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Monroe College

Bronx & New Rochelle, New York City

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Monroe College

Campus Locations:

434 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

2501 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10468

School Locations:

New Rochelle & Bronx, NY

School Accreditations:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Monroe College, was ranked #7 in Best Value Schools, and #54 in Regional Universities North by US News (2022 - 2023)

Programs Eligible for CPT:

MBA, MS Computer Science, MS Forensic Science, MS Data Science, Data Science Certificate

Estimated Tuition:

Master’s: $6,352/Semester (1st US Master’s), $4,318/Semester (2nd US Master’s), DS Certificate: $4,310/Semester


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| About the School

Monroe College, is located in New York City, New York. Founded in 1933 and named after the 5th US President, James Monroe, the school was originally named Monroe School of Business. After nearly 80 years of development, it has since expanded to campuses in Bronx, New Rochelle, Saint Lucia, and Manhattan, and is a private for-profit university. *Monroe College’s programs eligible for CPT from day one are only on the New Rochelle campus.

In 1990, after obtaining accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the school changed its name to Monroe College. That same year, the college joined the National Junior College Athletic Association.

In 2005, the school was authorized to offer an MBA program.

Monroe College has 7 schools offering 38 majors, including 20 online education programs, with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1.

As of 2020, Monroe College has a total of 5,670 full-time students, including over 1,200 international students from 93 countries. There are also over 2,500 part-time and online students.

About the School

| Accreditations

Monroe College's excellent geographic location, outstanding reputation, and quality of teaching make it a preferred choice for many international students looking for full-time CPT work opportunities on the east coast and New York areas. The school has a low requirement for onsite attendance frequency (once a month), but it is compliant with regulations.

Monroe College is accredited by:

  • the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)(which is the highest level of accreditation for business schools and research institutions in the United States. Only 15% of business schools in the United States have achieved this level of accreditation)

  • the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

  • the New York State Board of Regents, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

* In addition, Monroe College was ranked #7 in Best Value Schools, and #54 in Regional Universities North by US News (2022 - 2023)


| School Locations

New Rochelle Campus

434 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Bronx Campus

2501 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10468

Established in 1967, the Bronx campus has been located near the Fordham area of the Bronx, with 7 teaching buildings located near the Fordham shopping district. *It is only a 30-minute subway ride from the Bronx to Midtown Manhattan.

The New Rochelle campus has 6 teaching buildings, including the Culinary Arts Center, which opened in 2006. The center has a student-operated restaurant called The Dining Lab. In January 2011, the college completed the renovation of the old ice rink in New Roc City, which was renamed the Monroe Athletic Complex (MAC). The sports center serves as the training facility for Monroe College's basketball and volleyball teams.

*Students on the New Rochelle campus must not miss the desserts handmade by Monroe culinary students, as well as The Dining Lab (click to view the menu).

| Academic Departments

Academic Departments

  • King Graduate School (KGS) programs offer students the opportunity to make meaningful, innovative contributions to their field of study through applied research and project-based learning. KGS is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Value Schools in Regional Universities North. 

  • Since 2009, Monroe College's School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts has offered a baking and pastry program, providing students with an associate degree in culinary arts and hospitality management, as well as a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. Since the program's inception, over 950 students have won national or regional awards in various culinary competitions.

  • The School of Education was established in the fall of 2011 and primarily offers a bachelor's degree program in early childhood education. During their studies, students are required to participate in social internships at local daycare centers and other institutions.

  • The School of Allied Health Professions was founded in 2000 and offers both clinical and non-clinical courses. The nursing program includes a practical nursing certificate (LPN), an applied science degree program (AAS), and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), all of which qualify graduates for nursing certification.

| 2.CPT Policies

◎ What is Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of employment authorization for F-1 students in the United States. It allows these students to gain practical work experience in their field of study before completing their degree.

◎ Who is eligible for CPT?

An F-1 student who has been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis at an approved college, university, conservatory, or seminary for at least one academic year is eligible to apply to participate in a practical training program.

◎ Policies

To Maintain F1 Student Visa and be eligible for CPT, Monroe College require students to register at least 2 courses (6 credits) and 1 CPT credit each semester. The course format is hybrid, which includes onsite classes and online classes.

Click to view Monroe College CPT Request Form.

| 3.CPT Programs

Master of Business Administration

The Monroe’s MBA Program in Business Management gives participants a holistic and broad picture of the business world. The MBA program at the King Graduate School aims to help students develop the competencies that corporate executives possess in leading and managing in a complex, competitive environment.

