Open House

What to Expect

Meet Key Personnel

Open House is your chance to meet the people who will help you enroll, and get off to a great start at Dominican University.

Learn About Financial Aid

Dominican University is committed to making a quality, private education affordable. Our financial aid counselors will help you explore all the options.

Explore Our Programs

Choose from over 30 academic degree programs geared toward specific professions and graduate with an education that leads to a career.


9 a.m to 9:30 a.m
Early Bird Tours

10:00 a.m.
Welcome from the President

10:30 a.m

Rotating Panel Sessions

Support Services Panel

Learn about services and opportunities provided by Residence Life, the New Student and Transition Center, Office of Special Services, Student Activities, and more.

Student & Alumni Panel

Gain insight into the student experience at Dominican University from the perspective of current students and alumni.

Athletics at a Division II School

Learn more from our coaches about the recruitment process and time commitment of playing a sport at Dominican University.

12 noon
Academics Program Fair
Learn about Academics and Meet the Faculty

Find out everything you need to know about succeeding at your program of choice. If you're undecided you can learn about your options.

Admissions and Financial Aid representatives will be available for one-on-one chats throughout the day from 9 am to 2 pm.

Get tips, tools, and expert advice that will help you navigate every step of the admissions and financial aid process, including: applications, transfer credits, student loans, scholarships, grants, the FAFSA, and overall financial aid planning.

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Online Programs

Academic Excellence

Our online degree completion programs focus on providing you with the knowledge you need to be more proficient in your job and advance your career.

New Lower Tuition

We’ve lowered online tuition by 25%. Your degree is within reach!

Tuition Deferment

Students who receive company or union reimbursements may defer payment until the completion of the term.

Your Personal Coach

Questions? Need help? The same person will be there to assist you throughout your Dominican University experience.

Accelerated Adult Online Degree Completion Programs

Dominican University offers five fully online programs. Click below to find out what each online program has to offer you:

Your transfer credits are promptly evaluated and can result in the acceptance of up to 70 credits from a two-year college and up to 90 credits from a four-year college. Employees of the Rockland County government are eligible for additional discounts.

*Online students have access to career counseling services and the fitness center and library at our Rockland County campus.

Dominican University’s Online Program was ranked #19 in the State of New York by BestCollege’, a leading provider of higher education information and resources. 

Learn More

Let us tell you about courses, admissions, and financial aid.

Undergraduate Requirements

To be considered for admission to an undergraduate program, applicants must provide the following:

  • Complete application for admission with $35 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.

    We Salute Veterans

    Dominican University is a Military Friendly School that strongly supports veterans. If you have served, accept our thanks—and ask us about programs just for vets and their families.

    Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, Dominican University offers up to $2,720 per student per year for undergraduate programs.

    The Dominican University Online Advantage

    Contact Rob Tyrrell today about becoming an online student at Dominican University.

    Rob Tyrrell
    Phone: 845-848-7907

    Schedule a Meeting

    Discover the Online Degree Completion Program advantage and get started today!

    Adult Programs

    Designed with the needs of the working adult in mind, our adult programs let you pursue your degree or take prerequisite and other courses while continuing full-time employment and maintaining family responsibilities and other pursuits.

    CASE offers you a highly individualized, personal counseling throughout your college experience. This one-to-one academic counseling assures that you obtain accurate information about transfer credit, credit for learning that has been gained outside of formal educational settings, and about the challenge examination programs available. The following adult programs are offered through CASE:

    BS In Nursing for Career Changers

    This accelerated BSN program is available to students who hold a prior non-nursing Bachelor’s degree. The program is available in two options. It can be completed in one calendar year during the week, and in two years on weekends.


    Public Health Informatics and Technology (PHIT) is a developing field that brings advances in data science to work toward improving public health.

    Online Degree Programs

    Discover the Dominican University Online advantage and get started today!
    Dominican University offers five fully online degree programs. Click below to find out what each program has to offer you as you pursue and advance your career goals continuing your education.

    A low student-faculty ratio, plus a highly dedicated and motivated faculty, provides you with a supportive environment in which to pursue educational goals from the comfort you own home or any other off-campus environment.

    Graduate Admissions

    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.

    Explore Your Options

    We offer flexibility with how you take classes— weekends, evenings, on campus, online, or a combination of both.


    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.

    If you’d like to visit the campus and meet the faculty, please choose from among our many visiting opportunities.

    Visit the Campus

    Achievement Every Day  | Meet Some of Our Alumni

    Almost 15,000 Dominican University alumni live and work in the New York metro region and across the U.S

    Brianne Macalena-Maddalena
    MS in 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.

    Ann Marie Coppin
    MS in 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.

    Michael Habersaat
    PT 2018

    The College 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.

    Jonathan Green
    DNP 2017 and FNP 2014

    We are constantly emailing back and forth as a class, supporting each other.  The faculty are my mentors, my colleagues, we can have discussions.  This is a degree 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
    • 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.

                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.

                    If you apply using a paper application you must pay your fee by check or money order. Please make your $50 check payable to Dominican University.

                    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:

                              Office of Graduate Admissions
                              Doyle Hall
                              Dominican University
                              470 Western Highway
                              Orangeburg, NY 10962

                                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. A degree obtained in another country outside of the US may be different compared to US standards. 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.

                                  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:

                                      Office of Graduate Admissions
                                      Doyle Hall
                                      Dominican University
                                      470 Western Highway
                                      Orangeburg, NY 10962

                                      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 college and program requirements. Each program specifies the maximum number of credits from non-matriculated status that may be applied to a degree program.

                                          Graduate Programs

                                          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)

                                          Healthcare Management

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

                                          Physical Therapy

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

                                          Graduate Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice

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

                                          Graduate Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioners

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

                                          Occupational Therapy

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

                                          Nearly 25 years

                                          Of experience in graduate education—

                                          1994 – Chartered to offer Master of Science in Education degree

                                          1996 – Chartered to offer Master of Science degree

                                          2004 – Chartered to offer Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

                                          2007 – Chartered to offer Master of Business Administration degree

                                          2014 – Chartered to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

                                          Offering hundreds of clinical and fieldwork experiences

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

                                          Over 500

                                          Graduate students are enrolled each term

                                          Hear what faculty members have to say—
                                          • In Business:
                                          • In Nursing:
                                          •  In Occupational Therapy:
                                          • In Physical Therapy:
                                          Do you want to visit the campus?

                                          Visit the Campus Visit page for a list of Graduate Information Session dates.

                                          Resources for graduate students

                                          Undergraduate Programs

                                          At Dominican University, you’ll get the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts education, while you study with expert faculty on specialized academic tracks geared towards particular professions. We offer more than 30 fully-accredited degree programs designed to prepare you for rewarding careers.

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