Advanced Degree Partnership in Education

St. Joseph’s University’s School of Health Studies and Education

St. Joseph's University logoUrsinus students can apply for direct admission to St. Joseph’s School of Education and Human Development.

Students accepted to the College of Arts and Sciences can pursue second-degree and certificate program opportunities in art education, elementary education, foreign language education, reading specialist, secondary education, special education and curriculum and instruction.

“This partnership a great opportunity for our students to get an early start on a master’s degree in an education field, by taking two of the St. Joseph’s graduate courses as part of their senior year at UC,” Associate Professor and Chair of Education John Spencer said. “This will save them money, and it opens up exciting new opportunities in fields such as elementary education, special education, and art education.”

Eligible Programs:

  • Education M.S.: Art Education PK-12
  • Education M.S.: Elementary Education PK-4
  • Education M.S.: Foreign Language Education PK-12
  • Education M.S.: Reading Specialist PK-12
  • Education M.S.: Secondary Education 7-12
  • Education M.S.: Special Education
  • Education M.S.: Curriculum and Instruction

What’s in it for me?

  • 10 percent tuition discount for all Ursinus graduates who are accepted into St. Joe’s graduate programs.
  • Additional savings in time and money are also available for those who are accepted into the 4+1 programs (applying as a junior is recommended).
  • Ursinus/SJU 4+1 students can take two SJU graduate classes as part of their Ursinus UG degree and have the credits apply to both programs.
  • There is no additional cost to the student which gives students a jumpstart toward their graduate degree.