Graduate Programs at Felician University
Felician University

Felician University

Felician University
About Felician
For more than 75 years, Felician University has provided a high-quality, affordable, values-based education to students from across the globe. Felician is a small, student centered university with 2,400 students from over 34 nations.  Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Academy provides pathways for students to transition into a bachelor or master’s degree with no TOEFL required. As a Nongovernmental organization (NGO) to the United Nations (U.N.), Felician’s U.N. Fellows program allows students to gain unprecedented access to attend U.N. conferences and meet diplomats from around the world. Felician also offers a Career Development Center that helps our students prepare for a successful future. This Center assists students with forming a career plan, finding internships, creating cover letters and résumés and provides resources to obtain employment after graduation.
Felician University at a glance
  • Close to New York City; safe environment, just named the #1 Safest College Campus in NJ according to
  • 86% of graduates have jobs or are in graduate school within 6 months after graduation
  • Over 55 innovative academic programs
  • Average class size:15; student- faculty ratio - 13:1
  • Felician University has been ranked by as the number three private institution in the state of New Jersey for 20-year net return on investment (ROI) according to its 2017 College ROI Report
  • Average starting salary of Felician graduates from the Class of 2016 was nearly $50,000/year
Only 20 kilometers to New York City (about 20-minute train ride), the city is your second classroom. Felician's proximity to NYC enables its faculty to integrate the attributes of commerce, finance, art, technology and entertainment into its curriculum. It allows for countless internship opportunities and practical exposure of real life experience. If you're looking to gain a global perspective by living and studying in the United States, this is the university for you!
Students in the library at Felician University
School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences’ Liberal Arts curriculum teaches students how to apply skills of analysis, judgment, interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation through critical reading, writing, listening, seeing and problem solving.  It is our largest school with popular programs such as biology, health sciences, computer science, criminal justice and cybersecurity.  Preprofessional programs are culminated with our partner institution: Rutgers University!

School of Business
Felician University’s business programs are accredited and approved by the Middle States Commission on Studying at Felician UniversityHigher Education and most programs are also accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IECBE).

The School of Business offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels covering Business Administration; Accounting; Management; Marketing; a five-year MBA and Healthcare Administration as well as an International Business concentration.   The Advisory board consist of local and international partners such as Starbuck’s Co. and Rent the Runway.

School of Education
The School of Education programs are designed to develop personal, intellectual and professional qualities that are essential for highly competent teachers. Starting in their first year, students spend time in the classroom environment with students. This experience helps teacher candidates become more familiar with the classroom atmosphere.  Graduating students receive both endorsement in their concentration (ex. Early Childhood), as well as in Special Education giving them a credential advantage in the workforce.

School of Nursing
Felician University is recognized globally as a nursing education leader. Felician nursing candidates for licensure have an outstanding pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses. Degree programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
ESL Academic Bridge Program
Exempting students from TOEFL or IELTS exam's, Felician allows qualified students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements to enter the ESL Academic Bridge Program. Upon successful completion of Level 4 of the ESL Academic Bridge Program, students may begin study in their Felician undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Students with test scores that are equal to or higher than the scores listed below can apply directly for admission to a Felician degree program.
*See below TOEFL iBT IELTS PTE English
Undergraduate 65 6.0 48
Graduate 79 6.5 56
Students at Felician UniversityStudents are automatically considered for a scholarship upon admission and an additional scholarship application is not required.
International Scholarship: $10,000 –$15,000USD per year

To be considered for this scholarship, international students must:
  • Take the SATs and score at least a 700 on the Math and Critical Reading scores combined.
  • Have an equivalent to a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
International Award: $5,000 –$10,000USD per year

The International Award doesn’t require students to submit SAT scores and is awarded based on a complete review of the applicant’s qualifications.

Graduate Scholarship

International students entering a graduate program at Felician University are eligible for a $1,000 USD scholarship per academic year through completion of your program.

English as a Second Language Alumni Scholarship

Students who complete the English as a Second Language Program are automatically qualified to receive our scholarship of up to $15,000 USD towards their bachelor’s degree.



Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Are you thinking of a career change to a new business field? It’s not too late! Felician University offers an innovative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program designed to prepare you for upward mobility in your career or for transition into an academic position. 
Duration: 4-5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Doctorate of Counseling Psychology Program
The Doctorate of Counseling Psychology (PsyD) Program prepares graduates to become psychologists in the health care system of the future, providing mental and behavioral health services as part of an integrated, primary care model. This type of collaborative care connects behavioral and physical health, often leading to more cost-effective treatment and increased access for underserved people 
Duration: 4-5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) program prepares students for a meaningful career as a licensed mental health professional, specifically as licensed counselors, with the ability to serve diverse populations within society. 
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Arts in Education with K-6 Elementary Certification for Non-teachers
Enter the teaching profession by becoming certified to teach while also gaining the advantages of a master’s degree. Extend your sphere of influence beyond the classroom and into school-wide leadership activities.
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Inspire, empower and collaborate to positively impact the lives of students. Learn the skills that will allow you to move confidently into leadership or administration fields.
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Arts in Religious Education
Prepare to become a competent and caring practitioner within the education ministry of the Church. In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, our graduate Religious Education (MARE) program focuses on ministering in today’s world. 
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
The Felician University Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations as well as advancing their professional careers while building awareness of the various aspects of the dynamic healthcare environment.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master’s in Computer Science Degree
In the Master’s in Computer Science program at Felician University, you will learn to analyze the design of computer algorithms and data structures and apply advanced concepts to solve both theoretical and applied problems. 
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
Master’s in Education Degree for Current Teacher
The Master's of Arts in Education (MAED) at Felician is a quality program designed to build on students’ prior professional experience and extend their sphere of influence beyond the classroom and into school-wide leadership activities. Students in the 36-credit master’s program for teachers take courses that are specific to their grade level of teaching. 
Duration: 2-3 years full time or 4 years part time
Deadline: Ongoing
MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
To be successful in today’s dynamic business environment, leaders must learn to think creatively, be innovative, and adapt to an ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship. In Felician’s 36-credit MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leadership program, you will develop these skills and the foresight to make better business decisions based on sound accounting and data analysis.
Duration: 20 months
Deadline: Ongoing


Joel Superville

COUNTRY: Trinidad and Tobago MAJOR: Marketing

  1. Some of the challenges include learning to support yourself, adjusting to the culture of the country and the school, and understanding steps needed to do certain things such as applying for a social security card in order to attain a job on campus.
  2. My dream job would be to play professional football in Europe against my favorite players.
  3. I like the tight-knit culture in the school that exists. Because of the small size of the student population, you basically know someone everywhere you turn whether it’s another student, athlete, or professor.
  4. My advice to other students would be to learn as much as possible from the older international students so that they can pass on information that would help the younger students such as the processes to work on campus and the possibilities after graduation.
Joel Superville
Oprah Muyambo

Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo Major: Accounting

What were some challenges of being an international student in the USA? The challenges of being an international student were not being able to fit in and understand the new environment. Another challenge was being homesick because you're so far away from people you were used to.

What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a forensic accountant.

What did you like most about Felician University?  What I liked most about Felician University is that people are really friendly and welcoming. It's not an environment where you're ever going to feel alone, because there's always someone who can talk to you and help you. Another thing I liked about Felician is the small class sizes which made it easier for me to focus and understand.

What advice will you give to future international students?  Don't be scared of what's going to happen but instead be ready for a fun new journey!

Oprah Muyambo
Kevin (Teng-Wen) Liu

Country of Origin: Taiwan Major: Exchange Student

What are some challenges of being an international student in the USA? I have experienced some culture shock, and had to grow accustomed to different styles of food and very cold weather.

What is your dream job? I want to be a business man or a teacher.

What do you like most about Felician University? The professors are very kind to international students.

What advice would you give to future international students? Trying to make friends with American students as much as possible. This will help you feel more at home and learn about their culture while you are in the United States. It may feel more comfortable to always interact with other exchange students, but it is part of the experience to meet new people while in college.

Kevin (Teng-Wen) Liu
Qui Nguyen

COUNTRY: Vietnam MAJOR: ESL Program

  1. The challenge of being an international student is learning the English language. I was unconfident and worried about my English. But now my English is improving properly. It makes me feel happier.
  2. I want to become a nurse.
  3. My teachers are very nice and friendly. They always care for students. ESL classes are a small group, in which everyone comes from different countries. But we seem like a family. I really enjoy studying at Felician University.
  4. We have to spend an inordinate amount of time on learning English, because it takes time. It demands patience more than anything else. English helps provide me access to more knowledge. So I like to learn English.
Qui Nguyen
Ishan Turakhia

COUNTRY:  India MAJOR PROGRAM: MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program


  1. What are some challenges of being an international student in the United States?

Being an international student is exciting during the first semester, but there are also some challenges that international student face during the early phases:

(A)   Personal: Feeling home sickness by not having most of my immediate family nearby for family bonding to occur.

(B)   Cultural: Adjusting to a new culture in the U.S is difficult at times when my personal beliefs do not always agree to certain life style.

(C)   Academic: There is a language barrier at times making it difficult to understand my professors. Additional effort needs to be put in to complete the assigned projects, assignments and tasks accurately. Adjusting to the different teaching styles takes time.

  1. What do you like about Felician University?

Felician University is great place to pursue your studies because of its increased diversity. Classes may be challenging but with the help of professors, I was able to solve the problems. There is always someone in the University that supports and guides you. I think that is very important for international students to get that motivation and support throughout the academic program to increase intelligence and skill level.

  1. What advice would you give to future international students at Felician University? 

Enjoy and follow your academic dreams in the University. The possibilities are endless with effort.

Ishan Turakhia
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