Philadelphia University

Introduction

Philadelphia University is the model for professional university education. Through Nexus Learning — our signature approach to teaching and learning that is active, collaborative, connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts — we are educating the next generation of leaders for the 21st-century work world.

For more than 125 years, Philadelphia University has fostered a culture of market-driven innovation. Students at PhilaU learn to integrate knowledge, develop broader decision-making skills and untangle complex problems.

Complementing our curriculum, our three Colleges give students the freedom to learn vital skills outside of their discipline through collaboration. We marry classic disciplines such as sociology and biology with professional specialties like business management, fashion design, communications and architecture. And, from day one on campus, we bring industry leaders to campus to partner with our students. It’s an approach that mirrors industry and makes companies very excited about hiring our graduates.

No other school has our unique intersection of expertise in a transdisciplinary environment at the same scale. Weaving these areas of study, combined with our passionate and dedicated faculty, PhilaU students graduate with a pioneering combination of professional skill, breadth of perspective and synthesized decision-making abilities — all developed while working on real-world challenges.

Our students feed off the entrepreneurial DNA of the campus and graduate with the skills necessary to turn their innovative ideas into commercial successes. It’s one of the reasons that today Philadelphia University’s alumni are global leaders in design, architecture, fashion, business, engineering, health professions, textiles, materials technology, sustainability and science.

Philadelphia University is a private university with 3,200 part- and full-time undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 30 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment; the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce; and the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts leading to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in Textile Engineering and Science.

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M.S. in Construction Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Philadelphia

The M.S. in Construction Management offers those with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture , engineering or business the knowledge and skills to plan and oversee each phase of [+]

M.S. in Construction Management

 

The M.S. in Construction Management offers those with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture , engineering or business the knowledge and skills to plan and oversee each phase of the commercial or residential construction process.

 

The demand for trained construction managers exceeds the supply . With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting as high as a 17 percent increase in the number of construction managers needed through 2014, there is a substantial need for professionals educated in construction materials and methods.

 

The M.S. in Construction Management will prepare you for management positions in a variety of construction projects and construction companies by enhancing professionalism, expertise and responsibility through an emphasis on green building methods with a comprehensive, innovative and multidisciplinary education that is intimately linked to the needs of the construction field.... [-]


M.S. in Fashion Apparel Studies

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Philadelphia

This graduate program is for the professional interested in developing advanced-level management and technical expertise associated with one of the world’s largest employers: the [+]

M.S. in Fashion Apparel Studies

 

This graduate program is for the professional interested in developing advanced-level management and technical expertise associated with one of the world’s largest employers: the fashion/apparel industry. Through a carefully designed educational program, the student develops unique analytical, creative and problem-solving skills. Graduate students with differing professional goals and interests are brought together in common courses and the seminar program.

 

The curriculum includes core and elective courses and a choice of writing a Research Paper or writing and defending a Thesis. The Research Paper option includes 25 hours of core courses, 9 credit hours of electives and 3 credit hours for the Research Paper. The Thesis option includes 22 hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of electives, 2 credit hours for Thesis Preparation and 4 credit hours for completing the Thesis.... [-]


M.S. in Interior Architecture

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2016 USA Philadelphia

The M.S. in Interior Architecture offers those with undergraduate degrees in allied design or engineering fields such as architecture, industrial design, architectural engineering, and visual arts and [+]

M.S. in Interior Architecture

 

The M.S. in Interior Architecture offers those with undergraduate degrees in allied design or engineering fields such as architecture, industrial design, architectural engineering, and visual arts and design, and also graduates of undergraduate programs in unrelated fields such as liberal arts, business, or the sciences seeking a career change, the knowledge and skills to practice as interior designers. Graduates will be prepared to work in small, medium and large firms that specialize in all areas of the profession including residential, commercial, corporate, healthcare, hospitality, and education.

 

The outlook for the profession, according to the Occupational Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects that the employment of interior designers (a term used interchangeably with interior architects) will grow 19 percent through 2016 — faster than for other occupations.... [-]


M.S. in Sustainable Design

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 USA Philadelphia + 1 more

The M.S. in Sustainable Design is an award winning graduate program where students and faculty work to make the world better through smart, desirable, feasible and marketable innovation. The [+]

M.S. in Sustainable Design

 

The M.S. in Sustainable Design is an award winning graduate program where students and faculty work to make the world better through smart, desirable, feasible and marketable innovation. The MSSD curriculum features original courses developed by leading sustainable designers and engineers. Students work with faculty to apply their creativity to real world sustainability problems. We now offer on campus and fully on line options.

 

 

Degree Options

 

The program’s curriculum is a combination of lectures, labs and studios, where students build their knowledge base and then synthesize their learning in large complex, and oftentimes, real-world sustainability projects.... [-]


M.S. in Taxation

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Philadelphia

Searching for a competitive edge in a tough job market? Strike now with our MBA/MS in Taxation program — a clear way to enhance your expertise in both taxation and business while earning a valued [+]

M.S. in Taxation

 

Searching for a competitive edge in a tough job market? Strike now with our MBA/MS in Taxation program — a clear way to enhance your expertise in both taxation and business while earning a valued Philadelphia University dual degree.

 

This integrated, practitioner-focused program is based on cutting-edge business topics, the latest computer technologies, updated tax laws and proposed tax legislation. It features:

 

Core courses (42 credits) in global strategic planning, financial policy, quantitative decision-making, marketing management, individual and corporate taxation, state and local taxation, tax research, and estate and gift taxation... [-]


M.S. in Textile Design

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Philadelphia

The MS in Textile Design at Philadelphia University offers an integrated, collaborative and proven curriculum that blends aesthetic, creative skills with emerging technologies. In studios [+]

M.S. in Textile Design

 

The MS in Textile Design at Philadelphia University offers an integrated, collaborative and proven curriculum that blends aesthetic, creative skills with emerging technologies.  In studios and classrooms, students turn innovative ideas into original products.

 

State-of-the-art facilities, including The Center for Excellence of Digital Printing, electronic jacquard and dobby looms, computerized knitting machines, and extensive computer-aided design laboratories enable students to put professional skills into practice. The Design studio courses make up the majority of the coursework in the M.S. program and design research is stressed from the beginning.... [-]


M.S. in Textile Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Philadelphia

The M.S. Textile Engineering program is intended to develop the graduate student’s knowledge in the advanced fields of textile science and engineering. Students with undergraduate education in [+]

M.S. in Textile Engineering

 

The M.S. Textile Engineering program is intended to develop the graduate student’s knowledge in the advanced fields of textile science and engineering. Students with undergraduate education in the fields of textile engineering, textile chemistry and textile sciences, and those with undergraduate experience in materials technology, science or engineering are invited to pursue this program. The wide range of textile engineering courses will prepare the student to make significant contributions in either advanced manufacturing technology or textile materials technology. The carefully integrated educational offerings at the University enable the student to be exposed to a wide range of professional education possibilities. A capstone thesis experience is required at the completion of program.... [-]