Graduate Studies at William Paterson University William Paterson University offers a wide range of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges. Graduate program offerings include master’s degree programs, as well as numerous programs leading to endorsement for teacher certification and other professional licensing qualifications. The University offers two doctoral programs: the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the doctor of psychology in clinical psychology (PsyD). When you choose graduate study at William Paterson University, you will benefit from small classes; numerous research, internship, and clinical experiences; and sophisticated educational resources. You will receive individualized attention from faculty who provide a valuable blend of accomplished scholarship and practical, applied experience. Among the University's faculty are forty Fulbright scholars and recipients of many other awards, grants, and fellowships. At William Paterson, we provide a supportive environment to help you balance graduate study with work and family responsibilities. Most graduate classes are held in the evenings or on weekends, while some are available online. Financial aid, including a limited number of graduate assistantships, is available to qualified students.