Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peter's University

Inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, Saint Peter’s University educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately, and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. Founded in 1872 as an independent undergraduate liberal arts college, Saint Peter’s is committed to providing quality education based on a sound philosophical foundation. With over 125 years of educational resources, the university introduced graduate programs in the following years.

Private Nonprofit

Regional Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

US News Ranking:
#58 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Day 1 CPT Programs:
- Master: MSBA, MSDS

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Day 1 CPT Policy at Saint Peter’s University

Experiential learning is required throughout the MS Data Science and MS Business Analytics Programs. This requirement may be satisfied each term through employment in a field directly related to the program (CPT) or through a research practicum ($495 fee per term applies to the research practicum course).

F-1 Students are eligible for CPT throughout the programs. Curricular Practical Training (or, “CPT”) is off-campus work authorization (paid or unpaid) for international students. In the Data Science and Business Analytics Master’s programs (professional hybrid), experiential learning/CPT is required throughout for the completion of the degree. This means that international students enrolled in these master’s degree programs must work in a field related to their study to satisfy the degree requirements of the program students throughout the program.In order to ensure that the selected employment experience is appropriate, all CPT must be approved both by an academic advisor and a Designated School Official (“DSO”) of Saint Peter’s.

If you have more questions about Day 1 CPT at Saint Peter’s University, please contact us immediately!

How to apply for CPT at Saint Peter’s University?

A student must complete and sign the CPT Application and provide the following to both the student’s academic advisor and Office of International Student Services for approval

    • A completed and signed Cooperative Agreement from the employer
    • An official signed offer letter from the employer to the student on company letterhead
    • A detailed job description on company letterhead listing the job title and responsibilities for the CPT position

Contact the Office of International Student Services with questions and for the specific forms and details of the approval process.

Day 1 CPT Programs at Saint Peter's University

There are 4 trimesters in a year for Day 1 CPT Programs at Saint Peter’s University: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer (*Summer term is optional for continuing students. Only new students beginning in summer must attend in person during the summer term.).

International students must register at least two courses (six credits) per trimester; three credits per trimester will be delivered fully online and three credits will be taken over two weekends at SPU’s Jersey City campus.

Onsite Frequency: During your Professional Hybrid Master’s program, you will be required to attend two weekend on-campus sessions every trimester of your program. The first weekend will consist of eight hours of in-class instruction on Saturday and five hours of in-class instruction on Sunday. The second on-campus weekend will consist of 8 hours of instruction on Saturday only. In between all on-campus weekends your coursework will be completed online.

Tuition & Scholarships at Saint Peter's University

MS Data Science Tuition
  • Total Trimester Estimate: $4,667
  • Total Program Estimate: $28,000 full program (due pro rata by term) (20 months)
MS Business Analytic Tuition
  • Total Semester Estimate: $5,000
  • Total Program Estimate: $25,000 full program (due pro rata by term) (15-18 months, depending upon start date)


Please contact us for more details about the scholarships at Saint Peter's University.

Important Dates at Saint Peter's University

Program Start Dates

Fall 2023

Winter 2023

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Every term is open for enrollment (4 enrollment windows in a academic year).

Application Deadline:

F1 transfer students (F1/OPT/CPT): 4 weeks before the first day of the term.

Others: 3 months before the first day of the term.

(If you misses the deadline, please contact us. We are the official recruitment partner of SPU, we can help you accelerate your application)

Saint Peter’s University


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