In keeping with Antioch University’s progressive and socially conscious values, students of the arts, humanities, and liberal studies are provided an innovative, student-centered approach to education. Students acquire key intellectual tools designed to increase personal awareness, foster individual and social creativity, and encourage professional development and socially responsible thought and action. Students in the arts, humanities and liberal studies focus not only on the craft or text but also on the ethical import of language and story and the socio-political context within which work itself is produced. Graduates commonly cite personal and professional growth in areas such as enhanced curiosity and compassion, openness and flexibility, imagination and self-confidence, writing and speaking skills. They experience increased ability to work constructively with diverse perspectives, to appreciate a wider variety of artistic expression, and to devise new and better ways of engaging the world.
Antioch University offers a diverse selection of powerful and distinctive programs for adult students interested in pursuing a new career in education or furthering their leadership or teaching skills. Our programs focus particular attention on the educator as change agent, educator as reflective practitioner, educator as critical thinker, and educator as integrator of theory to practice. We offer a variety of master’s in education, teacher preparation and credentialing programs, principal licensure, as well as a whole host of endorsements, authorizations, or graduate certificates. Programs exist for both new and experienced educators at varying stages of their careers. Applicants are encouraged to select the program that most inspires, whether the career focus is elementary education, academic advising, school administration, designing new models or creating programs that address diversity and social justice.
Our programs in Environmental Studies and Sustainability offer an opportunity to help build a truly sustainable and just society. Working together, students and faculty explore topics such as healthy environments, conservation, renewable energy, environmental education, local economies, environmental justice, green building, deep ecology, environmental policy and many others. Whether you are an environmental activist, a teacher, an urban planner, a consultant, a scientist or a business leader, Antioch University offers a variety of options to help you understand environmental and social problems, and gives you the tools to design and implement creative solutions. Join a diverse community of educators, managers, scientists, communicators, policy makers, writers, and activists – each with a unique professional and scholarly perspective. Select from undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree offerings, as well as certificate programs. Antioch University has a long-standing, deeply-rooted commitment to promoting various forms of justice in our community. The consequences of climate change and unsustainable communities will fall largely to the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised citizens and will exacerbate pre-existing imbalances of social and economic well-being.
Antioch University offers a unique education in the fields of health and social sciences—one that prepares students to become designers and leaders of deep systemic change, emphasizing relationships between personal, community, organizational, economic, social and ecological issues. Health and Social Sciences encourage exploration of the links among things that seem unconnected and the use of this holistic understanding to design new and elegant systems to solve the problems of the 21st century. Graduates go on to become leaders and key participants in healthcare, social services, international mediation, non-profit agencies, and the private sector. Join other leaders, advocates, managers, interveners, consultants, entrepreneurs, educators, and individual contributors from a wide range of health and social sciences fields. Select from undergraduate and master’s degree offerings, as well as graduate certificate options.
Antioch University offers a distinctive management and leadership education that prepares students at various stages of professional development to be principled leaders in their respective fields of practice. Across degree programs, we promote the integral thinking required to understand and lead change in a shifting, globally oriented world. Programs are trans-disciplinary; accepting professionals from a wide range of fields and in a variety of positions engaged in private, public, and entrepreneurial work. Students are exposed to all elements of leadership and change, including theoretical perspectives, conflict, ethics, decision making, resilience, policy issues, and sustainable change. Students look at management situations from a systemic perspective and address human, organizational and community issues; enhance leadership skills; and learn how to diagnose problems and intervene effectively with individuals and groups. Students go beyond narrow problem definitions and the status quo and approach situations in terms of their contexts, interrelationships, and dynamics; learn how to imagine and create new possibilities; and work with others to design integrated approaches to problem solving. Join other leaders, managers, consultants, entrepreneurs, educators, and individual contributors from a wide range of professional fields. Select from undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree offerings, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education options.
At the heart of all Antioch University Psychology programs is a personal and professional commitment to social justice for individuals, couples, families, and groups. We emphasize the role of psychology in empowering people of all backgrounds, cultures, economic standing, sexual orientations and identities to achieve their full potential. Rigorous programs intertwine theory with practice, valuing both academic excellence and hands-on clinical experience. At Antioch University students develop the clinical skills that help their clients, while applying an emerging, unique professional style. Antioch University is known for producing many of the best mental health professionals in the country. Students can pursue either clinical or non-clinical degrees with a variety of concentrations, including some individualized options (non-clinical). Select from undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree offerings, as well as graduate certificates, and continuing education programs.