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  • Welcome to the Kathy '66 and John '65 Purcell School of Professional Studies

    Message from the Dean

    Distinctiveness is what we are all about!  As one of America’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, we have the strength of a 450-year tradition of preparing educators and health care professionals at every level.  The Kathy '66 and John '65 Purcell School of Professional Studies (PSPS) at Le Moyne College exemplifies academic excellence, and provides its students with outstanding opportunity within the walls of the classroom and beyond. 

    Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Purcell School of Professional Studies offers outstanding programs in Nursing, Education, Physician Assistant Studies, and Occupational Therapy.  The School also serves adult students and veterans through its Center for Continuing Education.

    In the PSPS, you'll work with our faculty, who recognize the important role of research and scholarship in preparing tomorrow's educators and health professionals. It is the intimate relationship between student and faculty member that ultimately produces a professional graduate who has the mental capacity and passion to truly make our world a better place. 

    The faculty, staff, and I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Please contact us if you have any questions about the programs offered through the Purcell School.

     Best Wishes,

    Margaret Wells, Ph.D., R.N., APN- BC
    Dean, Purcell School of Professional Studies


    Our Mission

    In alignment with the Le Moyne College vision and mission, PSPS prepares students with foundational and advanced knowledge and skills to serve others at the highest capacity in their chosen profession. Graduates are well educated to lead meaningful lives as individuals who are committed to lifelong learning, professional leadership, community engagement, respect for diversity and public service in the Jesuit tradition of excellence.

    Why Choose the Purcell School of Professional Studies?

    Purcell Students Tell Their Stories
    Purcell students share how their experience at Le Moyne helped to shape their future career paths.


    Alumni and Student Spotlight


    Care Across Continents

    "We embraced the Ghanaian culture as we would any other, with warmth and an absolute desire to help them, treat their illnesses, listen to their stories."

    Building Hope by Building a School

    Gabriel Bol Deng is truly a teacher at heart. He also loves to learn. The Le Moyne alumnus recently provided the children in his native village in the Republic of South Sudan with an opportunity they didn't think they'd have - to learn in a school of their own.

    From Soldier to Teacher

    "Le Moyne provided me with excellent preparation in both the content I would be teaching and in classroom management," she said. "It also offered an amazing support system for veterans like me, and tuned out to be a great match overall."

    $6.5 Million Gift Renames Professional School In recognition of their generosity, the College has renamed its School of Graduate and Professional Studies as The Kathy '66 and John '65 Purcell School of Professional Studies. Learn More

    For more information on the Purcell School
    Visit the Office of the Dean in Grewen Hall 304
    Call us at (315) 445-4240


    Our Jesuit Values The strength of an education at Le Moyne lies in our Jesuit values - to care for others, to do well by doing good, and to serve not just yourself, but your entire community. Those are the things that truly make a difference - in college and well beyond. Discover our Jesuit Values