Graduate Catalog 2018-2019


Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Director, Emmanuel Esperance, Jr.

Building 2A, Room 103


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The College of Staten Island (CSI) is an excellent choice for graduate students who desire a quality educational experience at an affordable cost, and offers opportunities for students at all stages of their careers. As a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), CSI offers a Clinical Doctoral program in Physical Therapy and Clinical Doctorate in Nursing Practice as well as an extensive range of Master of Arts, Education, Engineering, Science, and Social Work degrees. The College also offers doctorate degrees in selected areas in conjunction with the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition, CSI also has a number of graduate level Advanced Certificates and Post-Master's Advanced Certificates. Outstanding faculty, cutting edge technology and curriculum, extensive research opportunities, state-of-art facilities, and personalized attention are just some of the resources available to CSI graduate students.

Graduate Applications

You may obtain information about the graduate programs from the:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions

College of Staten Island / CUNY

North Administration Building (2A), Room 103

2800 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10314

Telephone: 718.982.2010


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Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

The admission requirements and application procedures for our graduate programs are located under Programs of Study.  For additional information you may also visit the Graduate Admission website.  

Non-Matriculated Status

A student who does not fully qualify for matriculation may be admitted as a non-matriculated student. No more than 12 credits may be taken as a non-matriculated student unless the student already holds a master’s degree. Acceptance as a non-matriculated student in no way commits the College to grant matriculation at a later date.

Non-matriculated students who are completing undergraduate coursework to qualify for admission must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for matriculation.

Non-Matriculated Study for Visiting Students

Students enrolled in another college may enroll as visiting non-matriculated students if they are in good academic standing at their home college and have permission to take courses at CSI. In addition, a selected number of courses in participating programs/departments are available for students who wish to take courses for personal or professional reasons, without intending to pursue a degree. Not all graduate courses are open to non-matriculated students.

For more information on Readmission please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

CUNY Doctoral Programs

The following doctoral programs are offered jointly with The City University Graduate School: Biology (Nueroscience), Computer Science, Nursing, Physics, and Chemistry.

Application to these Doctoral programs is made directly to the Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: The Website address is


Graduate students who do not register for a semester and then decide to return in a subsequent semester, and who have not maintained their matriculated status, must apply for readmission at least 30 days before registration. Requirements for programs may change and students applying for readmission must meet current requirements. Students who have a GPA below 3.0 will need approval from their program coordinator. Readmission is not guaranteed and may be denied in such cases. For more information on Readmission please visit the Graduate Admissions website

Immunization Requirement

New York State Public Health Law requires immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella for some students. All students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are enrolling for six or more equated credits must have proof of immunization on file at the College Health Center, Campus Center (1C), Room 112, one week prior to registration. Transfer students must request that their health records be transferred to College of Staten Island. New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all students to complete and return the meningitis vaccination response form prior to registration. Information and the immunization forms are available at the Health Center and the Registrar’s Office, or you may download a copy from

Teacher on Sabbatical Program

The Teachers on Sabbatical Program is designed especially for veteran teachers who wish to hone their classroom management skills, effectively incorporate writing in their disciplines, apply assessment data to promote student learning, and increase their effective use of technology. Courses are taught by expert faculty from the College of Staten Island's Education Department and other disciplines. Topics covered are applicable to career professionals across teaching levels and subject specialization and address timely pedagogical issues. For more information, visit