Graduate Partnership Programs

Graduate School Pathways & Partnerships

Explore possibilities beyond your bachelor’s degree at IU. Take advantage of Immaculata’s partnerships with other institutions that provide pathways to graduate school, allowing you to save time and money as you earn an advanced degree. Leveraging the expertise from each institution, Immaculata University has created a seamless pathway for students.

Partnership Advantages

  • Accelerated degree completion
  • Cost savings
  • Guaranteed Scholarships

Immaculata University

4+1 M.S. in Management and Leadership

IU Majors: All Majors

Benefits

  • Immaculata students may take up to 6 credits in the Master of Science in Management & Leadership program in their senior year.
  • The graduate coursework is offered at no charge to IU students who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at IU.
  • The graduate coursework will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

 

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

IU Majors: Psychology

Benefits

  • Immaculata students may take up to 9 credits in the Clinical Mental Health program.
  • The graduate coursework is offered at no charge to IU students who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at IU.
  • The graduate coursework will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

 

M.A. in Educational Leadership

IU Majors: All Education

Benefits

  • Immaculata students may take up to 6 credits in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program in their senior year.
  • The graduate coursework is offered at no charge to IU students who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at IU.
  • The graduate coursework will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

 

DeSales University

4+1 Year Bachelor’s + M.B.A.

IU Majors: Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management

M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing (4+1)

IU Majors: Communications, English

M.A. in Criminal Justice (4+1)

IU Majors: Criminology, Sociology

Benefits

  • Take up to 9 graduate credits in senior year.
  • Coursework offered at no charge to IU students who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at IU.
  • DeSales coursework will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

 

Gwynedd Mercy University

Immaculata University has entered into a partnership with Gwynedd Mercy University to create a pathway for students to enroll in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) at Gwynedd Mercy University.

The top three Immaculata undergraduate science majors who apply to Gwynedd Mercy University’s MSOT program and meet admissions requirements will be guaranteed an interview for this competitive graduate-level program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Students from Immaculata’s M.S.N. program can apply for admission to Gwynedd Mercy’s online DNP program. Students must complete all required coursework and meet academic requirements for admission to the DNP program. Both programs are offered through the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Jefferson

Doctor of Pharmacology – Pharm.D. (3 + 4)

IU Majors: Allied Health

Benefits

  • Successful candidates from IU receive priority placement in program

Jefferson School of Population Health

Master of Public Health (MPH)

IU Majors: Science-related fields

Master of Science in Health Policy (MS-HP)

IU Majors: Science-related fields

Benefits

  • IU students may qualify for priority admission.
  • IU undergraduate students are eligible to take one coursework at JSPH during their senior year provided they meet the requirements.

 

Neumann University

Immaculata undergraduates who meet specified entrance criteria will receive guaranteed admission into Neumann’s Master of Science in Sports Business

Penn State Great Valley

Master of Finance

IU Majors: Business Management, Finance

Master of Professional Accounting

IU Majors: Accounting, Business Management

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics or Graduate Certificate in Cyber Threat Analytics & Prevention

IU Majors: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics (master’s degree only)

M.S. in Information Science or Master of Software Engineering

IU Majors: Information Systems

Benefits

  • Application fee will be waived for Immaculata students.
  • Immaculata University students taking 12 credits per semester at PSU will qualify for the Chancellor Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 or $15,000 for the year.

 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Students from Immaculata’s science-related undergraduate programs can apply for the 4+4 DO program where they continue their education at PCOM immediately after successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Students must complete all required coursework, maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA, and earn a minimum score of a 504 composite with at least a 126 on each section of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and follow admissions procedures for PCOM.

Master of Science in Forensic Medicine

Students from Immaculata’s science-related undergraduate programs can apply for the 4+2 MS in Forensic Medicine program where they continue their education at PCOM immediately after successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Students must complete all required coursework, maintain a minimum 3.0GPA) and follow admissions procedures for PCOM.

Guaranteed Acceptance for individuals meeting qualifications.

Salus University

4+4 Doctor of Audiology

Immaculata University and Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology have agreed students who successfully complete the 120 credit pre-audiology curriculum and earn a Bachelor of Science at Immaculata University with a 3.0 GPA or above will be eligible for admission to the Salus University Osborne College of audiology (OCA), Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program.

4+4 Doctor of Optometry

Immaculata University and Salus University have entered into an agreement, where students who successfully complete 120 credits pre-optometry program and earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from Immaculata University with a 3.0 GPA or above will be eligible for admission to Salus University’s Doctorate of Optometry Degree (OD) program.

4+2 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Immaculata University and Salus University have entered into an agreement, where students who successfully complete 120 credits pre-Occupational Therapy curriculum program and earn a Bachelor of Science from Immaculata University with a 3.25 GPA or above will be eligible for admission to Salus University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.

4+2 Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science Degree

Immaculata University and Salus University have entered into an agreement, where students who successfully complete 120 credits pre-physician assistant curriculum program and earn a Bachelor of Science from Immaculata University with a 3.25 GPA or above will be eligible for admission to Salus University’s 4+2 Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science Degree.

Temple University

4+1 Bachelor’s + Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in forensic chemistry

IU Majors: Chemistry

Benefits

  • Immaculata undergraduate students admitted to the accelerated program undertake graduate work through Temple, beginning in their junior year at Immaculata, and then continue into the Temple graduate program full-time in a fifth year to complete the graduate degree
  • Temple will waive the GRE exam requirement and application fee.

Widener University

M.A. in Criminal Justice (MACJ)

IU Majors: Criminology

Benefits

  • Juniors admitted to the MACJ program may take 3 graduate courses in their senior year.
  • Those who take graduate courses and earn a 3.5 GPA or higher will receive guaranteed admission to the MACJ program and a $3,500 annual part-time MACJ scholarship.

M.S. in Engineering (MSE)

IU Majors: Biology, Chemistry

Benefits

  • Immaculata University students will receive a tuition waiver for summer courses at Widener University.
  • Students who successfully meet the criteria will receive a 50% tuition waiver towards their full-time MSE study.

 
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

IU Majors: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Benefits

  • Juniors admitted to the MSW program may take graduate 1-3 courses in their senior year.
  • Those who take graduate courses and earn a 3.5 GPA or higher will receive guaranteed admission to the MSW program and a $10,000 annual full-time MSW scholarship.

 

Widener University Delaware Law School

3+3-Year Bachelor’s + J.D.

IU Majors: Accounting, Business Management, Communications, Criminology, English, Finance, History, Human Resource Management, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Theology

Benefits

  • $20,000 annual merit scholarship—renewable.
  • Students will save 1 year of coursework and tuition at Immaculata University.

 

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