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Graduate Studies Catalog 2020-2021 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission Statement/Memberships of the University

Historical Prologue:

A comprehensive, co-educational institution, The University of Scranton is by tradition, choice and heartfelt commitment, a Catholic and Jesuit university. Founded in 1888 as Saint Thomas College by the Most Reverend William G. O’Hara, D.D., the first bishop of Scranton, it achieved university status in 1938, and was entrusted to the care of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1942.

The Mission of the University:

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share in its life.

Memberships of the University

Academy of Criminal Justice
American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. (AAHHE)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
American College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Library Association (ALA)
American-Mideast Education & Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
ASIA Network
Associated New American Colleges (ANAC)
Association for Continuing Higher Education, Inc. (ACHE)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
Association of International Educators
Association of Integrative Studies (AIS)
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
Center for Academic Integrity (CAI)
Chamber of Commerce Greater Scranton
College Board
Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Commission on Accreditation for Exercise Science (COAES)
Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
Free Clinic PA
Fulbright Association
Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing Education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Jesuit Conference of Nursing Program (JCNP)
Lackawanna Interagency Council (Lackawanna IAC)
Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
National Association for Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFCC)
National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE)
National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)
National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE)
National Forum for Latino Health Care Executives (NFLHE)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
Northeast & Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA IPEC)
New American Colleges & Universities (NAC & U)
Northeast Pennsylvania Library Network (NPLN)
Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (NEPDEC)
Nursing Education Consortium of NEPA
Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PACTE)
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)
Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools
Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing School Association (PHENSA)
Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
SAP University Alliance
Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
University Continuing and Professional Education Association (UCPEA)
Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO)