Education centered in the liberal arts puts the student in touch with those values -intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, religious, cultural - which are so important in
understanding oneself and one’s relationships. Study of the liberal arts involves the acquisition of skills of scientific analysis and constructive synthesis, information and
technological literacy, clarity in thinking and in oral and written expression - skills important for lifelong learning and for productive citizenship. Education at Mount Saint
Vincent, therefore, is rooted in the liberal arts. The 54-credit core curriculum is distributed among the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. In the
integrated courses, junior and senior level students are challenged by the demanding task of synthesizing their educational experience by focusing on specific problems and
issues from the perspective of different disciplines.
The Graduate Program operates as an integral but separate unit of the College through the aegis of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Currently the College offers graduate programs in Nursing (Administration, Advanced Practice Nursing) and Education. The College also offers a 5-year integrated B.A./M.S. program in Teacher Education. For more information, please see the graduate catalogue.
Adults are eligible for admission to undergraduate degree programs. Flexibly structured programs and schedules permit students to study on a full-time or
part-time basis, allowing for the demands of family and work responsibilities. These students are governed by the same responsibilities and regulations that apply to all
College of Mount Saint Vincent undergraduate students.
For entry as either a matriculated or non-matriculated student in the traditional undergraduate college, all adult applicants must offer a diploma from an accredited
secondary school or a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED). Students seeking matriculated status follow application procedures established through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Interested adults may contact the school at (718) 405-3322.
Continuing Education (credit-free) courses offer a variety of subjects to those adults who are lifelong learners. Many of these courses can also be offered at the student's place of employment and be designed to meet the specific requirements of that institution.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is also in the process of creating degree and certificate programs uniquely tailored to the needs of adult undergraduate students. For further information on any of these programs contact the Office of Academic Affairs.