2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
    Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

General Information



Mission and Post University History and Overview

Mission Statement

At Post University, we believe that personalized guidance, unwavering motivation, robust support, and a student-centered education are the catalysts that allow students to achieve their individual academic and career goals.  We shape workforce ready, socially responsible leaders through learning experiences offered in and out of the classroom designed to promote the exchange of knowledge, expand thinking, and refine practical and professional skills.       

Post University History and Overview

Post University is an independent, for-profit university located in Waterbury, CT.  Post University prides itself on its continuous history of offering quality educational programs since its founding in 1890. The 58-acre campus in Waterbury, Connecticut, consists of 273,400 square feet of facilities, including fourteen buildings, four of which house nineteen instructional classrooms. The campus and surrounding community offer students a scenic, friendly, and innovative learning environment. The central location of the campus provides easy access to many of the major cultural centers in the northeast. The campus is 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Amtrak and Bradley International Airport are near the campus and offer quick and convenient transportation options.

In 2018, Post University leased and renovated the 53,000-square-foot historic Howland Hughes building in downtown Waterbury. With space for future growth, this facility is home for associates who work in academic advising and financial aid for our online student services division. The building is a mix of the latest technology that blends contemporary functionality while preserving the heritage of an iconic building.

In March 2021, Post University established the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences by acquiring American Sentinel University and a related entity, Sentinel U®, which licenses highly innovative simulated healthcare learning experiences to other colleges, universities, and healthcare institutions.  This merger brought together two universities with a strong online presence while expanding Post University's programs dedicated to nursing and health sciences through the doctoral level.  American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences proudly joins with The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, School of Arts and Sciences, and John P. Burke School of Public Services and Education in continuing Post University's tradition of serving the community by providing quality educational services.  Within these schools and college at Post University are additional educational opportunities in professional development and continuing education.  These continuing education and professional development courses and programming are offered through the discipline-specific subject areas within each school or college.  For example, the Police Recertification Program, an online training program for police officers, is offered in the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education.

Students can attend classes on the Main Campus or online via the Accelerated Degree Program. Students attending the Main Campus can live in one of six residence halls. The residence halls provide housing for up to 430 students. The newest residence hall, Okinaga Hall, can accommodate up to 146 resident students and has student suites with four single bedrooms. Post University encourages all students to participate in social and community activities.

Specialized facilities include two science laboratories, two art classrooms, one photography classroom, a computer laboratory, a computer classroom, the Center for Academic Success, the Rose Traurig Library, the Drubner Athletic and Fitness Center, and the Leever Student Center. Office space is available for administrators, faculty, academic support staff, student government and activities, career services, security, and health services. All buildings connect to Post University's local area access network via the latest wireless technology.

The Drubner Athletic and Fitness Center is a two-story building featuring a gymnasium for basketball and volleyball and a universal equipment room/cardiovascular fitness center with various contemporary equipment. The facility has two outdoor tennis courts, an indoor batting cage, indoor golf driving and ice hockey shooting area, and athletic training rooms. The athletic staff has offices on both floors of the Drubner Center.

Post University is proud of its vibrant and diverse athletic programs.  These programs consist of 24 varsity sports, 22 of which are NCAA-sponsored. In addition, Esports teams compete as members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and Cheerleading has been added as a club sport.  Post University's football program was recently elevated to a Division II independent program and will compete as a member of the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) beginning in Fall 2024.

All teams currently compete for conference championships within the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) except for women's ice hockey, which competes in the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA), men's ice hockey, which competes in the NE10, and men's and women's indoor track and field which compete in the East Coast Conference (ECC).  Winning a conference championship in the CACC, ECC, and NEWHA results in a trip to the NCAA Tournament. 

Post University prides itself on its innovative programming in certificate and associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Diverse program offerings in business, human services, nursing and health sciences education, and other areas of study provide students with various educational opportunities. The curriculum design provides a career-focused, real-world learning experience and challenges students to learn about themselves and reach their highest potential. The structure of the courses focuses on hands-on learning and providing opportunities for students to get to know and bond with their instructors and classmates. As a result of its diverse programming, Post University attracts students from various ethnic backgrounds, cultures, geographic locations, and socio-economic levels. Considering our global economy, this diversity enriches the learning experience and prepares graduates to interact in the global economy and working environments they will encounter throughout their careers.

