College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2017-2018


All tuition and fee charges are subject to change without prior notice by the CUNY Board of Trustees.




full-time matriculated


$580/equated credit

part-time matriculated

$285/equated credit

$580/equated credit


$415/equated credit

$865/equated credit




full-time matriculated



part-time matriculate



excess hours



Academic Excellence Fee*



full-time matriculated



part-time matriculated












excess hours



DPT for Current Enrolled Cohorts



full-time Level 1



part-time Level 1



full-time Level 2



full-time Level 3



excess hours



DPT Effective Fall 2017












full-time Level 1,2,3



part-time Level 1,2,3












*Academic Excellence Fee is applicable to all Graduate Nursing Programs.

The last date for submitting documentation for a residency status change for tuition billing purposes is the last day of final examinations (see the academic calendar located on the Registrar’s home page).

Matriculated Status

If a student’s matriculation status changes on or after the first day of classes, the lower matriculation tuition charge will not be effective until the next semester’s registration. No refunds will be issued for the semester in which the reclassification occurs. Students who have satisfied their baccalaureate degree requirements (graduated) and wish to take additional credits beyond the degree

will automatically be coded non-degree and charged the higher non-degree rate per credit, unless they have filed for a second undergraduate degree in the Registrar’s Office by the last business day before the first day of classes.

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 $200 for New York residents or $325 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 following spring semester will be charged fees based on total credits for winter and spring 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.


Students are responsible for all Tuition and Fee payments based upon their registration. Once a student registers for a semester they are considered to be enrolled at the college unless they officially withdraw through the Registrar’s Office. If a student does not officially withdraw prior to the start of the semester they are responsible for all tuition and fee charges based upon the CUNY’s academic calendar regardless of their class attendance. Any student that does not pay their bill in full by their due date is subject to removal from their classes at the discretion of the College. Please be aware that students are responsible for all tuition and fee charges regardless of their Financial Aid eligibility. Students with unpaid charges will not be permitted to register for additional classes or to receive official documents from the college.

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.

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.

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 2017-2018

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

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

Master of 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)

Computer Science Admission Requirements

Computer Science Degree Requirements

Computer Science Courses

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

Advanced Certificate for Bilingual Extension Certification

Graduate Education Courses

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (ME)

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 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

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 & Diagnostic Reasoning

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 I

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 Integrative Practice Application (Capstone II)

NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Employment, 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 & 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

Public History Advanced Certificate

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

SWK 600 MSW Research I

SWK 601 Readiness for Field

SWK 602 MSW Research II

SWK 605 Ethics and Diversity

SWK 611 MSW HSBE I: The Sociocultural Construction of the Human Experience

SWK 612 MSW HSBE II: The Culture and Development Across the Life Course

SWK 630 Topics in Intimate Partner Violence

SWK 651 MSW Social Work Practice I: Introduction to Integrative Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SWK 654 MSW Integrative Seminar I

SWK 655 MSW Internship I

SWK 660 MSW Social Work Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups

SWK 665 MSW Social Work Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations

SWK 670 MSW Social Welfare Policy

SWK 674 MSW Integrative Seminar II

SWK 675 MSW Internship II

SWK 680 Immigration and Social Work Practice

SWK 682 Social Work and Child Welfare

SWK 684 Drugs and Alcohol

SWK 686 Human Sexuality and the Helping Professions

SWK 700 Bridge to Concentration Year for Advanced Standing Students

SWK 702 The Range of the Human Condition in Social Work Practice

SWK 704 Assessment and Formulation in Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 706 Modalities of Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 710 Social Work Macro Practice In Organizations

SWK 712 Social Work Macro Practice: Program Planning and Evaluation

SWK 714 Social Work Macro Practice: Community Organizing and Development

SWK 732 Introduction to Disability Studies for Social Work

SWK 740 Social Work and Disability Studies Policy Practice

SWK 754 MSW Field Internship III

SWK 755 MSW Field Internship IV

SWK 762 Integrative Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 764 MSW Integrative Seminar III

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines 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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