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program has 11 concentrations



Healthcare Management


Human Resources

Information Technology


Business Analytics

Supply Chain Management

Project Management

International Business

Foundation Courses

Depending on your undergraduate experience, you may be required to take foundation courses before beginning the MBA program. Courses for the MBA programs in are offered online or on campus on the weekends. Your admissions counselor will advise you as to whether you need these foundation courses:

  • Accounting Foundations

  • Business, Management, and Marketing Foundations

  • Economic Foundations

  • Finance Foundations

  • Health Care Foundations

  • Information Technology Foundations

Course Structure - 36 credits (9 core courses, 1 research course and 3 elective/concentration courses)

Professional Core:

KG 604 – Graduate Research and Critical (3 credits)

MG 615 – Managing in the Global Environment

MG 620 – Research and Statistics for Managerial Decision Making

MG 630 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership in the 21st Century

MG 640 – Managerial Economics (Prerequisite: MG 620)

MG 660 – Strategic Marketing

MG 670 – Managerial Finance

MG 770 – Financial Statement Analysis

MG 800 – Strategic Management (Capstone Course)

Concentration Courses:

Students may substitute 9 elective credits with one of the 10 concentrations.

*Click to learn more about Monroe's MBA program in the Program Brochure

Master of Science in Computer Science (STEM)

The M.S. Computer Science program in Monroe College is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in computers – whether that’s computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar knowledge background.

This program is a flexible, 36-credit hour STEM degree designed to gain students’ practical plus analytical skills, prepare students to be successful servant leaders in a market driven by data analytics and insights.

For Students without a computer background may enter the computer science master's program after taking additional foundation courses.

Master of Science in Computer Science

Course Structure - 36 credits (8 core courses, 3 elective courses, and a thesis/project)

Professional Core

KG 601 — Research and Critical Analysis (1 credit)

KG 602 — Ethics and Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (2 credits)

CS 610 — Computer Architecture

CS 615 — Operating System Design

CS 620 — Software System Design

CS 625 — Object Oriented Software

CS 630 — Database Systems

CS 640 — Computer Networks

Elective Courses (any 3 courses — 9 credits)

CS 627 — Human Computer Interface Design

CS 633 — Data Mining

CS 635 — Mobile Computing

CS 637 — Designing e-Commerce Site

CS 645 — Computer Security & Privacy

CS 650 — Artificial Intelligence

CS 660 — Managing Projects, Resources & Risks

CS 670 — Cloud Computing

Graduate Thesis/Project (6 credits)

CS 700 / 701 — Special Project in Computer Science


CS 705 / 706 — Computer Science Thesis

* CS 700/701 or CS 705/706 can be taken in two semesters by registering for 3 credits in each semester

*Click to learn more about Monroe's MSCS program in the Program Brochure

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

The Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology opens the door to studying human psychology and its role in criminal behavior, the legal system, and rehabilitation. You will learn clinical, legal, and forensic analysis skills necessary to assist in criminal investigations, litigation, or consultation. The degree is ideally suited for those interested in pursuing further study or work in various social service agencies, institutions, police departments, or the courts.

The M.S. in Forensic Psychology program is a 42-credit program designed to help students develop a theoretical and practical foundation in criminal psychology to support outstanding critical analysis, statistical interpretation, and assessment-building skills.

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology

Course Structure - 42 credits (24 credits of core courses, 15 credits of required courses and a 3-credit capstone)

Core Courses (24 credits)

KG 601 – Research and Critical Analysis (1 credit)

KG 602 – Ethics and Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (2 credits)

CJ 615 – Criminological Theory

CJ 620 – Research Methods and Data Analysis

CJ 640 – Perspectives on Drugs, Alcohol, and the Criminal Justice System

CJ 718 – The Psychology of Criminal Behavior

CJ 765 – Child Development, Trauma, and the Criminal Justice System

CJ 775 – Counseling Psychology and Human Services

CJ 782 – Progressive Studies in Criminal Law

Required Courses in Forensic Psychology (15 credits)

FP 600 – Forensic Mental Health in the Courts

FP 650 – The Psychopathology of Serial Offenders: Understanding Behavioral Patterns

FP 675 – The Trauma of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

FP 700 – Forensics: Psychological and Neurobehavioral Assessment Tools

FP 750 – Forensics Practicum and Seminar

Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

FP 800 – Integrative Capstone Seminar in Forensic Psychology

*Click to learn more about Monroe's MSFP program in the Program Brochure

Master of Science in Data Science (STEM)

The 36-credit master's in data science is designed for students who hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or a comparable discipline. The online data science master's program will give you strong theoretical and practical skills in coding, data modeling, statistical computer, data visualization, forecasting, and technical analytic techniques – all needed in modern business settings. Flexible class schedules – onsite in New York, online/hybrid, and weekends – are available.