The design of the Accelerated Degree Program focuses on the needs of the adult learner. Adult learners benefit from the convenience online classes provide, enabling them to achieve their educational goals while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. Additionally, resident, non-resident, and online students enjoy various student services designed to assist them should they encounter challenges at any point during their education. Tutoring services, academic advisement, personal advisement, financial advisement, and career services are available to students.

At Post University, we provide students with personalized attention throughout their enrollment.  From academic programs to recreational activities and student support services, everyone at Post University is committed to the success of its students.  We partner with our students to provide the support they need as they work to achieve their academic and career goals.  We show them how Post Makes It Personal®.

Post University offers online Accelerated Degree Programs and evening and weekend program courses at its Waterbury, Connecticut campus.

Waterbury (Main Campus)
800 Country Club Road
P.O. Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06708

University Holidays

The following holidays are observed at Post University:

New Year's Day Martin Luther King Day President's Day
Memorial Day Junteenth Independence Day
Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Friday After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year's Eve

Main Campus Academic Calendar

The academic calendar as posted is official. While Post University makes efforts to minimize date changes, revisions and updates may be necessary; dates are subject to change without advance notice. When changes are made, the catalog and website will be updated accordingly. 

Main Campus 2023 Fall Semester

Main Campus

2023-24 Academic Year

Fall Semester

August

23 Wednesday

New International Students Arrive

24-25 Thursday-Friday 

New International Students Orientation

26 Saturday

Residence Halls Open for New Students, 8:30 a.m.

New Student Orientation Begins

27 Sunday

Residence Halls Open for Returning Students, Noon

28 Monday

Fall Semester Classes Begin and Term 2 Begins

September

01 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from the University without being charged

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 2 Course without a "W"

04 Monday

Labor Day, University Closed, No Main Campus Classes

07 Thursday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Fall Main Campus Course Without a "W"

29 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 2 Course with a "W"

October

09 Monday

Indigenous Peoples Day, University Open, No Main Campus Classes

22 Sunday

Term 2 Ends

23 Monday

Term 3 Begins 

27 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 3 Class

November

03 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Main Campus Course with a "W"

15 Wednesday

Application Date for Fall Semester Graduation

21 Tuesday

Residence Halls Close at 7:00 p.m.

22 Wednesday

No Main Campus Classes

23-24 Thursday-Friday

Thanksgiving Vacation, University Closed, No Main Campus Classes

26 Sunday

Residence Halls Reopen at Noon

27 Monday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 3 course with a "W"

December

8 Friday

Last Day of Classes for Main Campus

09-10 Saturday-Sunday

Reading Days

11-15 Monday-Friday

Final Examinations Main Campus

16 Saturday

Residence Halls Close at 7 p.m.

17 Sunday

Term 3 Ends.

Main Campus 2024 Spring Semester

Main Campus 2023-24

Academic Year

Spring Semester

January

8 Monday

Term 4 Classes Begin

11 Thursday

New International Student Arrival

12 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 4 Class without a "W"

International Student Orientation

13 Saturday

Residence Halls Open for New Students at 8:30 a.m., New Student Orientation Begins

14 Sunday

Residence Halls Open at 1 p.m. for Returning Students

15 Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, University Closed, No Main Campus Classes

16 Tuesday

Spring Semester Begins

19 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from Main Campus without being charged

25 Thursday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Spring Main Campus Course without a "W"

February

16 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 4 course with a "W"

19 Monday

President's Day, University Closed, No Main Campus Classes

March

3 Sunday

Term 4 Ends

4 Monday

Term 5 Begins

Fall 2024 Registration Begins

08 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 5 Course without a "W"

Residence Halls Close at 7 p.m.

