Programs of Study
The Graduate School, a professional school for men and women, invites you to join our dynamic learning community designed to provide you with the professional knowledge, personal advisement, and practical skills you need in today’s world. The Graduate School’s fine reputation is upheld by our alumnae/i who are employed in schools, health care institutions, the corporate world, and in private practice. With the goal of education for service, a spirit of inquiry, and a blending of theory and practice, The Graduate School strives to develop the unique talents and aspirations of students in all professional areas. Providing a range of state-of-the-art courses, Masters Degrees and Certificates are offered in Human Services, Education and The Arts and Communications Studies as noted below:
Division of Art and Communication Studies
M.A.: Art Education
M.S.: Art Therapy, Art Therapy/Counseling, Communication Studies, Studio Art.
Certificates: Communication Studies.
Division of Education
M.S.: Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Creative Teaching & Learning, Literacy Education, Special Education: Childhood Ed., Special Education: Early Childhood Ed., Dual Certification: Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Dual Certification: Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Educational Leadership.
Professional Diploma: School District Leader
Certificates: School Building Leader, Creative Teaching and Learning, Multilingual/Multicultural Bilingual Extension.
Division of Human Services
M.S.: Career Development, School Psychology, Gerontology, Guidance and Counseling, Mental Health Counseling.
Certificates: Guidance and Counseling, Long Term Care Administration, Thanatology.
Classes are scheduled conveniently on weekends and evenings during six academic sessions each year. Admission is on a rolling basis. Small class size makes it possible for faculty to respond to students’ individual needs. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor in the student’s program area. Students meet with their advisors every semester to plan coursework, review progress, and discuss career goals.
In addition to the libraries and museums of New York City, on-campus Gill Library houses one of the largest collections of print and nonprint resources in Westchester County. The library, which is newly renovated to meet the needs of the twenty-first century, subscribes to more than 1,400 periodicals and numerous online subscription databases. It is open seven days a week and until 11 p.m. five nights a week. Collections of note include the ERIC Collection of educational documents, the Kutscher Collection of works in thanatology, and the Zierer Collection of materials in art therapy.
The Mooney Center provides technological support for all academic programs. Its facilities include a TV studio, photo labs, and model classroom. The center’s desktop publishing, computer graphics, and Macintosh classrooms are available for work in graphic arts and communication studies. The computer laboratories are designed for individual student use and are open seven days a week and until 11 p.m. five nights a week.
The Castle Gallery, located in historic Leland Castle, opened its doors more than a decade ago. It enjoys an excellent reputation for the quality and diversity of its exhibitions and for its innovative programs that enhance campus activities and contribute to the academic experience. In addition, the Mooney Center Exhibit Hall features faculty and student art exhibits. These spaces function as a cultural resource for the entire community.
The Graduate Division of Education, through its Education Center, provides diagnostic and remedial services to students, children, and adults in the larger community.