Success and Service
Imagine earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years. It’s possible here. Our accelerated master’s programs are available across a range of disciplines. Not only do they save you money, but they accelerate your arrival in your chosen career.
Our thriving honors program features seminar-style classes, thought-provoking discussion, intense research projects and close collaboration with world-class professors. It’s just another way we excel at excellence.
See an Opportunity
Inspired by Vincentian compassion and zeal for service, we’re on a mission to educate and empower graduates to create positive change. It starts on campus, and the service work of students and faculty is felt locally, nationally and internationally. Last year, our students logged 96,833 service hours in 125 city agencies and 11 sites on four continents.
Scholars for Service
How do you describe our Ozanam Scholars? Committed, passionate and motivated come to mind. Rooted in research, service and global citizenship, this program is designed for students who want to combine learning and service to actively address social justice issues. Ozanam Scholars minor in social justice and complete a program-specific independent-study course in their junior year and a senior capstone project. The Ozanam Scholars Program is heavily supplemented with solutions-based research, travel and service so thatyou graduateready to effect positive change.
I don’t think I realized how much St. John’s was about serving people until I got here and became involved in all the service opportunities. Now, I get it.” - Taylor German
Established to promote our mission to address global poverty and social injustice, our new Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA) provides a platform for students and faculty to identify and support relevant projects. VISA teams are comprised of St. John’s Community Partnerships, Academic Service-Learning, the Ozanam Scholars Program and the Faculty Research Consortium. In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, students enhance their studies with skill-building experiences in the community, and faculty members pursue research at local agencies and serve as research mentors to participating students.
Lives of Service
We have a long history of strong academic programs in service fields, including nursing, education and healthcare, and we are committed to integrating service into every aspect
of the St. John’s experience. Our Vincentian compassion helps lay the underpinnings for careers such as healthcare and nursing, nonprofit corporate management, teaching and research that actively address social justice.
Talk about connected. I received a Stanley Shirk endowed scholarship, which is funded by alumni who are partners at KPMG, LLC. Next thing I knew, I was an intern and offered a job.” - James Finnegan
As leaders in their fields of study, our faculty is consistently in the thick of research. Five of the University’s faculty members were recently included in The Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors.
Equipped for Excellence
Prior to enrolling, every incoming St. John’s student selects from one of three laptop choices, each of which comes pre-loaded with some pretty useful programs. It’s yours to keep, even after graduation. For a modest fee, students can upgrade to a MacBook loaded with software.
Great. No Debate.
Our debaters know how to make a point. The St. John’s Debate Society is ranked second in the Northeastern conference. In 2012, we were among the top 100 teams worldwide.