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Introduction and Background

University Mission

Philadelphia University is a student-centered institution that prepares graduates for successful careers in an evolving global marketplace. By blending the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, interdisciplinary learning and collaborations in and out of the classroom, students learn to thrive in diverse and challenging environments. Our students are encouraged to form supportive relationships with each other as well as faculty, staff and alumni in an academically rigorous setting that is focused on intellectual and personal growth. Philadelphia University is an experiential learning community where integrity, creativity, curiosity, ethics, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas are valued.

Anti-Descrimination Policy

Philadelphia University does not discriminate on any condition of ethnicity or ancestry, or on the basis of creed, race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability in its admissions, education programs, activities or employment practices. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Responsibility to Keep Informed

The programs, policies, procedures, requirements, tuition and fees described in this catalog are subject to change without notice, at the discretion of the University.

Students are ultimately responsible for their own progress toward graduation; they are expected to use the academic catalog as a reference handbook and to familiarize themselves with the principal policies and procedures contained therein. The online version of this academic catalog (www.PhilaU.edu/catalog) is updated annually. Students are responsible for monitoring the website concerning changes to policies and procedures that might affect their progress toward graduation and for regularly checking campus mailboxes and Philadelphia University email as a means of keeping informed.


Philadelphia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.