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The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

Winning Ways: Two St. John’s Graduate Students Earn Scholarships from Islanders and UBS Arena

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About The Collins College of Professional Studies

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Academics for A Global Word

Start your career with a leading-edge associate, bachelor's, or graduate degree. Gain the critical knowledge and skills to be prepared for the dynamic job market. Take advantage of hundreds of internships at prominent firms and government agencies or international study programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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Programs and Majors

Get ready for the future you always dreamed of. Our wide variety of programs for undergraduates and graduates will give you the foundation and skill sets in high demand for your chosen field of study. Resources like the University’s official newspaper, Instructional Television and Radio Center, and computer editing and video labs give you the hands-on experience to hone your skills.

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Seasoned Faculty Who Care

Our distinguished faculty includes lawyers, filmmakers, business executives, and programmers with strong academic backgrounds and years of professional achievement. Get the edge to get ahead, without bounds.

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Professional Departments and Centers

Each department in The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies has the resources and faculty to take your university experience to the next level. From Criminal Justice and Legal Studies to Mass Communications, Journalism, Television and Film, you’ll find compassionate experts to lead you toward a successful, rewarding career.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

St. John’s University’s Collins College of Professional Studies is continuously growing its activities in Entrepreneurship and Innovation through new initiatives and engaging events. Study abroad opportunities are available, students are encouraged to participate in competitions such as Pitch Johnny, workshops on entrepreneurships are offered, innovative labs are available, and our new design factory is open for opportunity.

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Faculty Research

Research conducted at St. John's University Collins College of Professional Studies has grown over the past few years. Our faculty have explored a variety of topics and have received numerous grants to support their proposals.
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Contact the College

Have questions? Get in touch with us though the link below.

Success At St. John's

Tiffany Easton

Alumna Grateful for St. John’s and Queens Experiences

Tiffany Eason ’16CPS, ’18MS will always consider St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus, and the borough of Queens, home. A native of St. Albans, Queens, Ms. Eason has not only spent her entire life residing and going to school in Queens—her entire professional career, has been spent there.

Tiffany Eason ’16CPS, ’18MS The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies


Ms. Eason wanted to stay close to home for college, and St. John’s was the natural choice, she recalled. Most importantly, she appreciated the faculty-to-student ratio.

Taryn Delanie Smith ’21CCPS, ’21MS

Service while Serving Alumna Emphasizes New York

A native of Seattle, WA, Taryn Delanie Smith ’21CCPS, ’22MS felt compelled to move to Queens, NY, and attend St. John’s University. It’s a journey that has culminated in her being crowned Miss New York this past May.

Taryn Delanie Smith ’21CCPS, ’22MS The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies


As Miss New York, Taryn is required to advocate on a social impact initiative of her choice; she welcomed the opportunity to further advance efforts she began in high school to assist the homeless. While a student at St. John’s, Taryn created Supporting Our Shelters (SOS), which educates the community about the importance of shelters. So far she has raised thousands of dollars on behalf of the homeless.

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.