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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.


Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees
Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees

ORANGE, CALIF. (May 15, 2018) — Argosy University has partnered with Best Buy to offer its employees more ways to advance their education.

All full- and part-time Best Buy employees, regardless of how many hours they work and including seasonal employees, can receive a 20 percent savings on the tuition rate when they attend one of the programs offered at Argosy University. The partnership tuition rate will apply to eligible students who are employees of Best Buy and who apply to, are accepted to, and attend one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Argosy University after January 1, 2018. Employees who are already enrolled at Argosy University are also eligible on classes moving forward. Additionally, Best Buy offers tuition assistance for employees who pursue higher education.

Argosy University (, with 26 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, nonprofit academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, behavioral sciences, business, computer animation, counseling, and education.

“Argosy University is committed to advancing the education and training of today’s workforce,” said Argosy University Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Baum. “We are pleased to partner with Best Buy to make advancing education for their employees more affordable.”

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Twin Cities Dental Hygiene Team Participates in Jamaican Mission
Twin Cities Dental Hygiene Team Participates in Jamaican Mission

A team from Argosy University, Twin Cities recently traveled to Jamaica to participate in the Tryall Fund Dental Mission in Hopewell. The group of 12 consisted of staff, students and grads of the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program and was the fifth dental mission that the school has undertaken.


The Argosy University group landed at Sangster International Airport then traveled to the Tryall Club where they were housed and hosted by Nanci Kraus, Mission Coordinator and Tryall Fund vice president. The entire team consisted of dental students and professionals from New York and from the University of West Indies Dental School, making a combined team of 18. 


They staffed two clinics—one at the Tryall Club and one at Hopewell Deliverance Christian Church in Hopewell, Jamaica.  Over five days, they treated 803 patients—over half of whom were children. The patients ranged in age from 2 to 77 years of age. 


“The dental mission was a humbling, yet rewarding experience,” said Jennifer Williams, a 2018 program graduate. “I personally feel as though it helped strengthen my skills professionally and allowed me to garner experience with a different population.”


Nanci Kraus explained that dental care can be difficult for Jamaicans to find—and often there aren’t enough dentist to serve a community.  "Each time I lead a dental mission, I am humbled and in awe of the love, caring and professionalism of all who are involved,” she said. “Each person who participates gains the understanding of what it means to become a humanitarian. In Jamaica there is an expression - One Love.  That week was One Love at its finest.”



Chicago Campus Hosts Entrepreneurial Women’s Panel
Chicago Campus Hosts Entrepreneurial Women’s Panel

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Graduate School of Business and Management at Argosy University, Chicago held an Entrepreneurial Women’s panel. Participants were Argosy University graduates who shared their entrepreneurial endeavors, achievements and advice with included students, faculty and guests. 


Panelists included:

·       Dr. Debra Gavin-Ware, a faculty member with several small businesses and an upcoming book.

·       Dr. Cecelia Brantley, a faculty member and owner of Body Parts Fitness.

·       Dr. Mila Kachovska, a global entrepreneur and professional focused on creating long-term sustainability for people and organizations. 


The panel discussion wrapped up with a Q&A session that included a request to create a Student Entrepreneurs Club.


Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute
Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute

Argosy University, Sarasota recently held its first Trauma Institute. The event was streamed on Facebook Live, allowing it to be viewed by counseling professionals from around the world. 


The Trauma Institute was developed by Argosy University, Sarasota instructor Dr. Debra Leggett, who presented on the effects of Toxic Stress on children. Dr. Leggett is a traumatologist and certified expert trauma professional.  In addition to teaching at Argosy University, she provides training for the International Trauma Training Institute.


Fellow instructor Dr. Bev. Mustaine presented on crisis counseling principles and stages. She’s a certified bereavement specialist and has a small private practice in grief and loss counseling. Dr. Mustaine is also a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team.


The keynote address was presented by Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI). Dr. Dubi is an expert on the training needs of mental health professionals. His presentation was called Rewiring the Brain to Treat Trauma and addressed the need of 21st century therapists to understand the importance of the relationship between the brain and psychotherapy.