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Monroe College

New Rochelle, NY

Quick Overview

Day 1 CPT Program

MBA, MSCS(STEM), MSDS(STEM), MS Accounting, MS Criminal Justice, MS Forensic Psychology, MS Health Care Administration, MPA, MPH, Data Science Certificate

Enrollment Window

September 4 2024/ January 6 2025/ April 28 2025

Tuition

Annual Tuition : $12,495 - $19,824

Key Advantages

location (near NYC); lower tuition cost for students who already have a master's degree; STEM programs

 

History and Accreditation

 

Monroe College, located in New York, was established in 1933. It was named after James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States. Today, it has campuses in Bronx, New Rochelle, Saint Lucia, and Queens, operating as a private, for-profit university. (*Day-1 CPT programs at Monroe are all conducted onsite at the New Rochelle campus)

Since 1990, the college has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 1996, after receiving accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents, the college introduced bachelor's programs in Accounting, Business Management, and Information Systems. Monroe College was ranked 62nd among universities in the northern United States by US News in 2022, noted for its value and social mobility.

Monroe College is highly favored by international students in the East coast, particularly the great New York area for its prime location, renowned reputation, and superior education. It offers Day-1 CPT work authorizations with minimal onsite attendance (monthly), appealing to those seeking CPT universities.

  • Academic Policy
  • CPT Policy
  • Onsite Policy
  • Vacation Policy
  • Tuition and Scholarship

Academic Policy

  • Monroe College offers three semesters annually for its CPT Programs: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (May).

  • International students are required to enroll in a minimum of two courses per semester, totaling 7 credits, which includes one online and one hybrid course.

CPT Policy

  • Both Transfer F1 and Initial F1 students can apply for CPT work authorization from the first semester of program. Students applying for CPT need to enroll in an additional 1-credit internship course.

  • CPT Application: Students need to submit the CPT Request Form, Job Offer Letter, and the latest I-94 document to the school's Designated School Official (DSO) via email. Once the tuition fee is paid, the CPT will be approved.

  • CPT requires renewal every semester. There is no gap between CPT authorization periods.

 

If the current employer does not sign the CPT Agreement, reach out to the advisor for an alternative.

Onsite Policy

  • For F-1 students, attending these onsite courses is compulsory; absence can lead to the termination of their F1 student status.

  • Students are required to attend classes on campus once a month, equal to 3-4 campus visits each semester.

  • MBA, MSCS, MSDS, DS Certificate onsite classes typically take place on one single day, either Saturday or Sunday.

  • For other Day 1 CPT majors, you have two options: (1) You can attend onsite one day 2:40PM-9:00PM on a weekday every month. (2) You can attend onsite classes for two days 6-9PM within the same week (2 times per month onsite attendance).

Vacation Policy

  • Students can take a one-semester break after completing 18 credits consecutively (3 semesters).

  • During vacation, students can still choose to take 1 credits of CPT Internship course and work full-time using CPT.

Tuition and Scholarship

Programs

Cost/Credit

Credits

Total tuition fees (excluding CPT)

Annual average tuition

Master's Programs

(for those who already received a master's degree)

$595

18-42

$10,710 - $24,990 (12-28 months)

$12,495

Master's Programs - (for those who haven’t received a master's degree)

$944

18-42

$16,922 - $39,648 (12-28 months)

$19,824

 

Other Fees:

  • Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable, one-time; contact us to waive)

  • Acceptance Confirmation Fee: $100

 

Scholarships:

  • day1cptcolleges is official enrollment representative for Monroe College. Contact us for scholarship application information.

CPT Program

  • Master's programs :
    • Requires completion of 36-42 credits;
    • Typically finished in an average of 2.5 years, with the option to extend up to a maximum of 3 years for graduation;
    • Can provide up to 2-3 additional opportunities for H1B lottery.

 

  • Certificate program :
    • Requires completion of 18 credits;
    • Typically completed within an average of 1 year. Since the program is a level above master’s programs, graduates are eligible to apply for OPT again;
    • Credit Transfer Opportunity:
      Students who have completed the Data Science Certificate Program have the option to transfer all 18 credit hours towards the MS in Data Science (STEM) program.
Master of Business Administration

The MBA programs at Monroe College hold accreditation from the ACBSP. It is structured to offer a comprehensive and wide-ranging perspective of the business landscape, equipping students with essential practical skills and knowledge vital for thriving in the current global business context. To graduate, students are required to complete 10 core courses (27 credits) and 3 elective courses from their concentration (9 credits).

