Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus
FDU's Florham Campus is situated on a park-like campus of 166 acres in Madison, NJ. Once the summer estate of the Vanderbilt/Twombly family, FDU's beautifully landscaped grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, creator of New York City's Central Park. Located 35 miles outside of New York City, the campus offers an intimate, small college environment located just minutes from Morris County's dynamic corporate and high-technology corridor.
The campus serves a large residential undergraduate population, attracting students from across the country and abroad. During evenings and weekends, however, graduate and adult students are drawn to Florham Campus' convenient and flexible degree programs.
The Florham Campus has 821 graduate students enrolled; the majority are working professionals who pursue graduate studies part-time. The college also has many full-time students who are completing accelerated five-year master's programs.
FDU also offers graduate programs on its Metropolitan Campus located 40 miles from Madison in Teaneck, NJ. The Metropolitan Campus is situated just five minutes west of New York City's George Washington Bridge.
Knowledge for the Workplace
At Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey's largest private university, the university's highly respected graduate programs offer career-oriented degrees that respond to the pragmatic needs of today's workplace. FDU's students receive an exceptional education that is recognized by employers for preparing skilled and competitive professionals.
FDU's challenging graduate programs provide relevant studies with immediate career applicability. They are designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of working professionals and learners with undergraduate degrees who want to pursue career changes or increase their marketability.
The academic quality of FDU's programs is reflected in the outstanding achievements of its alumni -- many of whom have reached the highest positions of leadership in their fields.
Colleges of Study
Graduate students attending Florham Campus can choose from more than 26 areas of study through four degree-granting colleges: Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Silberman College of Business, Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, and University College: Arts, Sciences, Professional Studies. In fall 2012, Fairleigh Dickinson University opened the School of Pharmacy at the Florham Campus.
The Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences emphasizes the best of a classic liberal arts education. Its mission is to provide in-depth study to prepare graduate students for their professional careers, as well as positions in teaching, private practice, and research. The college offers master's degree programs in biology, chemistry, communication, computer science, creative writing, psychology, and Animation and Film.
In addition, Fairleigh Dickinson University opened the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, only the second pharmacy school in the state of New Jersey. It offers a variety of classroom, lab, and experiential opportunities to meet the learning styles of today's students and prepare them for exciting and successful careers in the 21st century. Located in the heart of the US pharmaceutical industry, its dynamic curriculum incorporates technology, a global perspective, and multiple master's degree options.
Silberman College of Business is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) -- the premier accrediting body for schools of business worldwide. Silberman College prepares students for positions of responsibility in a global business community characterized by rapid technological and social change. In addition to campus-based studies, the Silberman College hosts its executive MBA and leadership development programs at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center, adjacent to the college's grounds, and a fully online MS in Digital Marketing as well as options for a fully online MS in Accounting and fully online MBA.
Petrocelli College, the university's most entrepreneurial unit, is charged with creating programs that respond to emerging educational needs in key markets, such as government, public service, homeland security, and hospitality. It expands the university's outreach through off-campus programming, distance learning, and blended learning. The college offers numerous graduate programs: the Master of Administrative Science (MAS), the Master of Student Services Administration (available online), , the Master of Sports Administration, the MS in Homeland Security, the MS in Hospitality Management, and the fully online MS in Service Innovation and Leadership.
University College: Arts, Sciences, Professional Studies, based at FDU's Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ, features an interdisciplinary focus, emphasizing professionally accredited and career-oriented programs. As the boundaries between traditional disciplines expand, University College has responded with programs that cross departmental, school and campus lines. It is the university's largest and most diverse academic unit. At Florham Campus, University College offers a wide range of graduate education classes.
The School of Public and Global Affairs founded in 2018 is a unique graduate school that attracts outstanding students from Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. with the goal of preparing them for substantial advancement in their public or non-profit career, or to launch a new career in public service. The school offers graduate studies including the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Arts in Global Affairs.
The scope of research and scholarly activity continues to grow at Fairleigh Dickinson in every college and academic discipline. Graduate students and faculty collaborate on research projects ranging from conflict resolution and entrepreneurship, to American politics and psychology. Advanced scientific equipment, computers, and labs support graduate research activities.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The various colleges and schools of the university are accredited by their own professional agencies.