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Drew University - Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

  • Madison, NJ
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 893
    total students
  • $33,966 | $33,966
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Caspersen School of Graduate Studies is Innovative, Challenging, and Student-Focused

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies is a forward-thinking school at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, that offers programs to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching; a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry; and master's and doctoral degrees in arts and letters, medical humanities, and history and culture.

An interdisciplinary, socially engaged institute of higher learning, the Caspersen School is innovative and offers personalized opportunities for students to push beyond the basics into the sphere of advanced studies. It focuses on enriching students' minds, opening opportunities for them, and developing public discourse.

Through challenging programs and expert faculty, Drew University gives its graduate students the tools and authority they need to engage today's transforming world. The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies prides itself on being student focused. Its small class sizes encourage intimate mentoring associations between faculty and students.

Students attending the Caspersen School are eligible to receive many forms of financial assistance. This includes grants, outside scholarships, loans, and student employment. Students in the PhD program may receive full tuition respite in addition to a yearly stipend for as much as five years. Internship and teaching responsibilities for candidates receiving a stipend include experience as classroom apprentices, teaching courses, and in university offices.

Caspersen School Offers Degrees in Teaching, Poetry, Arts and Letters, Medical Humanities, and History and Culture

Drew's Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers several programs of study that have a distinguished history at the university.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program focuses on carrying the candidate on to a MAT degree as well as certification in provisional teaching in social studies, Spanish, math, English, chemistry, or biology. The program aims to educate teachers in preparing students for challenges they will face in the modern globally-minded world.

It is designed for candidates who have a bachelor's degree and whose goal is to teach high school or middle school students. Candidates can either take a full-time track, a two-year track, or a part-time track.

The graduate program of study in history and culture offers a master's and Ph.D. track, both concentrating on the cultural and intellectual history of contemporary America and Europe. Its goal is to train students in careers in the academic setting as well as related nonacademic professions in areas such as publishing, philanthropy, museums, and cultural journalism. The Ph.D. program takes about five years to complete.

Caspersen's MFA in Poetry field of study is a low-residency, two-year program for poet translators and poets. This Drew University program is divided into brief, intense mentorship semesters and residencies where both faculty and students form working relationships on campus in Madison, New Jersey. This program draws on some of the continent's most gifted poets for its faculty, who act as mentors and work with students on an individual basis.

The arts and letters graduate program at the Caspersen School offers candidates graduate-level multidisciplinary studies, which explore the basis and development of human civilization in relation to modern societies. This program offers a Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a Master of Letters, and a Doctor of Letters.

The field of medical humanities deals with the intersection of human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology. It engages all aspects of human culture in a dialogue centered on what medicine means in relation to the individual and society. The program, which offers a certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree, is conducted jointly by the Caspersen School and the Raritan Bay Medical Center.

Drew's New Jersey Location Provides Peaceful Academic Atmosphere with Easy Access to the Amenities of New York City

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, within walking distance of Madison's train station, which provides students with amazing access to New York City's Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Drew takes advantage of its prime location close to NYC by integrating off-campus study programs and field trip opportunities into the curriculum.

Madison, New Jersey, is actually just 30 miles to the west of midtown Manhattan, making it a great location for students who want access to all of the city's amenities, recreational and cultural activities, and annual events and festivals, while allowing themselves the peaceful atmosphere they desire for study and learning.

Drew University's campus is built on 186 cares of woodland and is host to one of the state's best independent professional theaters, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. It is also home to the Charles A. Dana Research Center for Scientists Emeriti.

Madison's population is just around 16,000 and the city offers close to 40 restaurants, a historic district, and great shopping all within its limits and only a stroll from campus. Madison's neighbor, Morristown, is host to the Morristown National Historic Park and Washington's Revolutionary War Headquarters.

Madison is easy to access by car via the major interstates of I-287, I-95, and I-78, or via Newark International Airport, which is about 15 miles from the Drew University campus.

Location & Contact

Drew University - Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940-1493
United States

Ms. Carla Burns

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 973-408-3110
Fax: 973-408-3242

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$33,966
    • Out-of-state tuition *$33,966
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution 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 institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students893
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students893
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Full-time Percentage49%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty28
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%




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