Stockton Earns Doctoral/Professional Classification


Galloway, N.J. -  Stockton University’s increased number of doctoral programs has earned it the Doctoral/Professional classification in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s 2021 update of some 3,900 two-year and four-year colleges.

The new 2021 classification recognizes Stockton’s three doctoral programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership.  The new listing includes 472 doctoral institutions nationally.

“The new classification recognizes Stockton’s ongoing efforts to provide lifelong learning and advancement opportunities for New Jersey residents, and more specifically for our local residents in South Jersey,” said Stockton President Harvey Kesselman.  “We also continually collaborate with business and industry stakeholders in the area to ensure that Stockton can provide the skills their employees need to effectively serve the public.”

The university moved up from the Master’s level classification in 2018. Stockton currently offers 16 master’s degree programs, plus three post-baccalaureate and three post-master’s degree programs and 10 graduate certificate programs, providing area professionals with multiple opportunities to enhance their skills.

Stockton also has four accelerated dual-degree programs, which allow undergraduate students to earn bachelor and master degrees in five years.

The updated classifications are produced by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University. Developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1970, the Carnegie Classification is considered the academic standard for identifying and describing colleges and universities in the United States.

More information on Stockton University graduate programs is online at or call 609 626-3640.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205