College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Tuition and Fees

Office of the Bursar

North Administration Building 2A, Room 105

Bursar: Michael D. Baybusky


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All tuition and fees schedules listed in this Catalog and in any registration material issued by the College are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees without prior notice.

All tuition and fee schedules are necessarily subject to change without notice, at any time, upon action by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York regardless of tuition and fee schedules in effect at the time of this printing.

If you do not make full payment on your tuition and fees and other college bills and your account is sent to a collection agency, you will be responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the College.

In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.

Graduate Tuition for Master’s Degree Programs

New York State Residents



Excess hours

per equated credit

per semester

per hour




Non-State Residents (including foreign students)



Excess hours

per equated credit

per equated credit

per hour




Graduate students who register in an undergraduate course as part of their program, and are receiving graduate credit for the course, will be charged at applicable graduate rates according to residency. Charges to be included are not to exceed the stipulated maximum semester rate for the applicable graduate tuition. Graduate students taking an undergraduate course as non-degree students, and receiving undergraduate credit, pay applicable undergraduate tuition. Tuition is subject to change without prior notice by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Student Status

Graduate students are considered part-time if registered for 11 equated credits or less, and full-time if registered for 12 or more equated credits.

Senior Citizens

Individuals satisfying the New York City/State residency requirements and who are 60 years of age or older (as of the first day of the semester or session) are permitted to enroll in undergraduate courses on a space-available basis. Proof of age is required by the College; the following forms of proof of age are acceptable: Medicare card, driver’s license, or birth certificate.

Administrative fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $80 per semester or session is charged senior citizens who are enrolling on an audit basis. The application fee and Student Activity Fee are not charged. Senior citizens as students are responsible for the Consolidated Service Fee and any other fees they might incur.

Graduate courses: Senior citizens are not permitted to register free of tuition or fee for graduate-level courses. Senior citizens may register for graduate courses on a space-available basis and are charged the graduate tuition rate regardless. No exception is made for matriculated or non-matriculated status. The Student Activity Fee and application fee must also be paid.

Place of Residence

Students are eligible for the tuition rate for residents of New York State if they meet the following requirements for resident status: are 18 years of age or older, are United States citizens or aliens with permanent resident status, have maintained their principal place of abode in New York State for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester under consideration, and state their intention to live permanently and maintain their principal place of abode in New York State. The residence of a person under the age of 18 is that of his/her parents unless the person is an emancipated minor (one whose parents have intentionally and voluntarily renounced all the legal duties and surrendered all the legal rights of their position as parents). Students currently classified as non-residents, who wish to apply for resident status, must present proof that the above conditions have been met to the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar.

Maintenance of Matriculation Fee

Graduate students who are not registered in a given semester must pay a maintenance of matriculation fee of $190 for New York residents or $310 for non-residents a semester if they wish to maintain their matriculated status. If the fee is not paid, the student will be considered to have withdrawn and must apply for readmission.

Non-Instructional Fees

Fees are subject to change without prior notice by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Student Activity


for all full-time students



for all part-time students



for all full-time students



for all part-time students



for full-time students



for part-time students



all students pay this fee

Service Fee








payable upon filing application for admission or at the time of initial registration at the College

Undergraduate Transfer








payable on registration after an absence from the College of one or more semesters

Program Change


for any addition to the student's initial registration

Senior Citizen






Teacher Waiver



Late Registration


charged after the specified registration period

Late Payment


charged after bill due date






each (except for copies going to other CUNY colleges for which there is no charge). Check or money order only.



for bad checks

Duplicate Bill



Maintenance of Matriculation NYS Resident


per semester for matriculated graduate students who do not wish to register for courses during the current semester

Maintenance of Matriculation NYS Non-Resident


per semester for matriculated graduate students who do not wish to register for courses during the current semester

Duplicate Diploma



Duplicate ID Card



Duplicate Record



Special Examination


for the first; $5 each additional examination

*Included in the Student Activity Fee is the NYPIRG ($4) fee.

Students attending both the Winter Session and preceding fall semester will be charged fees based on total credits for winter and fall semester combined. All non-matriculated and visiting students attending the Winter Session only will be charged fees based on credits enrolled. All matriculated students attending the Winter Session only will not be charged fees for the Winter Session.

Effective Summer 2013, students attending both Summer Session I and Summer Session II will be charged a separate Student Activity Fee, Senate Fee, and Consolidated Service Fee for each session.

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

Note: All students pay the Consolidated Service Fee and the Technology Fee.


Consolidated Service Fee



Technology Fee




(full-time students per semester)






(part-time students per semester)








Late registration






Program change



Late payment



Payment reprocessing



Special examination

$15 ($5 each additional)



$7 each



(no fee for other CUNY units)


Duplicate diploma



Duplicate I.D. card



Duplicate bill



Thesis binding


Materials Charges

Special materials charges of $10 or more are required in some courses. Materials charges are not refundable.

Library Fines

Overdue books: general circulation: 10 cents per day, including days on which the Library is closed, to a maximum of the current price of the item.

Reserve items: $1.20 per overdue hour to a maximum of the current price of the item.

Damaged books: borrower must pay any overdue fines up to and including the date the item is reported as being damaged, plus an amount to be determined by the nature and extent of the damage, not to exceed the current price of the item, plus a processing charge of $10.

Lost items: borrower must pay a $10 processing charge in addition to the current price of the item.


A student is not registered until all financial obligations to the College have been satisfied. Before registration can be completed, students must have paid in full unless the student (a) has been awarded financial aid sufficient to cover tuition and fees, (b) is enrolled in a University Payment Plan, (c) is eligible for a tuition waiver, or (d) is in a special registration status (e.g., veteran).

Please refer to the Registrar's website for registration dates. During the registration process, a student’s bill is prepared with payment/validation due date indicated. Students registering late will be given a bill at the time of registration and are expected to pay their bill within three or fewer days. If a student’s bill is not paid and a student is not covered by one of the above categories the registration will be canceled. A student who has not fulfilled all financial obligations to the College will be barred from obtaining any transcripts or from registering for the next semester.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

When courses are canceled by the College a full refund of appropriate tuition and fees will be made. In cases of student-initiated withdrawal, the date on which the withdrawal application is received by the Registrar, not the last date of attendance, is considered the official date of withdrawal for the purpose of computing refunds. Withdrawal from a course before the beginning of classes allows a 100 percent refund of tuition only; withdrawal in order to register at another unit of The City University during the same semester allows a 100 percent refund. The withdrawal application form is available from the Registrar. Withdrawals for medical reasons require documentation. Non-attendance of class or informing the instructor of intent to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal. The Semester Information contains information about withdrawing from a course and the schedule for refunds.

Students should be aware that withdrawal or failure to complete a course affects their financial aid obligations. Questions about financial aid obligations should be referred to the Office of Student Financial Aid. If a portion of tuition charges has been paid with federal financial aid funds, that portion of any tuition refund is returned to the appropriate financial aid program. Details on the allowable refunds are printed in the Semester Information.

Return of Title IV Funds

Title IV funds (Pell, SEOG, Direct, and Perkins loans) to recipients who are withdrawn from all courses, officially or unofficially, are subject to recalculation to determine earned federal financial aid. This calculation may result in a requirement of payment toward tuition and fees, which previously was determined to have been satisfied.

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

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 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


Travel Information