2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation/Memberships


 

Accreditation

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604 (800-621-7440).

All graduate and undergraduate programs housed under the College of Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213 (913-339-9356). The B.S. in Economics degree is not considered to be a business program and is not accredited by ACBSP. The Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics was recently added to the curriculum and is not currently accredited by ACBSP. 

The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO, 65102 (573-751-3469) has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education and other school professional programs.

The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0656. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing – both the RN-to-BSN completion program and the pre-licensure program – is pursuing initial accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Accreditation documents are available for review upon request in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Park University - 8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 5, Parkville, MO 64152-3795

Higher Education Agency Information and Authorizations

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Arizona
Park is authorized to operate by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.
Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Keith Blanchard
Deputy Director/Investigator
740 W. Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-5769
Keith.blanchard@azppse.gov
https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

The Arizona State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Arizona. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://dvs.az.gov/services/education.

California
Park is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at the address below.

Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s).  However, a student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website, www.bppe.ca.gov. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
PO Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone: (888) 370-7589 or (916) 431-6959
Fax: (916) 263-1897
www.bppe.ca.gov
https://www.bppe.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml
http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

The California State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for California. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.calvet.ca.gov/csaave.

Kansas
Park is authorized to operate by the Kansas Board of Regents. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.
Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the Kansas Board of Regents. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please see:

https://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process
OR
Private/Out-of-State Postsecondary Education
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 520
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 430-4240

The Kansas State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Kansas. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://www.kcva.ks.gov/.

Missouri
Park is exempt from reporting to the Missouri Department of Higher Education (“MDHE”) as a private, not-for-profit institution. Regardless, Park does report the MDHE as a good-faith showing of its compliance with relevant laws and regulations. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the
institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.
Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the MDHE complaint information. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
573-751-2361
https://dhe.mo.gov/contactus.php

The Missouri State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Missouri. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/veterans-education.

Ohio
Park holds Certificate of Authorization by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.
Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the Ohio Board of Regents. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Matt Exline
25 S Front St.,
Columbus, OH 43215
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
614-728-3095
https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

The Ohio State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Ohio. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/state-approving-agency.html.

Texas
Park is authorized to operate by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This agency may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization does not carry with it an endorsement of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the agency at the information below.
Regarding complaints against Park, for all students, it is highly recommended that you attempt to resolve your grievance at the institutional level using the processes defined on Park’s website and catalog(s). However, students may appeal to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. By doing so, the student under no circumstances will suffer any adverse actions by Park University. Additionally, staff will provide information regarding powers, duties, responsibilities and credentials at Park University upon request. Please contact:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711-2788
Studentcomplaints@thecb.state.tx.us
512-427-6101
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=989FE9A0-2213-11E8-BC500050560100A9

The Texas State Approving Agency (SAA) is the approving authority of education and training programs for Texas. Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office at http://www.tvc.texas.gov/tvc/education-home.aspx.

Memberships

Park University is an institutional member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Kansas City Professional Development Council, the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Missouri College Relations Committee, the Missouri College Fund, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National College and University Business Officers, and the National Association of International Educators.

The Hauptmann School of Public Affairs is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. The membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management. In addition, the MPA program is a partner with the American Society for Public Administration. The Hauptmann School is also a member of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), an international association of organizations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management through education and training of public administrators and managers.

Park Distance Learning is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, the Servicemembers Opportunity College Associate Degree, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Navy-2, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Navy-4, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Marine-2, the Servicemembers Opportunity College-Marine-4, the Servicemembers Opportunity College Education Program, the National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services and the National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators.