College of Graduate Studies and Research

Immaculata University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research provides 10 career-focused master’s and doctoral programs and more than 15 certificates, certifications and endorsements in the fields of business, education and psychology. Explore Immaculata’s graduate programs.

In addition, several health-related graduate programs are available through Immaculata’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Small class sizes offer opportunities for personal and professional growth through teaching-learning relationships, research and service. Graduate faculty serve as both scholars and practitioners in their fields who help ground students in theoretical knowledge, guide them as they gain experiential understanding and support them as they network and advance in their career paths.

Immaculata’s graduate-level educational philosophy focuses on:

  • Socializing students into their professions
  • Respect for diversity
  • Cross-disciplinary interaction to create an intellectually stimulating environment
  • Service-oriented programs


College of Graduate Studies

Name/TitleContact Info
Sister Carol Anne Couchara, IHM, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Dissertation Support Manager

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3281
Judith De Cesaris
Graduate Support Specialist

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3224
Mark Hammons, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3222
Kristen Lebresco
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3219
Karen Necker
Office Manager

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3211
Marcia Parris, Ed.D.

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3210
Sandra Rollison
Associate Dean

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3215
Terry Ruppert
Admission Support Specialist

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3244
Takeyda Williams
Assistant Director of Student Services

(610) 647-4400 Ext. 3213

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