Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
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Welcome to the Graduate School at Monmouth University

The Graduate School at Monmouth University provides high-quality master's degree and certificate programs to students seeking to increase their professional skills and enhance their intellectual development. Monmouth enrolled its first doctoral class in its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Summer 2011. Every program curriculum aims to improve students' leadership qualities and prepare them for career advancement, career changes, or further study. Graduate students have chances to advance their knowledge and engage in scholarly research with faculty members who are not only impassioned teachers and mentors, but also leaders in their chosen fields. Those enrolled benefit from Monmouth's commitment to personalized attention and a strong bond between students and faculty members.

Diverse Options. Shared Excellence

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs requiring a master's degree are projected to grow by 22 percent by the end of this decade, making the need for an advanced degree more critical than ever. A graduate degree or certificate from Monmouth allows students to remain current and marketable in a changing economy.

Monmouth University offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs to meet the needs of the workforce, while maintaining the level of academic excellence that has become a hallmark of a Monmouth education:

- The School of Humanities and Social Sciences awards a Master of Arts (MA) in the following fields: anthropology, corporate and public communication, criminal justice, English, history, psychological counseling, psychological counseling-addiction studies track, and public policy. A Master of Science (MS) is available in homeland security (fully online, new for Fall 2013) and mental health counseling.

- The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This is the first mental health counseling program in the State of New Jersey to be accredited. Accreditation is a significant consideration for the New Jersey State Board of Examiners for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

- The School of Humanities and Social Sciences also offers graduate certificates in criminal justice administration, homeland security (fully online), human resources management and communication, public service communication, and strategic public relations and new media.

- The School of Nursing and Health Studies offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and graduate certificates in forensic nursing and school nursing. The RN to MSN direct program gives nurses who already have RN licenses fast-track options to earn an MSN degree. Additionally, post-master's certificates are available for nurses seeking preparation as adult and gerontological nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioners, and nurse educators.

- The School of Science awards Master of Science (MS) degrees in computer science and software engineering. Three graduate certificates are also available in computer science software design and development, software development, and software engineering.

- The School of Social Work offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and a post-master's certificate in play therapy. The MSW features a track in international and community development, as well as a track in clinical practice with families and children.

- The School of Education offers two programs leading to master's degrees: the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Science in Education (MSEd). An accelerated MAT program is available, as are various accelerated endorsement programs.

- The MSEd program includes a variety of tracks and concentrations, including principal, principal-school administrator, reading specialist, school counseling, student affairs and college counseling, and special education. Within special education, four tracks are offered: autism (fully online), learning disabilities teacher-consultant, teaching in inclusive settings, and teacher of students with disabilities.

- In addition, the School of Education offers graduate certificates in autism (fully online) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

- Six graduate endorsements are available through the School of Education: bilingual/bicultural, early childhood, English as a Second Language (ESL), student assistance coordinator, teacher of students with disabilities, and a subject endorsement in Chinese-Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS). Furthermore, three post-master's endorsement programs are offered: director of school counseling services, learning disabilities teacher-consultant, and supervisor.

- The Leon Hess Business School offers an AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with optional tracks in accounting, finance, and real estate. Students can also pursue an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management. In addition, there is a full-time accelerated MBA that allows students to complete the program in one year. Post-MBA certificate programs are available in accounting and healthcare management.

An Exceptional Education in an Unbeatable Location

Monmouth University is located one mile from the Atlantic Ocean on a 156-acre campus in the safe, suburban town of West Long Branch, New Jersey. The campus is just over one hour away from both New York City and Philadelphia. The University's proximity to high-technology firms, financial institutions, and a thriving business-industrial sector provides Monmouth students and graduates with a wide variety of employment possibilities.

Monmouth offers day and evening classes-as well as some weekend, online, and hybrid courses-spread out over the fall, spring, and summer terms, making it convenient for prospective students to earn advanced degrees.

Affording graduate school may be possible with the help of resources such as fellowships (scholarships), assistantships, employer tuition reimbursement plans, and federal and private student loans.

A graduate education from Monmouth University enables graduates to pursue their educational goals and realize their full potential for making significant contributions to their communities and societies. The Monmouth experience is more than just the small classes that allow for individual attention and student-faculty dialogue. Students are inducted into a true academic community, with support that begins with personalized academic attention and continues with advising and career counseling. Students who complete their degrees benefit from continued relationships with the Monmouth family. Many graduates return to campus to visit friends, discuss projects with faculty members, and even to recruit the next generation of alums.

Location & Contact

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States

Lauren Vento-Cifelli

Associate Vice President of Undergraduate and Graduate Admission

Phone: 732-571-3452
Fax: 732-263-5123

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1637
    • Female Percentage76%
    • Male Percentage24%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1637
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Full-time Percentage40%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty211
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%




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