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Is the Akamai University program conducted by distance learning?
How do I progress through my program?
What degrees are offered at Akamai University?
What are the degree requirements?
Can a graduate degree be earned solely by submission of a thesis or dissertation?
How does distance education work at Akamai University?
What are the comprehensive examination requirements?
What are the research requirements?
How will my coursework be selected?
How are my courses conducted?
How is my mentored coursework evaluated?
Are non-research options available for any of the graduate programs?
How long will it take to earn my degree?
When do classes start?
How qualified are the faculty members?
Are there any residential requirements at Akamai University?
Do you accept everyone that applies?
How do I get started?
How can my courses be individualized to my special interests?
How is my primary mentor selected?
What role will my primary mentor play?
How will I communicate the faculty and other students?
How long will the degree take and when do I actually graduate?
What education programs are offered by Akamai university?
Is Akamai University Regionally Accredited?

Is the Akamai University program conducted by distance learning?
At Akamai University, your program will be conducted completely by distance learning. However, unlike the majority of external degree programs that expect you to learn and progress "in a vacuum," at Akamai University you will be in constant communication with faculty advisors and instructors. You will also have access to the most advanced online library and learning resources available worldwide.

No physical residency or face-to-face activities will be required. Even so, Akamai University provides opportunities for student-faculty communication through electronic means, via telephone, email, chat and forums. On occasion, Akamai provides opportunities for its students to interact with other students, faculty and professional colleagues through face-to-face seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia and retreats.

However, since Akamai students seek opportunities for advanced study without the requirement for campus residency or periodic travel to campus-based activities, you will pursue your courses primarily at a distance by independent study and external projects, and through one-on-one mentorship with world-class instructors. With the help of your primary faculty advisor, you will establish a personalized study plan to guide your program and you will be guided in structuring an effective project-oriented learning environment within your local community and professional arena.

Your instructors may assign extensive readings, field study activities, and assist you with self-designed projects that permit detailed examination of the theories, principles and practices that set the foundation of your discipline and profession. You will be encouraged to establish a wider network of professional colleagues and to improve your research and writing skills to a "world class" level of publishable quality papers. Historically, this mode of operation has proved most effective for advancing the professional standing of mature mid-career adults, such as yourself.

We follow an open-enrollment process, which will allow you to begin your studies at any time during the calendar year. No face-to-face activities are required, even though Akamai University conducts extensive retreats and workshop activities open to you on a voluntary basis at various locations across the USA.

You will pursue your studies in a self-paced manner, either full time or part time. You can be assured that your program will be individualized to effectively serve your unique professional needs and interests.

How do I progress through my program?
The following summary of procedures explains how you will progress through your degree program. This and other information that follows will help you get a better idea of what to expect once you apply. Please refer to the Program Handbook for additional information related to each stage in the degree process.

Step #1: Application
Your first step is to submit an application with supportive materials for review by the Admissions Office. The Application form and instructions are available for download in the Forms Archive.

Step #2: Admittance
Following a favorable decision, the Admissions Office will provide you with a letter of acceptance with information to guide your formal registration. The letter of acceptance will identify your primary mentor, along with the degree level and the degree major and minor into which you are accepted.

Step #3: Registration
To formally enter the University, you will need to submit your Registration materials with the registration fee (a designated down payment toward your tuition). The Registration form and instructions are available in the Forms Archive. The Tuition and Fees are clearly outlined and discussed in a special section available through the main menu.

Step #4: Study Plan
After registration, you will work with your primary mentor in building the individualized Study Plan for your degree. The Study Plan presents your course of study and a schedule for completion, and itemizes acceptable transfer courses and areas of study where assessment of prior learning (including career experience) will be allowed. The Study Plan forms and instructions are available in the Forms Archive.

Step #5: Tuition Adjustments
Once your Study Plan has been approved, you will be provided a Tuition Payment Agreement, which will outline the tuition reductions authorized by your primary mentor and documented in the Study Plan. Tuition, fees and reduction allowances are discussed in the Tuition and Fees section. Once you have submitted the Tuition Payment Agreement, you will be authorized to enroll for your first course(s).

Step #6: Course Enrollments
To begin your studies, your will need to submit the Tuition Agreement and your first Course Enrollment form. The Course Enrollment form and instructions are available in the Forms Archive. You should submit subsequent course enrollment forms as you progress through your Study Plan. We ask that you submit succeeding Course Enrollment forms at least four weeks before your anticipated start date.

