Park University

Introduction

Park University was founded in 1875, and is a four-year, private, nonprofit, coeducational, liberal arts institution with degree programs that are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Park has been named as the top ranked value nationwide among private colleges and universities by Parents and Colleges, an online resource for parents of college-bound students, and has no out of state tuition.



Studying at Park University


As a private institution, Park's classes are small and engaging. Professors provide personal attention and prepare students for lifelong learning. With students from more than 120 countries, Park provides opportunities to learn about new cultures and gain the knowledge to succeed in a global marketplace.

Students enrolling at Park University can complete their degrees in traditional classes, in online classes, or by combining traditional and online classes in a manner that suits their needs and enhances their educational experiences. Our online courses are interactive, student centered, and are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty. Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you to earn an advanced degree and build your success.

The Academic Support Center offers many services to help our students with their academic progress and the Career Development Center provides services for all stages of career development.

Fields of Study


Park University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in following fields of study:

  • Arts, Music & Theater
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Information & Computer Science / Mathematics
  • Languages
  • Leadership & Administration
  • Natural Sciences
  • Prelaw
  • Premed / Medical
  • Social Sciences & Psychology

Accreditation


Park University's degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership

Campus 36 hours September 2016 USA Kansas City

The Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership, which contains four strands, began in October 1995, becoming the first graduate program in the School for Education. The degree is [+]

Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership

 

The Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership, which contains four strands, is designed to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher, and uses a praxis model that ties theory and practice together, in each course.

The program strives to develop reflective educators who can be change agents in the lives of their students, in their school and communities, and culminates with two capstone courses: Critical Reflections Seminar and Action Practicum, or by completion of the Thesis Option.  The degree requires twenty-one hours of core courses and fifteen hours of electives, which are specific to the student's selected strand.... [-]


Master of Education in Adult Education

Campus or Online September 2016 USA Kansas City

This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas: The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education [+]

Master of Education in Adult Education

 

This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:

The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education Critical thinking toward social change in adult education The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development Adult education research

 

Program Goals/Learning Outcomes

Learners completing the MED in Adult Education will:

 

Describe the foundations of adult education history, philosophies, learning theories, and critical thinking toward social change Explore how adults develop and examine the impact of the aging process on learning Develop programs and design courses using various facilitation methods for adults in education and training environments Apply adult education and training concepts to meet workforce education needs Explore adult education theory, concepts, and philosophies from a global perspective Recognize current adult education literature, interpret research, and conduct a final project Recognize personal leadership style in the management of adult education programs through an analysis of ethical and policy related issues Identify adult education as a professional field of study. ... [-]

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Campus September 2016 USA Kansas City

The Master of Education program, with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, is designed to provide advanced coursework on topics specific to working with young children, birth through grade [+]

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

 

The Master of Education program, with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, is designed to provide advanced coursework on topics specific to working with young children, birth through grade three. The Master of Education degree, with Early Childhood emphasis, assumes a strong, current background in the principles of early childhood education, child growth and development, curriculum, teaching strategies, assessment, working with families and community, and advocacy. The degree is not designed to provide coursework for certification in early childhood education.

 

 

Admission Requirements

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Master of Education in Language and Literacy

Campus 8 weeks September 2016 USA Kansas City

The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with three tracks, for three types of educators: The Classroom Teacher track, for K-12 educators already holding certification and teaching in public and private [+]

Master of Education in Language and Literacy

 

The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with three tracks, for three types of educators:   The Classroom Teacher track, for K-12 educators already holding certification and teaching in public and private schools. This track is designed to help "regular" classroom teachers enhance the literacy development of all learners in their classrooms, and to help them work effectively with learners who have literacy needs, within their classrooms. This track does not lead to additional certification.   The Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach track, for educators desiring to work as literacy coaches or special reading teachers, in various public and private settings. The degree program meets the international Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (2003 revision) for Category II: The Classroom Teacher and Category III: The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. This track leads to Missouri Special Reading certification. This certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area.   The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher track, for educators desiring ESOL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ESOL methods, materials, and assessments for public and private schools. This degree program meets the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professional, National TESOL Standards as well as Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ESOL Standards. This track leads to Missouri ESOL certification. Certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area.   Courses will be offered in the eight-week format. Full-time enrollment is one course per eight-week term.... [-]


Master of Music

Campus September 2016 USA Parkville

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians. [+]

Master of Music

 

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians.

 

Admission Requirements

 

Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution.   The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Individual programs may require appropriate entrance test scores such as the GRE or GMAT. Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission.   Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT.  Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:     ... [-]


Master of Public Affairs

Campus or Online 36 hours September 2016 USA Kansas City

The M.P.A. program allows you to be adaptable in your career, understand and prepare for multisector and cross-sector realities, and successfully lead in your changing environment. [+]

Master of Public Affairs

 

The M.P.A. program allows you to be adaptable in your career, understand and prepare for multisector and cross-sector realities, and successfully lead in your changing environment. Because the M.P.A. is a values-driven program, you will focus not only on doing things the right way, but on the courage to do the right things.  

 Prepare for the unscripted future

The cross-sector, liberal-arts base of the M.P.A. degree is designed for those navigating the changing and dynamic work environment of the 21st century.  

 Learn from widely published, highly experienced and qualified faculty

Your courses will be led by seasoned academicians and Ph.D. researchers. In addition, Park University has attracted well-known leaders as faculty. Our courses are taught by leader-scholars who are former mayors, city managers, executive directors of nonprofit organizations, state and local government officials, and heads of national an international professional organizations. This combination of faculty brings enormous vitality and real-world currency into the classroom—both online and face-to-face.  ... [-]


MA

Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Campus or Online September 2016 USA Kansas City

In Plato's Republic, he discusses the appropriate training that should be a part of educating political leaders. Since the time of the classic Greek philosophers, countless individuals have speculated about the principles of leadership. [+]

Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

 

In Plato's Republic, he discusses the appropriate training that should be a part of educating political leaders. Since the time of the classic Greek philosophers, countless individuals have speculated about the principles of leadership.   The search for effective leadership continues today as contemporary organizations become more complex. The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership starts with the premise that communication is the essence of effective leadership. The student trained in communication is uniquely qualified to provide innovative leadership within the global community.   This graduate program is designed for professionals who wish to build on their current career skills, advance to a new position or organization, or desire personal enrichment. The complexities of relationships and the competitive nature of business demand leaders with highly polished interpersonal and organizational skills. This degree provides the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to serve in corporate settings, the military, non-profit, government, politics, or other arenas.           ... [-]


Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Campus 8 weeks September 2016 USA Kansas City

The Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership degree is designed to prepare the student for certification for the principalship. It is offered in the eight-week format, classes meeting one evening per week, for 4 1/2 hours. [+]

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

 

The Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership degree is designed to allow certification for principalship in a 36 hour program. It is offered in the eight-week format, classes meeting one evening per week, for 4 1/2 hours. Full-time enrollment is one course per eight-week term. Full-time enrollment during the academic year and two courses for two summers allows completion in two calendar years. Students who are employed full-time are encouraged not to take a heavier load.

 

Admission Requirements

 

Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution.   The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide an acceptable GRE or GMAT score or meet other requirements per the program director's discretion. In some circumstances probationary status may be granted to those who do not meet minimum admission standards. Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission.   Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT.  Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:... [-]


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