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16 Graduate Programs Designed for the Real World

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current career or change careers, a graduate degree from Dominican University is the perfect place to start.

Explore one of 16 graduate programs, including doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy and Nursing.

Achievement Every Day  | Meet Some of Our Alumni

Over 3,300 Dominican University alumni live and work in the New York metro region and across the U.S

MS Ed 2016
The MS Education program has been unbelievable for allowing me to follow my dream.  One of my favorite things about the program is the professors.  They are all teachers or administrators, and they work in the field, hands-on, so they have realistic advice that I can really benefit from in the future.

MS Ed 2018
At Dominican University, we do student teaching and that’s when I really got to understand that I do have a gift with children.

PT 2018
The University is very close to New York City, so it gives a lot of grad students an opportunity to be in some of the best medical and research hospitals in the world.  Because it’s a weekend program, every single one of the faculty is practicing full time.

FNP 2014 and DNP 2017
We are constantly emailing back and forth as a class, supporting each other. The faculty are my mentors, my colleagues. We can have discussions.  These are degrees that will set us apart from our peers as nurses and nurse practitioners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for admission as a degree seeking student (matriculating student) to a graduate program at Dominican University?

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • The DNP program requires an FNP degree
  • Each graduate program has specific requirements, please click here for more information:

What are the deadlines to apply to the graduate programs?

M.S. in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner:

Applications will be reviewed until the end of March or until the cohort is full.

Entry- Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT):

March 1

All Other Graduate Programs:

Our Graduate Programs utilize a rolling admissions procedure in which applications are processed as they are received. To become a competitive applicant, prospective students are encouraged to apply and send the necessary documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions as soon as possible.

Please note that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete.

Each graduate program has specific requirements, please click here for more information

What is the application fee?

The application fee is $50. When submitting the online application, you may pay your application fee by credit card at the end of the application process.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy applicants must also pay fees associated with OTCAS and PTCAS, the Centralized Application Services.

Where should I send my admissions documents?

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs at Dominican University participate in the Centralized Application Services, known as OTCAS and PTCAS.

To learn more about their application process, please visit OTCAS or

You may send your application materials to us at:

Dominican University
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Official transcripts can be sent electronically to

Are there any additional requirements if I am applying as an International Student?

Since Dominican University receives a number of applications from students around the world, we require our students to have their credentials evaluated for equivalency and authenticity. Since Dominican University does not accept foreign transcripts or certificates, unless otherwise noted, you must submit a foreign academic credential evaluation(s). This can be done through organizations such as: World Education Services (WES), Global Credential Evaluators (GCE), and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Evaluation agencies are third party providers and have their own policies and procedures. You can find a full list of acceptable credential evaluators at

In addition, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.) must be submitted by all applicants from any non-English speaking countries, unless otherwise noted. Information and registration forms can be obtained from the T.O.E.F.L. Program, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. 08540 or visit the T.O.E.F.L. website for up-to-date information at:

All official foreign academic credential evaluation(s) can be mailed to:

Dominican University
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for the FNP and DNP programs

How do I apply as a non-degree seeking student?

To be admitted as a non-matriculated (non-degree-seeking) graduate student in order to take courses for teacher certification or personal enrichment, you must:

1. Submit a completed application form with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
2. Submit an official transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
3. Take a maximum of two (2) courses.

Admission and enrollment as a non-matriculated student in no way implies admission to a degree program. Students wishing to change their status from non-matriculated to matriculated must reapply and meet all University and program requirements. Each program specifies the maximum number of credits from non-matriculated status that may be applied to a degree program.

Graduate Program Accreditations

Dominican University offers professional graduate programs in Business, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. If you are juggling work, family and other responsibilities, these graduate programs can offer the support, flexibility and inspiration you need to realize your goals.

7 Areas of Study

For students interested in


to work with the visually impaired, disabled, and other learners, including children and adolescents (MSEd)

Physical Therapy

and the use of therapeutic interventions to restore, maintain and improve function and mobility throughout the lifespan (DPT)

Healthcare Management

and the financial well-being of hospitals, agencies and other organizations (MBA)

Graduate Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioners

for nurses who seek to integrate practice and theory to provide an advanced level of primary care (FNP)

Graduate Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice

for the development of leaders with advanced nursing practice skills (DNP)

Occupational Therapy

to help individuals improve, adapt, and/or maintain their skills to engage in meaningful everyday activities through occupation-based interventions (BS/MSOT)

M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Communication

Offering hundreds of clinical and fieldwork experiences

Over 600 sites are open to graduate students in Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy—
Over 250 graduate students enrolled each term

Hear what faculty members have to say—

  • In Business:
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  •  In Occupational Therapy:
  • In Physical Therapy:

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Dominican University is just 17 miles from New York City, in the heart of Rockland County. Our location offers access to internships, clinical opportunities and more.