Step #7: Coursework Completion
Upon enrollment in each course, study guides in the form of course syllabi will be prepared and issued to you by your course instructor. An example of the University's course syllabus is provided in the Forms Archive. Following completion of each course, you will receive Grade Reports from your instructor. A sample of the Grade Report is available in the Forms Archive. Upon completion of your academic coursework and before starting your final project, you will be authorized to schedule your Comprehensive Examination.

Step #8: Comprehensive Examination
On the scheduled dates, you will participate with your primary mentor and a second reviewer in the Comprehensive Examination. This examination usually includes both written and oral components. Upon completion of this requirement, and only upon its completion, you will be Advanced to Candidacy and allowed to begin your Final Project.

Step #9: Final Project Proposal
Following your Advancement to Candidacy, you will submit a Proposal for Research. The Program Handbook includes information to guide the preparation of your Proposal. Your primary mentor may provide additional written information.

Step #10: Conducting the Final Project
Once your Proposal for Research has been approved, you will be authorized to begin your Final Project. When your research is finished and you have prepared your research manuscript (dissertation, thesis, or senior project) according to University guidelines, your primary mentor and another reviewer will read your project manuscript and prepare questions and commentary. You will then be notified to schedule an oral review of your project

Step #11: Oral Review of Project
On the scheduled date, you will participate with your primary mentor and another reviewer in an Oral Review of the Project. The review is normally conducted by telephone conference or other electronic means. Following the oral review, your primary mentor will prepare a set of final expectations for your attention, allowing you to complete your final manuscript.

Step #12: Final Approval
Once your manuscript has been approved, you will prepare and submit your bound manuscript for Final Approval by your primary mentor. The senior administration will then review your permanent record for completeness and provide Final Approval signifying successful completion of your degree program. A sample of the Degree Record Form used for formal approval is available in the Forms Archive.

What degrees are offered at Akamai University?
Akamai University offers an Alternative Bachelor's Program (Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies), Master's (MA, MS, MBA, MPH), and Doctoral (Ph.D., DBA, DPH, D.Sc.) programs in various disciplines within a broad array of academic centers. Our centers for study cover the areas of applied psychology and human services; transpersonal and consciousness studies; global health; alternative health and healing; energy medicine; education and literacy; ecological and environmental studies; sustainable human development; information technology and media studies; strategic Internet technologies; and business and economic development. Akamai University also offers a Combined Master's/Doctoral program for those seeking to complete graduate studies on an accelerated track. In addition, interdisciplinary majors may be constructed with the consent and guidance of the appropriate Center Directors. If you wish to pursue studies in an area not listed, or have other concerns related to our degree offerings, give us a call and we'll be happy to explore with you our educational options.

What are the degree requirements?
For a Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Associate-level, or a minimum of 120 undergraduate credits are required (including transfer credits). Students must complete a major concentration of at least 30 credits in any one area of study.

At the Master's level, 36 credits beyond the Bachelor's are required, including a thesis. Students must complete the core competencies in a major field of study (a minimum of 18 credits) and a minor field (a minimum of 12 credits) in addition to the thesis.

For Doctoral-level students, 48 credits above the Master's are required, including examinations and a dissertation project. Students must complete the core competencies in a major field of study (a minimum of 18 credits) and a minor field (a minimum of 12 credits) in addition to the dissertation.

For exceptionally well-qualified students, a Doctoral degree by research is available. If you choose to pursue this route to the degree, you will be expected to complete a seven-stage process including three doctoral tutorials in preparation for your comprehensive examination and you will be asked to complete a full dissertation program, including the proposal process and an oral review of research.

How does distance education work at Akamai University?
Akamai University is a global university operated exclusively through distance education where you will be able to pursue superior quality nonresident studies in a self-paced manner. Akamai does operate programs in a variety of locations whereby enrolled students participate in classroom-based support seminars, with follow-up distance learning activities.

Our educational model is intended to allow you an effective means to pursue your studies while upholding your employment and family responsibilities. Our programs are ideally suited to mid-career professionals who find personal or professional responsibilities too restrictive for full time on-campus study. Our programs will take into consideration your prior learning, career achievements, and non-college training, permitting credit to be applied toward your degree.

