Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies
Founded in 1998, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University is a leading institution providing high-quality academic programs to students of all ages — from high school students to adult learners at different stages of their career and learning cycle.
With its diverse offerings of undergraduate, including degree completion, graduate degree programs, and credit and non-credit professional certificate programs in cutting-edge subject areas, Petrocelli College is helping students grow both personally and professionally. Programs are taught on the Metropolitan campus -- 10 miles from New York City, the Florham Campus -- in suburban Morris County, and at more than 40 other sites throughout New Jersey. Courses are offered in flexible delivery formats, and at times, and in locations convenient for non-traditional students.
Petrocelli program offerings include:
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Petrocelli’s Associate of Arts degree program offers a personalized education designed to place you on track for a successful future. Whether you are just out of high school or an adult with work experience, you will be learning in small classes of your peers and receiving personal attention and support from your professors. The program is offered in flexible formats - available on evening and weekends, on-campus and online. Petrocelli offers bilingual associates degrees for multicultural audiences.
- MiraeRo, designed to meet the needs of Korean-speaking adults
- Puerta al Futuro (Gateway to the Future), a progressive Spanish-to-English associate degree program
- Latino Promise/HACER, which provides a personalized approach tailored to young and adult Latino students
The Bachelor of Arts degree completion is a baccalaureate degree program structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners. It provides non-traditional students with a variety of options in meeting University requirements for an undergraduate degree grounded in the liberal arts. Designed to suit your busy schedule, our program offers online, evening and weekend classes. Plus, you can accelerate your degree completion through our generous transfer policy that includes receiving credit for experiential learning—saving you time and money. At Petrocelli, the degree completion program is also targeted at diverse learning communities, such as:
- Yeshiva and Seminary Students, The FDU Yeshiva and Seminary Program allows Yeshiva and Seminary students to transfer their various credits to FDU, where they can earn a bachelor’s degree in a flexible program
- MiraeRo, designed to meet the needs of Korean-speaking adults
- Puerta al Futuro, (Gateway to the Future) enables Spanish speaking adults to learn English and earn a college degree through progressive all Spanish to all English coursework. Classes are offered in Hackensack, Dover, Elizabeth, and Perth Amboy
- Law Enforcement and Public Administration Personnel, designed to meet the needs of public services professionals
Offered through the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management on the Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus, the program is designed to prepare students to assume managerial functions in service industries including organizations such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, entertainment complexes, casinos and assisted living facilities.
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration program is to provide undergraduate level studies for the traditional and non-traditional student seeking a career in sports administration including the areas of: recreation, youth, collegiate, and professional leagues.
The BA in interdisciplinary studies allows students to incorporate differing fields of interest into a college degree and prepares students with the mental flexibility required for life-long learning in a fast changing world in which old occupations are rapidly being replaced by the new.
4+1 Bachelor-Master Combined Degrees
If you’re ready to turn your passion for sports into a career, consider Fairleigh Dickinson’s innovative combined degree program in Sports Administration. You’ll earn both your Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Sports Administration plus a Master of Sports Administration in just five years
The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a 5-year B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management/M.S. in Hospitality Management program. This program is available to select students who want to pursue both degrees simultaneously.
Graduate Degree Programs
At Petrocelli, graduate degree programs are offered through the School of Administrative Science. Degrees are offered in a variety of inspiring and rewarding fields, enabling you to focus on your specific career interests. You can easily adapt your classes to your work schedule with flexible evening, weekend and online options. Program offerings include:
The Master of Administrative Science (MAS) degree is structured to meet the career development needs of adult learners working in administrative and professional positions in the private sector, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Its primary purpose is to enhance the administrative and leadership skills of graduates. The MAS is FDU’s largest part-time graduate studies program. The program is offered on-site at FDU’s Metropolitan, Florham and Vancouver campuses or completely online.
The Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS) program is offered at the Metropolitan Campus and is conducted off-campus (week nights and Saturdays) and online. The program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security and includes several areas of specialization.
The Master of Sports Administration program focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of the various components related to the administration and management of sports personnel and facilities, recreation and fitness programs and businesses, health facilities, coaching, and recreational activities.
The Master of Science in Student Services Administration program is the perfect solution for current and aspiring professionals who seek to build or advance their credentials for a career in administrative and student support services in higher education.
The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management Studies is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers, entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals in the hospitality industry
The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management's new Master of Science in Service Innovation and Leadership will increase your competitive edge as a professional in the field whether you’re an entrepreneur, employed by a service-based company or a government agency.
We offer a range of flexible certificate programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels to enable you to achieve valuable professional credentials, in certain cases as a byproduct of progress toward a degree. Available in a wide range of fields, including business, law, administrative science, education, allied health, information technology, and more, these programs are designed specifically for adult learners and part-time students.
Non-Credit Continuing Education
The Division of Continuing Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Petrocelli College offers professional development programs and courses for adult learners interested in upgrading their skills, advancing their careers, or pursuing lifelong learning. Several of our course offerings may be used as transfer credits for continuing study in one of Petrocelli College’s undergraduate or graduate degree programs.