Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
Congratulations on choosing to pursue your graduate education at the University of Scranton!
The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at The University of Scranton is responsible for all aspects of graduate study including the administration of all graduate degrees offered by the University. Depending on the graduate program you intend to pursue, you may be able to complete your degree on the main campus, at an approved off-campus site, or online.
As the Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education, my role is to view graduate programs and academic departments from an institution-wide perspective and to articulate a vision for all post-baccalaureate endeavors. Working in consultation with the deans of the other colleges, the Graduate College establishes policies that define good practice in graduate programs, high quality in curriculum, excellence in student selection, and rigor in faculty appointments. The Graduate College serves as an advocate for the intellectual development of the graduate student, promotes the collective academic involvement of graduate students and faculty, assures that faculty members serve their appropriate role as academic and professional mentors, reinforces the importance of research in each academic program, and defines the minimum standards acceptable for post-baccalaureate work. By establishing minimum admission, credit hour, grade point, and completion requirements, the College of Graduate and Continuing Education ensures equity in the standards for all master’s and doctoral degrees.
The graduate programs offered by The University of Scranton are housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. Each program provides faculty, curriculum, and policies specific to that program’s unique status. All graduate programs at The University of Scranton aspire to the goal of academic excellence; each will challenge the way you look at the world and help to change your life.
If you have questions about the college or any of its programs, please feel free to contact us! We are always looking for motivated and qualified students who want to make a difference.
With Best Wishes,
William Jeffrey Welsh
Dean of College of Graduate and Continuing Education
The College of Graduate and Continuing Education
The University of Scranton,
800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510-4632