Montclair State University

Montclair State University Admissions and School Information

Montclair State University in New Jersey is just 14 miles from Manhattan, NY, and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees. Students earn degrees in environmental management, pedagogy and philosophy, real estate, studio art and counseling as well as many other disciplines.

General Information about Montclair State University

In June 2008, Montclair State University became the first university in the nation to go green by signing a green building construction and operation agreement with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Additionally, the school has added programs throughout the college that reduce waste and allow students to help protect the environment.

The Red Hawks, the school teams, play football, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse in Sprague Field. MSU has 17 sports for men and women. Six colleges offer over 250 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations and over 100 master's, doctoral and certificate programs.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Undergraduate and postgraduate application processes are similar but there are differences. To be a strong candidate, a prospective undergraduate should have a 3.0 GPA or a combined SAT score of 1425. To apply to MSU requires filling out an application and submitting a small fee, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation by a high school counselor, official SAT or ACT scores and personal statements. If entering the arts program, students are expected to attend an interview, complete an audition or submit a portfolio.

Perspective graduate students must meet similar basic requirements, including submitting official transcripts, letters of recommendation and an application fee. Students must also include an essay describing what they expect from graduate school. Students must provide a standard test score(s) (i.e. IETLS, TOEFL, MAT, GMAT or GRE) for all programs, except for the MFA (Master of Fine Arts).

Schools and Colleges of Montclair State University

School of Business (SBUS)

Undergraduate students of business can take degree programs in leisure industries and tourism, economics and real estate. Graduate students can continue their education with programs in finance, international business and management. Students of the SBUS have the opportunity to work at the Walt Disney World Resort while receiving school credit and experience. While in Orlando, FL, students live in furnished apartments with utilities included and access to a bus that transports them to work.

The Graduate School

Like many universities, the Graduate School at MSU is the main hub for graduate students. While at MSU students complete their degree programs through the other five schools of MSU, yet will seek guidance through the Graduate School. There are nearly 100 fields of study and the Graduate School offers flexibility for students with day, evening, weekend and hybrid courses.

College of Education and Human Services

Students can earn their Master of Arts in Education Leadership in one year while working full-time. There are currently 1,624 graduate students enrolled in such programs as pedagogy and philosophy, counselor education and teacher development. Students can earn doctoral degrees in philosophy, teacher education and teacher development. Presently, there are 2,417 undergraduate students majoring in programs, such as counseling, teacher leadership, learning disabilities and reading. The college is also home to the Center of Pedagogy, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children and Ben Samuels Children's Center.

College of the Arts (CART)

The College of the Arts (formerly School of the Arts) offers students over 50 major in fields that include theatre, music, dance, communications, broadcasting and design. More than 1,100 students are enrolled at CART, taking classes as well as participating in exhibition, performance, study aboard and internship opportunities.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has 19 majors, 20 graduate programs and 16 professional certificate programs. The only doctoral offered through this college is in audiology. There are undergraduate classes in classics, justice studies, religious studies and French civilization. Graduate programs are available in applied linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, practical anthropology and general psychology. CHSS offers a 5-year program for a joint B.A. and M.A. in practical anthropology. CHSS believes in apprenticeship for students, as well as courses in qualitative and quantitative research.

College of Science and Math (CSAM)

Master's programs in chemistry, environmental studies, geoscience and molecular biology are offered through the College of Science and Math. Students may enroll in bachelor's degree programs in cheminformatics, geography, physics and science informatics. CSAM offers combined degrees in aquatic and coastal science, biology, chemistry and computer science. The college offers an EdD in mathematics pedagogy, and MSU is the only university in New Jersey to offer a doctoral in environmental management. The average student to teacher ratio at CSAM is 26:1.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Phone number: (973) 655-4000