11 Monday-15 Friday

Spring Break, No Main Campus Undergraduate Classes

17 Sunday

Residence Halls Reopen at Noon

22 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from Main Campus Course with a "W"

29 Friday

Good Friday, University Open, No Main Campus Classes

April

5 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 5 Course with a "W"

08 Monday

Application Date for Spring Semester Graduation

28 Sunday

Term 5 Ends

29 Monday

Term 6 Begins

May

03 Friday

Last Day of Main Campus Classes

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 6 Course without a "W"

04 Saturday - 05 Sunday

Reading Days

06 Monday - 10 Friday

Final Examinations for Main Campus

11 Saturday

Commencement Ceremonies

27 Monday

Memorial Day/University Closed

ADP Academic Calendar

ADP Fall 2023 Terms (July 2023 to December 2023)

8-week Term Schedule for

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business

John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education

School of Arts and Sciences

2023-24 Academic Year

2023

Term 1 2023

June

26 Monday

Term 1 Begins

30 Friday Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 1 Course without a "W"

July

04 Tuesday

Fourth of July, University Closed, No Main Campus Classes

28 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 1 Course with a "W"

August

20 Sunday

Term 1 Ends

Term 2 2023

August

28 Monday

Term 2 Begins

September

 

01 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 2 Course without a "W"

04 Monday

Labor Day, University Closed

18 Monday

Application Date for Term 2 Graduation

29 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 2 with a "W"

October

 

22 Sunday

Term 2 Ends

Term 3 2023

October

23 Monday

Term 3 Begins

27 Friday

Last Day to Drop/Add a Term 3 Course Without a "W"

November

13 Monday

Application Date for Term 3 Graduation

23-24 Thursday-Friday

Thanksgiving Vacation, University Closed

27 Monday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 3 Course with a "W"

December

17 Sunday

Term 3 Ends

ADP Spring 2024 Terms (January 2024 to June 2024)

8-week Term Schedule for

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business

John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education

School of Arts and Sciences

2023-24 Academic Year

2024

Term 4 2024

January

08 Monday

Term 4 Begins

12 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 4 Course Without a "W"

15 Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, University Closed

February

09 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 4 Course with a "W"

18 Sunday

Application Date for Term 4 Graduation

19 Monday

President's Day, University Closed

March

03 Sunday

Term 4 Ends

Term 5 2024

March

04 Monday

Term 5 Begins

08 Friday

Last Day to Drop/Add a Term 5 Course Without a "W"

29 Friday

Good Friday, University Open

April

05 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 5 Course with a "W"

08 Monday

Application Date for Term 5 Graduation

28 Sunday

Term 5 Ends

Term 6 2024

April

29 Monday

Term 6 Begins

May

 

03 Friday

Last Day to Add/Drop a Term 6 Course without a "W"

11 Saturday

Commencement Ceremonies

27 Monday

Memorial Day, University Closed

31 Friday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Term 6 Course with a "W"

June

09 Sunday

Application Date for Term 6 Graduation

19 Wednesday Juneteenth Holiday, University Closed - pending confirmation

23 Sunday

Term 6 Ends

American Sentinel College of Nursing Academic Calendar

American Sentinel College 2023 Term and SIMPath Schedule (July to December 2023)

8-Week Term and SIMPath Semester Schedule for

American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2023-24 Academic Year

2023

July 2023

09 Sunday

March SIMPath Semester Ends

May Term Ends

Last Day to Add an April SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from an April SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

17 Monday

July Term and July SIMPath Semester Starts

21 Friday

Last Day to Add a July Term Course

24 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a July Term/SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

30 Sunday Last Day to Withdraw from a June Term Course with a "W"

31 Monday

Registration Deadline for August Term & August SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

August 2023

06 Sunday

April SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a May SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a May SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

13 Sunday

June Term Ends

21 Monday

August Term and August SIMPath Semester Starts

25 Friday

Last Day to Add an August Term Course

27 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a July Term Course with a "W"

28 Monday

Last Day to Drop from an August Term & August SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

31 Thursday

Registration Deadline for September Term & September SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

