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Why Montclair Online?

Montclair State University has prepared thousands of students for a lifetime of professional and personal success. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s ten colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment to its traditional and online learners.

Top-ranking, accredited programs

Montclair State University strives to meet learners where they are. This translates into programs being offered in traditional on-ground, online and hybrid formats. No matter the delivery format, all programs are taught by the same qualified faculty and receive the same diploma.

Montclair State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Programs leading to a degree or certificate are approved by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey. Programs leading to NJ State certification are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education using the standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

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In-demand skills for career advancement

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Developed with the working professional in mind, our online master’s degrees afford students with the flexibility and convenience needed to balance life’s demands while building career-enhancing skills and credentials. Our nationally recognized Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Sustainability Leadership and Applied Information Technology integrate industry-related coursework with highly valued business and leadership skill development. The online MA in Educational Leadership, MA in Child Advocacy, MS in Nursing, MS in Business Analytics, and MBA provide professionals with the skills they need to be successful in their respective fields. The low-residency MFA in Dance is a unique program that combines practical, on-ground studio work in the summer with online theory and research during the fall and spring terms. Online graduate certificates in a variety of areas are available for those who may already have an advanced degree but want to build out or update skills that can enhance their career goals.

Student support services for success

From admission to graduation, each online program has a dedicated graduate program coordinator. During the program, a collaborative, virtual learning community supports student learning and the development of professional networks. Students who learn online have full access to library resources, the writing center, technical support and career advisement.