In case of emergency, contact the Montclair State University Police Department.
Limited housing for graduate students is available only in The Village at Little Falls, which provides year-round housing for undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students and members of our international student living/learning community. The Office of Residence Life accommodates graduate students on a first come/first served basis. For more information, please contact:
International graduate students should fill out the On-Campus Housing Request Form and contact OIS for additional information:
- Travel/Research Funding – The Graduate School offers modest support for Research and Conference travel. Visit our Student Research and Conference Travel Fund Awards page for more information. Most colleges, and some academic departments also offer support. Contact your Dean’s office and/or Department Chair for information on those opportunities.
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- All full-time graduate students are required to have accident/sickness insurance. Your bill for tuition and fees will include a premium to cover this cost.
- If you are currently covered under another health insurance plan, you may deduct the cost of the Montclair State premium from your bill after completing a waiver card and returning it to the Students Accounts Office in Room 218, College Hall.
- Part-time students or dependents of students may enroll in the Montclair State plan by completing the appropriate card that is also available at the Students Accounts Office.
- For more information about Health Insurance, go to the University Health Center.
Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center provides support services to students with physical, psychological, sensory, chronic medical, or learning disabilities. Should you need help with one of these areas, please contact the Disability Resource Center. Our services include:
- Academic accommodations
- Equipment loans and adaptive technology
- Specialized academic advising and counseling services
- Priority registration
- Parking and housing accommodations
Taking Care of Yourself
As a full- or part-time graduate student, you will face an intensive academic workload that can add stress and pressure to your busy life. You’ll juggle classes, research, writing, and the expectations of faculty and peers with the demands of every day living, family, friends, and jobs.
You can maintain your perspective – and reduce stress – by managing your time wisely, getting enough rest and exercise, and following a healthy diet. Visit www.gradresources.org for tips on time and stress management. If you know of additional links, books, or resources that might be helpful to your fellow students, please let us know. Just email us at email@example.com .
The office of Counseling and Psychological Services can help when you are feeling overwhelmed. To make an appointment, call 973-655-5211 or visit them at Russ Hall. All counseling is confidential.