For those who are seeking to get their master’s degrees in the Philadelphia area, Millersville University will offer graduate programs on-site in Philadelphia starting with the fall 2013 semester.

Dr. Victor DeSantis, dean of the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Millersville urges those who are interested in getting their master’s degree to take advantage of this opportunity. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Millersville to extend its reach into the Philadelphia market and more directly serve the needs of those students seeking an affordable and high quality education,” he says.

DeSantis says that these programs developed because the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) launched an initiative to better serve students in the Philadelphia area.

Millersville will be offering three graduate programs in Philadelphia: a master’s degree in sport management, one in technology education and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher certification program.

“The initiative included finding a suitable location in downtown Philadelphia and inviting PASSHE universities to start offering degree programs and classes at the new site in Center City,” DeSantis says. “This is a wonderful collaborative project between the state system, Millersville, Cheyney, West Chester and East Stroudsburg universities.”

Classes for the programs will be located at the PASSHE Center City on 701 Market St. in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. The site is easily accessible by public transportation and strives to be flexible in meeting the needs of students living in the area.

There will be an open house on Thursday, May 30, from 5-7 p.m. at PASSHE Center City. Students interested in these graduate programs can apply online at the Graduate Program webpage. For more information, contact DeSantis at or Dr. Angela Tekely at

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