Advanced Degree Partnership in Education

St. Joseph’s University’s School of Education and Human Development

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 is 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

View more information on these eligible education master’s programs at St. Joseph’s University.

What’s in it for me?

  • A masters degree in education.
  • Get a jumpstart on your graduate degree: Ursinus/SJU 4+1 students can take two SJU graduate classes, at no additional cost, as part of their Ursinus undergraduate degree and have those credits apply to both programs.
  • 10 percent tuition discount for all Ursinus graduates who are accepted into St. Joe’s graduate programs.

Application Process

For application to eligible master’s programs at the SJU School of Education and Human Development, meet with your advisor at Ursinus for approval and review the SJU admissions process here.

SJU courses you intend to double-count must be reviewed by your advisor at Ursinus and the program director at SJU to make sure they meet your requirements for graduation as well as your introductory courses for the master’s.

Applications can be submitted after the end of student’s fourth semester (or completion of at least 60 undergraduate credits) but no later than the end of the student’s sixth semester (or completion of no more than 96 undergraduate credits) at Ursinus College.

Students are encouraged to apply by April 15.