Campus Description Argosy University, Washington, DC was founded in 1994 as the American School of Professional Psychology/Virginia. It became a member of the Argosy University system of campuses in 2001.
Argosy University consists of 28 campus locations across the United States and also offers degree programs online. The university was formed in September 2001 by the merging of three separate academic institutions. The American School of Professional Psychology was founded in the early 1970s by a group of psychologists, educators, and other professionals who called for a clinical psychology degree that emphasized teaching and practical training over the research-oriented approach of the traditional PhD degree. The University of Sarasota had for more than 30 years offered degree programs in business and education to working adults through a delivery format that mixed distance learning and brief, intensive on-campus study periods. Responding to the emerging needs of the medical community, the Medical Institute of Minnesota was established in 1961 to prepare skilled allied healthcare personnel for careers in the booming medical technology fields. In 2012, Argosy University welcomed Western State College of Law at Argosy University and the College of Creative Arts and Design. Western State is the oldest law school in Southern California. It is a private law school fully approved by the American Bar Association and has a large base of 11,000+ alumni. The College of Creative Arts and Design educates creative professionals in the fields of design, media arts, culinary and fashion.
Campus President Dr. Steven Yoho
Programs and Degrees Offered at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.
Student Profile Our student profile includes individuals seeking undergraduate degrees and mature professionals preparing for second careers or career advancement in pursuing graduate and post-graduate degrees.
Faculty Profile Argosy University, Washington, DC is comprised of a strong base of full and part-time talented, practitioner-oriented faculty. Faculty members have been widely recognized for their contributions to the teaching, science and practice of the university’s disciplines. Many faculty members hold terminal degrees in their professional field. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
Academic Emphasis All of the degree programs available through the College ofCounseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, College of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University are designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.
Institutional Accreditation Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).
Western State College of Law at Argosy University is fully approved by the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 988-5000).
Programmatic Accreditation The following programs at Argosy University, Washington DC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org.): Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Management, and Customized Professional; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Science in Management (MSM); Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM); Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL); Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), with concentrations in Accounting, Global Business Sustainability, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing. The following programs have been excluded by Argosy University for accreditation by ACBSP: Master of Public Administration (MPA); Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (EdDOL).
The College of Education at Argosy University is conditionally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) until April 2017. The accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs across all campuses of Argosy University and its online programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. NCATE will conduct a site visit December 4-6, 2016 and, in the spring of 2017 make its determination about the accreditation of the program. At that time, NCATE may decide to either grant full accreditation to the College of Education at Argosy University or return it to candidacy status.
The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (202) 336-5979, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation The Argosy University, Washington DC Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990; www.cacrep.org.
The Argosy University, Washington DC EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program is accredited with conditions by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990 www.cacrep.org.
State Licensing Argosy University, Washington DC is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).
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