Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley set the tone for its faith and diversity at Seton Hall University when he founded the Catholic school in South Orange, New Jersey, in 1856. Students from seventeen states and six countries attended Seton Hall in its first twelve years. Still today, Seton Hall’s mission statement promotes a “diverse and collaborative environment” with a focus on “academic and ethical development.” The private not-for-profit University enrolls 5,300 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students from across the United States and 63 additional countries. The University is noted for its fields of study in business, law, education, nursing and diplomacy. The average class size is 21 and student-faculty ratio is 14:1.
Seton Hall University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University also retains a large number of program specific accreditations and memberships. A few accreditations include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Social Work Education, the American Bar Association, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education,and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International.
Seton Hall offers various options for students pursuing their degree online. A variety of Master’s degree options are offered in the fields of nursing, counseling education, healthcare, communication and leadership, and law enforcement. Some degrees focus on specializations, like the 48-credit Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. degree that prepares nursing students for the increased demand of caring for older patients. Other degrees, like the Master’s of Arts in Police Graduate Studies degree broadly trains students for law enforcement from local municipalities to federal levels. Students can also choose to earn Certificates and Graduate Certificates, including a Great Spiritual Books Certificate and the Strategic Communication & Leadership Certificate that enhances the careers of professionals.
Seton Hall enrollment procedures vary by degree level. Entrance into the undergraduate program at Seton Hall requires the completed application and fee, along with a counselor’s report and teacher recommendation. Students will also need to submit official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. Criteria for applying to graduate programs is degree specific, however entrance is typically based on satisfactory undergraduate scholastic coursework, satisfactory scores on entrance examinations, interviews, references, and other assessments or applicable requirements.
Online programs at Seton Hall also vary by degree and length. For example, The online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication allows students to complete 36-credit hours in just eighteen months, however the program does require three on-campus weekend residencies. The Master of Healthcare Administration is a 42-credit, 24-month program and also requires three on-campus residencies. And the Master of Arts in Counseling and School Counseling degree programs require students to complete 48-credits of online coursework with two on-site residencies. Students should check the online course catalogs for specifics about their desired program.
Tuition for undergraduate students at Seton Hall is $16,350 per semester based on the enrollment in 12-18 credit hours, not including fees. The tuition for graduate programs is degree specific ranging from the online Human Resources degrees costing $517 per credit hour to the Counseling degrees costing $2,124 per credit hour. Tuition rates do not include added fees.
Seton Hall supports various forms of financial aid for qualifying students. Federally funded programs include:
- Federal Pell Grant, undergraduate
- Federal Perkins Loan, undergraduate
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, undergraduate
- Graduate Educational Opportunity Fund Program, graduate
- Federal Work-Study Program, undergraduate
- Community Service Learning Program, undergraduate
- Veterans’ Benefits
- ROTC Scholarships, undergraduate
- Federal Stafford Subsidized Loans, undergraduate
- Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Parent Loan (PLUS), undergraduate
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,527
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