Welcome to the King Graduate School for Urban Studies and Applied Research.
As the elements of our name imply, King is a very special place. First, named for Mildred King, the 1933 visionary founder of Monroe College, King reflects the long tradition Monroe has on learning - learning about the real world and learning from experience. Secondly, we value our place in the urban communities we serve and focus our programs on areas of study pertinent to those communities. Finally, our faculty (all experienced professionals), along with our students, are committed to researching the issues and opportunities inherent in these urban communities. Simply stated, King is committed to preparing our graduate students for professional careers in the real world of modern urban life.
I hope you are considering a field that you feel a passion for and are preparing yourselves to meet the challenges to help shape the future. We are living in very demanding times and the decisions that will be made over the next few years will determine the future of our communities for decades to come. It is you – the student of today that will become the leader of tomorrow - that will shape the future that will result from your insights and decisions. The future is truly in your hands and we are committed to giving you the knowledge and practical experience to meet that responsibility.
Our faculty is committed to preparing you for this future. They have been selected not only for their broad experience and knowledge, but also because of their unique ability to communicate with individual students so they can develop cutting-edge skills with the capabilities and competencies to become leaders in this complex and interconnected world.
Our highly successful academic programs have grown to become recognized as leaders in the New York area, offering Master level programs in Business, Criminal Justice, Public Health, and Hospitality on site in our various campuses, as well as extended offerings in the online format giving you, our students, the ultimate in flexibility. Our excellent curriculum focuses on integrative learning, incorporates the study of the global environment, and utilizes innovative approaches to developing skills needed by professionals so they can meet and succeed in facing the daunting challenges of the modern world.
As with all of Monroe College, the King Graduate School operates in a supportive, nurturing culture, meaning the doors of faculty and administrators are always open to student questions, comments, concerns, and other vital academic and professional interactions. We are always accessible and anxious to help our students reach their goals.
Good luck with your studies. They will lead, not only to professional success, but enable you to make a real difference in the lives of those around you and the communities that you live in.
Michael J. Marinaccio, Ph.D.
Dean, King Graduate School