September 2023

03 Sunday

May SIMPath Semester Ends

04 Monday Labor Day, University Closed

10 Sunday

Last Day to Add a June SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a June SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

July Term Ends

18 Monday

September Term and September SIMPath Semester Starts

22 Friday

Last Day to Add a September Term Course

24 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from an August Term Course with a "W"

25 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a September Term & a SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

29 Friday

Registration Deadline for the October Term & October SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

October 2023

08 Sunday

June SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a July SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a July SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

15 Sunday August Term Ends

16 Monday

October Term & October SIMPath Semester Starts

20 Friday

Last Day to Add an October Term Course

23 Monday

Last Day to Drop from an October Term & October SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

29 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a September Term Course with a "W"

 

31 Tuesday

Registration Deadline for the November Term & November SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

November 2023

05 Sunday

July SIMPath Semester Ends

12 Sunday

September Term Ends

Last Day to Add an August SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from an August SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

20 Monday

November Term & November SIMPath Semester Starts

23-24 Thursday - Friday

Thanksgiving Recess, University Closed

24 Friday

Last Day to Add a November Term Course

26 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from an October Term Course with a "W"

27 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a November Term & November SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

30 Thursday

Registration Deadline for the December Term & December SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

December 2023

10 Sunday

August SIMPath Semester Ends

October Term Ends

Last Day to Add a September SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a September SIMPath Semester Course with a "W" 

18 Monday

December Term & December SIMPath Semester Starts

22 Friday

Last Day to Add a December Term Course

Christmas Eve Recess Observed, University Closed

25 Monday

Christmas Day Observed, University Closed

Last Day to Unregister from a December Term/SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

29 Friday

Registration Deadline for the January Term & January SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

New Year's Eve Observed, University Closed

31 Sunday Last Day to Withdraw from a November Term Course with a "W"

American Sentinel College 2024 Term and SIMPath Schedule (January to June 2024)

8-Week Term and SIMPath Semester Schedule for

American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2023-24 Academic Year

2024

January 2024

01 Monday

New Year's Day Observed, University Closed

07 Sunday

September SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add an October SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from an October SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

14 Sunday

November Term Ends

15 Monday

January Term & January SIMPath Semester Starts

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, University Closed

19 Friday

Last Day to Add a January Term Course

22 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a January Term & January SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

28 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a December Term Course with a "W"

31 Wednesday

Registration Deadline for the February Term & February SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

February 2024

04 Sunday

October SIMPath Semester Ends

11 Sunday

Last Day to Add a November SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a November SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

December Term Ends

19 Monday

Presidents' Day, University Closed

February Term & Februrary SIMPath Semester Starts

23 Friday

Last Day to Add a February Term Course

25 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a January Term Course with a "W"

26 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a February Term & February SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

29 Thursday

Registration Deadline for the March Term & March SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

March 2024

10 Sunday

November SIMPath Semester Ends

January Term Ends

Last Day to Add a December SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a December SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

18 Monday

March Term & March SIMPath Semester Starts

22 Friday

Last Day to Add a March Term Course

25 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a March Term & March SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

29 Friday

Registration Deadline for the April Term & April SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

31 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from February Term Course with a "W"

Commencement Eligibility Deadline

April 2024

07 Sunday

December SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a January SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a January SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

14 Sunday

February Term Ends

15 Monday

April Term & April SIMPath Semester Starts

19 Friday

Last Day to Add an April Term Course

22 Monday

Last Day to Drop from an April Term & April SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

28 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a March Term Course with a "W"

30 Tuesday

Registration Deadline for the May Term & May SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

May 2024

05 Sunday

January SIMPath Semester Ends

11 Saturday

Commencement Ceremonies

12 Sunday

Last Day to Add a February SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a February SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

March Term Ends

20 Monday

May Term and SIMPath Semester Starts

24 Friday

Last Day to Add a May Term Course

26 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from an April Term Course with a "W"

27 Monday

Memorial Day, University Closed

Last Day to Drop from a May Term & May SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

31 Friday

Registration Deadline for the June Term & June SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

June 2024

09 Sunday

February SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a March SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a March SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

