Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

About the College

The College of Staten Island is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York that offers exceptional opportunities to all its students. A Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy is offered in Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Doctoral degree in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing Practice (DNP). The Master’s degree is awarded in selected fields of study: Accounting (MS); Biology (MS); Business Management (MS); Cinema and Media Studies (MA); Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA); Computer Science (MS); Education: Childhood (Elementary) Education (MSEd); Electrical Engineering) (ME), Adolescence (Secondary) Education (MSEd); Special Education Childhood (1-6) (MSEd); Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12) (MSEd); English (MA); Environmental Science (MS); Healthcare Management (MS); History (MA); Liberal Studies (MA);  Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS); Nursing: Adult Health Gerontological Nursing (MS); Social Work (MSW), and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd). Post-Master’s Advanced Certificates are awarded in Bilingual Extension, Cultural Competence, Gerontological Nursing, Leadership in Education, and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Advanced Certificates are awarded in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data, Public History, and Special Education for Childhood and Adolescence Teachers.

The College also participates in The City University Doctoral programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics.

The academic year follows a two-semester pattern, with a separate summer session. Classes are scheduled days, evenings, and weekends.

The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York was founded in 1976 through the union of two existing colleges - Staten Island Community College and Richmond College. Staten Island Community College, the first community college in the University, opened in 1956. Richmond College, an upper-division college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to students who had successfully completed the first two years of college study elsewhere, was founded in 1967. The merger of these two colleges resulted in the only public four-year institution of higher learning on Staten Island.