Touro University International

views updated

TOURO UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL

Distance Learning Program
Cypress, California

Touro University International (TUI), located in southern California, is regionally accredited by the Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

TUI offers affordable degree programs on the Internet, using the latest technology and innovative live interactive delivery methodology.

TUI is committed to sustaining the high quality of its pedagogical model, its faculty, and its support services. A worldwide university operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, TUI offers students an excellent learning experience accessed from their own homes, while allowing them to maintain their work and family responsibilities.

Distance Learning Program

TUI offers high-quality education utilizing online Internet instruction as its primary means of delivery. There is no residency requirement and no need for campus visits. The student-centered teaching model has two major elements: modular case-based learning and the cyber classroom. These essential elements are part of every module of every course.

Delivery Media

The cyber classroom approach includes the use of multimedia for academic transactions and interactive collaboration (live exchange with professors and peers). The multimedia approach includes audio and video on demand, Internet links, PowerPoint presentations, and live conferences among students and between professors and students. This allows students to work as a team with fellow students from around the world. Case-based learning provides real-world application to each topic.

Programs of Study

TUI consists of the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Information Systems. The College of Business Administration offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Business Admin istration (120 semester credits), with concentrations in criminal justice, fi nance, general management, human resources information technology man agement, logistics, and degree comple tion specially designed for students with an A.A. or A.S. degree; the Master of Science in Business Administration (44 semester credits), with concentra tions in conflict and negotiations man agement, criminal justice administra tion, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resource manage ment, information technology manage ment, international business, logistics management, public management, and strategic leadership; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (44 semester credits of course work plus a research dissertation). The con centration depends on the candidate's specific research interests.

The College of Education offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts in Education (36 semester credits), with concentrations in teaching and instruction, educational leadership, higher education, and e-learning, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (48 semester credits of course work plus a research dissertation), with specializations in K–12 leadership, higher education leadership, and e-learning leadership.

The College of Health Sciences offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (124 semester credits), with concentrations in health education, health-care management, and professional degree completion; the Master of Science in Health Sciences (40 semester credits), with specializations in clinical research administration, emergency and disaster management, health-care management, health-care informatics, health education, international health, law and expert witness studies, and public health, and graduate certificates in clinical research administration, emergency and disaster management, health-care administration, health informatics, law and expert witness studies, and quality assurance; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (44 semester credits in course work plus a research dissertation), with specializations in international health and educator/researcher/practitioner studies.

The College of Information Systems offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (120 semester credits), the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management (120 semester credits), and the Master of Science in Information Technology Management (36 semester credits).

Student Services

Touro University International maintains five specific student services. Preadmission advisement assists students with enrollment procedures and any other student concerns. Preadmission English competency evaluation is provided for students whose first language is not English, who do not meet TUI's English competency requirements, or who feel that they do not possess adequate English skills. Post-admission advisement assists students with course selection and sequencing, developing good study habits, and other student concerns. Information technology assistance is provided to ensure that students have access to all information technology features of TUI courses. The Information Technology department also assists students with installation and configuration. Library resource assistance is provided via e-mail in the use of all cyber library holdings.

TUI provides financial assistance under three federal programs that are available to citizens and eligible noncitizens of the United States.

Faculty

All TUI faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have experience in their respective fields in addition to having sound academic teaching, research, and dissertation advisement records. Exceptional full-time faculty members teach nearly all TUI classes. The highest level of faculty expertise in each field is also available through guest lecturers and visiting faculty members via the cyber classroom delivery mode.

Admission

TUI offers four sessions per year, beginning in April, July, October, and January, with each session lasting twelve weeks. All TUI courses are valued at 4 semester credits. A full-time load is two courses per session, whereby students can earn 32 semester credits per year while continuing with family and work responsibilities.

The Office of Admissions assists potential students in determining their compatibility with the program based on past academic performance and educational goals. For specific details about each degree program, students may visit the Web site.

Tuition and Fees

TUI's tuition is one of the most affordable in the nation. Tuition is $250 per semester credit for B.S.-level courses, $300 per semester credit for M.S.-level courses, and $500 per semester credit for Ph.D.-level courses. Students may contact TUI registration for information about scholarships and financial aid.

Active-duty military, retired military, military dependents, and civilian military employees receive special tuition rates through TUI's DANTES agreement. Students should contact their base or post education officer or TUI for details.

Applying

Applications may be completed online at www.tourou.edu and are accepted year-round. A complete application package must be received by TUI two weeks prior to the start of the first session. TUI will respond within 24 business hours of receiving the complete package of application materials.

CONTACT

College of Business Administration
5665 Plaza Drive, 3rd Floor
Cypress, California 90630
Phone: 714-816-0366
800-375-9878 (toll-free)
Fax: 714-816-0367
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tourou.edu

College of Education
5665 Plaza Drive, 3rd Floor
Cypress, California 90630
Phone: 714-226-9840
800-375-9878 (toll-free)
Fax: 714-226-9844
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tourou.edu

For program information:

College of Health Sciences
5665 Plaza Drive, 3rd Floor
Cypress, California 90630
Phone: 714-226-9840
800-375-9878 (toll-free)
Fax: 714-226-9844
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tourou.edu

College of Information Systems
Cypress, California 90630
Phone: 714-816-0366
800-375-9878 (toll-free)
Fax: 714-816-0367
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.tourou.edu

About this article

Touro University International

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article