College of Saint Rose

Introduction

Some colleges are quite isolated, while others are located in such big cities that the experience can be overwhelming. Albany is a city that students from both rural and large metropolitan areas find “just right”—surrounded by plenty of outdoor areas including the Hudson Valley and the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Students benefit from the excitement of a vibrant Capital City filled with thousands of college students as well as museums, shops, restaurants, and galleries. With a coffee shop, movie theater and plenty of pizza and sub places, the blocks surrounding the Saint Rose campus are full of things to do. The Capital Region is also becoming known as Tech Valley, with many firms locating in the Albany, NY area providing a diverse economic base when combined with all of the New York state agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

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Individuals who have earned Saint Rose graduate degrees are forces for positive change. They lead schools, influence public policy, write novels, report the news, build IT systems, conduct groundbreaking research, run corporations, and start their own companies.

How did they get there? By earning a graduate degree at The College of Saint Rose. They received personal attention from faculty with distinguished credentials and keen insights. They enjoyed small class sizes, flexible evening, online and day classes and rigorous fields of study.

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Earning a graduate degree is a powerful career move. On average, people with a master’s earn 23 percent more than people with a bachelor’s degree.

About Saint Rose

  • Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Rose is a private, independent, co-educational college
  • Located on an urban, 48-acre campus in Albany, NY, the state’s capital

Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs

  • Four Schools: Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, and Mathematics & Science
  • 70 Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • 8 Undergraduate Certificate Programs
  • 53 Master’s Degree Programs
  • 26 Advanced Certificate Programs
  • 15 Accelerated/Dual Degree Programs
  • B.A. plus B.S. Engineering in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.A. plus J.D. in partnership with Albany Law School

Student Life

  • 80% of freshmen live on-campus; 45% of undergraduates live on campus
  • ALANA full-time undergraduates: 20%
  • 33% men; 67% women full-time undergraduates
  • States represented in the student body: 32
  • Countries represented in the student body: 50
  • Student Association Clubs: 35
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MS Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters August 2016 USA Albany + 1 more

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program that presents students with an applied education in advanced topics associated with computer science, computer engineering, and information systems. Our program is endorsed by the National Professional Science Masters Association (NPSMA). Students can enroll in this program on either a full-time or a part-time basis. [+]

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program that presents students with an applied education in advanced topics associated with computer science, computer engineering, and information systems. Our program is endorsed by the National Professional Science Masters Association (NPSMA). Students can enroll in this program on either a full-time or a part-time basis. The program is designed for students with some experience in computer technology and programming, who wish to advance their technical skills and knowledge, and who also wish to improve their communication and business skills. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who are technically proficient in their field and capable of working successfully in government and business. All students must take six required courses in areas that are central to computer information systems. These areas are data structures, computer architecture, database management systems, data communications, user interface design, and software engineering. All students must also take two courses in a chosen area of specialization and complete a master’s project in this area, under the supervision of a department faculty member. The current areas of specialization include Internet Programming, Bioinformatics, Database, and Parallel and High-Performance Computing. Surveys reveal that employers want their technical employees to be able to communicate well, work well in teams, and be able to work and communicate successfully with people from many cultures in an increasingly global workplace. Therefore, all students are required to take a course in technical communication in order to foster these skills. In addition, the department seeks to build communication and team skills throughout all courses throughout our master’s program. Entry Requirements Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, including at least nine credits in undergraduate mathematics courses as well as Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, and Database Management Systems. Applications require a statement of purpose, current resume, two letters of recommendation, and all academic transcripts. [-]

MSEd Educational Psychology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Albany

If you aspire to motivate children in your classroom, make instruction more exciting, research instructional methods, or evaluate programs and lessons, a Saint Rose program in Educational Psychology can open these opportunities for you. [+]

If you aspire to motivate children in your classroom, make instruction more exciting, research instructional methods, or evaluate programs and lessons, a Saint Rose program in Educational Psychology can open these opportunities for you. Graduates leave this program with the ability to critique any instructional situation—teaching mathematical concepts in a typical classroom, leading adult workshops for the State Education Department, conducting parenting classes, grant writing, program evaluation, and others—and then develop strategies that will help create the optimal learning environment. Students choose from one of four schemes that lead to the degree: General Scheme: designed for students who seek a broad understanding of educational psychology and its application to diverse contexts Research Scheme: preferred by students—often aiming for their Ph.D. in Educational Psychology— who will be conducting empirical research in their careers School Psychology Scheme: open only to those who have been admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology Program Evaluation Scheme: for students interested in program evaluation as a career This program may be useful in advancing students’ progress toward various teacher certifications. What Is Educational Psychology? Educational Psychology is a branch of psychology devoted to understanding the psychological issues associated with learning and motivation. Under this broad umbrella, the educational psychologists focus their research attention on the importance of human development, assessment, culture and technology. They look for the relationship between these issues and ways they may impact the learner. With this understanding, educational psychologists strive to create optimal environments where students can flourish academically, socially and personally What Does an Educational Psychologist Do? Educational Psychologists work in a variety of settings. Many are classroom teachers who use their master’s degree in educational psychology to obtain their professional teaching certificates. Equally as important, these teachers use the knowledge gained from their educational psychology courses to improve their teaching and their students’ learning. Others may choose to work in the corporations, governmental agencies, testing companies or schools where they analyze data to help organizations make sound decisions, engage in staff training and development and evaluate program effectiveness. Where Are Educational Psychologists Employed? Many educational psychologists find themselves teaching and doing research in college and university settings preparing the next generation of educational professionals. Below are listed some of the settings in which our graduates have worked. [-]

