Did you know that more than half of FDU's student body are adults over the age of 25? Recognizing that time, work and personal commitments are often greater for adult learners and nontraditional students, the University is commited to serving these audiences with a variety of flexible scheduling options.
Formed in 1998, the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies was introduced to better meet the needs of nontraditional students, specifically adult learners. The College offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and personal and professional development programs, with many classes scheduled during evenings and weekends. An increasing number of courses with fully or partially-online options provide even more flexible time management opportunities.
FDU's Community College Partnership program enables students to earn a degree from Fairleigh Dickinson while attending accelerated on-site classes at one of seven partner schools located throughout the state of New Jersey. The convenience, flexibility and affordability offered by this program is ideal for older students going "back to school," especially those with family or career responsibilities that might make long commutes or traditional full-time academic experiences impossible.
- Executive education programs in the Silberman College of Business are uniquely structured so that qualified students can earn their Executive MBA degrees in just 21 months while still working full-time. A high level of personal support, logistical assistance, and Saturday classes at the state-of-the-art Dolce Hamilton Park Conference Center in Madison all contribute to the value of this program, the first of its kind in the greater New York/New Jersey area.