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Georgian Court University in Lakewood

Georgian Court University’s main campus was established in 1924, after the heirs of financier George Jay Gould sold the family estate to the Sisters of Mercy, who were looking for a larger campus for their women’s college in Plainfield, New Jersey. The 156-acre campus was designed in the 19th century to recall English estates in the Georgian style.

Today, the campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, which recently gained Level II accreditation from global organization ArbNet. The grounds, buildings, and gardens that once provided recreation for the Gould family are the home of a thriving educational community. At Georgian Court University, students from all backgrounds prepare for lives and careers of real meaning.

Programs at Lakewood

The main campus in Lakewood hosts more than 50 degree and certificate programs in its three schools:

School of Arts and Sciences


  • American Studies (minor only)
  • Anthropology (minor only)
  • Applied Arts & Sciences (transfers only)
  • Art & Visual Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Coaching (minor only)
  • Computer Information Systems (minor only)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Dance Therapy (minor only)
  • English
  • Exercise Science, Wellness & Sports
  • Gerontology (minor only)
  • Global Justice & Society (minor only)
  • History
  • Integrative Health (minor only)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Area Studies (minor only)
  • Latina/o & Caribbean Studies (minor only)
  • Law Enforcement & Corrections (minor only)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Imaging Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Politics, Law & History (minor only)
  • Pre-Professional Career Preparation for Medical Occupations
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art (minor only)
  • Sustainability (minor only)
  • The USA & the World (minor only)
  • Visual Art
  • Women’s Studies (minor only)
  • Writing (minor only)


  • Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice & Human Rights
  • Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
  • Master of Arts in School Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Theology

School of Business and Digital Media


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Design
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design (minor only)
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia
  • Health Information Management
  • Latino Business Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing (minor only)
  • Sports Management (minor only)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

School of Education


  • Early Childhood Education (P–3) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K–6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • Specific Subject Education (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement


  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
    • Early Childhood Education (P–3) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
    • Elementary Education K–6 & Teacher of Students with Disabilities Teacher Education Endorsement
    • Teacher of a Specific Subject Grades K–12 & Teacher of Students with Disabilities Teacher Education Endorsement
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Technology (certificate program also available)

For established, practicing teachers and administrators, we offer master’s or endorsement programs in the following areas:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (M.Ed. and endorsement certificate)
  • English as a Second Language (M.Ed. and endorsement certificate)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (M.Ed. or GCU certificate)
  • Early Childhood Education (P–3) (M.Ed. and endorsement certificate)
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (M.Ed. and endorsement certificate)
  • School Counselor (endorsement M.Ed.)
  • Director of School Counseling Services (post-master’s endorsement certificate)
  • Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (endorsement M.Ed. or post-master’s endorsement certificate)
  • Reading/Literacy Specialization (endorsement M.Ed.)
  • M.A. in Administration & Leadership
  • Principal (endorsement M.A.)
  • School Administrator (endorsement M.A.)
  • School Business Administrator (post-master’s endorsement certificate)
  • School Supervisor (endorsement M.A. or post-master’s endorsement certificate)

Lakewood Campus Admissions

Find out more about admissions requirements, deadlines, costs, and financial aid for our main campus programs at the admissions page.