Saint Peter’s University

Introduction
futurealumniWhat happens when you put one of the world’s greatest teaching organizations next to one of the greatest cities in the world? You get Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution of higher education just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, entertainment, business — and professional and career opportunities.

Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, founded in the same tradition as Georgetown University and Boston College. Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University blends a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-world experience, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports you long after graduation.

With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1 and a stellar faculty committed to your success, Saint Peter’s offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as master’s level and doctorate programs. We’re small enough to know you by name and big enough to bring the world to your door.

Our Mission

Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.

Early Days of Saint Peter’s College

Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit College of New Jersey, was founded as a liberal arts college for men in 1872. When classes first started in Jersey City on September 2, 1878, seventy-one students originally enrolled in the Preparatory Department.

oldcampThat number grew to one hundred and twenty-three by year’s end. They aged from ten to fifteen, and thus none of them were doing college-level work. As more students arrived, work began on a new school building on Grand Street in 1899 (pictured right).



By 1900, the College had granted 63 Bachelor degrees and 26 Master’s degrees. Five years later, the College and Saint Peter’s High School, though located in the same building, were distinct academic institutions.

From 1918 to 1930, the College closed down due to the impact of World War I and because Jesuit superiors wanted to concentrate their manpower in other colleges on the East Coast. As noted in the College yearbook, “The classrooms went empty. The faculty closed their markbooks, and left for the battlefields.”

A New Beginning

Saint Peter’s reopened in 1930 on the fourth floor of the Chamber of Commerce Building in downtown Jersey City, and women were admitted to the Evening Session for the first time. Robert I. Gannon, S.J., was Dean.

With the re-birth of Saint Peter’s in 1930, Rev. Gannon named the Peacock the official mascot of the College, reflecting the spirit of “resurrection and eternal life.” The peacock also ties the College to the settling of Jersey City, originally called “Pavonia,” or “Land of the Peacock.”

Reverend Gannon introduced six new Jesuit faculty members, who brought a new vigor and outlook to the College, stressing, as their predecessors had done, a strong Catholic liberal arts program, the hallmark of a Jesuit education. By 1933, the College had made serious efforts to move from downtown Jersey City to its present site on the former Edward Young estate.

In 1936, the College moved to its present location on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Changes were gradually made on the new campus (among other buildings, McDermott Hall, Dinneen Hall, the Yanitelli Recreational Center, and Whelan Hall were started in 1949, 1956, 1973, and 1992, respectively).

Growth and Expansion

Saint Peter’s officially became fully coeducational in 1966 when women were admitted to the Day Session, although 35 women had actually been enrolled in 1944 in order to keep the College occupied during difficult financial times.

In 1975 Saint Peter’s established a branch campus, a “college for adults,” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and began working to improve the Jersey City campus, with renovations that included the conversion of the grass quad into the concrete quad on campus today.

The College offered its first graduate program in education in 1980. Also in 1980, Saint Peter’s welcomed resident students onto campus for the first time.

The 1990s proved to be a decade of expansion and growth, with dramatic increases in enrollment and the addition of more residence halls to accommodate the growing student body.

Saint Peter’s College celebrated its 130th Anniversary in 2002.

On August 17, 2012, Saint Peter’s College officially became known as Saint Peter’s University.

Saint Peter’s University

newcampSaint Peter’s University remains faithful to its commitment to the education mission of the Society of Jesus. Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.



Today, President Eugene J. Cornacchia leads the University onward toward a promising future. Saint Peter’s University is a landmark on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, and also offers several off-campus locations for adult undergraduate and graduate students.

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Accreditation

Saint Peters University accreditations include:

  • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctoral Nursing programs)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, International Business, Marketing, and Accounting)
  • The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (Teacher Preparation Program)
  • Saint Peter’s University is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education for teacher training.
  • The School of Business Administration at Saint Peter’s University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
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Programmes

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Master of Science in Accountancy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Jersey City Englewood Cliffs + 1 more

The MS in Accountancy is a 30 credit-hour program providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to keep pace with the changes in the practice of accounting. A unique feature of the program is its focus on risk management and compliance issues, preparing individuals for the growing complexities of the corporate world. [+]

