Monmouth University, as described in its Mission Statement, is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education, emphasizing excellence and integrity in teaching, and scholarship at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels. Monmouth is dedicated to service in the public interest and, in particular, to the enhancement of the quality of life. The University is committed to providing a learning environment that enables men and women to pursue their educational goals, to reach their full potential as leaders, to determine the direction of their lives, and to contribute actively in order to become engaged citizens in their community and society in an increasingly interdependent world.
Seven schools within the University—the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Science; the Leon Hess Business School; the School of Education; the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies; the Honors School; and the School of Social Work—provide a wide variety of academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are bachelor’s degree programs in the arts and sciences and in the professional areas of business, computer science, criminal justice, education, nursing, social work, and software engineering. Co-curricular activities have been designed to complement the academic programs. Master’s level programs include addiction studies, anthropology, business administration, clinical mental health counseling, computer science, corporate and public communication, criminal justice, education, English, history, information systems, nursing, physician assistant program, social work, software engineering, and speech-language pathology. The School of Nursing and Health Studies offers one doctorate level program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The School of Education offers a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership.
The undergraduate curriculum is built upon an innovative, interdisciplinary general education program and careful academic advising and career counseling. One of the University’s main goals is to prepare Monmouth undergraduates for active participation as leaders in the twenty-first century. Accordingly, the University provides a learning environment that enables all students to develop their capacities for leadership in a multicultural world. Students are provided opportunities to develop information technology and collaborative problem-solving skills and to develop a sense of social responsibility as members of local, national, and global communities. Small classes and course clustering allow for individual attention, cooperative learning, and interactive student-faculty exchange.
The University is located in a quiet, residential area of an attractive community near the Atlantic Ocean, about an hour and thirty minutes from the metropolitan attractions of New York City and Philadelphia. Monmouth enjoys the advantage of proximity, within its home county, to many high-technology firms, financial institutions, healthcare institutions, and a thriving business-industrial sector. These provide employment possibilities for Monmouth University graduates, as well as opportunities for undergraduates to gain practical experience through internships. The surrounding communities also offer opportunities for service activities in local schools and public agencies. Volunteer and service activity is encouraged and facilitated by the Coordinator of Service Learning in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.