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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply to one of the three MS degree programs in Risk Management?

Contact Office of Graduate Admissions,
Jefferson Hall, Room 105 Tel:1-718-997-5200
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am- 4:30pm and Friday: 5:00-7:00pm
when classes are in session.
Click here for more information on the application:

2. Can I be accepted to the program on a part-time basis?


3. Can I finish the program in one calendar year?

Yes, students attending full-time, having met all undergraduate prerequisites, will be able to complete the program in one calendar year (Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.)

4. What are the minimum requirements for admission?

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; 2 letters of recommendation; 500 word essay describing one's interest in studying RM;  QC graduate application;  and GMAT.  TOEFL > 100 (internet) for international students, and may be waived if holding a degree from a US college or university with permission of the director.  Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume in their application package.  Applicants may also be invited to interview for the program.

5. How competitive are admissions?

In most cases applicants who are accepted into the program have distinguished academic backgrounds and or significant relevant work experience. Admission is competitive. 

6. Can the GMAT exam be waived?

The GMAT may be substituted by GRE, LSAT, MCAT, CFA exam, or CPA exam. In certain circumstances, significant and relevant work experience might override admissions committee's need for the GMAT score or its substitutes. 

The institutional code number of Queens College is 2750.

7. Can I begin the program by taking course as an undergraduate or as a
non-matriculated student?

In most cases, students may not enroll in the risk management courses unless matriculated into the program.  Queens College offers Certificate Programs in Risk Management that offer applicants an alternative pathway for learning risk management.

8. I already have an M.S. in Accounting from Queens College.  How many credits are transferrable from this degree to the M.S. in Risk Management?

Evaluation of transfer credits is determined by the faculty advisory committee.

9. Can I pursue the M.S. in Risk Management and the M.S. in Accounting at Queens College at the same time?

No. Students may matriculate into only one degree program at a time.  However, some credits may be transferrable between programs.

10. How will I register for courses once accepted?

After matriculating, students may register for courses through the Office of Risk Management.

11. Are courses offered in the summer terms?

Yes, RM 706 and RM 711 are offered in the summer terms.

12. Where are classes held?

No. Students may matriculate into only one degree program at a time.  However, some credits may be transferrable between programs.

13. When are classes held?

Classes are held in the evenings.
QC Campus: Monday-Thursday: 6:30pm-9:20pm.

14. When will I be notified about whether I am accepted into the program?

Applicants who submit completed packages on or prior to March 1, 2015 will by notified regarding acceptance on or before April 1, 2015.   

Now we accept admission applications twice a year for Summer/Fall and Spring matriculation.


 Office Information


Office Hours:
Monday- Thursday - 11am-7pm
Friday - 10am-6pm
For more information, please contact Elvira Casper at

Program Director:

Diane Coogan-Pushner, PhD
Office Hours, by appointment:
Tuesday - 12:00am - 1:00pm (Only by appointment)
Wednesday - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Powdermaker Hall, Room 331
(718) 997-5507

Program Coordinator:

Elvira Casper
Powdermaker Hall, Room 331
(718) 997-5507





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