The MS in Accountancy is a 30 credit-hour program providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to keep pace with the changes in the practice of accounting. A unique feature of the program is its focus on risk management and compliance issues, preparing individuals for the growing complexities of the corporate world. Many states require 150 total credits to sit for the CPA exam. This degree, along with a 120 credit-hour undergraduate accounting degree, satisfies the course hours required to sit for the exam. The combined MSA and MBA broadens a student's foundation to include accounting, risk management, and compliance foundation to the breadth of knowledge gained in the MBA program. Value of the MS in Accountancy Degree Employers and accounting firms are seeking graduates who understand fraudulent financial reporting, weak internal controls, corporate wrongdoing, ethical standards, and legal requirements. Graduates can help strengthen the financial reporting and risk management practices of their employers or their clients. The MS in Accountancy prepares candidates to understand: Inaccurate or Fraudulent Financial Reporting. Strategies to reduce significant errors in financial reports. Internal Controls and Compliance. Preventing, detecting, and deterring non-compliance with regulations and policies. Analytical Skills. Problem solving and judgment skills to improve financial reporting and risk management. Ethics and Legal Liability. Integration of ethical values into processes to reduce allegations of wrongdoing and the risk of lawsuits. Curriculum Candidates must complete 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A maximum of six (6) credits of equivalent course work may be accepted for transfer from an accredited graduate business program providing that the candidate achieved a passing grade that is acceptable to Saint Peter's. Transfer credit is by permission only, and not an obligation of the University. There are no waivers granted for undergraduate courses. MSA Degree: 30 Credits Core Courses: 15 Credits Risk Management: 9 Credits Open Electives: 6 Credits Core Courses (15 Credits) These courses provide the foundation for the MS in Accountancy. It is highly recommended that a student follow these courses in sequence. AC-501 Managerial Accounting 3 AC-520 Financial Accounting and Reporting 3 AC-530 International Financial Reporting Standards A Taxation course is substituted if the student did not take the course on an undergraduate or graduate level. 3 AC-541 Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance 3 AC-543 Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing 3 Total Credits 15 Risk Management Business Electives (9 Credits) These courses provide the program additional depth beyond the concentration of accounting. Choose three of the following courses 9 GB-517 Business Ethics GB-626 Business Systems Interruption GB-629 Enterprise Risk Management GB-630 Strategic Risk Management GB-631 Risk Management and Insurance Open Electives (6 Credits) These courses provide the program additional depth and breadth and can be chosen from the courses labeled AC, CS, EC, FN, or GB. Saint Peter’s may substitute courses where the candidate has already covered the material in an undergraduate or graduate college-level course. Whatever the background, a candidate must complete at Saint Peter’s 30 graduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. A candidate who has an MBA from another institution may complete the MS in Accountancy degree program in 24 credits as 6 credits will be waived at the discretion of the Program Director. [-]

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Jersey City

Saint Peter’s University is establishing a new Master’s degree program in Cyber Security. The 30-credit, 10-course program will provide you with the advanced skills you need to protect and defend information systems from cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security graduate courses will be taught in the evening on the Jersey City campus. Each class will be 2 ½ hours and will meet one time per week. [+]

New Starting the Fall 2016 Semester Saint Peter’s University is establishing a new Master’s degree program in Cyber Security. The 30-credit, 10-course program will provide you with the advanced skills you need to protect and defend information systems from cyber-attacks. The Cyber Security graduate courses will be taught in the evening on the Jersey City campus. Each class will be 2 ½ hours and will meet one time per week. The Need for Cyber Security Professionals Cyber Security is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges that the United States and world economy faces. With every industry becoming increasingly dependent on digital data, data assurance and protection against cyber-attacks is critical. The number of cyber-attacks is increasing and the sophistication of the attacks is evolving. There is a shortage of professionals who can design and implement secure systems to protect an organization’s information technology assets, including critical U.S. infrastructure. The job market for highly trained Cyber Security professionals is expanding rapidly. The Master of Science in Cyber Security program is designed to provide graduate students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on training in computer architecture, networks, and cyber/computer forensics to detect and secure computer systems. Saint Peter’s University will also be establishing a Cyber Security Center on the Jersey City campus for the start of the Fall 2016 semester. This Center will provide for a dynamic environment for students to get hands-on training on cyber security and digital forensics software packages and tool kits. Students will learn about the software and tools that can be used to protect the information systems environment of an organization and troubleshoot the cyber-attacks that have breached an organization and compromised its data. Unique Location Saint Peter’s University is fortunate to be located in the heart of Jersey City, which hosts financial giants such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase in its financial district. The New York City financial district also happens to be minutes away thanks to a multitude of public transportation options which make it very easy to travel between Jersey City and New York City. This gives our students the ability to experience what both cities have to offer from a business perspective as well as a cultural one. Program Facts The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is a 30-credit hour program designed for working professionals and/or students with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, business, or criminal justice. The program is in alignment with students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the field of cyber security and information assurance, including cyber forensics. The curriculum includes the following courses: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing, Malware Analysis and Defense, Cyber Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics, Disaster Recovery, and more. The degree will give students the knowledge and practice to understand cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, and to be able to help defend computer systems against cyber-attacks. Faculty members in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences with computer security, information assurance, industry, and research/development experience will teach the courses and advise students. Courses Fall Semester (First Year) CY510 Cyber Security & Risk Management 3 CY520 Cyber Security Legal Aspects & Ethical Concerns 3 CY530 Cryptography 3 CY540 International Telecommunications Networks 3 Spring Semester (First Year) CY550 Mobile Computing and Wireless 3 CY610 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 3 CY620 Malware Analysis and Defense 3 Fall Semester (Second Year) CY630 Disaster Recovery 3 CY640 Cyber Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics 3 CY650 Cyber Security Capstone 3 Total program credits 30 Application Processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The selection process is completed within one week of Graduate Admissions receipt of all required documentation. Classes start on Tuesday, September 6th. Internships and Job Opportunities Completion of a graduate internship (minimum 6 months) related to Cyber Security is required for all students except: those who have 3+ years of professional business work experience those with full-time employment during the length of the program and those who are participating in an exchange program. The graduate internship must start in the first semester of classes. Please consult your Cyber Security program adviser to determine if it is possible to obtain a waiver. For F-1 international students, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization is required prior to starting an internship. Please click the link to learn about the CPT authorization process. Following is information and links to internships and job opportunities: 1. Start with preparing a good resume. Review it with your Cyber Security program adviser. 2. Visit the Saint Peter’s University Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL). CEEL is committed to helping students develop their professional skills to achieve career success! Please take the next step and register on our virtual Career Center called SaintPeter’s Link. SPLink has special features designed to get you started: Announcements – Stay current on our latest events. Internships – Apply directly to local, national and international internships. Job Postings – Part-time and full-time positions are posted daily. Event RSVP – Register for events in one easy click. E-Newsletter – Delivered monthly to your Saint Peter’s mailbox. Careers by Simplicity – Download the free Mobile App. Connected to your SPLink account wherever you go! Go to the CEEL - Dinneen Suite 101, to make an appointment, to follow-up with an advisor that can help you get on the right track to secure an internship, full-time, or part-time position in today's job market. The CEEL can assist with the following: Resume preparation and review Interviewing skills Elevator pitch presentation Networking Negotiating your job offer Dress for success Professional etiquette 3.In addition to working with CEEL personnel and their job posting website, look for internships and job opportunities on the following sites at the top of the page: 4. Network with classmates and join local information technology and information security user groups: New York Information Security Meetup Open Networking User Group 5.Talk to your Cyber Security program advisor about internship opportunities in the Saint Peter’s University Cyber Security Center. [-]

Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 16  September 2017 USA Jersey City + 1 more

With the exponential growth of Big Data over the past few years, the need for Data Scientists becomes more and more pronounced and urgent. Saint Peter’s University now offers a cutting edge academic program to meet such demands and train the next generation of data scientists. The Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics. [+]

The Need for Data Scientists With the exponential growth of Big Data over the past few years, the need for Data Scientists becomes more and more pronounced and urgent. Saint Peter’s University now offers a cutting edge academic program to meet such demands and train the next generation of data scientists. The Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics. Data Science with a focus on Business Analytics is the discipline that integrates scientific methods from statistics, computer science and data-based business management to extract knowledge from data and drive decision making. The Master in Data Science curriculum provides students with a rigorous course of study in Big Data Technologies, applications and practices. The courses range from theories, and tools to applications. Students learn to use tools such as R, SAS, and Weka. Coursework includes statistics, data mining & visualization, machine learning, predictive modeling, decision analysis & optimization, and applications in business, marketing, and information systems using these tools. The capstone of the program is a research project in which students apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in data science to solve real-world business problems. Ethical and leadership considerations will also be explored. Program Facts The Data Science program was developed to aligns with “best of industry practice” in Big Data concepts utilized by the Oracle Corporation. The curriculum has tight integration with the most current Oracle Corporation approaches to the management of Big Data technology and business analytics. The Saint Peter’s program represents the current industry benchmarks for the practical application of data science. Oracle Corporation is considered to be the number one Big Data and database company in the world. The Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics program is a 12 course/36 credit degree and is designed for full and part-time students interested in pursuing careers in industry-specific analytical fields. Unique Location Saint Peter’s University is fortunate to be located in the heart of Jersey City, which hosts financial giants such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase in its financial district. The New York City financial district also happens to be minutes away thanks to a multitude of public transportation options which make it very easy to travel between Jersey City and New York City. This gives our students the ability to experience what both cities have to offer from a business perspective as well as a cultural one. Courses Level I DS510 Introduction to Data Science 3 DS520 Data Analysis and Decision Modeling 3 DS530 Database and Data Warehousing 3 DS540 Statistical Programming 3 Level II DS600 Data Mining 3 DS610 Big Data Analytics 3 DS620 Data Visualization 3 DS630 Machine Learning 3 DS640 Predictive Analytics and Experimental Design 3 DS650 Data Law, Ethics and Privacy 3 DS660 Business Analytics 3 DS670 Capstone: Business Analytics 3 Total program credits 36 Program Goals Develop in depth understanding of the key technologies in data science and business analytics: data mining, machine learning, visualization techniques, predictive modeling, and statistics. Practice problem analysis and decision-making. Gain practical, hands-on experience with statistics programming languages and big data tools through coursework and applied research experiences. Learning Objectives Students who have completed the MS in Data Science and Business Analytics Program will be able to: Apply quantitative modeling and data analysis techniques to the solution of real world business problems, communicate findings, and effectively present results using data visualization techniques. Recognize and analyze ethical issues in business related to intellectual property, data security, integrity, and privacy. Apply ethical practices in everyday business activities and make well-reasoned ethical business and data management decisions. Demonstrate knowledge of statistical data analysis techniques utilized in business decision making. Apply principles of Data Science to the analysis of business problems. Use data mining software to solve real-world problems. Employ cutting edge tools and technologies to analyze Big Data. Apply algorithms to build machine intelligence. Demonstrate use of team work, leadership skills, decision making and organization theory. [-]

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