United States International University

Introduction

United States International UniversityUnited States International University (USIU) is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving approximately 4,800 students, of whom 88% are domestic and 12% are international representing about 54 nationalities.It was founded in 1969 as the Africa campus of United States International University in San Diego, California. The university was first accredited in 1981 by the accrediting commission for senior colleges and universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as part of USIU-San Diego.However, the university was mandated to become chartered in Kenya with the gazettement of the Universities Act in 1985. Regulations and procedures for the accreditation of private universities were published in 1989, and in 1999 USIU was awarded its charter as an independent institution through the Commission for Higher Education (CHE). In Kenya, this requirement is for private universities only; the public universities do not have any accreditation requirement.In 2001, the system-wide university structure began to change. USIU-San Diego merged with the former California School of Professional Psychology to form Alliant International University; however, control of USIU-Kenya was contingent upon approval from CHE.In 2004, CHE did not approve the change of control because Alliant was under a show cause action by WASC. USIU- Kenya negotiated with Alliant to relinquish control of the university so that it could pursue independent US accreditation form WASC and in January 2005, an agreement was signed with Alliant to separate the Kenyan campus from Alliant International University. Institutional Programs.The United States International University’s program offerings are career oriented with five undergraduate majors in the Chandaria School of Business, three in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and two in the new School of Science and Technology.In addition, the Chandaria School of Business offers three masters level degrees: Master in Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD), and the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA).The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers two Master of Arts degrees in Counseling Psychology and in International Relations.

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Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD)

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters January 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD) degree program is offered through the Chandaria School of Business. It seeks to equip managers in Africa with cutting-edge leadership and management skills. The intake is once a year in the fall (September). [+]

Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD)The Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD) degree program is offered through the Chandaria School of Business. It seeks to equip managers in Africa with cutting-edge leadership and management skills. The intake is once a year in the fall (September).

 

Dual Accreditation in Kenya and United StatesThe EMOD degree equips managers with skills to manage and lead organizational change in a dynamic environment and is recognized by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of the United States. United States International University (USIU) is accredited in Kenya by the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) and also by WASC. This dual accreditation guarantees quality education and transferability of credits from USIU to any university in Kenya, USA and the rest of the world.DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND COURSESDegree Requirements                                                                                                   30 UnitsMOD 6000      Managerial Accounting for Non-Accountants      3MOD 6010     Organizational Theory and Behaviour     3MOD 6020     Strategic Management in Profit and non-Profit Organizations     3MOD 6030     Transformational Leadership and Management of Change     3MOD 6040      Strategic Human Resource Management     3MOD 6050     Project Management and Fund Raising     3MOD 6060     Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility     3MOD 6070     Organizational Development and Consulting     3MOD 6070     Organizational Development Research Methods     3MOD 6850     Organizational Development Project      3... [-]


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MA in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 6 semesters January 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The MA in Clinical Psychology program is a practitioner model to promote professional mental health services to individuals, couples, groups, institutions and the society at large. It will provide education and training in professional standards of practice in clinical psychology. [+]

MA in Clinical PsychologyThe MA in Clinical Psychology program is a practitioner model to promote professional mental health services to individuals, couples, groups, institutions and the society at large. It will provide education and training in professional standards of practice in clinical psychology. Furthermore, international ethical standards are incorporated into the program, to prepare the student for clinical practice in both the public and private domain worldwide.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Utilize empirical research in clinical psychology, including ability to review, synthesize, and write literature reviews and apply APA style of writing.     Differentiate between the theoretical orientations utilized in Psychotherapy.     Conduct mental status exams, psychological assessments, genograms, and case conceptualizations, including the use of screening and testing instruments utilized in clinical diagnoses.     Accurately diagnose the major DSM-IV-TR disorders, including diagnostic criteria, symptoms, and differential diagnoses utilizing the APA five Axes diagnostic system.     Utilize psychotherapeutic techniques and skills when providing treatment methods and modalities with individuals, couples, families, and in group therapy, including multicultural and special populations.     Write clinical progress notes, empirically based treatment plans, psychological reports, and case presentations.     Apply and maintain professional ethics and the law utilizing the standards of practice established by the American Psychological Association (APA), with utmost care to do no harm. ... [-]

MA in Counseling Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 6 semesters January 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The mission of counseling psychology program is to prepare graduates to function as effective counselors in a wide variety of settings. Performing successfully as counselors requires graduates to integrate theoretical and research based knowledge with therapeutic skills and personal characteristics to form an ethical, professional and caring counselor. [+]

MA in Counseling PsychologyThe mission of counseling psychology program is to prepare graduates to function as effective counselors in a wide variety of settings. Performing successfully as counselors requires graduates to integrate theoretical and research based knowledge with therapeutic skills and personal characteristics to form an ethical, professional and caring counselor. The program seeks to prepare graduates for success in clinical , consultative and administrative tasks they will encounter in their practice. 

 

Programs ObjectivesThe program objectives are based on the mission. Upon graduation, the successfulstudent will be able to:

  Display a command of knowledge base required for professional counselors.   Conduct an effective individual counseling session and effectively co-lead a counseling group.   Apply APA/counseling ethical principles, professional standards and requirements within the counseling field.   Conduct a literature search using computerized methods, organize and integrate findings into well-written paper using APA style.   Demonstrate the ability to accept supervision, collaborate with others, and communicate effectively with peers, professors, clients and supervisors.   Gain an understanding of the current trends in the job market, self-marketing strategies and networking strategies through the practicum.   Demonstrate cultural awareness and the ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment. ... [-]

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 6 semesters January 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

At the master's level, the International Relations program stresses an in-depth knowledge of world affairs and a thorough understanding of the research methods and theory of International Relations. All of the courses within the master's program offer students a complex and challenging course of study, enhanced by ... [+]

MA in International RelationsAt the master's level, the International Relations program stresses an in-depth knowledge of world affairs and a thorough understanding of the research methods and theory of International Relations. All of the courses within the master's program offer students a complex and challenging course of study, enhanced by USIU's international student body and faculty population. This degree program prepares students for careers in the foreign service, diplomacy, government posts, international business, international organizations and private or non-governmental organizations.Degree Requirements  33 unitsCourses are three (3) units unless otherwise indicated.Core Courses  15 unitsIRL 6000   Research Methods in International RelationsIRL 6005   Advanced International Relations TheoryIRL 6200   International OrganizationsIRL 6890  Specialized SeminarIRL 6900   ThesisElectives   18 unitsChoose six courses from the following:IRL 6002  Foundations of International Politics (Required for students with no or limited  background in political science or international relations.)IRL 6010   Theories of Force and ConflictIRL 6015   Issues of Conflict ManagementIRL 6020  Techniques of International DiplomacyIRL 6030   Issues of Development and Cultural ConflictIRL 6035   Patterns of Cooperation and ConflictIRL 6055   Advanced Theories of Development Foreign PolicyIRL 6075   Mechanisms of International CommunicationIRL 6095   Intercultural CommunicationIRL 6215   Principles of Peace and NonviolenceIRL 6230  International Financial MechanismsIRL 6250  Foundations of Foreign PolicyIRL 6255  US - Africa RelationsIRL 6260  Foreign Policy AnalysisIRL 6280  Comparative Foreign PolicyIRL 6285  The Foreign Policy of KenyaIRL 6290  Foreign Policy in Eastern Africa... [-]