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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

Duke University

Nicholas School's Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) programs - Dr. Michael Balas

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

Occupational Therapy program (4+2) – Dr. Shannon Deets

  • Prerequisites: Thiel College B.A., C in pre-requisite courses, 3.0 overall GPA, internship
  • Degrees received: B.A. in Biology or Psychology from Thiel, M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Gannon

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program (3+2) – 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

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC)

Culinary Arts Program (3+1) – Prof. Angelo Giannini

  • Three years spent at Thiel, one year spent at PTC
  • Degrees received: B.A. in Business Administration from Thiel, certificate in Culinary Arts from PTC

Saint Vincent Health System (Erie, PA)

Medical Technology – Dr. Sarah Swerdlow

Slippery Rock University

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

Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Masters of Divinity (3+2) – Dr. Branch-Trevathan

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

Waynesburg University

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

Internships & Study Abroad

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

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 (2020-2021) or listed advisor for the most accurate information.