College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Admissions

Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Director, Emmanuel Esperance, Jr.

Building 2A, Room 103

718.982.2010

Visit our Website: www.csi.cuny.edu/admissions

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
Email: masterit@csi.cuny.edu
www.csi.cuny.edu

Apply online at: www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/onlineforms/graduateapplication.php4.

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 www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/onlineforms/graduateapplication.php4.

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 www.csi.cuny.edu/graduatestudies.

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: admissions@gc.cuny.edu. The Website address is www.gc.cuny.edu.

Readmission

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 www.csi.cuny.edu/graduatestudies.

Veterans

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 www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/forms.php4.

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 www.csi.cuny.edu/teachersabbatical.

Summary of Admissions Requirement Table

PROGRAM

DEGREE EARNED

GPA/COURSES

EXAMINATION

OTHER

Autism Spectrum Disorders - Advanced Certificate

Baccalaureate degree in Pscyhology, Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Science, Letters & Society, or a related field or be a enrolled ina Masters degree program (e.g. Education, Mental Health Counseling, Nueroscience & Developmental Disabilities)

3.0 in the undergraduate grade point average and 3.0 in the undergraduate major.

None

Two letters of recommendation, resume detailing all relevant past and present professional employment, experience, memberships, and related service; cover letter describing relevant experience as well as the reason and motivation for applying.

Accounting (MS)

Baccalaureate degree in Accounting or a related field such as Business or Economics

3.0 undergraduate grade point average; proficiency in busines fundamentals and indepth knowledge of accounting including introductory, intermediate, cost accounting, taxation and auditing; two courses in business law including the law of contracts sole proprietorships, partnerships, and coprorations); two courses in finance including managerial finance; communications course; computer fundamenal course; two economics courses (microeconomics and macroeconomics; two course in quantitative methods (minumum of pre-calculus and statistics); one course management course; one marketing course

GMAT

Letter of intent; two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. Interview may be requested.

Biology (MS)

Baccalaureate degree in Biology or related discipline with required undergraduate biology courses

2.75 grade point average in all undergraduate courses, 3.0 grade point average in science and mathematics courses

GRE: general test, subject test in biology

Two letters of recommendation.

Business Management (MS)

Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Business, or related fields with required undergraduate courses

3.0 undergraduate grade point average; accounting, communications, computer fundamentals, economics, and quantitative methods

GMAT

Students with degrees in corporate communications may choose to take the GRE.

Two letters of recommendation (at least one professional one if possible), Letter of intent. Interview may be requested.

Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

BA or BS in liberal arts or sciences

3.0 grade point average in courses required for Cinema Studies BA or Communications BS at CSI or their equivalent, including CIN 100 or COM 150

None

Three letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page letter of intent; writing sample, 10-12 pages

Computer Science (MS)

BS in Computer Science or related discipline

3.0 average in major; calculus, linear algebra, probability; and seven computer science courses or equivalent

GRE: general test

None

Childhood (Elementary) (MSEd)

For Sequences 1 and 2: Baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts and sciences major, or 36 credits in a liberal arts and sciences concentration.

For Sequences 1 and 2: 3.0 undergraduate grade point average

At least six approved credits each in English, history, mathematics, and science.

Sequence 1: New York State Initial or Provisional Certification in childhood or elementary education.

Sequence 2: None

Two academic or professional letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page letter of intent

Adolescence (Secondary) (MSEd)

For Sequence 1: Baccalaureate degree in appropriate major.
For Sequence 2: Baccalaureate degree in appropriate major or 32 approved credits in an appropriate subject area

For Sequences 1 and 2: 2.75 undergraduate grade point average

Sequence 1: New York State Initial or Provisional Certification in adolescence or secondary education.

Sequence 2: None

Two academic or professional letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page letter of intent

Special Education Childhood (1-6) (MSEd)

For Sequences 1 and 2: Baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts and sciences major, or 36 credits in a liberal arts and sciences concentration

For Sequences 1 and 2: 3.0 undergraduate grade point average.

At least six approved credits each in English, history, mathematics, and science

Sequence 1: New York State Initial or Provisional Certification in childhood or elementary education

Sequence 2: None

Two academic or professional letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page letter of intent

Special Education Adolescence Generalist (Grades 7-12)

For Sequence 1 and 2: Baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts and sciences major, or 36 credits in a liberal arts and sciences concentration and one year of college-level foreign language or equivalent..

