WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY offers a growing number of in-demand graduate study opportunities to help professionals at all levels advance their careers. Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, close to where you live and work, William Paterson is a leading public university serving more than 10,000 students, including 1,500 graduate students enrolled in a wide range of outstanding academic programs. William Paterson is known for its AACSB-accredited MBA program in the Cotsakos College of Business, which offers seven concentrations, including a new concentration in human resource management.
The College of Education offers MAT, MEd, and MA degree programs, as well as numerous graduate certificates for advanced study. The University is also home to two doctoral programs, the PsyD in clinical psychology and the doctor of nursing practice (DNP). University programs are offered through five colleges in the following disciplines: arts and communication, business, education, humanities and social sciences, and science and health. When you choose graduate study at William Paterson University, you receive individualized attention from award-winning faculty who provide a valuable blend of accomplished scholarship and practical, applied experience.
We offer convenient scheduling options to help you balance graduate study with work and family responsibilities. Most graduate classes are held in the evenings or on weekends, with many available online. Financial aid—including competitively selected graduate assistantships—is available to qualified students.
M.A.: Applied Sociology
M.A.: Clinical & Counseling Psychology
M.A.: Professional Communication
M.A.: Higher Education Administration: Leadership Studies
M.A.T.: Elementary Education with K/12 Subject Field
M.B.A.: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Music Management
M.B.A. Pathway Certificate program
M.F.A.: Creative & Professional Writing
M.M.: Music Education, Jazz Studies, Music & Entertainment Industries
M.S.: Biotechnology, Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology), Exercise & Sport Studies, Nursing (Administration, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Education)
M.S.: Applied Business Analytics
M.S.: Materials Chemistry
M.Ed.: Professional Counseling, Curriculum & Learning (Bilingual/ESL, Early Childhood, Education, School Library Media; Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Mathematics [STEAM]), Educational Leadership, Literacy, Special Education (Learning Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Disability, Advanced Studies)
D.N.P.: Nursing Practice
Psy.D.: Clinical Psychology
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE: Sociology