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Degree Programs Offered at Post University

Post University appears in our ranking of the 30 Best Online Bachelor’s in Emergency Management Degrees. Post University offers degree programs for students through three different schools. Those options include both evening and weekend programs. These give working students the flexibility that they need. Some main campus offerings are:
  • accounting
  • criminal justice
  • human services
  • legal studies
Some of the other evening and weekend programs available for undergrads include majors in management and business administration with a concentration in finance. The university also allows students to study business administration/finance and management on its Wallingford campus. Undergrads can choose other majors in the university’s traditional and online programs. There are six associate degree programs in majors such as:
  • accounting
  • criminal justice
  • early childhood education
  • legal studies
  • management
  • marketing
The accounting, legal studies, and early childhood education associate programs are all available online. Some of the majors designed for bachelor’s students include:
  • psychology
  • biology
  • sport management
  • emergency management and homeland security
  • human resource management
The university’s biology major is available on the campus only. All other programs are available both online and on the Post campus. The university offers five certificate programs too, including those in paralegal studies and forensic accounting. Post University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is its only traditional graduate program. This program includes concentrations in:
  • corporate finance
  • corporate innovation
  • entrepreneurship
  • healthcare systems leadership
  • leadership
  • marketing
  • multidisciplinary studies
  • marketing
The leadership concentration is the only one available for online students. All the other Post graduate programs are online.

About Post University

Post University is a private university formerly called Post College. It was established in 1890. The school initially offered standard training programs in bookkeeping and similar subjects. It was called the Matoon Shorthand School when first founded. It became the Waterbury Business College a few years later. Harry C. Post served as its president and helped the college so much that it later changed its name to Post College to honor him. The college added traditional bachelor’s programs in the 1970s and moved to its current campus in Waterbury. It also added graduate degree programs, which helped the college become a university. The university now owns two campuses. There is a head campus in Waterbury and a smaller campus in Wallingford. Both campuses offer some of the same classes, though there are more programs available on the Waterbury campus. Post also introduced new certificate programs at the post-bachelor level and the graduate level. The university also has two other satellite campuses in Connecticut. U.S. News and World Report ranks Post as one of the top 20 online colleges today. Between its online and traditional programs, Post has an enrollment of more than 7,000 students.

Post University Accreditation Details

Students applying to the Post University MBA program and any of its other business programs should note that the university has accreditation for all its business options. It’s accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Post also has the accreditation that lets students seek financial aid from the government. This comes from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC accreditation also allows Post to accept credits from students when they transfer to the university from another school.

Post University Application Requirements

Undergrads applying to Post must complete the undergraduate application for admissions and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Post will accept a copy of the student’s GED or his/her scores from the exam. It also accepts the transcripts that high school graduates receive. Undergrads will also need to go through an interview. They can do an interview on one of the university’s campuses or over the phone. The university recommends that students submit an SAT/ACT score. It requires that they pay an enrollment deposit of $100 once they are accepted. All online students must meet the same requirements. Both online and traditional undergrads will also take math and English placement tests. Graduate students must meet three requirements, including the university’s application and a letter of recommendation. Post accepts letters from their college professors and from any academic officials who know the students. It also asks for an official transcript to make sure that the applicant is ready for graduate school. Any student who has a GPA below 3.0 will also need to submit a personal statement and a second letter of recommendation. Post also requires that those students interview with the university’s dean. Online graduate students will meet the same requirements and also provide a resume.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The average cost of attending Post University is $29,550 per year for undergrads enrolled in one of the university’s traditional degree programs. Online students taking undergraduate classes will pay $13,880 per year. Full-time graduate students pay $7,040 per year in an online program and $8,300 per year in a traditional program. Post estimates that students will pay between $1,200 and $1,500 each year for their books. The evening and weekend programs  charge a rate of $570 per credit hour rather than a set rate per year. Several discounts help students save money on their tuition, such as a 10% discount for children of alumni. When two or more people from the same family take classes, each of those students will get a 10% discount too. Students can use financial aid to further reduce their costs. They should use the FAFSA to apply for government grants and other types of aid such as loans. Both subsidized and unsubsidized loans are available. Both the parents of college students and graduate students can apply for PLUS loans. An academic scholarship goes to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and gives them $18,000 a year. A $9,000 scholarship goes to any student with a GPA of at least 2.0. Post University provides scholarships and other financial aid to students signing up for any of its degree programs.

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