Course Structure

Semester 1

KG 604 – Graduate Research & Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

CS 628 – Data Science (3 Credits)

CS 630 – Database Systems (3 Credits)

Semester 2

CS 617 – Statistical Computing (3 Credits)

CS 633 – Data Mining (3 Credits)

CS 650 – Artificial Intelligence (3 Credits)

Semester 3

CS 640 – Computer Networks or Elective (3 Credits)

CS 655 – Machine Learning (3 Credits)

CS 665 – Analytic Techniques or Elective (3 Credits)

Semester 4

CS 670 – Cloud Computing (3 Credits)

CS 675 – Big Data: Management & Analytics (3 Credits)

CS 703 – Applied Data Science Project (capstone) (3 Credits)

*International students may take 2 courses per semester plus a 1-credit CPT course to meet the full-time requirement

*Click to learn more about Monroe's MSFP program in the Program Brochure

Data Science (Advanced Certificate)

The Advanced Certificate program in Data Science aims to prepare competent and ethical practitioners with strong theoretical and practical skills in coding, data modeling, statistical computing, data visualization, forecasting, and technical analytic techniques. Additionally, students will develop competencies in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Technologies, and Statistical Programming. Monroe's 18-credit Advanced Certificate in Data Science is available in on-site, online, and hybrid formats.

If you have a graduate degree in Computer Science, IT, CIS, or a similar field, this 18-credit Advanced Certificate program can help increase your marketability in the growing field of Data Science. Industries worldwide recognize the importance of developing data science capabilities to remain competitive, and governments, nonprofits, and NGOs are acknowledging the impact of predictive analytics on their work.

Data Science

Course Structure - 18 credits (to be completed in 3 semesters of full-time study)

Required Courses (18 credits)

CS 617 – Statistical Computing

CS 628 – Data Science

CS 665 – Analytic Techniques

CS 655 – Machine Learning

CS 675 – Big Data: Management and Analytics

CS 703 – Applied Data Science Project

*Click to learn more about Monroe's MSFP program in the Program Brochure

| 5.Tuition and Scholarship

  Per Credit Total Credits Tuition Total (CPT not included)
First Master's $919 36 $33,084
Second Master's $580 36 $20,880
Advanced Certificate $610 18 $10,980
Foundation Classes, CPT, Professional Development Seminar (1 credit each) $400/class    

Non-Tuition Cost:

  • Application fee - $50 (can be waived through 🔥CPTDog Referral Code)

  • Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment Fee - $100

  • Proficiency Credit Fee (Per Course) - $150

  • Instructional Resource Fee (more than 7 credits) - $150 / (1.5-7 credits) - $75

  • Administrative Fee for 1.5-7 credits - $363 / for more than 7 credits - $725

| Scholarships


Monroe College offers a variety of scholarships to international students who had their bachelor’s degree in a non-US country.

We’ll connect you with an admissions officer who would assist you in applying for these scholarships.

*Click to find out more about Monroe Scholarships

| 6.Academic Calendar

Monroe College has 3 semesters per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

The standard length for the master’s programs is two years.

*After completing 18 credit hours consecutively (in 3 semesters), the student can take a break for 1 semester and is still able to work under CPT during the break.

Semester Semester Start Semester End Application Deadline
2023 Winter 1/6/2023 4/15/2023 12/6/2022
2023 Spring 4/28/2023 8/5/2023 3/28/2023
2023 Fall 9/8/2023 12/8/2023 8/8/20223

If your OPT or STEM OPT status is about to expire, you can choose the nearest time to start school, allowing you to work under CPT without a gap. The deadline for the application is 4 weeks before the semester starts.

*If you miss the application deadline, don't worry, contact us, CPTDog could work with School Admissions to expedite admission decisions within an average of 3 days.

| 7.Application Guide

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  • Application fee: $50 (Waived if apply through CPTDog)

  • Complete remote interview

  • Upload your personal information

    • I-20

    • Passport

    • Visa

    • Resume

    • Statement of Purpose (500 words)

    • 2 Letters of Recommendation

    • Official transcript

    • Certificate of deposit

      (A bank statement with a balance of more than $34,134 within the last 3 months or a certificate of deposit in the equivalent amount of another currency. If the certificate of deposit is not under your name, you will need to fill out a sponsor form.)

After receiving your admissions letter, confirm the time to transfer SEVIS to Monroe College. To transfer the SEVIS, you will need to fill out the SEVIS transfer form to request the SEVIS to be transferred to Monroe College from your original school.

** Please note that Day-1 CPT isn’t guaranteed, the sooner you apply for CPT the more likely you would get CPT on the first day, CPT processing would depend on application time and volume.

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