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University of the Rockies' New Master of Arts in Human Services Fuels Careers in Service Agency Management

Degree provides essential skills for the oversight of critical, chronic and crisis needs providers

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies, a graduate school owned by Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, has introduced a new Master's degree in Human Services and is now accepting applications.

Many different types of human services are delivered by local, regional and national agencies, as well as by non-profits and non-governmental organizations. While care providers have a clear path for training and career actualization, the personnel necessary for the administration and guidance of these workplaces are still in demand.

"This new M.A. in Human Services is tailored to those who answer a calling to help other people in need. Our curriculum will prepare graduates to compete for managerial and leadership positions in human services agencies," said Dr. Stephen Kirkpatrick, dean of the School of Organizational Leadership and vice president for Publishing at University of the Rockies. "The program design targets both academic preparation and practical application in the human services workplace."

Designed to prepare students for careers overseeing the function of human services operations in government, non-profit and private sectors, the Master of Arts in Human Services also has two specific tracks within the degree, offering specializations in Mental Health Administration and Not-for-Profit Management.

University of the Rockies' Master of Arts in Human Services is available online and at the Colorado Springs, Colo. campus. This degree does not lead to licensure or certification of any kind.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in master's and doctorate degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org), classes are offered online and at the University's Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

    Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
    858.668.2580 * [email protected]

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education Inc.

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