Alliance for Health Sciences > The Approach
Our Alliance for Health Sciences enriches our programs in four powerful ways.
We've developed innovative, rigorous curricula that greatly benefits qualified students.
We have also developed accelerated degree programs to six highly-competitive Rosalind Franklin master's and doctoral programs:
These are designed for highly-qualified and motivated students who wish to pursue a health career from their freshman year through completion of their professional degree.
We collaborate to deepen each other's academic programs, develop new programs to address emerging needs, and expand student access to clinical sites. Students benefit from top-notch facilities and equipment at both campuses, including DePaul's two science buildings and Rosalind Franklin's Morningstar Interprofessional Education Center.
For example, DePaul offers programs on the Rosalind Franklin campus, beginning with the Master's Entry to Nursing Practice, designed for college graduates who want to enter the nursing field. The RN to MS in Nursing Program includes a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin.
We also offer the Early Opportunity Program. This accelerated program offers select College of Science and Health Pathways Honors Program students the opportunity for an early admission decision into the above professional programs at Rosalind Franklin.
The alliance opens up extensive opportunities for faculty collaboration, both within their areas of expertise and across disciplines. For example:
A natural outgrowth of faculty collaboration is expanded research. Our faculty members tap each other's expertise and gain access to technology not available on their own campus.
We've created a joint competitive research fund that provides seed money for new areas of exploration. Those projects help both institutions secure more external funding.
The result is a larger pool of projects through which students can engage with faculty members in scientific research.