Graduate Programs

Learning Literacy at PS 20

Every week, Professors Katia Gonzalez and Rhoda Frumkin and their graduate students in childhood education and literacy meet at PS 20, an elementary school in Port Richmond. The rest of their coursework — readings, lectures, discussions — is conducted online; here is where they meet to put theory into practice. Watch Learning Literacy at PS 20

5-Year Microbiology Program

Dr. Corbo and Monica Cipriani '17 invite you to learn more about the 5-year microbiology program, earning you a BS and MS within five years. With small classes, dedicated faculty, and required undergraduate research, microbiology at Wagner prepares students for a wide range of careers. Watch 5-Year Microbiology Program
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Wagner’s select, yet comprehensive graduate programs are offered at convenient times and provide small class settings for educational excellence. Classes are small and scheduled year-round in late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Our faculty are superb, combining theoretical expertise with practical experience in the field. A number of graduate assistant positions and financial aid options are available to support students. All graduate applications are processed by the Office of Admissions.

Wagner’s graduate programs are committed to the “learn by doing” philosophy embodied in the Wagner Plan, based on experiential learning and interdisciplinary study. These exclusive programs strive to foster core competencies, cutting-edge technologies, and critical thinking. They remain responsive to the needs of the external community, and in turn provide the most innovative and highest caliber graduate education in the region.

  • “I recognized that the Wagner had the best schedule, timing, scope of study, and rich content relevant to today’s challenges.”

    – Jerrier M. Atassi M’12
    Vice President of Global Markets Systems
    The Bank of New York Mellon


    The Nicolais School of Business offers the only MBA program on Staten Island. Our classes are offered in person on Wagner’s campus and we emphasize a hands-on, experiential, approach where faculty members are actively involved in student success.

    MS, Accounting

    Taught in small cohorts of about 15 students, the program focuses on accounting knowledge, analytical skills, effective communication, and information technology

  • Dedrick Dye

    “The faculty have all been in the teaching profession for many years and genuinely care about helping their students learn the best possible ways to teach.”

     Dedrick Dye ’03 M’13
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

    MS Ed, Adolescent Ed. / Special Ed.

    The adolescent program emphasizes “flipped instruction,” using technology to maximize teacher time with students on meaningful work.

    MS Ed, Early Childhood Ed. / Special Ed.

    The early childhood program encompasses inclusive education, leading to dual certification in general and special education.

  • “First and foremost, we are teaching faculty. And it is my pleasure, and it is all of my colleagues’ pleasures, to see students every single day in the labs or in our offices.”

    – Dr. Christopher Corbo
    Assistant Professor

    MS, Microbiology

    Our program provides hands-on experience in biochemical and physiological principles, and stimulates analytical and deductive reasoning skills. With small classes housed in a multi-million-dollar science complex, your education will prepare you for a wide range of in-demand careers, including epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology.

  • Maria Civille

    “Academically, what I’m learning at Wagner gives me an edge. It has definitely enlightened me and brought me to another level in my practice.”

    – Maria Civille ’12 M’15
    Senior Staff Nurse
    Methodist Hospital

    MS, Nursing 

    Designed for professional nurses looking to advance nursing abilities and prepare for roles as nurse educator or family nurse practitioner.

    Post-Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner 

    Building on an earned master’s degree in nursing, the program includes precepted clinical practice. Graduates will be certified by the New York State Education Department as Family Nurse Practitioners.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives working nurses interdisciplinary training with a focus on disaster preparedness and population health. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in global health concerns on state and federal levels.

  • MS, Clinical PA

    Our program prepares practicing physician assistants for careers as health educators, health care managers, and clinical leaders through hands-on experience with research design and analysis. Students choose one of three concentrations: health care management, health education, and clinical specialty.

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    Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy

    At the heart of the Wagner College entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program lies a commitment to putting theory into practice to support individuals in meaningful ways. Our program is dedicated to preparing compassionate occupational therapists who can assess and integrate essential daily activities into the rehabilitation and habilitation processes.

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Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is a member of the American Council on Education and the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.