MS in Education & Certificate of Advanced Study in Special Education

Campus Full time August 2016 USA Albany

The graduate programs in special education are designed to meet a variety of candidates' professional needs. Whether candidates are seeking initial certification for teaching pupils with special needs or more advanced study of special education, a specialized sequence of coursework will meet those outcomes. There are options in Special Education that lead to the Master of Science in Education, and for those who already have a master's degree appropriate to the teaching profession, there is a certification-only option. [+]

The graduate programs in special education are designed to meet a variety of candidates' professional needs. Whether candidates are seeking initial certification for teaching pupils with special needs or more advanced study of special education, a specialized sequence of coursework will meet those outcomes. There are options in Special Education that lead to the Master of Science in Education, and for those who already have a master's degree appropriate to the teaching profession, there is a certification-only option. Career opportunities for program graduates include working in public and private schools as a consultant teacher, resource room teacher, or special class teacher. Additionally, some graduates are employed by agencies that serve individuals with disabilities and their families. Individuals who enter the graduate programs in special education enter one of two ways: as teachers who hold New York State initial or professional certification, or as persons whose degree(s) are held in fields of study other than education. The academic transcripts of applicants to the programs will be reviewed in order to determine which degree options are appropriate. - Department provides 7 different program options to meet a variety of candidates’ professional needs; including 2 dual-degree programs for candidates without current NYS teacher certification! - Career opportunities for graduates include positions in general education, special education and inclusive education as consultant, resources room, general class, and special class teachers. - Upon completion of the degree program students will be qualified for initial NYS teacher certification for students with disabilities in the age group of their current certification. - Students completing one of the Master’s degree programs will be eligible for NYS Professional Teacher Certification. - Students have the opportunity to complete campus-based clinical hours working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. General Requirements for Admission to Programs in Special Education Admission to all Special Education programs is contingent upon admission to graduate study at The College of Saint Rose. Submission of all materials in the admissions packet is required. Admission to all graduate programs in Special Education requires the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A personal interview with Department Faculty may also be required. Each degree program has slightly different criteria depending on previous preparation at the undergraduate level and the program to which the candidate is applying. [-]

MS School Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years August 2016 USA Albany

The College of Saint Rose School Psychology program is fully approved (National Recognition) by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Our three year course of study results in a Masters of Science in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study. The curriculum integrates courses in school psychology, educational psychology, counseling and special education, and requires class field work, 240 hour practicum, and a 1200 hour internship experience. School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. [+]

The College of Saint Rose School Psychology program is fully approved (National Recognition) by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Our three year course of study results in a Masters of Science in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study. The curriculum integrates courses in school psychology, educational psychology, counseling and special education, and requires class field work, 240 hour practicum, and a 1200 hour internship experience. School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. Our Approach Our graduate program in school psychology combines a strong interdisciplinary focus with an emphasis on clinical experience. You will learn hands-on skills through coursework and direct experiences. We use the cooperative learning and case study methods of teaching so that candidates are able to understand how the theoretical approaches being studied can be applied in actual school situations. We foster an atmosphere of collaboration, in which each cohort members want to help the other succeed. Many of our full time internships, which are required during the third year, offer stipends. Our Philosophy Consistent with the scientist practitioner model of training, the School Psychology Program at The College of Saint Rose combines a strong theoretical framework with empirically based research to inform candidates’ work with children and families. The framework, merging systems thinking and a dynamic understanding of personality development, provides a template that guides case formulation, decision making and intervention design. Emphasis on child and family strengths, resiliency, and cultural context are cornerstones of our philosophy. We merge seminal works and theories of school psychology with contemporary research and methodology. For example, the national trend towards Response to Intervention (RtI) to improve educational outcomes for all weaves through numerous courses. Furthermore, our approach to psychoeducational assessment reflects cutting edge evidenced based practices with emphasis on the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) approach. Upon graduation from our Program candidates will be able to think critically, optimistically and passionately about what they will bring to the children, families and communities they serve. Candidates will embrace the role of systems change agent, problem solver, and child and family advocate. Program Structure School Psychology is part of Educational Psychology, housed within the School of Education. Our students are full time. Courses are taken primarily in the Spring and Fall semesters, although some courses are required during the Summer Sessions. After completing three semesters of course work, candidates receive their Masters in Education. In the Spring of their second year, candidates complete their one semester Practicum. In the third year candidates complete their full time Internship. Upon completing the Internship, candidates receive their Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) and are eligible for provisional New York State Certification. Passing the Praxis II School Psychology exam allows the candidate to apply for National Certification (NCSP) through NASP. Admission Requirements - A complete Saint Rose Graduate School application - A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution - Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended - THREE letters of recommendations regarding personal and academic qualifications - TWO of the three letters should be from a college professor - Participation in scheduled group and individual interview - An undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 [-]