 

10 Core Courses (27 credits):

        - KG-601 Graduate Research and Critical Analysis (1 credit)

        - KG-602 Ethics and Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (2 credits)

        - MG-615 Managing in the Global Environment  (3 credits)

        - MG-620 Research and Statistics for Managerial Decision Making  (3 credits)

        - MG-630 Organizational Behavior and Leadership in the 21st Century  (3 credits)

        - MG-640 Managerial Economics   (3 credits)

        - MG-660 Strategic Marketing  (3 credits)

        - MG-670 Managerial Finance (3 credits)

        - MG-770 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

        - MG-800 Strategic Management  (3 credits)

3 Elective Courses from One Concentration of Your Choice (9 credits):

        - Accounting

        - Business Analysis

        - Finance 

        - Marketing

        - Healthcare Management

        - Hospitality

        - Human Resources

        - Information Technology

        - International Business

        - Project Management

        - Supply Chain Management

MS Computer Science (STEM)

This MS program in Computer Science provides students with knowledge in cutting edge technology, preparing them for important positions in the industry of information technology. Graduates will build a deep understanding of cybersecurity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and mobile computing. To graduate, students are required to complete 9 core courses (27 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits).

 

Core Courses (27 credits):

        - CS-610 Computer Architecture (3 credits)

        - CS-615 Operating System Design (3 credits)

        - CS-620 Software System Design (3 credits)

        - CS-625 Object Oriented Software (3 credits)

        - CS-630 Database Systems  (3 credits)

        - CS-640 Computer Networks (3 credits)

        - CS-700/701 Special Projects in Computer Science I (6 credits)

        or

        - CS-705/706 Computer Science Thesis I (3 credits)

        - KG-604 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits)

 

Choose 3 Elective Courses (9 credits) :

        - CS-628 Data Science (3 credits)

        - CS-633 Data Mining (3 credits)

        - CS-635 Mobile Computing (3 credits)

        - CS-637 Designing E-Commerce Site (3 credits)

        - CS-645 Computer Security & Privacy (3 credits)

        - CS-650 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

        - CS-660 Managing Projects, Resources, and Risks (3 credits)

        - CS-670 Cloud Computing (3 credits)

MS Data Science (STEM)

This MS program in Data Science is tailored for individuals with an undergraduate background in computer science, information technology, and information systems. It focuses on developing students' analytical skills in both technology and social science, equipping them to discern patterns and effectively manage data. To graduate, students need to complete 9 core courses (27 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits).

 

Core Courses (27 credits):

        - CS-617 Statistical Computing (3 credits)

        - CS-628 Data Science (3 credits)

        - CS-630 Database Systems (3 credits)

        - CS-633 Data Mining (3 credits)

        - CS-650 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

        - CS-655 Machine Learning (3 credits)

        - CS-675 Big Data: Management & Analytics (3 credits) 

        - CS-703 Applied Data Science Project (3 credits)

        - KG-604 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits) 

 

Choose 3 Elective Courses (9 credits):

        - CS-640 Computer Networks (3 credits)

        - CS-645 Computer Security & Privacy (3 credits)

        - CS-665 Analytic Techniques (3 credits)

        - CS-670 Cloud Computing (3 credits)

        - CS-707 Research Topics in Data Science (3 credits)

Data Science Certificate

The certificate program, as a step above a master's degree, sets higher admission standards. Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics, or equivalent degrees to enroll in the Data Science Certificate program.

This program is particularly beneficial for those who have already completed a master’s degree in Computer Science or similar fields and have exhausted their OPT or STEM OPT. Upon completing the Data Science Certificate program at Monroe College, students are eligible to apply for an additional 1-year OPT. To graduate, students need to complete 18 credits.

 

Required Courses (18 credits):

        - CS-617 Statistical Computing (3 credits)

        - CS-628 Data Science (3 credits)

        - CS-655 Machine Learning (3 credits)

        - CS-665 Analytic Techniques (3 credits)

        - CS-675 Big Data: Management & Analytics (3 credits)

        - CS-703 Applied Data Science Project (3 credits)

MS Health Care Administration

This MS program in Healthcare Administration prepares professionals for leadership roles in diverse health care settings. The curriculum focuses on technology, evidence-based decision-making, and critical thinking in healthcare service management. Graduates will be competent for careers in the private sector, healthcare institutions, public health, and nonprofits. To graduate, students are required to complete 12 core courses (36 credits) and 2 elective courses (6 credits).

