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DeSales and Immaculata Sign Agreement to Expand Graduate Program Partnership

by Janelle Hill Feb 28, 2019
Immaculata Partnership

DeSales University and Immaculata University are expanding their partnership to give students more graduate program offerings.

Father James J. Greenfield, OSFS ’84, president of DeSales, and Barbara Lettiere, president of Immaculata, signed the agreement during a ceremony in the DeSales University Center.

“I’m delighted to be in partnership with Immaculata University, especially because we are creating pathways for our newest graduate program in fine arts and our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program."

 Fr. James J. Greenfield, OSFS 

Under the new partnership, students at Immaculata will be able to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing—DeSales’ newest graduate program and its first in the humanities—or a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice at DeSales. 

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 can begin taking courses during their senior year. 

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

The two first partnered back in 2010 to offer the DeSales MBA at Immaculata. Both schools anticipate further collaboration in the future.