College of Saint Rose

Introduction

Many opportunities, one focus – students who make a difference

The College of Saint Rose is a progressive community of scholars focused on gaining knowledge and applying what they’ve learned to make the world around them better. Located in the heart of Albany, the New York state capital, Saint Rose offers a private, independent, coeducational college experience in a vibrant urban setting.

With approximately 4,500 full- and part-time students, Saint Rose has a diverse offering of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs geared toward both traditional students and working professionals. We combine rigorous studies in the liberal arts and sciences with limitless opportunities for internships, undergraduate research and study abroad as well as opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service.

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Rose has remained true to its mission of not only preparing students for their careers but also preparing them for life.

Mission Statement

The College of Saint Rose community engages highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students in rigorous educational experiences. In the progressive tradition of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we welcome men and women from all religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to developing their intellectual capacities, students have the opportunity to cultivate their creative and spiritual gifts in a diverse learning community that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect.

The College delivers distinctive and comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs that inspire our graduates to be productive adults, critical thinkers, and motivated, caring citizens. Our engagement with the urban environment expands the setting for educational opportunities and encourages the Saint Rose community’s energetic involvement and effective leadership in society.

With a campus in the heart of historic Albany—the capital of New York State—Saint Rose is known for its rigorous scholarship and vibrant campus community.

  • Academics. 43 undergraduate programs, 29 master’s programs, and 19 advanced certificates available to new students. Ranked as a Best Northern University by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Faculty. 93% of our full-time instructional faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • Personal attention. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and Saint Rose employs zero teaching assistants—so you’ll work directly and often with your professors.
  • Students. Nearly 4,500 students (including 2,800 undergraduates) from 36 states and more than 55 countries. 48% of undergraduates live on campus.
  • Financial aid. 99% of first-year students receive some financial aid, with the average package at $26,891.
  • What to do.
    • On campus: take in an NCAA Division II game, choose among 40 student clubs, and have fun in coed intramural sports—everything from cheerleading to ultimate Frisbee.
    • Off campus: see top-name bands in concert, attend Broadway productions, stroll through street fairs, spend an afternoon in the park…

Graduate degrees with a purpose

Propel your career. Enrich yourself. Earn a Saint Rose graduate degree.

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.

It made a difference in them so they could make a difference — and become who they really wanted to be.

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.

Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs

  • Four Schools: Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, and Mathematics & Science
  • 43 Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • 6 Undergraduate Certificate Programs
  • 29 Master's Degree Programs
  • 19 Advanced Certificate Programs
  • 11 Accelerated/Dual Degree Programs award a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the College of Saint Rose in five years
  • BA or BS from Saint Rose plus BS Engineering in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BS plus MS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences in partnership with Albany College of Pharmacy
  • BS plus Certified Medical Technologist in partnership with Rochester General Hospital or New York Methodist Hospital
  • BA/BS plus JD in partnership with Albany School of Law, Pace University Law School, or Western New England University School of Law
  • MBA plus JD in partnership with Albany School of Law

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

MS Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2017 USA Albany

A deeper understanding of information systems can only enhance your career prospects. [+]

A deeper understanding of information systems can only enhance your career prospects. You’ll gain skills in technical communication and teamwork—which are in great demand among employers—as well as advanced knowledge of data structures, computer architecture, database management systems, data communications, user interface design, and software engineering. Program Overview 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). 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,... [-]

MSEd Educational Psychology

Campus Full time August 2017 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 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... [-]

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Master's in Higher Education Leadership and Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

College Presidents - Teaching Faculty in HELA Program 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 focus of the program is to provide graduate-level academic courses in higher education administration to prepare students for senior-level leadership positions at colleges and universities, higher education agencies, higher education research organizations and other organizations that develop policies and offer programs in the higher education environment. The program is a 30 credit hour, 10-course program that is geared toward practitioners. About the HELA Program What is the Institute for Leadership in Higher Education? The Institute for Leadership in Higher Education, housed within the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, will offer degree and certificate programs in higher education administration to early career and mid-career professionals intent on pursuing senior leadership positions in colleges and universities, and in other higher education environments at the state, regional and national level. Academic programs and courses will be offered in both traditional seminar and hybrid e-learning formats. The Institute, in addition to offering academic programs, will host lectures and conferences on relevant issues in higher education. Participants in these activities will include prominent national leaders and experts within the field of higher education. Participants in Institute programs will be encouraged and supported to publish articles and research on major issues affecting the future of colleges and universities in America and throughout the world. Faculty affiliated with... [-]

MS Accounting

Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

Saint Rose offers you two paths to the MS in Accounting, depending on the level of education you’ve already achieved. Through the 150-hour dual degree program, students can earn their BS and MS in Accounting in just five years. The program combines both courses of study in a logical, continuous curriculum that fulfills the 150 credit hours required by New York State for licensure as a CPA. The MS in Accounting program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree, in any major. Program Overview: 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. Specific requirements for 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. At the same time, the program aims to develop professionals... [-]

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The College of Saint Rose

Address 12203 Albany, United States
Website http://www.strose.edu/gradprograms
Phone +1 518-454-5143