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Articulation Agreements and Cooperative Programs

Thiel College provides programs designed to afford students unique opportunities for off-campus study and learning experiences. Cooperative programs are scheduled in conjunction with other institutions of higher learning. Each cooperative program has a stated coordinator and students must have the formal approval of the coordinator to enroll in any cooperative program.

Capital University

Accelerated J.D. program (3+2) – Dr. Marie Courtemanche

Carnegie Mellon University

Accelerated Master's program (3+2) – Dr. Greg Butcher

Conemaugh School of Medical Technology

Medical Technology program (3+1) – Dr. Sarah Swerdlow

Duquesne University School of Law

Accelerated J.D. program (3+3) – Dr. Marie Courtemanche

  • After three years of study at Thiel, qualified students are guaranteed admission to the Duquesne University School of Law for three more years
  • Degrees received: B.A. in Political Science from Thiel, Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University.

Gannon University

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program (3+3) – Dr. Gregory Kingston

Kanbour School of Cytotechnology

Cytotechnology program (3+1) – Dr. Sarah Swerdlow

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Dental and Pharmacy programs (3+3 and 4+3 Early Acceptance Program) – Dr. Kathryn Frantz

  • Degree received: Doctor of Pharmacy

Osteopathy program (3+3 and 4+3) – Dr. Greg Butcher

  • Guaranteed interview for Thiel students with Biology or Chemistry major and minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Degrees received: B.A. from Thiel (upon completion of first year at LECOM), Doctor of Osteopathy from LECOM

Penn Highlands Healthcare

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS)

  • 5 semesters at Thiel, 3 trimesters at PIMS
  • Certain requirements apply, see Dr. Anthony Kos
  • Learn more
  • Degrees received: B.A. in Business Administration from Thiel, diploma in funeral directing and embalming from PIMS

Saint Vincent Hospital School of Medical Technology (Erie, PA)

The Medical Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) – Dr. Sarah Swerdlow, Stephen M. Johnson, MS, MT(ASCP)

Slippery Rock University

Athletic Training Master of Science (3+2 Accelerated Program and 4+2 Traditional Program) - Dr. Gregory Kingston

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

M.A. in Public Administration, Public & International Affairs or International Development (3+2) – Dr. Marie Courtemanche

UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program

The UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program is an accredited, 45-week, program - Dr. Sarah Swerdlow, Michele Harms, MS, MLS(ASCP)

Waynesburg University

Athletic Training Master of Science (3+2 Accelerated Program and 4+2 Traditional Program) - Dr. Gregory Kingston

Internships & Study Abroad

Allegheny Health Network Internship - Clarissa Arbuckle

Argonne National Laboratories Semester (Argonne, Ill.) – biology, chemistry or physics majors

  • Students research under the direction of an Argonne scientist for one full semester of the senior year

EWHA Women’s University (Seoul, Korea) Dr. Liz Frombgen

  • Two female students per year can choose to study in South Korea

Primary Health Network Internship - Clarissa Arbuckle

Semester in Washington (all majors)Dr. Marie Courtemanche

United Nations Semester (Madison, N.J.)Dr. Marie Courtemanche

  • Supervised program with Drew University
  • Students have direct contact with agencies and individuals within the United Nations

Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global LeadershipDr. Cynthia Sutton

  • Three female students are admitted and receive a $5,000 scholarship

Washington Semester ProgramDr. Marie Courtemanche

  • Students participate in this nationally-recognized internship and seminar program operated by American University in Washington, D.C.

This list is updated regularly, but please refer to the Academic Catalog (2021-2022) or listed advisor for the most accurate information.