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Misery Index cast with St. John's students
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Professor Michael Rizzo, right, on CFN Live for discussion of Laudato Si and St. John's webinar
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The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

Message from the Dean

“The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies delivers career-focused educational programs, taught by talented scholars and industry professionals, that provide our students with sound theoretical and practical knowledge though innovative instruction, local and global service-learning opportunities, and career-focused experiential learning experiences.”
-Glenn Gerstner, Ed.D. 
Dean, and Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair

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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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Managing Cyber Risk (is your business)

The Collins College of Professional Studies, in partnership with the e2 Collaborative, is proud to offer a unique live-online executive education workshop focusing on the growing challenge of cyber risk and the strategies leaders need to adopt to protect their organizations, their customers and their partners. This five-week, synchronous, online workshop enables you to understand the specific risks your organization faces and the strategies you can take to mitigate them.

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Contact the College

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