SJU, Albright College Formalize Agreement

Albright grads gain increased access to master’s programs

Friday, February 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University and Albright College have finalized an agreement that offers Albright College graduates streamlined admission to select Saint Joseph’s master’s programs.

As part of the agreement, Albright graduates will have a choice of ten Saint Joseph’s graduate programs, including the top-ranked Professional MBA, the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and the Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership, each offered either online or in SJU’s Philadelphia campus classrooms.

Application fees will be waived and expected Albright graduates may receive early admission during their final undergraduate semester.

“This partnership is something that will provide benefits to a growing population of Albright College alumni who are seeking advanced degrees and will identify to our incoming and current students a good path forward from Albright,” says Joseph Thomas, the College’s dean of undergraduate studies. “The option of online or campus-based graduate programs at Saint Joseph’s University is a strong fit for our alumni, particularly graduates of our Accelerated Degree Programs, who can achieve an Albright College degree at ten locations in Pennsylvania and Mesa, Arizona.”

“This partnership represents a tremendous opportunity for both institutions to work together to address continuing educational needs and increase access to graduate programs for Albright alumni,” says Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., Saint Joseph’s University Provost. “We are pleased to be able to offer students a choice of online and campus-based programs.”

A prior partnership in the 1990’s brought Saint Joseph’s Professional MBA and Master of Science in Health Administration to Albright’s main campus in Reading.

For more information about the agreement between Albright College and Saint Joseph's University, visit

About Albright: Founded in 1856, Albright College is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls more than 1,660 undergraduates in traditional programs, another 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs, and 100 students in the master’s program in education. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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