Montclair State University is a public research university located in the Upper Montclair section of Montclair, the Great Notch area of Little Falls, and Clifton, New Jersey. As of October 2011, there were 18,498 total enrolled students: 14,590 undergraduate students and 3,908 graduate students. Montclair State University is New Jersey's second largest school, with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey being the first. It is also the state's fastest growing school and currently sizes at 500 acres (2.0 km2), inclusive of the New Jersey School of Conservation, which attracts students statewide. More than 250 majors, minors and concentrations are offered.
MSU offers a PhD in Environmental Management, one of the very few universities in the United States to offer a doctoral degree in that area. It also offers students the opportunity to pursue a PhD in biomedicine with its joint degree program with UMDNJ. The university also offers articulation agreements with UMDNJ's Medical,Dental and Physical Therapy programs. The school also offers such articulation agreements with Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, combining a Bachelors degree from Montclair with a Pharmacy Degree from the school.
The University is a member of prominent professional organizations, including the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools. It is also the only university in the United States to offer a doctorate program in pedagogy.
In 2004, New Jersey Transit opened the Montclair State University Station, which links the university to New York City. The building of the MSU Station cost $26 million dollars to complete, including a 1,500-space parking deck.
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