College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2014-2015

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

Accounting (MS)
Advanced Certificate for Autisum Spectrum Disorders
Biology (MS)
Business Management (MS)
Cinema and Media Studies (MA)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Computer Science (MS)

Childhood (Elementary) (MSEd)
Adolescence (Secondary) (MSEd)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MSEd)

Special Education Childhood (1-6) (MSEd)
Special Education Adolescence Generalist (Grades 7-12)
Post-Master's Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

English (MA)

Environmental Science (MS)

History (MA)

Liberal Studies (MA)

Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Nursing Practice (DNP)
Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)
Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Adult - Gerontological Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education
Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence
Physical Therapy (DPT)

Social Work (MSW)

For a complete listing of the Graduate Coordinators for the above programs please visit the Graduate Admissions Website.

New York State Registration

The following listing gives the title of each of the graduate degree programs of the College and the Program Code under which that program is registered with the State Office of Education.


College Title

Program Code






Advanced Certificate

Autisum Spectrum Disorders


Autism Spectrum Disorders






Business Management

30755, 32448

Business Management


Cinema and Media Studies


Cinema and Media Studies


Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Clincal Mental Health Counseling


Computer Science


Computer Science


Childhood Education, Grades 1-6

25959, 27566, 27568

Childhood Education, 1-6


Adolescence Education

25954, 27575, 27576

Biology 7-12



25958, 27571, 27572

English 7-12



25957, 27573, 27574

Mathematics 7-12



25960, 27569, 27570

Social Studies 7-12


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Teacher of English to Speaker of Other Languages

Advanced Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Special Education, Childhood 1-6

28578, 25956, 27567

Teacher of Special Education


Middle Childhood Generalist (Grades 5-9)


Middle Childhood Generalist (Grades 5-9)


Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12)


Special Education Adolescence Generalist (7-12)

Advanced Certificate

Leadership in Education

32157, 32158, 32159

Leadership in Education






Environmental Science


Environmental Science






Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies


Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities




Nursing Gerontoloigcal Nursing



Advanced Certificate

Gerontological Nursing



Advanced Certificate

Cultural Competence



Advanced Certificate

Nursing Education




Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner




Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist




Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy


Social Work


Social Work

The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of The University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Biology (PhD), offered jointly with The City University Graduate School

Chemistry (PhD), offered jointly with The City University Graduate School and Brooklyn College

Computer Science (PhD), offered jointly with The City University Graduate School

Nursing (DNS), offered jointly with The City University Graduate Center

Physics (PhD), offered with the PhD program of The City University Graduate School

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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)

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 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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