To encourage you to address your unique professional goals and interests, our programs are individualized and interdisciplinary. At the outset of your program, you will be assigned to work with a primary mentor and together you will build a study plan outlining the requirements leading to the degree. You may pursue your courses through a combination of mentored independent study, directed study, field study, special projects, and outside training ventures, as appropriate to your area of study.

At Akamai University, each of your courses will have a defined set of learning objectives that guide the assignments and evaluations. We believe that the characteristics of effective learning objectives are those that require you to address the subject matter at higher levels of understanding, rather than simply reiterating what you have read. Your instructors will observe for evidence of these competencies and will guide you toward advanced levels of expert judgment, decision making, reflective practice, independent practice and skillful life long learning. Your instructors will also coach you toward higher level academic skills, especially writing, referencing, inquiry, concept formation, development and analysis, and critical thinking.

What are the comprehensive examination requirements?
Upon completion of all coursework, you will sit for your comprehensive examination. This usually includes written and oral examination components conducted by your primary mentor, representing your major field of study, and a secondary mentor representing your minor field of study. The written component will require you to respond in writing to a set of essay questions presented to you by your committee. This component is conducted by "open book" but requires you to explore the subject matter creatively with professional perspectives and drawing heavily from the academic literature. The oral component is usually conducted by telephone conference or other electronic means and is focused upon examining the details of your written essays. Most mid-career professionals do exceptionally well in this type of evaluation.

What are the research requirements?
Upon satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination, and only upon its completion, you will be Advanced to Candidacy and allowed to begin preparation of your formal Proposal for Research. Once your proposal has been approved, you will begin your project and the preparation of your research manuscript.

Following completion of the manuscript, your major and minor committee members will review and evaluate your project manuscript. Once the manuscript reading is complete, the committee will conduct an Oral Review of Project focusing exclusively upon your research. You will then complete any last minute corrections and proceed to have the manuscript bound for filing with the University library, as the final activity of your degree programs.

How will my coursework be selected?
Immediately following your formal registration, you will work closely with your primary faculty advisor to select your coursework and prepare a schedule for program completion. At this preliminary stage, your primary mentor will provide you with a thorough orientation to University policies and procedures and attempt to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Together you will determine the core competencies for your major and minor areas of study and the elective coursework to round out your program. You will also draw up a proposed schedule for the major examinations and research activities of your degree. Your primary mentor will also authorize your transfer credits at this time and clarify which courses, if any, may be completed by challenge examination.

Coursework may be selected from competency area across the University, as appropriate to your major and minor areas or study and elective coursework, under consultation with the primary mentor. In addition to structured courses, students may elect to pursue individualized directed studies that permit detailed collaboration with instructors in constructing courses that meet the students' individualized academic or professional needs. Coursework may include field studies that permit extensive development within the professional arena. Competencies may be selected that serve to strengthen the research skills of the student. As another alternative, special training may be arranged with a qualified outside institution.

How are my courses conducted?
Our primary method of instruction is mentorship, which usually takes the form of guided independent study, directed study, and supervised field study, projects and external training. Our single most important instructional goal remains the empowerment of our students with the mastery and competencies essential to make creative use of the scholarly subject matter within their professional environment.

As an Akamai University student, you will surely conduct library research and reading of texts, journal articles, and online materials as assigned by the instructor. You will want to maintain journal notations of the essential aspects of the readings. Many instructors ask students to prepare scholarly papers relative to the subject matter. Your papers should be of publishable quality with effective scholarly discussions, academic arguments, and proper referencing of the literature.

As part of your course of study, you are encouraged to attend professional conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia and retreats, and participate in scholarly discussions. Many of your instructors may encourage you to carry out professional projects of your own design and prepare formal reports concerning your findings. You may also seek opportunities to present your scholarly papers and projects before gatherings of your profession colleagues. Your projects might include a participatory action research project in collaboration with groups or organizations working in unison to achieve a common goal, design a solution, or overcome an obstacle toward the better of the human condition. You may also be asked to post your paper for public access at the Akamai University Interactive Learning Center.

You may carry out a field of study for which a small-scale scientific research project is most effective. You may choose to participate in and observe valid laboratory experimentation or professional systems in action and present follow-up reports. In the later stages of your program, you may elect to organize professional activities, which culminate in the presentation of workshops, seminars, work-related demonstrations, training sessions or other professionally appropriate events, and activities.

