College of Professional Studies

Professional Studies Building, Room 402

Dr. Michael Edmondson, Interim Dean

Dr. Marvin Walker, Associate Dean

Denise Serpico, Assistant to the Dean

Debra Welch, Administrative Assistant

The College of Professional Studies offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Doctorate of Science in Civil Security Leadership, Management, and Policy (D.Sc.)
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences (Specializations: public health education, health administration, and school health education)
  • Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, Specializing in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Professional Security Studies (Specializations: national, corporate and information assurance/cyber security)

The College of Professional Studies offers the following graduate certificates:

  • Certificates in Driver Education
  • Certificate in Professional Financial Planning
  • Fire Safety Manager (Certificate eligibility)
  • Certificate in School Nursing
  • Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education
  • National Security Agency Certificate for Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO) - Standard 4014 (Entry)

The goals of the graduate programs are to prepare individuals for productive careers and to assume positions of leadership in the global marketplace and in their communities. In keeping with the mission of the University, to provide access and excellence, the College has a reputation for providing academic programs of high quality and for its community outreach. In an effort to make professional education more accessible to working adults and individuals living distant from the University, it provides the option of Web-assisted education in most programs and Web-based graduate programs in Accounting and Health Sciences.

The D.Sc. in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy prepares individuals to assume executive level security positions within government, business, and higher education. The three distinct areas recognized by ASIS International – international/national, corporate and information assurance/cyber security – form the foundation for this generalist, scholar-practitioner program. New Jersey City University has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency since 2009.