Partnerships with two private Kentucky colleges open new graduate school pathways

September 14, 2023

Bellarmine University has launched new partnerships with Centre College and Transylvania University to help keep their graduating students in Kentucky as they pursue graduate school. 
The collaboration offers students and alumni from both schools guaranteed graduate admission at Bellarmine and discounted tuition for many of its graduate programs, along with opportunities for scholarships and financial aid intended to help make graduate school affordable. 
“These pathways are a win for eligible students, and a win for the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine’s president. “Because we know these students will be well-prepared for graduate school, we can offer them a streamlined path to pursue a variety of excellent and affordable advanced degrees without leaving the state. After they complete both of their degrees, they will be equipped for lives of leadership and service here in Kentucky.” 
In addition to current and future graduates from the two institutions, Transylvania and Centre alumni are also eligible for guaranteed admission and discounted graduate school tuition at Bellarmine. 
Bellarmine offers more than 30 graduate and accelerated second-degree programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, communication, data engineering, digital media, education and healthcare. 
More information about the partnerships is available here: 
Quotes from our Partners: 
Transylvania University President Brian Lewis: “A Transylvania degree has always given our students a strong foundation heading into graduate school programs across the country. With our Transylvania-to-Bellarmine partnership, our students and employees can take advantage of a wide range of degree programs right here in Kentucky. I’m excited by the opportunities this provides to educate the next generation of Kentucky’s leaders and the potential to keep them engaged in our communities.” 
Centre College President Milton C. Moreland: “Centre College’s renowned liberal arts and sciences education provides a tremendous foundation for a wide array of post-graduate and career opportunities. This partnership removes barriers and eases the transition to post-graduate study for students across numerous areas of study.” 

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