Schools and Colleges

“It’s the flexibility and the translational skills that students get in the liberal arts—the heavy emphasis on critical thinking, writing, and speaking. It prepares students not only for careers today, but for careers that don’t even exist today…Nowadays, it’s predicted that students will change careers five or six times in their lifetimes. If you have a liberal arts education, you can easily move from one discipline to another because you learn how to learn.”
- Jeffrey Fagen, Ph.D., Dean, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

“Principals and superintendents often comment on the high quality of our graduates—their professionalism, knowledge of teaching strategies, mastery of subject matter, and ability to engage their students. Our graduates enjoy an enviable post-graduation employment track record despite the prevailing economic challenges. We continue to play a key role in shaping New York educational policies by working collaboratively with city and state officials.”
- Michael Sampson, Ph.D., Dean, The School of Education


“Our alumni base is outstanding—you just can’t beat it. Our grads get so many job offers because our alumni want St. John’s students. Another thing that makes us so unique is this: three courses in philosophy and three in theology. Everyone here has to take those courses and I think it gives our students an incredible background in critical thinking and values.”
- Victoria Shoaf, Ph.D., CPA, Dean, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

"The Vincentian mission is unique among all colleges of pharmacy. I want to trumpet this. When people think of St. John's—and any of the health sciences—the first thing that comes to their mind should be that this is the place to go if you want to be trained in community health, service to diverse populations and understanding poverty. My goal is to make sure that every one of our programs has overt components that you can tell are from a University with a Vincentian mission."
- Russell DiGate, Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

"CPS’s flexibility and awareness of societal trends prepare our students well for career success. Our faculty is quite skillful at incorporating new programs and disciplines that keep up with an ever-changing job market. As a result, a large number of CPS graduates have become leaders in such fields as marketing, business, technology, criminal justice, homeland security and journalism."
-Jeffrey P. Grossmann, J.D., Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies


“At St. John’s Law, we take a balanced approach to legal education, beginning with a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of legal analysis, legal doctrine, and legal writing, and then moving on to experiential learning opportunities where our students learn by doing. With the guidance of our exceptional faculty, dedicated career counselors, and our strong alumni network, our students discover and move along their path to the profession, gaining the knowledge and the skills they need not just to succeed in the law, but to make a difference in the world.”
 - Michael A. Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics, St. John’s School of Law