You may also wish to pursue a more formal field study, investigating the practical applications of your core studies through direct observation, job shadowing, professional practice, apprenticeship, traveling, or field exploration. It is also possible for you to undertake project through which you produce original works of art, books, or other creative products related to the academic subject matter.

You are also encouraged to seek out and participate in formal apprenticeships, on-the-job training or continuing education activities relative to your career. This outside training may focus upon completion of a program for certification, registration, and licensing, qualifying, or continuing eligibility in your professional field. It may also be designed to provide essential competencies important for later professional advancement.

How is my mentored coursework evaluated?
Akamai University considers the most appropriate course evaluations to be those which encourage you to demonstrate learning at higher levels of understanding, through critical thinking and problem solving. We expect you to be able to demonstrate an ability to use the subject matter in a practical and creative manner, addressing real world situations that allow the professional environment to challenge your theoretical understandings. These are the scholarly standards that guide your instructors at Akamai University.

You will most likely be expected to prepare publishable quality scholarly papers relative to the subject matter in almost every course. As an alternative evaluation, instructors will conduct open book essay-type examinations or assign an outside project requiring a follow-up report. For certain of your courses, you might be issued a set of topical assignments, readings and explorations, in preparation for an oral examination conducted by rapid exchange of emails, chat or telephone, as appropriate.

Are non-research options available for any of our graduate programs?
All Akamai University graduate programs require either a formal thesis/dissertation or a major project in lieu of a thesis/dissertation. Undergraduate programs also require a major project to be completed prior to graduation.

How long will it take to earn my degree?
The length of a degree program will depend on a number of factors including the number of credits you transfer to your program and the pace at which you pursue your course of study. Typically, at Akamai University, the Bachelor's and Master's programs will take approximately 2 years, the Doctorate takes about 3 years. As a degree requirement, you must be enrolled in the Bachelor's or Master's program for a minimum of one year, and the Doctoral program for 1.5 years, regardless of how many credits are transferred or how rapidly you are able to work.

When do classes start?
Akamai University has a rolling registration policy. You may apply to the University at any point in the calendar year. Following registration and approval of your a study plan, you may enroll for courses at any point in the calendar year, as arranged with your primary mentor. You are asked to submit your course enrollment form at least four weeks in advance of your expected course start date to permit proper notification and preparation by your course instructors.

How qualified are the faculty members?
Akamai University maintains a pool of faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The greatest majority of our faculty members hold terminal degrees (i.e. Ph.D., EdD., MD, etc.) from accredited universities. Some have Master's degrees and years experience in higher education and the professional arena. Our faculty members are dedicated to maintaining a superior level of scholarship and research and to this end, most hold outside professional or research positions, to maintain their level of expertise.

The Akamai University does not have a tenure system. At most traditional universities, a college professor who has been with the institution for several years and has proved an adequate ability to do research and teach is often offered tenure. The job security that comes with a tenured professorship is often a de-motivating force in higher education. For this reason, Akamai University faculty members are not offered tenure (they may be dismissed at any time if it is assessed that your academic or professional performance is below par) and are encouraged to constantly refine their research and scholastic skills. However, Akamai University is dedicated to hiring from within, providing a merit program relative to faculty promotions.

Since Akamai University courses are not taught in a traditional lecture hall setting, our university has an optimal teacher-to-student ratio. In many resident-based universities, it is not uncommon to have classes with 300 or more students being taught by a single professor. All Akamai University courses are conducted one-to-one. You will have access to your instructors and mentors throughout your course of studies, without being lost in a sea of other students. While an Akamai University instructor may have several students under advisement, each is able to work independently and at their own pace, allowing the mentor to provide the individualized attention that is the hallmark of our educational programs.

Are there any residential requirements at Akamai University?
Graduate and undergraduate programs at Akamai University are completely non-resident. The fact that Akamai University doesn't maintain a large "brick-and-mortar" campus is in large part why we can offer such reasonable tuition rates. At Akamai University, our students do not pay for the maintenance of dozens of buildings, athletic teams, parking lots and the extensive upkeep costs of the traditional university. While this is an important aspect of the social environment of most university campuses, accelerating tuition rates reflect the high costs involved. Your tuition goes to pay your instructors and mentors, and our staff of administrative personnel, who in turn directly support your education.