 

12 Core Courses (36 credits):

        - HA-610 Health Care Law and Regulations (3 credit)

        - HA-615 Health Care Economics (3 credits)

        - HA-620 Research Methods in Health Care (3 credits)

        - HA-625 Health Care Information Systems  (3 credits)

        - HA-700 Marketing and Strategic Planning in Health Care (3 credits)

        - HA-705 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care (3 credits)

        - HA-780 Integrative Capstone Experience (3 credits)

        - PH-690 Global Health (3 credits)

        - KG-604 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits)

        - MG-616 Health Care Policy  (3 credits)

        - MG-620 Research and Statistics for Managerial Decison Making (3 credits)

        - MG-630 Organizational Behavior and Leadership In the 21st Century  (3 credits)

2 Elective Courses (6 credits):

        - Open Electives

MS Public Health

This MS program in Public Health prepares students for leadership and management positions in public healthcare agencies and nonprofit organizations. It combines coursework and internship, allowing students to focus on their chosen concentration. To graduate, students need to complete 9 core courses (27 credits) and 6 concentration courses (18 credits).

 

9 Core Courses (27 credits):

        - PH-601 Public Health Systems and Practice (3 credit)

        - PH-605 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health (3 credits)

        - PH-640 Environmental and Occupational Health (3 credits)

        - PH-650 Health Policy and Management (3 credits)

        - PH-660 Principles of Biostatistics (3 credits)

        - PH-690 Global Health (3 credits)

        - PH-705 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)

        - PH-780 Internship in Public Health (3 credits)

        - KG-604 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits)

Choose one of the 3 concentrations (18 credits):

        - Community Health

        - Health Administration and Leadership

        - Biostatistics and Epidemiology

MS Public Administration

The MPA program equips students with essential skills for public service, non-profits, or social enterprises, offering concentrations in Public Affairs, Non-Profit Management, and Executive Leadership. These specializations provide in-depth knowledge in policy navigation, nonprofit operations, and leadership skills for organizational success. To graduate, students need to complete 7 core courses (21 credits) and 3 concentration courses (9 credits), and 2 breadth elective courses (6 credits).

 

7 Core Courses (21 credits):

        - KG-604 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits)

        - MG-630 Organizational Behavior and Leadership In the 21st Century (3 credits)

        - MP-610 Perspectives on Public Administration And Service Management (3 credits)

        - MP-620 Research Methods for Public and Nonprofit Management (3 credits)

        - MP-640 Economics for Public Sector and Nonprofit Entities (3 credits)

        - MP-670 Public Sector Budgeting and Finance (3 credits)

        - MP-800 MPA Capstone Seminar: Strategic Development and Management of Programs and Policies (3 credits)

 

Choose one of the 3 Concentrations (9 credits):

        - Public Affairs, Relations, and Policy       

        - Nonprofit Management

        - Executive Leadership

MS Criminal Justice

This MS program in Criminal Justice allows students to learn from current experts, preparing you to tackle important legal issues. Students will build a solid understanding of legal enforcement and principles, preparing for pursing a legal career. To graduate, students need to complete 8 core courses (24 credits) and 4 concentration courses (12 credits).

 

8 Core Courses (24 credits):

        - CJ-615 Criminological Theory (3 credit)

        - CJ-620 Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 credits)

        - CJ-630 The Supreme Court, U.S. Constitution, And Criminal Law (3 credits)

        - CJ-640 Perspective on Drugs, Alcohol, and the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)

        - CJ-730 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits)

        - CJ-755 Terrorism & Counter Terrorism (3 credits)

        - CJ-780 Public Policy in Criminal Justice Issues (3 credits)

        - KG-640 Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 credits)

Choose one of the 4 Concentrations (12 credits)

        - Homeland Security

        - Human Services

        - Urban Crime Policy

Enrollment Window

  Semester Start Date Application Deadline CPT Start Date
2024 Fall September 05/2024 August 4/2024 September 05 /2024
2025 Winter January 06/2024 December 06/2024 TBD
2025 Spring April 28/2024 March 28/2024 TBD

 

If you miss this deadline, please contact us. We can assist in expediting your application process and help you get your offer and I-20 in 3-5 days.

 

* For Initial F1 Students: Applications must be submitted at least 3 months before the start date of the term.

 

 

Application Guide

How to waive the application fee and apply for the guaranteed scholarship?

 

1. Start the Application: Fill out the form below.

  • There is a $50 application fee, you can contact us to request a waiver before submitting your application.

  • As the official recruitment agent for Monroe College, we are offering additional scholarships to Day1CPTcolleges students ($600 Guaranteed).

 

2. Upload personal application information, including: 

  • I-20 & Passport

  • Resume

  • Visa

  • Official Transcript

  • Statement of Purpose (500 words)

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • Certificate of deposit 

*A bank statement showing a balance exceeding $34,134 in the past three months, or a certificate of deposit for an equivalent amount in another currency, is required. If the certificate of deposit is not in your name, a sponsor form must be completed.


The application result typically takes 3-4 weeks; contact us in urgent cases for expedited processing, potentially reducing this to 1-3 days.

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