About Touro College
Why Consider Touro College?
While the Touro College main campus is located in NYC, they also maintain locations across the country and around the world. Touro offers graduate education through fifteen different schools, including ones located in California, Nevada, Berlin, and online. They also maintain nine centers for research and advocacy into important issues including aging, the environment, innovation, human rights, and education.
Academic & Professional Support
Graduate students at Touro College enjoy a range of unique support and services, designed to compliment their selected program and help them thrive—both in the classroom and after they graduate. For example, business students might take part in the Entrepreneurs Success Circle, where they could learn from and alongside business owners, alumni, and peers, while expanding their network. Students may also rely on academic support like a writing center, the Touro College Library, and more! Just reach out to your selected school to find out what they offer their students.
Some Touro College graduate programs offer students flexibility, to better accommodate their lives and careers. These are generally offered fully online alongside campus programs. However, limited in-person requirements may be expected, including things like internships or student teaching. Each school may have different online offerings, along with the technical and academic support students in those programs may need. Additional online programs may be offered through Touro University Worldwide.
Research That Makes A Difference
Students and faculty at Touro engage in cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines, aimed at advancing knowledge, building communities, solving problems and helping people. Whether you’re interested in working on a research team under faculty or alongside fellow students, or pursuing your own research, you might do so at Touro.
Touro maintains several centers for research and action:
- Aging and Longevity Law Institute
- Center for Geological and Environmental Sciences
- Center for Innovation in Business, Law & Technology
- Institute for Holocaust Law & International Human Rights
- Institute of Land Use and Sustainable Development Law
- Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust
- International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development
- Jewish Law Institute
- Lander Center for Educational Research
Touro College Ranking
Touro College Graduate Programs were lucky enough to be included in several categories by US News & World Report 2018. In addition to being included on Regional Universities North, their graduate programs were ranked in the following lists:
Mission, Vision and Values
Touro College was established to educate, serve, and to promote tolerance and dignity in accordance with Jewish tradition. Today they remain committed to that mission while serving students from all different backgrounds, faiths and communities.
Admissions:The graduate admissions process at Touro College typically varies by school. The requirements for applying for a masters program at Touro Law, for example, is likely to be different from the Graduate School of Education. As such, it may be a good idea to reach out to the school housing the degree you want to find out more about what you’ll need. Here are some of the elements you’re likely to need:
- An Accredited Bachelor’s Degree. You’ll probably also need to furnish transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you’ve attended. Different programs might look for specific degrees, areas of study, or coursework. In some cases, you might need to have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Graduate Admission Test Scores. The specific test you need to take may vary. Usually, you’ll need to take whichever test aligns most closely with your area of study or its associated career. Follow up with your school to find out about this, including minimum score requirements, if any. If you are not a native English speaker and/or come from a non-English speaking community, you may need to sit for the TOEFL or another test that demonstrates English fluency.
- Letters of Recommendation. Generally, you’ll need to submit three of these. Some programs might have more specific stipulations on the nature of these letters—academic vs. professional, specific types of instructors, etc.
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 42% part-time and 58% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 Touro College awarded: 542 associates, 1414 bachelor's degrees, 1879 master's degrees, 496 doctor's degrees - professional practice
- The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
- Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Council on Education for Public Health
- Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation
- Council on Social Work Education
- the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
- The school is full of many supportive people who genuinely care for each other. You just really need to join something that interests you and then you'll be able to find some great friends. People seem very chill for it being considered a top university. Definitely a calmer atmosphere compared to schools like Stanford and Berkeley.
- The university provides the best of both academics opportunities as well as extracurricular activities in order to help their students explore and/or grow their skills on a specific or variety of fields. Their goal is to get their students involved in what they love in order to grow and expand the students knowledge.
- Overall, I love being a student at USC. On campus, I am a research assistant, a newspaper writer, and a dancer on the competitive hip-hop team. I've met a wide variety of students at USC, some who astound me with their intelligence and hobbies. I love talking to my professors during their office hours. The downsides to being a USC student is that a lot of things are inordinately expensive, the tuition keeps rising (unnecessarily), and the area around it is not super nice.
- Touro College: Online
- Touro College: New York City, NY65 Broadway, Room 104, New York, NY, 10006
Program Highlight: Education & Special EducationTouro College Graduate School of Education offers several masters in special education programs. These are designed to help to prepare aspiring educators to serve each of their students on their own levels, foster and inclusive classroom, and help each child thrive. Best of all, with the exception of field experience and related courses, the programs can be completed online. Three different areas of concentration are offered:
- Early Childhood Education & Special Education (Birth through Second Grade)
- Childhood Education and Special Education (Grades 1 through 6)
- Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 7 through 12)