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

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Who Should Apply

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

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies is a launchpad for innovators, entrepreneurs, and explorers—problem solvers who want to improve the world. As they graduate, we prepare students for careers in emerging and specialized professions, poised to excel in industries with diverse opportunities with a multidisciplinary focus on the digital transformation of the economy and society. 

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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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Core Curriculum

As a Catholic, Vincentian, Metropolitan, and Global university, St. John's offers a core curriculum that enacts a Catholic and Vincentian identity, affirms the values of the liberal arts and sciences, and develops an engaged citizenry to serve their communities.

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Luca Iandoli, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

Dr. Iandoli began his tenure as Dean of The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) in April 2023, after serving as Interim Dean since September 2022, and before that, as Associate Dean for Global and Online Programs. He is also a Professor in the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science.

Success At St. John's

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Multitalented Alumnus Serves as Mentor to a Generation of WRED-TV Students

When he worked as an Engineer at the St. John’s University Television, Film, and Radio Center, Michael Sheehan ’87SVC spent countless hours mentoring scores of future award-winning professionals—many of whom count that mentorship as the true launching pad for their careers.

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For more than 30 years, Mr. Sheehan has worked in the film and television industry for all the major networks in many roles, including camera operator, director, editor, postproduction supervisor, and producer. He has never forgotten his time at St. John’s and all the people who shepherded his career and has spent his life paying their kindness forward.

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Alumna Charts a Pioneering Path in Retail Communications Sector

Raquel Ringgold ’20CCPS, ’21MBA never imagined herself as a pioneer, but an examination of her career growth demonstrates that reality. Believed to be among the youngest candidates ever hired to a managerial position at Saks Fifth Avenue, the former St. John’s University graduate assistant is among a group of emerging executives breathing fresh life into the 100-year-old retailer.  

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Ms. Ringgold’s full-time job search began in earnest after she earned her M.B.A. in August 2021. Saks quickly made her an offer; in her job as communications manager she is responsible for messaging across 39 stores, managing the brand’s LinkedIn presence, creating branded events, and more. 

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.