April Term Ends

17 Monday

June Term & June SIMPath Semester Starts

19 Wednesday

Juneteenth, University Closed

21 Friday

Last Day to Add a June Term Course

24 Monday

Last Day to Drop from a June Term & June SIMPath Semester Course without a "W"

28 Friday

Registration Deadline for the July Term & July SIMPath Semester with no Late Registration Fee

30 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a May Term Course with a "W"

July 2024

07 Sunday

March SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add an April SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from an April SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

14 Sunday May Term Ends

28 Sunday

Last Day to Withdraw from a June Term Course with a "W"

August 2024

04 Sunday

April SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a May SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a May SIMPath Semester course with a "W"

11 Sunday

June Term Ends

September 2024

08 Sunday

May SIMPath Semester Ends

Last Day to Add a June SIMPath Semester Course

Last Day to Withdraw from a June SIMPath Semester Course with a "W"

October 2024

06 Sunday

June SIMPath Semester Ends

State Licensure and Accreditation  

The state of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education licenses Post University. The purpose of licensure is to ensure that an institution and its academic programs (traditional classroom and online) comply with the quality standards required to operate in the state. The regulations and standards used by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education can be found at www.ctohe.org. In addition to licensure, the state of Connecticut also ensures through its accreditation process that Post University continues to meet the quality standards established by the state. Accreditation by the state of Connecticut carries with it authorization to award specified degrees.  The Connecticut Office of Higher Education licensure information can be found at: http://www.ctohe.org/HEWeb/CollegesList.asp

Regional Accreditation  

The New England Commission of Higher Education (formally the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) accredits Post University.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Commission of Higher Education indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

New England Commission of Higher Education
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210

Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 425 7785
E-Mail: [email protected]

The New England Commission of Higher Education membership page is located at https://www.neche.org/institutions/connecticut-institutions/.

Programmatic Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs    

The following degree programs taught within The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business hold programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Since its founding in 1988, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is the only business program accrediting agency that offers programmatic accreditation for associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence for the business programs it programmatically accredits. For more information, visit www.acbsp.org. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs membership page is located at https://www.acbsp.org/page/our_members.

Degree Level Program
Associate of Science Accounting
  Management
  Marketing
Bachelor of Science Accounting
  Business Administration
  Finance
  Management
  Marketing
  Sport Management
Master of Science Accounting
Master Business Administration

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program with four specializations within the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN): 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

National Association for the Education of Young Children Programmatic Accreditation 

The Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program within the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education holds accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term for the Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program runs from March 2019 through March 2026.

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program within the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education holds accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term for the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program runs from March 2019 through March 2026.

The names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license Post University and its programs may be accessed at https://post.edu/about/accreditation-and-recognition. This site lists licensure and institutional information as well as other programs that hold accreditation. If you are unable to locate the information you need from the links above regarding accreditation, approval, or licensing for specific programs, you may contact the appropriate department listed in the Post University Directory. For information about the procedure for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing for Post University, and accreditation in general, you may address inquiries to the Chief Regulatory Officer and General Counsel at [email protected]

State Approvals

State Authorization Regarding Online and Distance Education

The following information explains Post University's status regarding offering online education to students outside of Connecticut.  Students located in any state may enroll in all online programming offered by Post University. 

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Post University is an institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a participating institution, it adheres to a common set of standards for offering postsecondary distance education among member states, districts, and territories. The Agreement establishes comparable national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Post University continues to monitor developments in the relevant laws in each state. If authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, Post University will take the necessary steps to gain approval.

NC-SARA Member States, Districts, and Territories

The chart below lists all current participating SARA states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Alabama District of Columbia
Alaska Nevada
Arizona New Hampshire
Arkansas New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
Florida North Dakota
Georgia Ohio
Hawaii Oklahoma
Idaho Oregon
Illinois Pennsylvania
Indiana Rhode Island
Iowa South Carolina
Kansas South Dakota
Kentucky Tennessee
Louisiana Texas
Maine Utah
Maryland Vermont
Massachusetts Virginia
Michigan Washington
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming
Montana Puerto Rico
Nebraska U.S. Virgin Islands

Information on SARA states is available at http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions.

