International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

Introduction

Designed for professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and experience, programmes at IUGS are structured to meet the needs of qualified people seeking to complete their formal credentials. By combining English and American graduate education models, practicing professionals who have accumulated substantial post-baccalaureate coursework now have the opportunity to expeditiously earn their master’s or doctorate degrees and certifications through online or blended pathways. Many students have completed their required coursework, but have not completed their dissertation or thesis. Others have accumulated ample graduate credits, but have not taken the required courses to earn their degree. Still, others have taken the required courses, but have found these courses were not accepted for transfer. IUGS accepts for transfer all relevant post-baccalaureate courses earned at accredited institutions, including approved continuing education, licensing and certification coursework prior to or after admission. Since most candidates are mid-life professionals, they are acknowledged as peers and are respected for their career, personal, and scholastic accomplishments. The traditional professor-student relationship is replaced with academic and professional fellowship. A bonding among the candidates, as well as between the candidates and the professors, is developed and continues beyond graduation. The University was founded in 1979, is accredited, and has earned academic and professional recognition and approval from the public and private organizations. Every professor is a practicing professional who has earned at least one doctorate. Therefore, academic and practical knowledge is integrated into the IUGS learning experience.

Statement of Beliefs

  • A need exists for graduate degrees that are affordable, are individually paced, possess academic integrity and allow doctoral and master's candidates to continue to meet their other obligations.
  • All relevant post-graduate credits from accredited institutions should be accepted for transfer.
  • Most post-baccalaureate credits required for licensing and certification should be accepted for transfer.
  • Graduate students should have the right to take post-baccalaureate courses at various institutions that serve their professional and personal objectives.
  • Graduate students seeking degrees should be required to take, or to have previously taken, the traditional number of post-baccalaureate credits required by major universities.
  • Graduate students should be individually recognized and respected for their professional and academic accomplishments.
  • Students with professional maturity and relevant life experience are the best candidates to pursue graduate studies.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

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Doctorate in Addiction Studies

Campus Part time February 2019 Dominica Portsmouth

Addiction Studies [+]

ADDICTION STUDIES

There is a growing demand for further education and credentials in the area of addiction. You may have a professional and academic background similar to our current candidates. Are you a licensed addiction professional with a bachelor or master’s degree who has taken professional and continuing education courses or are you an addiction professional seeking bachelors and post-masters certification as well as an international certification? If you are, you may have completed all the needed coursework for your master’s or doctorate. An examination may be required to convert this coursework into graduate credit. The faculty is practicing professionals who possess at least one earned a doctorate and who are good communicators. Therefore, both theory and practice are integrated into the education that is required for your professional growth and recognition. Instructional Philosophy and Mission ... [-]

Doctorate in Behavioural Health & Psychoanalysis

Campus Part time February 2019 Dominica Portsmouth

The Faculty of Behavioural Health provides accredited, recognized and affordable doctoral degrees and master's degrees for behavioral health professionals who desire to expand their personal and professional development. [+]

The Faculty of Behavioural Health provides accredited, recognized and affordable doctoral degrees and master's degrees for behavioral health professionals who desire to expand their personal and professional development.

Our programmes offer candidates the opportunity to enhance their educational pursuits on a part or full-time basis by:

Exploring current trends, philosophies, practices, and methodologies; Promoting interaction with other mental health professionals and educators; Affording candidates the opportunity to formally focus on their specific area(s) of interest.

Candidates who have successfully completed our doctoral programme enjoy the recognition, as well as the acquired knowledge needed to meet their professional goals and better serve their clients, organizations, and communities.... [-]


Doctorate in Public Health Administration and Healthcare Administration

Campus Part time February 2019 Dominica Portsmouth

IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed their post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided with the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited post-baccalaureate institution or through independent study at IUGS. Coursework submitted for advanced standing transfer credit must be approved by the Dean. [+]

Instructional Philosophy and Mission

IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed their post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited post-baccalaureate institution or through independent study at IUGS.

Coursework submitted for advanced standing transfer credit must be approved by the Dean. The coursework must be relevant to the students’ academic and/or professional goals and be consistent with the degree that is to be earned.

The primary mission is to assist these students to complete a doctoral degree in their chosen area of study to improve and advance the fields of public health and healthcare.... [-]


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