FORT HOOD, Texas (October 31, 2018) – Upper Iowa University (UIU), an award-winning, military-friendly university founded in 1857 with multiple education locations at military installations, is now offering courses at Fort Hood, Texas.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with the Fort Hood Soldier Development Center and the United States Army to offer classes at our newest course location at Fort Hood,” UIU President Dr. William R. Duffy said. “This is the sixth UIU education center or course location that supports our nation’s service men and women, veterans, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and the total military family.”
UIU-Fort Hood Location Director Dr. Xarhya Wulf explained that bachelor’s degrees in business administration, psychology, public administration, and social sciences are being offered at Fort Hood. Other program offerings, including an RN-BSN degree, are being considered for implementation in the near future. UIU is also a recognized leader in online and self-paced education. Many students blend their degree plan by taking face-to-face, online and self-paced courses.
In addition to bachelor’s degrees, the course location will offer Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees. The Master’s degree programs are 36 credit hours and do not require a GRE or GMAT. Classes will be available online with some courses at the Fort Hood location.
“The MBA program at UIU prepares students for their futures,” UIU Dean of the School of Business Betty Whitesell said. “Whether that future is a promotion or new career, the MBA program teaches the application of business functions and techniques. Along with providing current issues and new trends, our faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom. From finance to law enforcement, our students find success in a variety of fields and become leaders in their positions.”
Whitesell noted School of Business undergraduates have the unique opportunity to take up to 12 MBA credits through the MBA Link program. These credits apply to an undergraduate degree and can be transferred to the MBA program, providing students the opportunity to add graduate course work to their resume. Students in the undergraduate business program pay the undergraduate per credit hour cost for courses taken as part of the MBA Link program.
Meanwhile, the MPA degree provides students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to excel at leading and managing government and nonprofit organizations. Practitioner-oriented and suitable for a variety of occupational fields, this graduate degree helps students to navigate the unique political and legal challenges that surround public organizations. UIU’s MPA students can choose from the following areas of emphasis: Government Administration, Healthcare Management, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Nonprofit Organizational Management and General Studies.
All majors utilize a unique, flexible course schedule. Each academic year consists of five 8-week sessions and one accelerated 6-week summer session. UIU undergraduate students typically take two to three classes at a time, while graduate students enroll in one class at a time. To further inspire success and empower lives, UIU provides evening classes, expert faculty, and supportive staff that students need to advance their career while still tending to family, job and other day-to-day responsibilities. Credits may also be earned through an individual’s work experience (e.g. military training captured on joint service transcripts), various college examinations or even CLEP/DSST.
“UIU is a proud participating institution in the Principles of Excellence and Yellow Ribbon programs, having been repeatedly named a top Military Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition and Viqtory Media,” Wulf said. “The University offers a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamic lifestyle of today’s military personnel and their families at an affordable price.”
An Education Built for Life
Since its inception in 1857, UIU’s unwavering commitment to accessible higher education and lifelong learning ensures that current and future UIU students are provided with the skills they need to be successful in the classroom, career and life. A private, nonprofit university, UIU provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
With a universitywide 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the UIU experience helps students become confident in their abilities, challenges them to achieve their educational and career goals, connects them with professionals within their desired field, and inspires them to reach their full potential. This kind of hands-on learning is a key reason why 94 percent of graduates are employed or attending grad school within six months of graduation (2017 graduate survey/application).
UIU has competitive tuition and highly skilled professionals to help students understand and make the most of financial aid. UIU accepts all military and veterans aid, and the University offers military tuition grants as well as federal financial aid for those who qualify. In addition, UIU’s Corporate Advantage Program provides tuition grants and other benefits to employees of participating companies.
From approximately 30 U.S. university and college applicants, UIU was one of three universities selected to offer courses at Fort Hood. To learn more about Upper Iowa University face-to-face, online and self-paced courses available at Fort Hood, visit uiu.edu/locations/forthood/ or email Xarhya Wulf at [email protected].