Out-of-State Educational/Field Experience

Courses and programs incorporating a "supervised field experience" are covered by SARA provisions.  SARA defines a "supervised field experience" as a learning experience under the oversight of a supervisor, mentor, faculty member or other qualified professional, located in the host state, who has a direct or indirect reporting responsibility to the institution where the student enrolled.  Examples are internships, practica, or field experiences.  

State Boards of Nursing may require additional notifications and requirements related to field and clinical experiences. Students will work with the clinical coordinator and compliance officer within American Sentinel School of Nursing and Health Sciences to ensure all requirements are met.

California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education

Post University is authorized to provide its educational programs in California through the California Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). Our current authorization is approved through April 28, 2024.

Additional California Disclosures

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.  You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 North Market, Suite 255, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law. However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

California Student Complaint Process for Online Students

If you are enrolled as an online student living in California, which is not a member SARA  and you have a complaint that cannot be resolved through Post University's internal complaint process, you may file a complaint with the California Department of Consumer Affairs (CADCA). On behalf of California student residents, CADCA will evaluate complaints, identify the appropriate accrediting agency or governmental entity to handle the complaint, and request a response from the entity regarding the final disposition of the complaint. The address and contact information for CADCA are below:

California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Center
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (833) 942-1120
Email: [email protected]

File a complaint with CDCA

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 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, Website Address: https://www.bppe.ca.gov/, Telephone and Fax Numbers:  (888) 370-7589 toll free or (916) 574-8900 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

International Students

International students are advised to understand and be apprised of the rules, regulations, and requirements related to online distance education programs in their country of residence.  Students are advised to understand if their countries will recognize the online certificates or degrees and if it they will meet any licensure or certification requirements.  International students are encouraged to contact their admissions representative if they have any questions. 

Registering a Complaint with a State
To register a complaint in a student's state of residency, please visit our State-By-State Complaint Process site.

Professional Credentialing Disclosure Statement

The United States Department of Education (DOE) and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) require institutions to disclose to students, for programs specifically designed for certification or licensure, all requirements they must meet to attain the credential.  This requirement applies to both online and in-person programs.  Requirements for credentialing in fields such as accounting, education, and counseling vary from state to state. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.  Students relocating during their educational program must notify Post University about their move. Students with criminal backgrounds are strongly advised to check with their home states for additional information. 

Associate of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting, Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate), Certificate in Forensic Accounting

The Associate of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting degrees are not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the programs may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. The programs are also not designed to fulfill Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requirements, although the programs may be used to partially fulfill these requirements (the other requirements can be found on the Institute of Management Accountants website: https://www.imanet.org/).

The Master of Science in Accounting, with the CPA Track, and Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) programs are designed to prepare students to sit for the Uniform Public Certified Accountant Exam.

The Certificate in Forensic Accounting is designed to prepare students for the Certified Fraud Examiner examination. There are other requirements to earning this credential; learn about them on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners website: https://www.acfe.com/become-cfe-qualifications.aspx

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.  

The table at the following link shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Certified Public Accountant Disclosure by State Link:  https://post.edu/docs/cpa-disclosure-by-state/

Specific Program Disclaimers

All other programs the University offers are not designed to prepare students for licensure or certification.  Students are responsible for contacting the appropriate credentialing agencies in their home states before enrolling in any degree or certificate programs they intend to use for obtaining professional credentialing, to determine whether the programs will meet their home states credentialing requirements.   Other than the accounting programs that are designated above, Post does not confirm whether any other programs meet the requirements for professional licensure inside or outside of Connecticut.  

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or an early childhood certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html. Learn about early childhood education credentials through the Council for Professional Recognition: https://www.cdacouncil.org/en/about/learn-about-the-cda/.    

