St. Joseph’s College is a private, non-profit coeducational liberal arts school founded in 1916. The college seeks to prepare its almost 6,000 students for their careers by offering a professional education and instilling the knowledge and intellectual skills associated with a liberal arts education. In 2012, the U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Joseph’s College 91st of northern regional universities in its 2012 “Best Colleges” list.
The college offers 23 bachelor’s and nine master’s degrees, as well as advanced certificates in health care, information systems, and human resources management at its two campuses in Brooklyn and Long Island. Accounting, religious studies and philosophy, economics, and computer science are some the undergraduate degrees available. There are 29 minor programs, including in studio art, environmental studies, and business administration.
St. Joseph’s College provides master’s programs that focus on business and health care. Along with an executive Master in Business Administration (MBA), the school confers graduate degrees in literacy and cognition, mathematics education, accounting, health care management, childhood or adolescence special education, and more. Finally, those who are working or don’t have the time to attend classes multiple times per week can get a bachelor’s degree in organizational management, an executive MBA, and certificates in leadership and supervision, and human resources through the schools online program.
St. Joseph’s College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1928. Its bachelor’s degree program in nursing has also been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since 1991.
The college evaluates prospective students on an individual basis. To start the process, an applicant must submit a high school diploma or its equivalent, standardized test scores, a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, St. Joseph’s College accepted 76% of the undergraduates who applied for fall of 2011. Grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores are used to determine admission and scholarships. Transfer students are accepted as well.
Meanwhile, the school requires applicants to the graduate program to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, at least a 3.0 GPA on their undergraduate course work, and they need to be employed in a full-time position that has considerable responsibility. The college accepts students who do not meet these qualifications if they perform well on the GMAT. To apply, the student should complete the application, submit two letter of reference forms, a verification of employment form with a verification letter from an employer outlining job duties, a resume, official transcripts, and standardized test scores. Additionally, each of the school’s master’s programs have different undergraduate prerequisites that need to be completed before acceptance.
St. Joseph’s College New York
245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205