Argosy University is a private, for-profit university which maintains 19 campuses in 13 US states plus its online campus. It is a product of a merger of three separate academic institutions that happened in 2001. These three institutions are the American School of Professional Psychology, the University of Sarasota, and the Medical Institute of Minnesota. The earliest established among the three was the Medical Institute of Minnesota being established in 1961 to prepare allied healthcare personnel for the then booming medical technology careers. The two other schools were established during the early 1970s. The American School of Professional Psychology was originally the Illinois School of Professional Psychology which provided clinical psychology degrees that emphasize teaching and practice training over the traditional research-oriented approach. The University of Sarasota mixed distance learning with short intensive on-campus study.
Argosy University is comprised of five colleges including the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, and College of Health Sciences. Argosy University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional accreditations for specific programs vary by campus.
Argosy University has campuses in Phoenix, Arizona; Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area, all in California; Denver, Colorado; Sarasota and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Hawai’i, Hawaii; Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois; Twin Cities, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington DC, Virginia; and Seattle, Washington. The Chicago campus was formerly the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago while the Seattle campus was formerly the Washington School of Professional Psychology. Online programs are offered through the Phoenix campus.
Argosy University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs online. Online Associate Programs include A.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Business Administration, and A.S. in Criminal Justice. Online Bachelor Programs consist of B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Business, B.A. in Liberal Arts, and B.S. in Criminal Justice. Students can also consider the university’s Online Master’s Programs which include the M.A.Ed in Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed in Adult Education and Training, M.A.Ed Higher and Post-Secondary Education, M.B.A., M.S. in Human Resource Management, M.S. in Organizational Leadership, M.A. In Forensic Psychology, M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, M.A. in Sports-Exercise Psychology, M.S. in Health Services Management, Master of Public Health, and the Master of Public Administration. Online Doctoral Programs include the EdD in Counseling Psychology, EdD in Higher and Post-Secondary Education, EdD in Teaching and Learning, EdD in Organizational Leadership, EdD in Pastoral Community Counseling, and Doctor of Business Administration. Online programs do not lead to teacher or administration certification, licensure or endorsement in any state in the US.
Undergraduate Programs cost $540.00 per credit hour. Master’s Programs range from $595.00 to $694.00 per credit hour while Doctoral Programs cost from $827.00 to $895.00 per credit hour. Military students can avail of Active-Duty Scholarship which allows them to take undergraduate programs at a tuition cost of $250.00 per credit hour and entitles them a 20% discount for graduate- level programs. Argosy University also accepts educational benefits offered to military servicemen under the Veterans Assistance, Montgomery G.I. Bill, and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The same privileges are extended to spouse of active-duty military personnel.
Student population in the Sarasota campus is about 1,700, 24% of whom are male and 76% are female. Argosy University is not a member of any athletic conference.