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Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

A Jesuit institution in Pennsylvania’s Pocono northeast, The University of Scranton is known for many things, especially its outstanding academics, state-of-the art campus and technology, and exceptional sense of community. Founded in 1888, the University has a student population of over 5,300, including adult, part-time and graduate students. For the 15th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition ranked the University among the 10 top master’s universities in the north, the survey’s largest and most competitive region. Scranton is among only 50 universities in the nation listed in Kiplingers “Best Values in Private Colleges”.

For the past seven years, The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “368 Best Colleges.” Scranton is the only college in Northeastern Pennsylvania to be listed in Kaplan/Newsweek’s publication How to Get into College, which included Scranton as one of the nation’s “369 Most Interesting Schools.” The University is one of only 100 colleges and universities in the nation to be named to Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges.


Graduate study was initiated at The University of Scranton in 1950, the first master’s degrees being awarded in 1952. At present, the following master’s programs are offered by the College of Graduate and Continuing Education:

Adult Health MSN
Biochemistry MS, MA
Business Administration MBA
Chemistry MS, MA
Clinical Chemistry MS, MA
Community Counseling MS
Curriculum and Instruction MS, MA
Early Childhood Education MS, MA
Educational Administration


Elementary Education MS
English as a Second Language MS
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Health Administration MHA
Human Resources MS
Nurse Anesthesia MSN
Occupational Therapy MS
Physical Therapy tDPT, DPT
Reading Education MS, MA
Rehabilitation Counseling MS
School Counseling MS
Secondary Education MS
Software Engineering MS
Special Education MS
Theology MA

The University has certification programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the areas listed below. Some of these may be pursued in connection with an undergraduate degree, some in connection with a graduate degree, and some may be pursued independent of any degree program.

Education Certification Programs

Biology Latin
Chemistry Mathematics
Communication Physics
Elementary Education Principal K-12
Elementary School Counseling Reading Specialist
English Secondary School Counseling
French Social Studies
General Science Spanish

Supervisor certificates in:

Communication (English) School Guidance Services
Foreign Languages Science
Mathematics Social Studies

Mission and Objectives

As one of the family of worldwide Jesuit Colleges and Universities, The University of Scranton shares with them a common educational heritage and tradition. Its principal objective, therefore, is to lead the student to understand and to inspire him/her to fulfill that complex of dignities and responsibilities which man or woman, as a person and as a member of human society, is under God.

The College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE) is a community of scholars committed, in the Jesuit tradition, to high quality academic study and scholarship. We value the pursuit of wisdom, integrity and truth and protect the freedom of inquiry. The College encourages the sharing of knowledge, fosters a commitment to social responsibility and promotes life-long learning.

Organization and Location

The administration and supervision of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE) is the responsibility of the Dean. The Dean of CGCE works with the other Deans to develop programs, supervise admissions, and monitor the progress of students. The Dean is assisted by assistant deans and a director of Professional Training and Development. the Dean’s Conference, an advisory committee of which the Dean is chair, assists the Dean regarding policy and practical issues. All questions concerning admission, candidacy for degrees, comprehensive examinations, or modifications of course programming, must be submitted in writing to the Dean for review. Decisions of the Dean are final.

CGCE is located on the first and second floors of O’Hara Hall (see the campus map). The College is staffed from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Communication of information: Statement on the Expected use of the University of Scranton E-mail Account

When students are admitted to The University of Scranton, a University e-mail account is created for them. All electronic communication from the University is directed exclusively to the University’s electronic mailbox. Students are expected to access their University e-mail account on a weekly basis; however, daily access is recommended to stay abreast of important, time-sensitive information. University departments and faculty routinely will use email to communicate important campus, academic program and course information.

Information on how to access the network and e-mail is regularly distributed to new students by the Information Resources Department. For more information on how to access your University of Scranton e-mail account, visit the Information Resources Web site at http://matrix.scranton.edu/informationresources/irpolicies.asp. If you encounter problems accessing your e-mail, contact the Technology Support Center at (570) 941-4357.

Policy on Students with Disabilities

The University of Scranton complies with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to the provision of reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities as these terms are defined in the law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations so that students can fully participate in curricular and extracurricular activities. Students who have a physical or learning disability and need assistance to achieve successfully their academic or extracurricular goals should contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at (570) 941-4038.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The University of Scranton admits students without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or age to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Otherwise qualified persons are not subject to discrimination on the basis of handicap or disability.

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, or handicap or disability, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity.