Graduate Program Pathways

Graduate program pathways allow students to continue directly into graduate programs at Le Moyne or with an affiliated institution upon completion of the student’s undergraduate degree program at Le Moyne.

Internal Graduate Program Pathways

3+2 Pathway to Physician Assistant Program at Le Moyne College

Affiliated Institution: Le Moyne College

Eligible Students: Le Moyne college juniors majoring in Biological Sciences who meet requirements

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (after completing first year in P.A. program) and Master's degree (M.S.) in physician assistant studies; both degrees from Le Moyne College

Length: Three years as an undergraduate in Biological Sciences and two years as a graduate student in Physician Assistant Studies

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

4+1 Dual Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Information Systems, Express Path, at Le Moyne College

The College's MSIS Express Path program allows students to earn their undergraduate degree in any field in four years and their MSIS at Le Moyne College in just one additional year of study. When they graduate, our alumni are distinguished by their ability to lead and to tackle complex issues as they respond to the needs of an ever-changing world.

The timeline for the 4+1 Dual Bachelor's/MSIS Program Express Path is as follows: 

March 1 of the junior year - complete the MSIS application process for admission by providing: application form, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Students must have a 3.3 grade-point average. Neither the GMAT nor the GRE are required. (Notification of pre-approved admission to the Express Path will be made on a rolling basis. Final admission to the MSIS program will be conditional on completion of your undergraduate program.)

Upon completion of the junior year - Students will show fulfillment, or will fulfill, the two foundation graduate course requirements with a grade of "B" or better (or their undergraduate equivalents: see below) for the MSIS Program: MIS 501Management Information Systems and MIS 601 Information Strategy and Management. This may be achieved in several ways. A maximum of 9 graduate credit hours (i.e., three graduate level courses) may be taken upon completion of a student's junior year.

Summer or Fall after completing undergraduate requirements - The remainder of the 30 MSIS credit hours can be completed in 12 months if the student is enrolled full time during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, as well as during the J-mester and Maymester. Students may also complete the program on a part-time basis.

To view the M.S. requirements, visit the Information Systems (M.S.) Program page. For more information, please contact Dr. Martha Grabowski, Information Systems Program Director.

Accelerated Path into Master of Science in Arts Administration at Le Moyne College

Affiliated Institution: Le Moyne College

Eligible Students: All Le Moyne College Undergraduates

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's degree in chosen discipline and Master's degree (M.S.) in arts administration; both degrees from Le Moyne College

Length: Four years as an undergraduate in chosen discipline (with Arts Administration Minor) and 15 months as a graduate student in Arts Administration (assuming full-time study).

Contact: Director of Arts Administration Program

Direct Entry Programs

The direct entry programs allow students to apply for admission to Le Moyne College graduate programs during the senior year of high school. The programs allow students to diversify their educational experiences at Le Moyne with the confidence that they are guaranteed admission to a graduate degree program at Le Moyne College after successfully completing the admission requirements.

Advising Path for B.S. PSY to M.S. OT

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The psychology and occupational therapy departments at Le Moyne College are partnering to offer a specially designed program that provides an opportunity for an express path to participation in the occupational therapy program.  Students pursuing the Psychology BS/Occupational Therapy MS program will be invited to participate in activities in the OT department and will be granted preferential consideration as long as they demonstrate successful completion of the pre-requisites (and satisfy all other requirements) for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. For details see the chair of the psychology or occupational therapy departments.

Direct Entry Program - Le Moyne College Occupational Therapy 

Affiliated Institution: Le Moyne College

Eligible Students: Those who meet the requirements (see details under Psychology Major or Sociology Major) and wish to become occupational therapists.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's degree in either Psychology or Sociology and Master's degree (M.S.) in occupational therapy studies; both degrees from Le Moyne College

Direct Entry Program - Le Moyne College Physician Assistant 

Affiliated Institution: Le Moyne College

Eligible Students: Those who meet requirements and wish to become physician assistants. (Students must apply as high school seniors and be accepted to the program before beginning their freshman year at Le Moyne.)

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (after completing first year in PA program) and Master's degree (M.S.) in physician assistant studies; both degrees from Le Moyne College

Length: Three years as an undergraduate in Biological Sciences and two years as a graduate student in Physician Assistant Studies

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

Admission Options for Physician Assistant Studies

Post-baccalaureate – For individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or will have earned one by the time the program begins.

