Wilkes University



Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the University provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth.

Wilkes University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Wilkes-Barre, Pa, a city of 41,000 that’s about 2.5 hours from Manhattan and Philadelphia. In addition, Wilkes has locations in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania and in Mesa, Ariz. 

Wilkes has an undergraduate enrollment of 2,200 and a graduate enrollment of 2,700. Wilkes offers 37 undergraduate majors and minors, 10 graduate programs and 4 doctoral and terminal degrees.

Wilkes University recently welcomed its sixth president, Dr. Patrick F. Leahy. Click here to learn more about Dr. Leahy.
Wilkes in Mesa 
Wilkes is proud to partner with the City of Mesa to offer a variety of master's degrees in Mesa. Wilkes offers master's degrees in:

And a Doctor of Education degree in: