Introduction to American International University
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Faculty-directed curriculum designed to satifsy academic requirements for professional certification or licensure.
Whether faculty-guided or faculty-directed, each Ph.D. program employs disparate learning methods appropriate to the degree candidate, including distance learning methods, e.g.: via computer connection, independent study, tutorial relationships, correspondence courses, on-site and off-site seminars. These enable studies and research conducted at diverse locations throughout the world.
Doctoral candidates conduct their work from their own place, without or creating unnecessary burdens on family or professional engagements. Ideally, a doctoral researchers studies bear upon the candidates' professional activities and contribute to the degree program.
Each Ph.D. candidate, supervised by geographically dispersed scholars, completes doctoral program requirements with the American International University School of Religion without sacrificing academic, intellectual or spiritual integrity.
Applicants with the AIU School of Religion are highly motivated mid-career professionals. Therefore, program development includes consideration of experiential learning.
Nontraditional educational delivery systems extends graduate education opportunities to skilled individuals who may not have a traditional academic background, but demonstrate equivalent learning and skills to engage in doctoral level studies and research.
Tuition and Fees
Program costs depend on the program and methods selected for fulfilling requirements. Doctoral candidates are advised about tuition and fees once choice of program and its delivery system is made. The AIU School of Religion seeks to provide doctoral program opportunities at moderate costs. Applicants are advised during the program development process about methods to reduce cost without sacrificing quality in their Ph.D. program.