In keeping with the global nature of the Asbury University mission, the University is a multi-site, multi-state, and multi-delivery institution. We are committed to serving the needs of all students, including our residential and geographically-dispersed students.
The purpose of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies is to provide a level of care to ensure personalized student learning within an innovative, educational environment.
The School of GPS strategically plans to be intentional, responsive, and adaptive to a changing clientele and environment. Since the School supports 21st century learning, the following goals both guide the work and determine the effectiveness of GPS:
Our core values are beliefs that the School of Graduate and Professional Studies holds dear. They serve as fundamental driving forces in our practice and service. Further, core values underscore the principles of how we perform our work, conduct ourselves, and resonate with and appeal to students and communities at large. For GPS, the following core values form the fabric of the school, shape its purpose, and guide the eServices and offerings:
Aligned with the President’s vision, "A Ready People for a Waiting World," GPS, a school of eLearning, collaboration, and virtual guides of support for the student learning experience in degree completion and graduate studies, offers this vision:
Today's Mentors Equipping Tomorrow's Innovators
Mandi has been a part of the Asbury team since January 2013 and works with website development, graphic design, and online programs support. She holds a Bachelors degree in Art Education with a minor in photography and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She loves working with GPS because she is able to use her creative talents to assist adult students with their transition back into higher education. She loves knowing that the tools she makes will assist students from their initial application all the way through to graduation.
Personalized Programs for Adults: Online, Distance and Campus-Based
Preparing individuals for today’s marketplace through a "Tradition of Excellence in Nontraditional Ways" guides Asbury University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS).
The Master of Social Work degree is for students with a bachelor’s degree in any area other than social work. The program is 60 semester hours. Advanced Standing is available to students who hold a BSW from a CSWE accredited program with a minimum 3.25 GPA. The Advanced Standing program is 39 semester hours.
The Online Education program is designed to provide busy, working adults with an opportunity to complete a master's degree in education. This program is designed for students pursuing Rank 1 status. Students who complete the Dual-Certification Program will also earn the Supervisor of Instruction P-12 certification. Principal Alternative Certification Route allows completion of the preparation program with concurrent employment in a school district.