Thursday, August 9, 2012

Argosy University, Nashville Announces Launch of Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling Program

(NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 2012)   Argosy University,Nashville is pleased to announce the launch of its Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling program.

The Doctor ofEducation (EdD) in Pastoral Community Counseling degree program is based on the belief that religious/spiritual communities provide unique opportunities for human growth and development and for establishing caring institutions and practices that contribute to flourishing human communities.

The diverse faith perspectives of contemporary culture share many goals in inviting citizens to practice their healing, sustaining, guiding and reconciling visions. “The Pastoral Community Counseling doctoral program envisions dialogue among the traditions as participants work together on behalf of a variety of religions. The program integrates engaging secular and theological knowledge, developing skills and reflective practices, and doing research in a manner that prepares the caregiver to address individual and community development in an ethically responsible fashion,”” says Dr. Kittie Myatt, Chair of the program at Argosy University, Nashville.

The EdD in PastoralCommunity Counseling degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 60 semester credit hours, distributed as follows: research requirements, 12 credit hours; core requirements, 30 credit hours; elective requirements, 6 credit hours; and dissertation requirements, 12 credit hours.

Interested persons and institutions are invited to contact Argosy University, Nashville.  Rev. Dr. Peggy Way, co-coordinator of the degree program, states that "public and private institutions and secular and sacred perspectives can work together to call forth the many possibilities for human care in a perilous world." Dr. Way was one of the first two tenured women on the faculty of Vanderbilt Divinity School.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. Argosy University, Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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