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International Accreditation Renewed for Kania

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International renewed its accreditation of the undergraduate and master’s programs at the Kania School of Management (KSOM) through 2021. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide boast this distinction, and KSOM has held AACSB accreditation since 1996.

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New Online Certificate in Health Informatics

A graduate-level certificate in Health Informatics is the latest addition to Scranton’s online programs. The four-course certificate offers an accelerated path into the health care information field, where there is a demand for professionals trained in implementing information technology — medical systems, software and databases — for health care organizations.

“The courses are culled from our respected master’s program, are taught by the same faculty and meet the same high standards,” said Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., R.N., ACNS-BC, FAAN, program director of the online Master of Science in Health Informatics program.

Expedited BSN Offered at Reduced Tuition

Starting in the 2016 fall semester, Scranton will offer an expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree for registered nurses (RNs) at a reduced tuition rate. The program incorporates a blended model of on-campus, remote conference and online access to offer greater flexibility for working RNs. The program is an extension of the University’s ongoing partnership with Geisinger Health System RN to BSN Partnership Program, which began in 2015.

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Criminal Justice Program Certified by the ACJS

Scranton’s Criminal Justice program — comprising of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and minors in criminal justice and criminology — received a 10-year certification from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), an international association with more than 2,800 members that fosters professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. Scranton is one of nine colleges in the United States with this certification.

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Reduced Tuition Rates for Summer

In an effort to lessen the financial burden on students pursuing summer coursework, Scranton reduced the tuition rate for summer undergraduate classes, both on campus and online, by more than 26 percent.

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