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MS Accounting

Campus Full time August 2016 USA Albany

The M.S. in Accounting degree is a 30-credit hour program that is designed to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Education Department for the business and accounting requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, and a master’s degree in Accounting. [+]

The M.S. in Accounting degree is a 30-credit hour program that is designed to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Education Department for the business and accounting requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, and a master’s degree in Accounting.

Specifically, the M.S. in Accounting program: Satisfies one year of the two-year experiential requirement for licensure as a CPA Assists students who have an undergraduate degree with a major or concentration in Accounting to pursue additional study to meet the 150-hour educational requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant Assists students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting to pursue a career in accounting and satisfy the educational requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant Emphasizes the development of conceptual knowledge and analytical skills through general graduate business courses; and Builds toward the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities through the capstone course. M.S. in Accounting Curriculum The M.S. in Accounting program consists of 30 graduate credits. Students pursuing the M.S. in Accounting degree must satisfy two sets of requirements. The first consists of those business and accounting courses needed to qualify to take the CPA examination in New York State; the second consists of additional courses required of all candidates for the M.S. in Accounting degree. Students must meet the regulations of the New York State Education Department. For example, students must also have 60 credits of liberal arts courses to sit for the CPA examination. Additional information concerning this licensure-qualifying professional program may be obtained by contacting the appropriate board office. The M.S. in Accounting program offered at The College of Saint Rose is registered by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department’s Office of the Professions. MBA 690 must be completed with a grade of “B” or better. [-]

MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Albany

The Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 credit program intended to prepare licensed professional counselors to address the clinical needs of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of mental health and community settings. [+]

The Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 credit program intended to prepare licensed professional counselors to address the clinical needs of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of mental health and community settings. The College of Saint Rose also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students entering the MS program are trained in providing psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds. An emphasis is placed on the application of theory to direct practice. The MS program is registered as meeting the academic and internship requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State. About Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Students develop competence in clinical mental health counseling approaches through course work in mental health counseling interventions, assessment and appraisal, case management and consultation, family violence, disaster/crisis/trauma-informed counseling, social and cross-cultural counseling methods, and internships in a mental health or community agency setting. The internships in mental health counseling provide students with opportunities to develop clinical skills to be effective mental health practitioners. Electives may be taken in child, adolescent or adult development, school or college counseling, special education, or any special topics courses in counseling. This 60 credit program includes 24 credits of core counseling coursework, 33 credits of specialized mental health counseling coursework, and 3 credits of electives. Included in the specialized coursework is a 100 hour practicum and a 600 hour year long internship in clinical mental health counseling with a licensed mental health professional. Admissions Requirements Completion of application for graduate study. Completion of a bachelor’s degree. (Minimum of 9 credits of Psychology beyond Introduction to Psychology; these classes may be completed after acceptance into the degree program). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two letters of recommendation, one which addresses character and your potential to work in the field of counseling, and one that address your ability to complete graduate level work (written by a professional qualified to make this assessment). Essay discussing your objectives and motivation for pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling along with how the degree will meet your professional development plans. Resume demonstrating work experience and volunteer experience in the field. Attendance at an Admissions Workshop. As part of the admissions procedure, each student is required to attend a two-hour Admissions Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to give each prospective student the opportunity to acquire more information about the program. It also allows The College of Saint Rose to gather any additional information that can help us in making our decision for admission to the program.The admissions workshop is conducted by full-time College of Saint Rose faculty members. The 2 hour workshop includes a panel of students currently in the programs to answer questions from a student perspective, brief (5-10 minute) interviews with a faculty member, and an overview of program requirements. Graduate Assistantship Program Approximately 120 graduate assistantship (GA) positions are sponsored by The College of Saint Rose each academic year in an effort to provide qualified graduate students with opportunities to augment their educational experiences with meaningful professional activities through engagement with faculty and/or administrators. The selection process is competitively-based and may include an interview. Possible Graduate Assistantship Opportunities Graduate assistant positions will be open for application by the end of April. The positions will now be posted on the College’s electronic job board, eCareerCenter. If you have any questions about the new process, please contact Alicia Audino at audinoa@strose.edu. Check back shortly for updates! New students will receive instructions shortly after they have been accepted to the College. [-]

