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Class of 2016 Commencement Snapshot

By Brian Kirschner


Celebrating the 2016 Graduates

Approximately 550 graduates were honored on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at University of the Sciences’ 195th Commencement Ceremony held at the Liacouras Center. Among those receiving their degrees was Marvin Samson, chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, who received an honorary doctor of science degree.

The fifth annual bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony was held on Friday, May 20, 2016, in the Athletic/Recreation Center at the University. Some 250 USciences students in the doctor of occupational therapy, doctor of physical therapy, doctor of pharmacy, and masters of science in physician assistant studies programs were granted bachelor of science degrees. They will continue their matriculation toward their professional degrees.  

Total graduates: 844
Degrees granted: 844
Undergraduate degrees: 744

Graduate degrees: 100
Undergraduate level grads: 744
Graduate level grads: 100

Dual-degree graduates: 0

Men: 327
Women: 517

Age of youngest graduate: 19
Age of oldest graduate: 60
Number of states represented by graduates: 26
Number of countries represented by graduates (other than USA): 17

Number of graduates with a 3.40 GPA or higher: 398

Undergraduate: 306
Graduate: 92

Breakdown of Degrees

  • BS: 322
  • BSHS: 112
  • MBA: 18
  • MOT: 43
  • MPH: 18
  • MS: 35
  • MSPAS: 20
  • DPT: 66
  • DrOT: 15
  • PharmD: 186
  • PhD: 9

Graduates by College

Mayes College: 72
Misher College: 82
PCP: 434
Samson College: 256

Degrees by College

Mayes College: 72
Misher College: 82
PCP: 434
Samson College: 256

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