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Cooperative Programs

Students who matriculate in the Diploma program at St. Tikhon’s Seminary have the option of entering a cooperative program of undergraduate studies at Marywood University, in nearby Scranton, leading to a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from the University.  

Admission to this program ordinarily occurs in the second or third year of Seminary study. Those who are admitted to this program will remain in residence at the Seminary, but will take a significant portion of their course work at the University. The number of courses taken at either institution will vary from semester to semester, depending on course availability and the particular requirements of an individual’s chosen major.

Students who elect to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Marywood will select a major area of study at the University and are expected to coordinate Marywood class schedules with the Seminary Registrar. By cooperative agreement with the Seminary, the University requires that the minor be taken in Philosophy.  A sum total of 40—60 credits of Seminary course work will customarily be accepted by the University in transfer. Upon successful completion of an additional 60—80 of the required 120 credits at Marywood, the student will receive a bachelor’s degree from the University.

Ordinarily, the Marywood Cooperative Program consists of a minimum of four years of part-time course work at the University, and a minimum of three years of study at the Seminary.  The total undergraduate/graduate program can thus be expected to require a minimum of seven years.

For information concerning the basic curriculum, course and degree requirements at Marywood University, you may visit Marywood online at or call 800.346.5014.

An Undergraduate Catalog may be obtained by writing directly to:

Director of Admissions
Marywood University
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509

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