MSc College Student Services Administration

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Albany

The Masters degree in College Student Services Administration prepares students to work in entry to mid-level positions in student services in higher education. Students will have a comprehensive knowledge of student services functions on a college campus. [+]

Take your passion for college to a new level and join the ranks of people who have made a career out of working with college students! The Masters degree in College Student Services Administration prepares students to work in entry to mid-level positions in student services in higher education. Students will have a comprehensive knowledge of student services functions on a college campus. Your classes will utilize a theory-to-practice model, helping students to develop both practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the complexity of higher education in a diverse society. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of higher education as it relates to serving all college students and the development of the whole college student. About the CSSA Program The Masters of Science in Education degree in College Student Services Administration requires the successful completion of a 36 credit hour program. The philosophy of the program is based out of the historic view of the field of Student Personnel which was counseling. The student as a whole person is an important developmental perspective along with examining services from a “Student Centered” point of view. There are many qualities that differentiate the Saint Rose graduate program in College Student Services Administration from similar programs at other institutions: small class sizes allow students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our faculty who are all experienced professionals. multicultural and social justice issues are integrated into all course work. emphasis on combining a counseling philosophy, student development theory and administration. the program strongly emphasizes the practical application of course work. students will also participate in one 300 hour internship in the field of College Student Services Candidates interested in more Counseling coursework or working in a capacity requiring Mental Health Licensure should look at the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Admissions Requirements Completion of application for graduate study. Completion of a bachelor’s degree. (Minimum of 9 credits of Psychology beyond Introduction to Psychology; these classes may be completed after acceptance into the degree program). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two letters of recommendation, one which addresses character and your potential to work in the field of student services, and one that address your ability to complete graduate level work (written by a professional qualified to make this assessment). Essay discussing your objectives and motivation for pursuing a degree in College Student Services Administration along with how the degree will meet your professional development plans. Resume demonstrating work experience, volunteer experience and campus involvement. Attendance at an Admissions Workshop. As part of the admissions procedure, each student is required to attend a two-hour Admissions Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to give each prospective student the opportunity to acquire more information about the program. It also allows The College of Saint Rose to gather any additional information that can help us in making our decision for admission to the program.The admissions workshop is conducted by full-time College of Saint Rose faculty members. The 2-hour workshop includes a panel of students currently in the programs to answer questions from a student perspective, brief (5-10 minute) interviews with a faculty member, and an overview of program requirements. [-]

MSc Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Albany

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY is the only institution of higher education in the Capital Region that offers a master's degree in early childhood education. [+]

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY is the only institution of higher education in the Capital Region that offers a master's degree in early childhood education. Earning this degree helps early childhood educators gain flexibility in their current positions and expand their job opportunities. Graduates of the Saint Rose master’s program in early childhood education are qualified for leadership roles in early childhood education. This program is designed for students who do not hold initial certification in Early Childhood Education, and it provides the education course work required for initial and professional certification for teaching in birth through grade 2 in New York State and reciprocal states. Students holding an initial certification and wanting additional certifications are encouraged to read about our Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Early Childhood Program Objectives Consistent with the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education of The College of Saint Rose, graduates of the Early Childhood Education programs demonstrate: A functional understanding of learning theory and child growth and development; Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum for early childhood education; Ability to structure a humanistic, child-centered, inclusive classroom environment; Planning, instruction, and evaluation consistent with the diagnosed strengths and needs of children; Appropriate attention to needs of exceptional children; Responsiveness to the characteristics of children that reflect their cultural, socio-economic, and personal histories; Ability to work collaboratively with parents, other school personnel and community resources; Professionalism, accountability, effective interpersonal skills and knowledge of the roles of teachers in the schools and schools in society; and Ability to integrate a variety of technological methods and programs to enhance student learning and practitioner effectiveness. [-]

MS Higher Education Leadership and Administration

Campus Full time Part time August 2016 USA Albany

The College’s new Master’s program in Higher Education Leadership and Administration is a 10-course, 30-credit graduate degree program expressly designed to enhance the leadership skills of aspiring college leaders. [+]

The College’s new Master’s program in Higher Education Leadership and Administration is a 10-course, 30-credit graduate degree program expressly designed to enhance the leadership skills of aspiring college leaders. Classes are held on evenings and weekends. Instructors will be comprised of senior practitioners in the field including current and former college presidents, provosts and deans; and full-time faculty experts in diverse fields of study such as ethics, program evaluation and planning. Courses will cover a wide array of subjects including higher education law, strategic planning, budgeting, risk management, resource stewardship, community relations, enrollment management and effective leadership styles for successful leaders. ... [-]


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