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Immaculata University and DeSales Partner on Graduate Programs

DeSales Partnership

Immaculata University and DeSales University to Expand Graduate Program Partnership

DeSales Partnership Signing

Barbara Lettiere ’72, president of Immaculata University, and Father Jim Greenfield, OSFS, president of DeSales University.

Immaculata University and DeSales University are expanding their partnership to allow students to easily transition into more graduate programs. Officials from both universities attended a luncheon and signing ceremony on Wednesday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the DeSales University Center on DeSales University’s Center Valley campus.

“Through this partnership students will benefit from this collaboration and will see possibilities for themselves beyond their undergraduate studies. Leveraging the expertise from each institution, Immaculata University and DeSales University are creating a seamless pathway for our students,” states Dr. Angela Tekely, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Immaculata University.

“One of our strategic goals is to expand our academic partnerships, especially with universities like Immaculata whose mission is similar to ours,” says Ron Nordone, dean of graduate education at DeSales.

The two schools first partnered in 2010 to offer the DeSales MBA at Immaculata. Under the new partnership, DeSales students will be able to pursue a Master of Science in Nutrition Education and Counseling or a Master of Music Therapy at Immaculata. Students at Immaculata will be able to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing or a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice at DeSales. Students can begin taking courses during their senior year.

“It gives us a chance to benefit from each other’s strengths,” says Nordone. “This is a first step towards further expansion and collaboration.”

For more information, contact Tom McNamara, executive director of communications, at 610.282.1100, ext. 1219, or tom.mcnamara@desales.edu.

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