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College of Nursing and Public Health Adelphi University

  • Garden City, NY
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 93%7%
    student ratio
  • 137
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 15
    fall application deadline
  • 39%
    acceptance rate
  • 9 Degrees
    degrees offered


Adelphi University Offers Specialized Master's Programs in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing

Adelphi University's School of Nursing offers three specialized Master of Science degrees in nursing: Adult Health Nurse Practitioner; Nursing Administration; and Nursing Education. Each of the degree programs is available on a full-time or part-time schedule. The School of Nursing has a proud history of graduating well-trained advanced practice nurses, administrators, and educators. Small graduate classes with an average of 14 students set the stage for stimulating faculty-student interactions.

The School of Nursing is located on Adelphi's main campus in Garden City, Long Island, New York. Beautifully landscaped with lavish rose gardens and 60 species of trees and shrubs, the 75-acre Garden City campus was officially designated as an arboretum in 2002. A nearby Long Island Rail Road train station connects Adelphi students with the excitement and world-class attractions of the New York metropolitan area in just 45 minutes.

Adelphi's High Standards and Low Tuition Prices Are Unique

Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for all northeastern colleges. The university has also been recognized as a Best Buy in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for six straight years, one of only 25 private universities nationwide to be honored in 2012. With roots reaching back to 1863, historic Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private liberal arts university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, psychology, education, nursing, and social work.

Master of Science in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

Through the study of the many facets of physical illness and nursing care, the master's program prepares students to become advanced nurse practitioners in adult health nursing. The program emphasizes scientific inquiry for building clinical knowledge and testing the validity of the theoretical assumptions underlying the nursing profession.

Choosing this field of nursing entails an in-depth study of adult-health. The 52-credit curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills while exploring the issues and forces within health care. Students have opportunities to work with advanced practice nurses and other health professionals in a variety of clinical settings.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

The 32-credit Master of Science in Nursing Administration focuses on preparing the student for the increasingly complex responsibilities of nurse managers in a variety of health care environments. The program's curriculum incorporates contemporary management theory and essential core competencies for nurse managers.

Master of Science in Nursing Education

The 46-credit Master of Science in Nursing Education trains students to be faculty members in baccalaureate nursing programs and other institutional settings. Nursing education students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values related to learning and teaching instructional design, assessment and measurement strategies, curriculum development, and the implementation and evaluation necessary in the education field.

Nursing education graduates are trained and ready to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches as teachers while advancing the professional role of the educator. Graduates will also be eligible to take the National League of Nursing certification examination for nurse educators.

Ph.D. in Nursing

One of a small group of Ph.D. in Nursing programs in the U.S., Adelphi University's 54-credit doctoral program is designed for expert nurse-scholars who will advance the development of knowledge for the discipline; improve the health of society; contribute to nursing science; and advance healthcare through teaching, research, and leadership. The program is grounded in a foundational core of nursing knowledge, and a knowledge of research methodologies and methods.

The Ph.D. in Nursing curriculum includes a concentration of nursing education courses to prepare graduate students for future roles as faculty members in schools of nursing.

Adelphi Faculty and Research Facilities

Adelphi has hired hundreds of additional professors since 2001. Adelphi University's commitment to excellence in education is evidenced by its major investments in university research facilities, infrastructure, and state-of-the-art computer technology as well as attracting nationally recognized educators to their faculty. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars and Hartford Scholars.

An exceptional research facility, Adelphi's Swirbul Library contains 600,000 volumes, 806,000 micro-formatted items, 33,000 audiovisual items, and online access to more than 61,000 electronic journal titles and 221 research databases.

Four Convenient Adelphi Locations Serve Students in the New York City Metro Area

Adelphi University has four locations in the New York metropolitan area offering select academic programs. The Garden City campus and the Hauppauge Center are both located on Long Island. The Adelphi Manhattan Center is in the historic SoHo neighborhood of New York. The Hudson Valley Center is located north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Location & Contact

College of Nursing and Public Health

Adelphi University

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
United States

Dr. Patrick Coonan


Phone: 516-877-4511

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nurse Practitioner In Adult Health Nursing Certificate
    • Nursing Administration Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Nursing Education Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Master of Science (MS)
    • Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Nutrition Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 22
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


39% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 102
    • Accepted 40
    • Acceptance Rate 39
    • Enrolled 30
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesBSN, clinical experience, 1 course in basic statistics, minimum GPA of 3.0, and 2 letters of recommendation, resume or curriculum vitae
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, licensure as RN in New York, professional writing sample (scholarly writing), and 3 letters of recommendation, resume or curriculum vitae
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesMSN
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Graduate Assistantships, achievement awards

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students137
    • Female Percentage93%
    • Male Percentage7%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students137
    • Part-time Percentage96%
    • Full-time Percentage4%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American34%
    • White / Caucasian39%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown8%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty167
    • Full-time Percentage23%
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Female Percentage93%
    • Male Percentage7%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSocial practices in healthcare, bereavement, family grief, historiography, gerontology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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