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At Argosy University, we’re proud to support one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. As a student, you’ll enjoy a collegial, supportive academic environment that emphasizes teaching and practical training across the areas of education, business, health sciences and psychology. Each of our programs is 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.

Statement of Mission

At Argosy University, our passion is teaching and learning. We develop professional competence, provide opportunity for personal growth, and foster interpersonal effectiveness. Students succeed because our university community engages and supports them.


Argosy University is a university community dedicated to delivering high quality professional education programs to working professionals. The university serves these individuals by offering doctoral, masters, post-graduate certificate and undergraduate programs in professional and career fields as well as continuing education and professional development services. Argosy University dedicates itself to offering its programs and services in ways that are accessible and responsive to the needs of its students. By focusing on the development of key educational and professional competencies, the university is able to serve effectively its student body and the needs of the professions served by its programs. The Argosy University community therefore embraces the following institutional beliefs and values:

  • We Believe in Quality
  • We believe that the programs of Argosy University must be offered at the highest levels of rigor, professionalism and ethical standards. This focus on quality will reward graduates for their investment of time, talent and resources by preparing them for professional advancement.

  • We Believe in Access
  • We believe that students should have access to the programs and services of Argosy University in modes of delivery most compatible with their life and work commitments as well as their educational needs and Argosy University’s commitment to quality.

  • We Believe in Diversity
  • We believe that Argosy University has a responsibility to reach out to diverse groups of learners who need and want the professional educational programs and services we offer. We believe that diversity of faculty and staff and their background and experience enriches the educational process for all students. We believe that every program must prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge to effectively support the diverse needs of the populations they will serve. This diversity will ultimately strengthen the professions they enter and improve the services they provide to their clients and customers.

  • We Believe in Student Focus
  • We believe in a responsive learning-centered process that enables each student to realize his or her own potential. We believe in offering an environment that emphasizes care, concern and mutual respect for the students as both individuals and as professionals.

  • We Believe in Practicality
  • We believe in education that integrates practical learning experiences and outcomes that reflect the skills and competencies of the professions Argosy University serves; those required by the employers of Argosy University’s graduates. We believe our faculty must contribute professional expertise as well as scholarship to the learning process.

  • We Believe in Respect
  • We believe that people, students, faculty, staff, and those in the communities we serve deserve to be treated in a manner that reflects mutual respect and a high regard for the other person. We believe that all should be treated with a personal caring attitude that reflects respect and positive regard.


American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California Celebrates Dr. Marc Lubin
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California Celebrates Dr. Marc Lubin
The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California recently held a luncheon in honor of Dr. Marc Lubin. Lubin, who had dedicated 40 years of service to the university, retired from his full-time position last year.

Marc Lubin, PhD is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California (ASPP, Southern California).
Dr. Lubin received his PhD from the Committee on Human Development in Clinical Psychology at the University of Chicago in 1968. He went on to complete his initial postdoctoral fellowship in Chicago at Michael Reese Hospital in 1969, and then completed an advanced postdoctoral fellowship and then a staff member position at the Austen Riggs Center in Massachusetts.

During that time he was able to attend small seminars with Erik Erikson and other senior psychoanalysts as part of his training and ongoing staff role. He then returned to Chicago in 1973 to become a teacher-psychologist at the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago and worked with severely disturbed children as a classroom teacher.

At that time, his focus was on both teaching emotionally disturbed children and observing the positive impact of milieu therapy on the patients at the School, which had been founded by Bruno Bettelheim. Shortly before leaving the Orthogenic School in 1977, he began teaching at the first pre-Argosy University program that began in 1976, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, as well as privately consulting to teachers and therapists. He also started and has maintained a private clinical practice since 1978. After serving as Faculty Chair, Dean of Faculty, and Campus Dean at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago in his 25 years at that institution, he joined the new ASPP, Southern California initially as Dean of Psychology and Psy.D. Program Chair in 2002. He resigned from his administrative posts in 2006 to become a full time core faculty member.

Over his over 40 years of clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Lubin has maintained a strong interest in both psychotherapy and in the teaching of psychotherapy to doctoral students.

San Francisco Bay Area’s Sarah Rush Featured in Newsweek Regarding Black History Month
San Francisco Bay Area’s Sarah Rush Featured in Newsweek Regarding Black History Month

Sarah O’Neal Rush, M.A. adjunct professor, College of Arts and Sciences at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area is a sought-after expert on the topic of empowering underserved urban youth and young adults to help them become strong, active members of their local communities. Rush, a mental health professional, is the great-grandchild of educator and activist Booker T. Washington.

Rush was recently featured in Newsweek magazine regarding Black History Month.
Professor Rush has written several books including her most autobiography, Rising Up From The Blood: A Legacy Reclaimed, which chronicles her family lineage. In the Newsweek article, she provided several recommended books to read in celebration of Black History Month.
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Northern Virginia’s Dr. Nahid Aziz Awarded 2016 NCSPP Diversity Award
Northern Virginia’s Dr. Nahid Aziz Awarded 2016 NCSPP Diversity Award
Dr. Nahid Aziz associate professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently awarded the 2016 NCSPP (National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology) Diversity Award. Dr. Aziz received the award at the NCSPP 2017 mid-winter conference in Long Beach, California.

The award recognizes faculty, staff, programs, or groups who have demonstrated, through significant contributions, outstanding commitment to research, development, advancement, and advocacy relevant to ethnic and racial diversity in the profession. 

Dr. Aziz is committed working on issues relevant to ethnic and racial diversity. She made many academic and research contributions, and her work has been both community-based and globally-based. She’s invested in the mentorship, training, and development of students and professionals from marginalized populations. And she’s dedicated to providing culturally-competent services to underserved populations.

Argosy University, Northern Virginia Faculty Member Named ACA President-Elect
Argosy University, Northern Virginia Faculty Member Named ACA President-Elect

Simone Lambert, PhD, associate professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Northern Virginia, has been elected to serve as the 67th president of the American Counseling Association. She will serve as president-elect for the term beginning July 1, 2017 and as president beginning July 1, 2018.

Dr. Lambert is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades. Dr. Lambert's research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, sensory processing disorder, and issues related to children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Lambert was the recipient of the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC) Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award. She is a past-president of IAAOC, a division of the American Counseling Association. Her current professional leadership includes serving as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Additionally, she has served as the editor of ACAeNews.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.