Founded in 1870 in Queens, St. John’s University now has six locations in New York and abroad. The private, Roman Catholic university also offers distance learning opportunities for adult learners for master’s degrees and individual courses, with programs of the same academic caliber as you would find in the classroom. Both online and on campus, St. John’s offers a core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences that patterns itself on the values of Jesus Christ, valuing respect and responsibility. At the same time, the school serves students of many faiths.
St. John’s University has five schools offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, pharmacy and allied health professions, professional studies, and, at the graduate level, law. Its distance learning branch offers associate and bachelor programs in liberal studies, criminal justice, business, and administrative studies, while its graduate program offers master’s degrees in librarianship, accounting, taxation, education, and criminal justice, with a focus on leadership training for many. The online courses are taught by St. John’s faculty, and are designed to be small and interactive.
St. John’s University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It has held this accreditation since 1921. The school also has specialized accreditation through these associations: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; American Bar Association; American Psychological Association; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; National Association of Schools and Art and Design; and Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
St. John’s has a rolling admissions policy, where it processes and notifies applications as they are received, with the exception of its Doctor of Pharmacy program. Admission requirements vary by program, though all undergraduate applicants must submit their high school transcripts or office GED diploma and score report and SAT or ACT scores. Applicants are also encouraged to submit an essay or personal statement. Graduate school applicants must provide all official college or university records, official GRE or GMAT scores if required by the program, two to three letters of recommendation depending on the program, and a statement of professional goals.
St. John’s University
Office of Admissions
PO Box 413
Randolph, MA 02368
Undergraduate: (718) 990-2000
Graduate: (718) 990-1601