Felician University

Introduction

Our First Priority is Our Students. Our Second is Their Future.

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do.

Without question, students are the top priority at Felician.

We provide the individualized attention and support to prepare you for life, and success, after graduation. More than just quality students, we’re graduating valuable members of society who are prepared to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. As a co-educational, liberal arts institution, Felician is home to approximately 2,300 undergraduate, graduate and adult studies students. With full-time, part-time and online offerings, you can expect an accommodating university experience at Felician University.

Mission Statement

Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

Vision Statement

To be a pre-eminent Catholic Franciscan University where scholarship and the practice of teaching and learning place students first in the enduring quest for truth and the persistent pursuit of competence, character, and compassion.

Felician Franciscan Values

  • Respect For Human Dignity … our reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
  • Compassion … an empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
  • Transformation … the process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of the person and ministry.
  • Solidarity with the Poor … ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and action.
  • Justice and Peace … forging right relationships, recreating a sustainable environment, promoting the common good - all in the pursuit of peace.

Quick Facts

  • One of 20 Franciscan universities in the United States and the only in New Jersey
  • One campus, two locations in Rutherford and Lodi, N.J. - 40 total acres
  • 10,000 hours of student volunteer work performed per year
  • 55 academic programs
  • Average class size is 15 students
  • 92% of students receive financial aid
  • Student to faculty ratio is 13:1
  • Two consecutive years awarded New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher of the Year
  • 10 miles from New York City, with a 20 minute commute
  • 2.5 hours to Philadelphia and Atlantic City
  • 10 Division II athletic programs
  • 230% increase in Study Abroad participation
  • 144-year-old Castle on the Rutherford campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Computer Science

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 USA Rutherford Lodi + 2 more

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and best practice methodologies to position yourself for success in high-level IT administration and software engineering. MSCS graduates are well prepared for positions around the industry, including positions in government agencies, technology companies and research institutions. [+]

Credits: 30-credit program (full or part time) Program Length: 18 months Start Dates: Rolling Admissions Instructional Method: Hybrid (face-to-face classes with online component), as well as some offerings online. Acquire the fundamental knowledge and best practice methodologies to position yourself for success in high-level IT administration and software engineering. MSCS graduates are well prepared for positions around the industry, including positions in government agencies, technology companies and research institutions. You will learn from expert faculty who are involved in developing applications and research in the field. The MSCS program fills a persistent need for system analysts, web and mobile application developers and big data specialists. MSCS Program Options and Features Complete the program in as little as 18 months. Experience small classes and close interaction with faculty in both hybrid (combination of online and classroom learning) and online delivery methods. 30-credit program delivered in 16-week semesters. Classes are held in the evening during the week: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Many advanced electives – choose from a wide variety of specializations in today’s computer science field. Key Learning Outcomes Analyze and apply the knowledge of design and analysis of computer algorithms and data structures. Apply advanced concepts related to discipline coursework to solve theoretical or applied problems. Learn to discuss issues, trends and solutions with both technical and non-technical audiences. Gain practical experiences and skills needed to work successfully as a team. Admission Requirements Completion of undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher and a 3.0 or higher in the major. Non-technical undergraduate degree candidates will be considered for conditional matriculation on a case-by-case basis. Prerequisite courses may be required. Personal statement Two letters of recommendation Resume GRE scores* $40 application fee *The GRE requirement may be waived for students who have more than five years professional experience. Waivers will be based on a candidate’s academic record, personal statement and a work history that reflects growth and increased responsibility. This determination is made on an individual basis by graduate faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences. [-]

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