Accelerated – A five-year (3+2) B.S./M.S. curriculum with application to the physician assistant studies program in the student’s junior year (available only to Le Moyne students).

Direct entry – There are two options for early acceptance to exceptional high school students wishing to accelerate their academic and career paths to become physician assistants. Students will complete a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and have the option of following a 3+2 accelerated pathway or a 4+2 pathway which allows for a fourth year to participate in a study abroad semester, academic minors, collegiate sports or other Le Moyne academic and personal-growth experiences. Application to either direct entry option is made during the senior year of high school and is available only to first-year students.

External Graduate Program Pathway Partnerships

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway with the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University

Affiliated Institution: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Eligible Le Moyne Students: Those who meet requirements and wish to pursue studies in physical therapy. (Students must apply as high school seniors and be accepted to the program before beginning their freshman year at Le Moyne.)

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Biological Sciences from Le Moyne (after completing first year in physical therapy program) and doctoral degree in physical therapy (D.P.T.) from SUNY Upstate Medical University

Length: Three years at Le Moyne and three years at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

3+4 Podiatry Pathway with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Affiliated Institution: The New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Eligible Students: Those who meet requirements and wish to pursue studies in podiatry.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Biological Sciences from Le Moyne (after completing first year of podiatry school) and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Length: Three years at Le Moyne and four years at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

3+4 Optometry Pathway with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Affiliated Institution: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Eligible Students: Those who meet requirements and wish to pursue optometry studies.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Le Moyne (after completing first year of optometry school) and Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Length: Three years at Le Moyne and four years at Salus University

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

Four-One Forensic Sciences Pathway with Syracuse University

Affiliated Institution: Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute of Syracuse University

Eligible Students: Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 majoring in biological science or chemistry interested in forensics.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Science degree in biology or chemistry from Le Moyne and Master of Science degree in forensic science or biomedical forensic sciences from Syracuse University.

Length: Four years at Le Moyne (with additional courses at Syracuse University) and at least one full year at Syracuse University.

Contact: Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences or chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

4+1 Fast Track Dual Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Information Systems, with Syracuse University 

B.S. Business Administration/Information Systems
Le Moyne College
M.S., Information Management
Syracuse University, School of Information Studies

This program allows Le Moyne students with a major in Business Administration/Information Systems, a major in Computer Science, or a dual major in Information Systems and Computer Science (SASD) to complete a Master’s degree program in Information Management at Syracuse University by taking Syracuse University graduate courses as early as their junior year at Le Moyne College.

Students complete the program with one or two semesters of additional course work beyond their Le Moyne undergraduate program. For example, they may take graduate courses at Syracuse University in the summer of their junior year, and complete the program in the summer or fall immediately following their graduation from Le Moyne. Le Moyne students enrolled in the 4+1 Fast Track program can participate in internships through Le Moyne and/or Syracuse University, and are supported with a graduate assistantship at Syracuse during their time at S.U.

The agreement also stipulates that Le Moyne students in the 4+1 program will be charged Le Moyne tuition for their S.U. courses, rather than S.U. tuition. For students who come in with transfer, I.B. or AP credit, this could mean that they may be able to graduate on time with both the bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne and a master’s degree from S.U. and no change in status with respect to their financial aid.

For more information, please contact Dr. Martha Grabowski, Information Systems Program Director.

Dual Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Engineering Partnership

Affiliated Institution: Syracuse University

Eligible Students: Those meeting requirements

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) with a concentration in pre-engineering from Le Moyne College and master's of engineering (M.S.) from Syracuse University (Ten individual major concentrations. Please see the appropriate section of the catalog for details concerning the individual major concentrations.)

Length: Four years at Le Moyne College and three semesters at Syracuse University

Contact: Director of Engineering Programs, Chair of the Department of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics & Computer Science, depending on the concentration.

Students participating in the Syracuse University Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Engineering Partnership must choose the appropriate pre-engineering concentration within the appropriate major. Please see the Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics & Computer Science sections of this catalog for typical programs.

Students who successfully complete their Le Moyne bachelor's degree program with a concentration in pre-engineering with both an overall 3.0 G.P.A. and a 3.0 G.P.A. in their science, mathematics and engineering courses, are eligible for pre-admission into the appropriate master's degree program at Syracuse University and a 50 percent waiver on their master's degree tuition, subject to the terms of the agreement with Syracuse University. The master's degree will typically be completed in an additional three semesters after graduation from Le Moyne.

Permission to register for courses at Syracuse University required by the individual pre-engineering degree concentrations is at the discretion of the director of pre-engineering programs, and will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Students must have both a 3.0 G.P.A. in all mathematics, science and engineering courses, and a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, through the end of the semester prior to the semester in which registration takes place, in order to be permitted to register for engineering courses at Syracuse University for a given term. In addition, students must successfully maintain both 3.0 averages through the end of the term prior to the term in which the course(s) at Syracuse University are to be taken in order to be permitted to maintain that registration and take the course(s). Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the program director.

Early Assurance Programs

Early assurance programs allow students to apply for early admission to an affiliated graduate school after completion of their sophomore year at Le Moyne. The programs allow students to diversify their educational experiences at Le Moyne with the confidence that they are guaranteed admission to the affiliated graduate program after earning a bachelor’s degree at Le Moyne College.

Early Assurance Program - Le Moyne/State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine 

Affiliated Institution: SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Program

Eligible Students: Qualified sophomores

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from Le Moyne and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Program

Length: Four years at Le Moyne and four years at SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Program

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

Early Assurance Program - Le Moyne/ College of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University

Affiliated Institution: Upstate Medical University

Eligible Students: Qualified sophomores

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from Le Moyne and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Upstate Medical University

Length: Four years at Le Moyne and four years at Upstate Medical University

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee

Three/Three Undergraduate (B.A.)/Juris Doctor (J.D.) Pathways

Three/Three Juris Doctor (J.D.) with Suffolk University Law School

Affiliated Institution: Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Eligible Le Moyne Students: Those who wish to pursue the study of Law and meet the requirements of Le Moyne’s 3+3 Agreement with Suffolk University Law School.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, or Psychology from Le Moyne (after completing the first year of law school), and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in Law from Suffolk University Law School.

Estimated Time To Completion: Three years at Le Moyne College and three years at Suffolk University Law School.

Full description of terms and conditions of the Agreement found at:

https://www.lemoyne.edu/Academics/Undergraduate-Programs/Pre-Law/Three-Plus-Law 

Contact: Director of the Le Moyne 3+3 Pre-Law Committee.

Three/Three Juris Doctor (J.D.) with Syracuse University College of Law

Affiliated Institution: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York.

Eligible Le Moyne Students: Those who wish to pursue the study of Law and meet the requirements of Le Moyne’s 3+3 Agreement with Syracuse University College of Law.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, or Psychology from Le Moyne (after completing the first year of law school), and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in Law from Syracuse University.

Estimated Time To Completion: Three years at Le Moyne College and three years at Syracuse University College of Law.

Full description of terms and conditions of the Agreement found at:

https://www.lemoyne.edu/Academics/Undergraduate-Programs/Pre-Law/Three-Plus-Law 

Contact: Director of the Le Moyne 3+3 Pre-Law Committee.

Three/Three Juris Doctor (J.D.) with the University at Buffalo School of Law

Affiliated Institution: University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York.

Eligible Le Moyne Students: Those who wish to pursue the study of Law and meet the requirements of Le Moyne’s 3+3 Agreement with the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Degrees Awarded: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, or Psychology from Le Moyne (after completing the first year of law school), and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in Law from the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Estimated Time To Completion: Three years at Le Moyne College and three years at the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Full description of terms and conditions of the Agreement found at:

https://www.lemoyne.edu/Academics/Undergraduate-Programs/Pre-Law/Three-Plus-Law 

Contact: Director of the Le Moyne 3+3 Pre-Law Committee.

External Undergraduate Program Pathway Partnership for Allied Health Professions

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Qualified Le Moyne students may apply to transfer into a variety of programs offered at Upstate (respiratory therapy, medical imaging (radiography, CT and MRI, ultrasound), medical biotechnology, medical technology, radiation therapy). Most of these Upstate programs would begin after students had completed their sophomore year at Le Moyne, would be approximately two years in length, and would lead to a Bachelor of Science degree from Upstate. For all programs, students would have to complete certain academic and non-academic prerequisites, and have achieved certain minimum grade point averages in order to be able to transfer to Upstate.

Contact: Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee