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PSC/University of St. Francis Partnership Agreement

PSC/University of St. Francis Partnership Agreement

This week Prairie State College and the University of St. Francis have entered into a Partnership Agreement whereby employees of PSC will be entitled to a 15% discount on tuition for classes at the University of St. Francis.  Of particular interest to some employees might be the Doctoral Program described below.  Other programs are also available, please see their website for more information (http://www.stfrancis.edu/ ). Click here to view St. Francis Advanced Programs.

Our Stewardship, Leadership, and Learning Doctoral program has been designed to help busy professionals to fulfill their lifelong dream of earning a doctorate in leadership. We currently have candidates from a number of fields in this program: health care, business, higher education, public service, PK-12 education, etc.

Our mission is to ensure your success through personalized assistance and guidance throughout the program. Our focus is on moral and ethical decision-making, and Servant Leadership. We don't lecture in our courses, but instead provide you with thought-provoking discussion based on current topics facing organizational leaders.

Our approach is unique in that classes will meet one night per week from 4:30 - 8:30 at our main Joliet campus. Course A meets one week, Course B meets on the next week. Course A meets the following week, etc. The new cohort will meet on the same night (one night per week) for the duration of the program.

Candidates carry 6 credit hours (2 courses) per semester including the summer. Some courses (dissertation courses) are delivered via a blended format and don't meet as often. The dissertation is taught in courses, chapter-by-chapter. You always have the support and guidance of a faculty member throughout the dissertation process. The cohort follows a prescribed sequence of courses and meets on the same night throughout the duration of the program.

Because the program is organized around a cohort format, you will develop a network with other professionals. The program is designed for busy professionals and can be completed in 3.5 years, including the dissertation. The current rate is $680 per credit hour, and it is locked in until graduation.