William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences
George Karnoutsos Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 605
Dr. João Sedycias, Dean
Dr. Anne Mabry, Interim Associate Dean
Dr. Scott Mittman, Interim Associate Dean for Science
Sarah Ambrose-Roman, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Damaris Castillo, Assistant to the Dean
The William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences is a community of teachers and learners committed to cultivating the life of the mind and engendering a passion for knowledge. Seeking to help students achieve their personal academic and career goals, the Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences provides an intellectual setting for the development of scholarship, creativity, and the fundamental cross- and interdisciplinary skills that are the hallmark of a liberal education.
The objective of the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences of New Jersey City University is to graduate students who have a well-developed liberal arts education as well as professional knowledge and competence within their major academic disciplines. The College is committed to creating lifelong, reflective learners who are socially responsible and critically responsive to diverse peoples and cultures.
The Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Music Education program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The College offers programs leading to master of fine arts, master of music, and master of arts degrees. A sixth year professional diploma (P.D.) is offered as part of two school psychology programs.
Programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences include the following:
- Art (M.F.A.)
- Studio Art (M.A.)
- Educational Psychology (M.A.)
- Educational Psychology (M.A.) and School Psychology (P.D.) and School Psychology Certification
- Mathematics Education (M.A.)
- Music Education (M.A.)
- Music Performance (M.M.)
- School Psychology (P.D.) and School Psychology Certification
- Urban Education with a specialization in World Languages (Spanish) (M.A.)
In addition to the general graduate study admission requirements, programs may have their own requirements for admission, e.g., for admission to certification programs and degree/certification programs. Students seeking an initial instructional certificate, through graduate study, must meet all matriculation requirements at the time of application and must submit passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS content area exam as established by the State of New Jersey prior to admission. All students are expected to review their program and department requirements as specified in this catalog.
Students seeking a New Jersey Department of Education certificate must apply for their certificate at the same time that they apply for graduation. Certification applications and current information on certification requirements can be obtained in the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships located in the Education and Professional Studies Building.