Program is designed for Lackawanna College students interested in pursuing their MFA at Wilkes
Wilkes University and Lackawanna College have signed an agreement that will give Lackawanna students early entry into the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes. Students in the Lackawanna College Bachelor’s in Professional Studies English Writing concentration can begin pursuing master’s degree credits at Wilkes University.
“This new opportunity lets Lackawanna students participate in undergraduate and graduate level course work at the same time,” said Adrienne Asbury, Lackawanna College Dean of Curriculum and Faculty Affairs. “This partnership will benefit students academically, socially, and financially, as it will enable them to embark on their master’s degrees while still undergraduate students and avail themselves of all the resources Lackawanna College and Wilkes University have to offer.”
“We are very excited to welcome Lackawanna College students to our nationally renowned graduate creative writing program,” said David Hicks, Wilkes University Director and Faculty of Practice in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. “Our graduate program is focused not only on the craft of writing but on the community of writers and the career of writing.”
The agreement will be effective for the 2021-2022 school year and students will be able to start the master’s degree program during the January or the June residency at Wilkes University. All credits completed at Wilkes University will be transferrable to Lackawanna College to meet degree requirements.
About Lackawanna College
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With the main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, Sunbury, Towanda, Tunkhannock, and the Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.
About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.