College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2014-2015


Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Director, Emmanuel Esperance, Jr.

Building 2A, Room 103


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The College of Staten Island is an excellent choice for graduate students who desire a quality educational experience at an affordable cost, and offers opportunities for students at all stages of their careers. As a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), CSI offers an extensive range of Master of Arts, Science and Education degrees, as well as doctorate degrees in selected areas in conjunction with the CUNY Graduate Center. We also offer a number of graduate level Advanced Certificates. Outstanding faculty, cutting edge technology and curriculum, extensive research opportunities, state-of-art facilities, and personalized attention are just some of the resources available to CSI graduate students.

The college also offers a Clinical Doctoral program in Physical Therapy. Additional Doctoral programs are offered jointly with The City University Graduate School, University Center in, Biology (Nueroscience), Chemistry (Polymer), Computer Science, Nursing and Physics.

Graduate Applications

You may obtain information about the graduate programs from the:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
College of Staten Island / CUNY
North Administration Building (2A), Room 103
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Telephone: 718.982.2010

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Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

Applicants for graduate study should have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education.

Application: The application for Graduate admission, including the Physical Therapy (DPT), is available at

Transcripts: Applicants must request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution, have one transcript sent now and

another sent when you complete the courses that you are taking. Applicants who have been enrolled at CSI do not need to request a CSI transcript; the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will

obtain a copy. Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States should review the guidelines for international applicants prior to requesting transcripts.

Application Fee: A $125.00 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants. Please make your check or money order payable to the College of Staten Island.

Additional Requirements: Some programs may require an entrance exam, interview, writing sample, letters of recommendation and/or letter of intent. Please refer to the admissions requirement table for a complete list of requirements for each program.

Entrance Exams: Entrance exams are not required for all programs. Please check the admissions requirement table to find out which programs require an exam.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The GRE is a requirement for the Master's in Biology, Computer Science, and Environmental Science. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the GRE website. Our institutional code for the GRE is 2778.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): GMAT is a requirement for the Master's in Accounting and Business Management. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the GMAT website. Our institutional code for the GMAT is 282KN35

The TOEFL or IELTS exam is a requirement of students for whom English is a second language.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required scores: 550 (Paper), 213 (Computer), or 79-80 (Internet). For the Master's in Accounting, Business Management and Mental Health Counseling Program: 600 (Paper), 250 (Computer), or 100 (Internet). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit TOEFL website. Our institutional code is 2778.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. Minimum required score: 6.5 (overall band). For the Master's in Accounting, Business Management and Mental Health Counseling: 7 (overall band). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the IELTS website.

Non-Matriculated Status

A student who does not fully qualify for matriculation may be admitted as a non-matriculated student. No more than 12 credits may be taken as a non-matriculated student unless the student already holds a master’s degree. Acceptance as a non-matriculated student in no way commits the College to grant matriculation at a later date.

Non-matriculated students who are completing undergraduate coursework to qualify for admission must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for matriculation.

Non-Matriculated Study for Visiting Students

Students enrolled in another college may enroll as visiting non-matriculated students if they are in good academic standing at their home college and have permission to take courses at CSI. In addition, a selected number of courses in participating programs/departments are available for students who wish to take courses for personal or professional reasons, without intending to pursue a degree. Not all graduate courses are open to non-matriculated students.

For more information, please obtain an “Application for Graduate Non-Matriculated Study for Visiting Students” from the Office of Recruitment and Admissions or download a copy from

CUNY Doctoral Programs

The following doctoral programs are offered jointly with The City University Graduate School: Biology (Nueroscience), Computer Science, Nursing, Physics, and Chemistry.

Application to these Doctoral programs is made directly to the Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: The Website address is


Graduate students who do not register for a semester and then decide to return in a subsequent semester, and who have not maintained their matriculated status, must apply for readmission at least 30 days before registration. Requirements for programs may change and students applying for readmission must meet current requirements. Students who have a GPA below 3.0 will need approval from their program coordinator. Readmission is not guaranteed and may be denied in such cases. You can download a graduate readmission form from


The veterans advisement service is supervised by the Registrar. Assistance is available in interpreting regulations and policies of the Veterans Administration, and educational and financial counseling is offered. The Office of the Veterans Adviser is in the North Administration Building (2A), Room 110.

Immunization Requirement

New York State Public Health Law requires immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella for some students. All students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are enrolling for six or more equated credits must have proof of immunization on file at the College Health Center, Campus Center (1C), Room 112, one week prior to registration. Transfer students must request that their health records be transferred to College of Staten Island. New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all students to complete and return the meningitis vaccination response form prior to registration. Information and the immunization forms are available at the Health Center and the Registrar’s Office, or you may download a copy from

Summary of Admissions Requirement Table

This section of the catalog is currently under construction. Please refer to the program section of the catalog for specific program admission requirements.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Teacher on Sabbatical Program

The Teachers on Sabbatical Program is designed especially for veteran teachers who wish to hone their classroom management skills, effectively incorporate writing in their disciplines, apply assessment data to promote student learning, and increase their effective use of technology. Courses are taught by expert faculty from the College of Staten Island's Education Department and other disciplines. Topics covered are applicable to career professionals across teaching levels and subject specialization and address timely pedagogical issues. For more information, visit

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Graduate Catalog 2014-2015

Message from the President

About the College



Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Science in Childhood Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Adolescence Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Special Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd)

Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education

Graduate Education Courses

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science in Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Clinical Doctorate Programs in Nursing

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements

Clinical Nursing Doctorate Degree Requirements

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education: 12 credits

Doctoral Nursing Courses

BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704 Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

NRS 720 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

NRS 721 Role Practicum: Adults in Community Settings

NRS 722 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 723 Role Practicum: Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 724 Case Management for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 725 Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology

NRS 726 Primary Health Care Adult- Gerontology II

NRS 727 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

NRS 730 Evidence Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

NRS 756 Technological Integrations

NRS 757 Professional Nursing Bioethics

NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

NRS 761 Advanced Therapeutics

NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

NRS 763 Intergrative Practice Application (Captsone II)

NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography and Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, Continuation and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

Topics Courses and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses


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