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    Leon Hess Business School


    In the constantly evolving world of business, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is more important than ever—not just for those beginning their career, but also for executives who aspire to stay competitive and enjoy continuing success. Monmouth University's MBA Program includes core and advanced courses in the key business disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and business law, with strong emphases placed on international, ethical, and technological perspectives within a broad framework.

    And now, you can pick up the pace of your career path by enrolling in the one-year Accelerated Master of Business Administration program.

    Starting in Fall 2014, Monmouth University will offer a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), a unique degree program that educates students on how to apply computing technology to business programs. With courses offered through the School of Science and the Leon Hess Business School, the MSIS prepares students for employment in the IT sector at a management level.

    School of Education


    Today's world of education is both exciting and challenging. Rapid advances in technology, the pace of world events, and the diverse student population are creating a tremendous need for well-trained and highly informed education professionals.

    National, state, and local standards that focus on student achievement make NOW the best time for you to increase your knowledge and skills by obtaining an advanced degree in teaching or leadership.

    Our Master of Science in Education program and Education Endorsement programs open the door to numerous career opportunities. It assures that teachers and administrators are able to function collaboratively in educational systems that are undergoing changes in policy and demographics.


    In the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, students are expected to have completed the content discipline prior to beginning the graduate program. Some Monmouth University students are admitted to graduate study before a coherent sequence of at least 30 credits in a recognized liberal arts discipline (e.g., art, English, mathematics) has been completed. These students are expected to do all remaining undergraduate coursework at Monmouth.

    Learn more about Monmouth University's Math/Science Educator Scholarship.

    In addition, we offer accelerated programs for Master of Arts in Teaching, Accelerated ESL (English as a Second Language) Endorsement, and Accelerated TSD (Teacher of Students with Disabilities) Endorsement.

    School of Science


    The Master of Science in Computer Science at Monmouth University prepares students for a wide variety of careers involving computer technology, telecommunications, software design, and software development. It also enhances versatility and capability for employment advancement in many other disciplines and career paths. All students are given a firm grounding in data structures and algorithms, computer networks, intelligent information systems, and databases.

    Monmouth University's graduate program in Software Engineering offers a modular approach, designed to accommodate a variety of students with different backgrounds,education, and experience. The program allows students to begin their studies in software engineering at different levels, and to pursue a variety of educational goals.

    Starting in Fall 2014, Monmouth University will offer a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), a unique degree program that educates students on how to apply computing technology to business programs. With courses offered through the School of Science and the Leon Hess Business School, the MSIS prepares students for employment in the IT sector at a management level.

    School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    The Master of Arts in Anthropology degree program carries on the University's commitment to continuing education with practical applications for individuals seeking employment and career advancement. The graduate program in anthropology is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of anthropology beyond the baccalaureate level and to further develop their professional skills in anthropology.


    In today's information age, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies depend increasingly on communication professionals.

    Monmouth University's Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication can help you develop the skills you need to be an effective communication specialist.


    Moving ahead in the criminal justice professions means you must have a grounding in the nature of human behavior, an understanding of diverse cultures, the ability to use information technology, and an appreciation of the psychosocial variables that are so much a part of modern society. The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program stresses ethical and moral issues and an understanding of social responsibility, which enables you to deal successfully with diverse groups. We also concentrate on supervision and administration, emphasizing courses that develop your ability in leadership and state-of-the-art information technology.


    The stage is set for the world of words with Monmouth University's Master of Arts in English program. Whether you are taking a step toward your PhD, completing the post-baccalaureate study requirement for secondary education teachers, or wish to enjoy advanced study with an opportunity for personal enrichment, this program offers a broad range of courses and allows for intensive study of special subjects.


    If you are looking for a high standard of scholarship, a great choice of stimulating courses, and small class sizes—all within a welcoming and collegial environment—then look forward to success in Monmouth University's Master of Art in History program. As well as offering vital specializations in United States history and European history, we now offer world history.


    The Mental Health Counseling program at Monmouth is devoted to counselor education with specializations in child/adolescent counseling, marriage/couples/family/sex therapy, substance abuse counseling, multicultural counseling, industrial/organizational counseling, spiritual counseling, and group counseling. The Addiction Studies program prepares students to become Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselors (LCADC).


    Citizen participation in public policy is at the heart of democracy. Learn, analyze, and make a difference in the world around you. A Master of Arts in Public Policy from Monmouth University is designed to provide skills in understanding and implementing public policies with a shared vision at local, state, national, and international levels.

    School of Social Work


    The Master of Social Work program at Monmouth University is specifically human rights based. It grounds students with a deep understanding of human diversity and society, as well as thoroughly preparing them for careers as dedicated social workers who strive toward improving the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities
    —locally, nationally, and globally.

    Application Deadline: Fall admission only - March 15

    School of Nursing and Health Studies


    Monmouth University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurses for the advanced nursing roles of educator, administrator, and practitioner. For licensed registered nurses, Monmouth also offers a RN to MSN Direct program. Our Physician Assistant (PA) program trains advanced health practitioners who will work autonomously under the supervision of physicians. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a post-master's degree program where Monmouth students gain the knowledge and skills needed for making complex diagnoses. The nursing faculty members believe that education at the master's degree level is essential to provide the student with a broad knowledge base and a concentration in a selected area of specialization; develop justifiable confidence and proficiency necessary for advanced nursing; and realize full potential through development of autonomy, leadership, and professionalism.