New Jersey's only college exclusively for adults.

Complete your degree on your own terms.

Thomas Edison State College is a regionally accredited, New Jersey senior public institution with a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity. We provide flexible, online learning opportunities in more than 100 areas of study and serve adults wherever they live or work.

The perfect match for your busy life.
Thomas Edison State College degree completion programs enable you to take care of unfinished business, get a quality education, gain a strong sense of achievement and advance your career. Whatever your reason for finishing your degree, we will work with you to design your degree plan to fit your schedule.

  • Take online courses, exams and independent study
  • Transfer previous college credits
  • Earn credit for what you already know via prior learning assessments
  • Start anytime

Undergraduate Programs

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Thomas Edison State College is the best possible option for adults who want to complete their degrees or continue their education. Whether you want to complete an associate or a bachelor's degree or obtain an undergraduate certificate, we have the courses and programs in more than 100 areas of study, including a variety of career-focused options.


Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
If you're looking to prepare for a role as a school leader, the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is for you. This program is offered completely online and promotes an understanding of educational leadership and administration through a national ISLLC standards-based process.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is designed for working professionals and focuses on the links between the liberal arts and your career, enabling you to gain specific competencies and perspectives that can make a difference in your performance, growth and advancement. You may tailor your program to your profession or your interests by selecting a Learner-Designed Area of Study. The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is a 36-credit program.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an accelerated, career-focused graduate program that will prepare students for leadership roles in a wide variety of firms and organizations. Our accredited MBA program is designed to be completed in less than two years and geared specifically for working adults. Students will never have to attend class on campus and can choose to earn their MBA degree in Finance, Marketing, Data Analytics, or Health Care Management. The MBA Program at Thomas Edison State College is the only accelerated, online MBA that offers areas of study in Data Analytics and Health Care Management.

Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology
The Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology is a 36-credit online program designed to meet the advanced, multidisciplinary educational requirements of students interested in obtaining leadership positions in their chosen professions. The core curriculum provides advanced learning in the modern tools of business management, leadership, applied science and technology.

Master of Science in Human Resources Management
If you're a working professional in the human resources field, the Master of Science in Human Resources Management program provides high-quality, accessible degree options you can complete while you continue to work. With the increasing demand for academic credentials in the human resources field, this program gives you a powerful competitive advantage.

Master of Science in Management
The Master of Science in Management focuses on maximizing organizational leadership. For management professionals, this 36-credit program integrates management theory and practice into a wide range of organizations. Thomas Edison State College developed this degree program at the request of major New Jersey employers looking for an academically rigorous yet practical educational opportunity for seasoned managers demonstrating the potential for growth and advancement. The Master of Science in Management is offered completely online.

Master of Science in Management - Public Service Careers
The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies, in partnership with the School of Business and Technology, has developed seven new areas of study that are offered under the Master of Science in Management program, focusing on issues of management and public service. If you have a specialized background and/or interests, the Learner-Designed Area of Study encourages you to develop your own course of study with proper approval.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares you for leadership roles in a diverse, technologically challenging and global healthcare environment as an educator and practitioner, and for advanced study and lifelong learning. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits. A BSN degree from an accredited program is required, and two years of experience in nursing are recommended.

Graduate Certificates
Thomas Edison State College's graduate certificates are available completely online and offer an excellent opportunity for you to gain expertise in specific areas to advance your career. You may apply the credits earned through these programs toward a graduate degree at the College.


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Tuition Plans

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Comprehensive Tuition Plan
If you are planning on enrolling as a full-time student and earning more than 24 credits in a year (eight courses), our Comprehensive Tuition Plan is the best value. This option enables you to earn up to 36 credits in a year for one price (excluding books):

  • New Jersey Residents: $5,871.00
  • Non-New Jersey Residents: $8,647.00

Enrolled Options Plan
If you are planning on enrolling as a part-time student and earning less than 24 credits in a year (eight courses or less), our Enrolled Options Plan is the right choice. With this option you can enroll and pay for courses at your own pace.

  New Jersey Resident Non-New
Application Fee: $75.00 $75.00
Annual Enrollment Tuition: $1,691.00 $3,154.00
Technology Services Fee: $125.00 $125.00
Course Tuition (9 credits): $1,575.00
(9 credits @
$175 per credit)
(9 credits @
$236 per credit)
Registration Fee: $58.00 $58.00
Total: $3,524.00


Per Credit Tuition Plan
The Per Credit Tuition Plan enables students to register and pay for course tuition on a per credit basis directly after they apply and are accepted into a degree program.

Course Tuition (per credit attempted)

New Jersey Residents: $407.00 per credit
Out-of-state residents: $491.00 per credit

NOTE: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 6, 2014, by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State College and are effective July 1, 2014. Tuition and fees are subject to change.


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(for all graduate programs with the exception of nursing and MBA programs, which have separate tuition)

  • Tuition (per credit attempted): $617.00
  • Application fee: $75.00
  • Graduation fee: $299.00


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Course Tuition (per credit attempted)

  • Application fee: $75.00
  • BSN New Jersey residents: $407.00
  • BSN Out-of-state residents: $497.00
  • TECEP® examinations: $35.00
  • Graduate nursing courses: $617.00

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

  • Application fee: $75.00
  • Tuition (total program): $33,580.00
  • Tuition (billed in four quarterly installments): $8,395.00


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Applies to Master of Business Administration (MBA) students.

  • Tuition (per credit attempted): $660.00
  • Application fee: $75.00
  • Graduation fee: $299.00