Bachelor of Science in Child Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or an early childhood certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html. Learn about early childhood education credentials through the Council for Professional Recognition: https://www.cdacouncil.org/en/about/learn-about-the-cda/

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Students will need to fulfill additional specific requirements to become credentialed counselors. While the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The tables at the following links show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services

Graduates may work in a wide variety of settings, including non-profits, state agencies, corrections, halfway houses, child and family service centers, and geriatric facilities. Students will need to fulfill additional specific requirements to become credentialed counselors. While the Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice. 

The tables at the following links show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Professional Counseling Certificate

Students may complete this certificate for personal or professional edification or may work towards completing requirements for a clinical mental health counseling license. While the Professional Counseling Certificate is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The tables at the following links show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate                                                      

Students may complete this certificate for personal or professional edification or may work towards completing requirements for an alcohol and drug counseling credential. While the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The tables at the following links show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/, specifically: Police and DetectivesCorrectional Officers and Bailiffs, and Emergency Management Directors.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/, specifically: Police and DetectivesCorrectional Officers and Bailiffs, and Emergency Management Directors.

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a police officer certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about law enforcement and public safety careers through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/, specifically: Police and DetectivesCorrectional Officers and Bailiffs, and Emergency Management Directors.

Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership
The Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or TESOL certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.

Master of Education

The Master of Education degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or TESOL certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.  

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education AdministrationThe Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.

Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher's license or TESOL certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.

Equine Veterinary Assistant Certificate

The Equine Veterinary Assistant Certificate is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a state veterinary technician license.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about veterinary certification requirements, which vary by state, through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America: https://www.navta.net/.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as licenses for clinical psychology or therapy.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Associate of Science in Legal Studies

The Associate of Science in Legal Studies degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The Certificate in Paralegal Studies is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any legal credential, such as a state law license or a paralegal certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Master of Science in Project Management

Post University does not guarantee certification, and there are certification requirements for such certification outside of education.  It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to manage their own certification process and to ensure that all requirements are met in obtaining certification.  Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

Learn more about project management credentials from the Project Management Institute: https://www.pmi.org/certifications, ScrumAlliance: https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified, Scrum.org: https://www.scrum.org/professional-scrum-certifications, and CompTIA: https://www.comptia.org/certifications.  

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Post University does not guarantee certification, and there are certification requirements for such certification outside of education.  It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to manage their own certification process and to ensure that all requirements are met in obtaining certification.  Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

Learn more about project management credentials from the Project Management Institute: https://www.pmi.org/certifications, ScrumAlliance: https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified, Scrum.org: https://www.scrum.org/professional-scrum-certifications, and CompTIA: https://www.comptia.org/certifications.

Master of Public Administration 

The Master of Public Administration program is not specifically designed to prepare students for certification or licensure in any state. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as licenses for clinical psychology or therapy.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about psychology credentials, which vary by state, through the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards: http://psybook.asppb.org/

Master of Science in Higher Education

The Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership program is not specifically designed to prepare students for certification or licensure in any state. Students work through coursework designed to prepare them to respond to the challenges faced by professionals in the field of higher education administration. Core coursework explores leadership and change management theory; analysis of demographic trends; assessment and evaluation practices; exploring the delivery of all aspects of student services; and solving problems of practice. Following the core, students select a four-course concentration in either Student Affairs or Administration. At the end of the program, students will demonstrate mastery of educational research, planning, methodology, and design as they work towards the completion of an action research project in the Capstone courses.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Non-Licensure Nursing Programs Including:

  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Master of Science Nursing (Education, Case Management, Management and Organizational Leadership, Informatics, Infection Prevention and Control Specializations)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

These programs post-licensure nursing programs. This means a student must already be licensed as a registered nurse and hold the appropriate nursing degree to be accepted for admission. Students must maintain an active and unencumbered registered nurse license throughout their enrollment in the program.  These degree programs are not designed to enable graduates to obtain any such licensure or certification in any state, or to secure any form of employment that might require such licensure or certification.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Master of Science Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specializations)

The nurse practitioner specializations are designed for students with an active, unencumbered registered nurse  license.  For more information about nurse practitioner certification exams, students should visit the  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at www.aanpcertification.org or the American Nurses Credentialing Center at http://www.nursecredentialing.org.

