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USciences and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Sign Partnership Agreement

Published on October 16, 2019

University of the Sciences and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine announced on October 15, 2019, that they signed a partnership agreement, which will support the joint development and outreach of new online educational degree and certificate programs. 

The agreement will allow for the creation of six new programs for USciences Online, a new venture from University of the Sciences, to bring their proven formula for the education of leaders in healthcare and science to students no matter where they live. These programs, offered completely online, will include masters-level degrees and graduate certificates in genomics, health administration, and health informatics.  

The programs created in partnership with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will supplement additional online degree programs created by USciences Online, including a graduate certificate in data science. All of the programs will be available to qualified students to begin coursework in January. The programs will offer multiple start dates each year providing flexibility for students. Applications are open now.

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a renowned partner to develop programs that take advantage of Geisinger system strengths in the areas of informatics, health administration and genomics,” said Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and executive vice president, Geisinger. “We look forward to working with University of the Sciences to offer premier programs in in-demand niche fields within the health sciences.” 

“This partnership with Geisinger builds on the strengths of both of our institutions and provides expanded expertise and offerings to our students,” said Paul Katz, MD, USciences president.  “We are delighted to build this relationship with a strong regional presence in the healthcare industry such as Geisinger and believe it will provide greater opportunities for all of our students.”

USciences Online is a new division of USciences founded in 2019 to innovate healthcare and science education online. USciences Online brings USciences’ nearly 200-year history of educating future leaders in healthcare and science to students seeking to advance themselves through online education. Together with Geisinger’s more than 100 years of healthcare and education, these two institutions are creating vibrant new opportunities. 



Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and other graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit


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