University description (as per official university website)
Argosy University is a leading institution of higher learning founded upon the principle that relationship building is at the heart of both educational and professional success. The academic programs focus on the interpersonal skills vital to professional achievement, while our faculty and staff nurture students' confidence — as well as competence — to thrive in their chosen fields.
Argosy 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.
Building on these successful foundations, Argosy University today comprises four colleges within 18 campus locations across the U.S., and also offers degree programs online through our Chicago campus. All of the degree programs available through our College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health Sciences 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.
Argosy University’s four colleges offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a multitude of career fields.
- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences prepares students for rewarding careers in psychology and counseling.
Building upon the rich, more than 30-year tradition of graduate-level psychology programs at our American School of Professional Psychology, our degree programs are led by clinical practitioners with advanced degree credentials and years of applied knowledge and field experience to provide you with an education that reflects contemporary practices.
Argosy University offers a variety of degree programs at all levels: undergraduate (BA) master's (MA), and doctoral (EdS, EdD, PsyD). Programs are offered in fields such as clinical psychology, sports psychology, and marriage and family therapy.
The College of Education helps transform aspiring educators into inspiring teachers and administrators.
The experienced faculty works in an open and interactive environment to refine your abilities to motivate and encourage students to learn and excel, while setting examples for leadership and dedication.
Argosy University offers graduate degree programs in educational leadership (MAEd, EdS, EdD), instructional leadership (MAEd, EdS, EdD), and community college executive leadership (EdD).
The College of Business equips graduates for careers in a competitive business world.
The programs are headed by practicing professionals and business leaders who bring you the theoretical and applied knowledge valued by today's leading businesses, and who help you embrace solutions, lead, and execute plans for positive change.
Argosy University Business programs span a range of degrees from bachelor's (BS) to masters's(MS, MBA) and doctorate (DBA) programs.
- Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences provides the skills students need to become well-educated and trained allied health professionals.