16 Graduate Programs Designed for the Real World

Whether you're looking to advance in your current career or change careers a graduate degree from Dominican University is the perfect place to start.
Explore one of 16 graduate programs including doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy and Nursing.

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We offer flexibility with how you take classes— weekends, evenings, on campus, online, or a combination of both.


Dominican University is just 17 miles from New York City, in the heart of Rockland County. Our location offers access to internships, clinical opportunities and more.

If you’d like to visit the campus and meet the faculty, please choose from among our many visiting opportunities.

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Achievement Every Day  | Meet Some of Our Alumni

Almost 15,000 Dominican University alumni live and work in the New York metro region and across the U.S

Brianne Macalena-Maddalena
MS in Ed 2016

The MS Education program has been unbelievable for allowing me to follow my dream.  One of my favorite things about the program is the professors.  They are all teachers or administrators and they work in the field, hands-on, so they have realistic advice that I can really benefit from in the future.

Ann Marie Coppin
MS in Ed 2018

At Dominican University, we do student teaching and that’s when I really got to understand that I do have a gift with children.

Michael Habersaat
PT 2018

The College is very close to New York City, so it gives a lot of grad students an opportunity to be in some of the best medical and research hospitals in the world.  Because it’s a weekend program, every single one of the faculty is practicing full time.

Jonathan Green
DNP 2017 and FNP 2014

We are constantly emailing back and forth as a class, supporting each other.  The faculty are my mentors, my colleagues, we can have discussions.  This is a degree that will set us apart from our peers as nurses and nurse practitioners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for admission as a degree seeking student (matriculating student) to a graduate program at Dominican University?

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Each Graduate Program has specific requirements, please click here for more information:

What are the deadlines to apply to the graduate programs?

M.S. in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner:
• Applications will be reviewed until the end of March or until the cohort is full.

      Entry- Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT):
      • March 1

        All Other Graduate Programs:

          Our Graduate Programs utilize a rolling admissions procedure in which applications are processed as they are received. To become a competitive applicant, prospective students are encouraged to apply and send the necessary documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions as soon as possible.

            Please note that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete.

              What is the application fee?

                The application fee is $50. When submitting the online application you may pay your application fee by credit card at the end of the application process.

                  If you apply using a paper application you must pay your fee by check or money order. Please make your $50 check payable to Dominican University.

                  Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy applicants must also pay fees associated with OTCAS and PTCAS, the Centralized Application Services. 

                    Where should I send my admissions documents?

                          Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs at Dominican University participate in the Centralized Application Services, known as OTCAS and PTCAS.

                          To learn more about their application process, please visit OTCAS or  www.ptcas.org.

                          You may send your application materials to us at:

                            Office of Graduate Admissions
                            Doyle Hall
                            Dominican University
                            470 Western Highway
                            Orangeburg, NY 10962

                              Are there any additional requirements if I am applying as an International Student?

                              Since Dominican University receives a number of applications from students around the world, we require our students to have their credentials evaluated for equivalency and authenticity. A degree obtained in another country outside of the US may be different compared to US standards. Since Dominican University does not accept foreign transcripts or certificates, unless otherwise noted, you must submit a foreign academic credential evaluation(s). This can be done through organizations such as: World Education Services (WES), Global Credential Evaluators (GCE), and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Evaluation agencies are third party providers and have their own policies and procedures.

                                In addition, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.) must be submitted by all applicants from any non-English speaking countries, unless otherwise noted. Information and registration forms can be obtained from the T.O.E.F.L. Program, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. 08540 or visit the T.O.E.F.L. website for up-to-date information at: www.toefl.org.

                                  All official foreign academic credential evaluation(s) can be mailed to:

                                    Office of Graduate Admissions
                                    Doyle Hall
                                    Dominican University
                                    470 Western Highway
                                    Orangeburg, NY 10962

                                    How do I apply as a non-degree seeking student?

                                      To be admitted as a non-matriculated (non-degree-seeking) graduate student in order to take courses for teacher certification or personal enrichment, you must:
                                      1. Submit a completed application form with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
                                      2. Submit an official transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
                                      3. Take a maximum of two (2) courses.

                                        Admission and enrollment as a non-matriculated student in no way implies admission to a degree program. Students wishing to change their status from non-matriculated to matriculated must reapply and meet all college and program requirements. Each program specifies the maximum number of credits from non-matriculated status that may be applied to a degree program.

                                        Graduate Programs

                                        Dominican University offers professional graduate programs in Business, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
                                        If you are juggling work, family and other responsibilities, these graduate programs can offer the support, flexibility and inspiration you need to realize your goals.

                                        7 Areas of Study

                                        For students interested in—


                                        to work with the visually impaired, disabled, and other learners, including children and adolescents (MSEd)

                                        Healthcare Management

                                        and the financial well-being of hospitals, agencies and other organizations (MBA)

                                        Physical Therapy

                                        and the use of therapeutic interventions to restore, maintain and improve function and mobility throughout the lifespan (DPT)

                                        Graduate Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice

                                        for the development of leaders with advanced nursing practice skills (DNP)

                                        Graduate Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioners

                                        for nurses who seek to integrate practice and theory to provide an advanced level of primary care (FNP)

                                        Occupational Therapy

                                        to help individuals improve, adapt, and/or maintain their skills to engage in meaningful everyday day-to-day activities through occupation-based interventions (BS/MSOT)

                                        Nearly 25 years

                                        Of experience in graduate education—

                                        1994 – Chartered to offer Master of Science in Education degree

                                        1996 – Chartered to offer Master of Science degree

                                        2004 – Chartered to offer Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

                                        2007 – Chartered to offer Master of Business Administration degree

                                        2014 – Chartered to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

                                        Offering hundreds of clinical and fieldwork experiences

                                        Over 600 sites are open to graduate students in Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy—

                                        Over 500

                                        Graduate students are enrolled each term

                                        Hear what faculty members have to say—

                                        • In Business:
                                        • In Nursing:
                                        •  In Occupational Therapy:
                                        • In Physical Therapy:

                                        Do you want to visit the campus?

                                        Visit the Campus Visit page for a list of Graduate Information Session dates.

                                        Resources for graduate students