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Atlantic University

Atlantic University
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-8101

Atlantic University is an accredited graduate-level educational institution of higher learning in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The university offers non-degree certificate programs and one formal graduate level program, the master of arts in transpersonal studies. This program at the Virginia university is interdisciplinary in nature. It focuses on holistic living, the nature of reality, the universe and humanity. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts in their own lives and to work toward integrating their mind, body and spirit.

Designed for busy adults, the degree program at Atlantic University is mostly a distance-learning program. Students receive class materials online, and they are offered a mentor for the course. Email is the main mode of communication at the Virginia university. The master's program involves 37 semester-credit hours.

Quick Facts:

  • Atlantic University was originally established in 1930, but due to economic situations, the school was only open for two years. The Virginia university reopened in 1985 as a graduate school. The first class graduated in 1989.

  • Philosopher and holistic healing pioneer, Edgar Cayce, was one of the founders of Atlantic University in 1930.

  • Atlantic University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council in Washington, DC. It is licensed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to confer the master degree in transpersonal studies through distance-learning.

  • Atlantic University has 16 faculty members and most hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their field.

  • For students who are not interested in obtaining a master's degree in transpersonal studies, Atlantic University offers the distance-learning non-credit program. Because classes taken in the non-credit program earn no academic credit, they are not transferable to the master's degree program.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.