Graduate Correspondence Studies for Prisoners
American Graduate University
733 N. Dodsworth Avenue
Covina, CA 91724
Phone: 626-966-4576 extension 1003
Founded in 1976, American Graduate University offers correspondence courses and degrees in the fields of acquisitions, business administration, contract management, project management, and supply management. They are not regionally accredited and charge $825 per course. They offer several graduate certificate and master’s degree programs.
American Graduate University does not offer courses at any other level other than graduate correspondence studies for prisoners, although other PrisonEducation.com profiled correspondence programs do.
American Graduate University
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission
Tuition: $975 per course
Payment Plan: Available by an automatic charge to credit or debit card. Three payments of $325 each due in 30-day installments with the first due at registration.
Textbooks: Included in tuition
Transfer: 6 credit hours for the master’s program
Time Limit: 5 months; free 30-day extension
Degrees: Certificate in Acquisition and Contracting; Certificate in Financial Management and Pricing; Certificate in Management; Certificate in Project/Program Management; Certificate in Supply Management (these certificates are not a degree, 6 classes); Master of Acquisition Management; Master of Business Administration (4 optional areas of concentration, 16 classes, 48 units); Master of Contract Management; Master of Leadership and Management; Master of Supply Chain Management (12 classes, 36 units subject-specific)
Course Categories: Acquisition and Contracting; General Management; Program/Project Management; Supply Chain Management, Leadership, and Management
Course Delivery: Paper/web hybrid (exams, application, lessons); paper-only available
Media Component: None
Catalog: 74-page catalog (2012-2013); additional information (2013)
Application Fee: $50
School’s Comments: American Graduate University, founded in 1976, offers a whole vehicle of education that operates outside the campus and classroom tradition. The university is uniquely qualified to offer courses and degree programs in the fields of acquisition management, contract management, project/program management, supply management, and business management. It has a well-defined and structured distance learning curriculum, an excellent faculty, an extensive proprietary collection of textbooks and course materials, and an ongoing dissemination research program. To apply a sponsor would be helpful who could print out the application form or apply online for an individual. Optionally, you could request an application form by mail. They do have several incarcerated individuals who are some of their best students.
School Comments: AGU provides flexible distance education graduate programs that are suitable for individuals without access to computers. Courses are self-paced and can be done entirely by mail. Students, however, must complete each course within five months. Since AGU has continuous enrollment, students can register at any time. Upon registration, the student is sent the textbook and study guide. The study guide includes all lesson exams. For students without computer access, scantron forms are provided as well as self-addressed envelopes. AGU’s Student Services Department facilitates contact between the instructor and student. For information on AGU’s programs please contact Marie Simey, American Graduate University, 733 N. Dodsworth Avenue, Covina, CA 91724.