Nurse Practitioner Disclosure by State

Students will need to fulfill additional requirements to become nurse practitioners. While the Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializations) is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements.  Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.  Credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is the responsibility of individual students to ensure that all requirements are met to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.

The table at the following link shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:  

https://post.edu/docs/nurse-practitioner-disclosure-by-state/

Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control
The Certificate in Infection Control prepares students to attempt the Certification in Infection Control (CIC) credential examination. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology issues the CIC. The full requirements for the CIC can be found here: https://www.cbic.org/CBIC/Get-Certified/Get-Started.htm

Institutional Governance

Post University is an independent, for-profit institution of higher education.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the management of Post University enhances its effectiveness in accordance with the mission. Members of the Board of Trustees include the following individuals.

O. Alton Barron, M.D. Chairman of the Board
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center
Senior Attending Physician at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at Ortho
Manhattan, NY, Independent
Charles Cook, Ph.D. Past Director of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Independent
Andrew Hertzmark, MBA Managing Partner of Generation Partners
Margaret Honey, Ph.D. President & CEO of the New York Hall of Science, Independent
Mark Jennings, MBA Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Generation Partners
Connia Nelson Senior Director - Human Resources Lifeway, Independent
Selim B. Noujaim, MBA D. Litt. (Hon.) Former Member Connecticut House of Representatives Independent
Thomas Samph, Ph.D. Chancellor of Post University
Takashi Yamanaka Independent

Executive Leadership Team

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and President, the Executive Leadership Team oversees strategic planning and the daily oversight of Post University in accordance to its mission. The Executive Leadership Team is comprised of seasoned professionals from academics and business who are committed to developing and delivering innovative higher education solutions that not only meet the needs of traditional students, but also address the higher education needs of working professionals looking to complete their education in a fully online format. The Executive Leadership Team includes the following individuals.

John L. Hopkins

Chief Executive Officer and President

Scott Allen

Senior Vice President

Wesley Debnam

Sr. Vice President of Culture, Diversity & Associate Experience

Sandra Wilson

Interim Provost

Frank Monteiro

Chief of Staff

Elaine Neely

Chief of Staff

Richard Schechter

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeanna Sinn

Senior Vice President of Operations

Dan Streek

Chief Financial Officer

Kimber Summers

Chief Regulatory Officer and General Council

Adam Gorski

Chief Information Technology Officer

Post University Ownership

Since 2004, Post University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Post Education, Inc., a Delaware corp. which includes the following officers.

Andrew Hertzmark, MBA Chairman and CEO

Andrew Hertzmark is a Managing Partner at Generation Partners, which he joined Generation in 2004, and is a Trustee at Post University. Prior to joining Generation in 2004, Mr. Hertzmark was an Associate at Galen Partners, and an Analyst and Associate in the Investment Banking divisions of Dillon, Read & Company, and UBS AG, respectively. Additionally, Mr. Hertzmark worked in the Business Development Group at Pfizer, Inc. as well as the National Economic Council within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Hertzmark earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Hertzmark served as Chairman of the Board of The Wholesome Wave Foundation for over 10 years and is a former Board Member of The New York League for Early Learning. Mr. Hertzmark is originally from Waterbury, CT.

Louis Marino, Secretary

Louis Marino is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer at Generation Partners, which he joined in 2003. Previously, Mr. Marino was a Senior Associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Audit and Business Advisory Services group for four years. Mr. Marino earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Marino is a native of Monroe, CT.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Post University affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and nondiscrimination in the provision of educational services to the public. Post University affirms that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment and the administering of educational programs and related services and benefits do not discriminate on grounds of race, color, creed or religion, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, status as a veteran, physical or mental disadvantage, or other factors or characteristics, which cannot lawfully be the basis for a decision relating to employment or the delivery of educational programs or services.  

For additional assistance related to civil rights under Title IX, contact:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202
1-800-USA-LEARN
TDD 1-800-437-0833
FAX (202) 401-0689
E-mail: [email protected]