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:
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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). As a distinguished, faith-based university, we offer an educational experience of “academic excellence and spiritual vitality” that puts you, the student, first.
If you are looking for accelerated bachelor level degree completion offerings or graduate studies, Asbury's School of Graduate and Professional Studies provides affordable and accessible programs for busy adults. With qualified and expert faculty, we offer engaging online, blended, and residential programs.
As a School of Graduate and Professional Studies, we are committed to providing student-centered care in admissions and advising, and to responding to your needs throughout your program experience. We invite you to explore our School of Graduate and Professional Studies program offerings, which are personalized to working professionals and designed to helped you achieve your academic and career dreams.
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.
The Online Education program is designed to provide busy, working adults with an opportunity to complete a master's degree in education. The Additional Certification with the master's degree is for students who already hold a teaching license. They may complete the program for additional certification. The Optional Rank 1 Program is for students pursuing Rank 1 status or 31 hours of a planned program above the master's degree.