Sequence 1 and 2: 3.0 undergraduate grade point average.

At least six approved c redits each in laboratory science; history; English; and mathematics

Sequence 1: New York State Initial or Provisional Certificate in early childhood, childhood, or adolescence education.

Sequence 2: None

Two academic or professional letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page letter of intent; priority deadlines: last Monday in April (fall), third Monday in November (spring)

English (MA)

Baccalaureate degree

3.0 undergraduate grade point average. A minimum 32 credits of undergraduate courses in English (excluding freshman composition).

None

Two letters of recommendation from English professors, one to two page personal statement that discusses academic experiences that have you prepared you for the program, 8-10 page paper written for an English course with verified authorship.

Leadership in Education (Post Master's Advanced Certificate) SBL/SDL Track

Master's degree

3.0 graduate grade point average

None

Four years of teaching, three professional letters of recommendation, Supervisor's Questionnaire completed by your Supervisor, a two-to three-page letter o intent, interview

Leadership in Education (Post Master's Avanced Certificate) SDL Track

Master's degree

3.0 graduate grade point average

51 credits completed at the graduate level

None

Three years full-time teaching or Pupil Personnel Services experience, three professional letters of recommendation, interview

Environmental Science (MS)

Baccalaureate degree

2.7 undergraduate grade point average; 3.0 in science and engineering courses: chemistry physics, calculus, and ecology

GRE: general test

Interview may be requested.

History (MA)

Baccalaureate degree

3.0 undergraduate grade point average, and 3.0 in history courses

None

Two academic letters of recommendation; letter of intent, research-based writing sample (10 pages in length preferably written for History course)

Liberal Studies (MA)

Baccalaureate degree

3.0 undergraduate grade point average

None

Interview for conditional admission

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Baccalaureate degree

3.0 undergraduate grade point average, A minimum 15-19 undergraduate credits in the following areas of psychology:

General or Introductory

Child or Adolescent or Developmental

Psychopathology or Abnormal

Personality Theory

Methods in Psychology or Experimental Psychology or the Statistics for the Social Sciences

None

Letter of intent, two letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be academic), Interview and writing sample may be requested.

Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Baccalaureate degree

3.0 undergraduate grade point average in biology, mathematics, psychology, or other science courses; statistics

None

Three letters of recommendation

Nursing Adult Heath (MS)/Gerontological (MS)

Clinical Nurse Specialist

OR

Dual Clinical Specialist/Nurse Practitioner

BS in Nursing

or

BS in appropriate major with specified courses

3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses, including statistics, nursing research, health assessment, pharmacothera- peutics, leadership in management of patient care, community health nursing.

New York State license as RN

Essay, two professional references

One year experience with BS in Nursing

Three years experience with Bachelor's in another field

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing/Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

Master's Degree in Nursing and currently registered in NYS to practice professional nursing.

Master's-level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology. Candidates who do not have the required courses may take them before beginning the required courses.

None

None

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Master's Degree in Nursing or be accepted as a master's degree student in CSI's graduate Nursing program.

 

None

None

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses, or other related fields.

None

Personal goal statement of 300-500 words.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution

3.0 undergraduate grade point average; Two semesters of anatomy and physiology for science majors with laboratories; two semesters of physics for science majors with laboratories; two semesters of chemistry for science majors with laboratories; two semesters of psychology (including one semester of developmental psychology or child psychology); one semester of mathematics (precalculus or college algebra or trigonometry); one semester of statistics (we recommend a course that includes computer applications); one semester of English composition (e.g. expository writing)

GRE: general test

College of Staten Island application received by the deadline; documented clinical experience of at least 100 hours in the United States under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, within a minimum of 50 hours or more in different practice settings (e.g. private practice, nursing home, pediatric, school or outpatient).

Social Work (MSW)

General Admission

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution

3.0 undergraduate grade point average and one semester of statistics.

Interview may be required.

Personal statement. Two letters of recommendation are required from instructors or employers.

Social Work (MSW)

Advanced Standing

Baccalaureate degree from a CSWE accredited program within the past five years

3.0 undergraduate grade point average

Interview may be required.

Personal statement. Two letters of recommendation are required from instructors or employers.

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College

Admissions

Registrar

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)

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 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 Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

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

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

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

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, and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 672 MSW Social Welfare Policy II

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

Appendix

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