About the College
The J. A. Panuska College of Professional Studies prepares students in a wide range of professions. The College has been designed with the conviction that all disciplines should be taught and understood through a balance of theory and practice. Panuska College students receive exemplary preparation for the profession of their choice and a solid education in the liberal arts and sciences.
Embracing the Call to Care
The University of Scranton has developed into a 21st century living and learning environment. As a result, the facilities at Panuska College of Professional Studies have been designed with the conviction that all disciplines should be taught and understood through a balance of theory and practice.
Our newest building, Leahy Hall, is designed to facilitate research, expand service-learning projects, and put the best simulation environments, applied-science laboratories, equipment and technology directly in the hands of students and faculty.
McGurrin Hall was constructed in 1998 as a home for the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies. It is adjacent to Leahy Hall.
McGurrin's four stories include classrooms, laboratories, teaching instruction labs, and counseling suites as well as the academic advising center and administrative offices.
Happenings in PCPS
The Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.
The World Health Organization WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to advance nurses' and midwifes' vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. It is also in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ”
The Independent Press Award recognized "Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery: The Power of Connection" by Oliver J. Morgan in the category as a Winner.
Individual and community responsibility to connect theory and practice in a professional manner by “walking in faith and justice”
Development of knowledge, theory and skills through the integration of transformative and innovative pedagogies
Continuous improvement and assessment of our curriculum in a global society that includes scholarship, service and stewardship
What's Up in PCPS?
2021 PCPS Outstanding Graduate Student Award Winners - click on LEARN MORE to watch the ceremony
“The Panuska College of Professional Studies provides a dynamic learning community that upholds the Jesuit ideal of using knowledge in the service of society. In our undergraduate and graduate programs, PCPS students engage in reflective practice, drawing upon what they have learned by linking theory to practice. I invite you to learn more about PCPS-our students, faculty, staff and alumni are committed to being “men and women for and with others” in order to serve today’s world as well as transform tomorrow into possibilities.”
Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of PCPS
Dr. Debra A. Pellegrino
Academic Dean of PCPS
Leahy Hall, Room 227
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510