Do you accept everyone that applies?
Akamai University is not an "open enrollment" university. In order to maintain our academic standards, we cannot always assist those who do not have qualifications, expertise, or significant academic background necessary to pursue a course of higher education. Our entry requirements are clearly spelled out in the Program Handbook. If you have concerns or wish to talk about your situation, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss things with you.

How do I get started?
If you are interested in pursuing a course of study at Akamai University, please read through our website carefully. Download our Program Handbook and Application form. If you have any questions, feel free to call our administrative office or email us directly. We'll be happy to walk you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

How can my courses be individualized to my special interests?
Your primary mentor will attempt to tailor your program to support your professional interests by integrating your long-term goals with the objectives of your course of study. Your instructors may provide ways for you to address your career needs and interests by individualizing your assignments and providing opportunities for you to use your place of employment, local community and the wider professional arena within your projects. By working closely with your primary mentor and your instructors, you can easily identify options for personalizing each course to get the most out of your degree studies.

How is my primary mentor selected?
Your primary mentor will be selected based upon your major degree field and special area of concentration. In most cases, students are able to communicate with prospective primary mentors prior to submission of the registration materials. These early discussions will help make assignment of your mentor more effective and help avoid unforeseen incompatibilities. The biographical sketch of each primary mentor can be found on the University website.

What role will my primary mentor play?
The primary mentor plays a pivotal role in the conduct of your degree program by guiding the preparation of your study plan and overseeing your progress through the program. The primary mentor will also direct your comprehensive examination, guide you in preparing your proposal for research, review your project manuscript, and oversee your oral review of project.

How will I communicate with faculty and other students?
In communicating with your primary mentor and your instructors, you will relied heavily upon email, telephone, fax and post for day-to-day interaction. To obtain personal guidance and instruction (and in the conduct of your oral examinations), you will be asked to participate in telephone conferences. To communicate with other students across the University community, you will join in online forums and discussion groups, and postings to the website at the Interactive Learning Center and through other online activities.

How long will the degree take and when do I actually graduate?
The University has established minimum and maximum enrollment periods at each degree level. The minimum degree period indicates the minimum number of calendar years of enrollment required for graduation. Exceptionally well prepared students are allowed to petition the University for a waiver of this requirements, if they have completed all aspects of their degree within the minimum time requirement. At each degree level, for students to maintain good standing and full time status we ask that they carry a minimum course load of six credits during the study phase of their programs.

The maximum degree period indicates the total number of years allowed for full completion of the degree. The standard degree period identifies the number of calendar years allowed for completion of the degree before any continuation fees are assessed.

Bachelor's Program
As a minimum degree requirement, Bachelor's students must maintain enrollment at Akamai University for at least one calendar year. Most undergraduate students (entering with two years of college already completed) will finish their programs within two to three years from the date of initial registration. A maximum period of six years is allowed to complete all requirements for the degree.

Master's Program
As a minimum degree requirement, Master's students must maintain enrollment at Akamai University for at least one calendar year. Most students complete their program within 18 months to two years. Up to four years is allowed to finish all requirements for the degree.

Doctoral Program
As a minimum degree requirement, Doctoral students must maintain Akamai University enrollment for at least one and one-half calendar years. Most doctoral students complete their program within two to three years from the date of initial registration. A maximum period of six years is allowed to finish all requirements for the degree.

Your actual point of graduation is the date on which your primary mentor provides a signature of final approval certifying your completion of all degree requirements (the Center Director will also countersign this final approval).

Formal documents are issued shortly after your program completion including the diploma and transcripts. Akamai University plans graduation ceremonies every year in a variety of locations across the global community. If you wish to be included in a commencement exercise, please arrange your study schedule so the University receives record of your final approval at least 60 days prior to the scheduled date of the ceremony.

What Programs are offered by Akamai University?

Our international English-language programs delivered by distance education include graduate and undergraduate level programs established in the fields of applied psychology, business and economic development, environmental and ecological studies, education and literacy, health and wellness, and sustainability studies.

Applied Psychology Programs

Bachelor of Applied Psychology (BAppPsy)
Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)
Doctor of Applied Psychology (DAppPsy)
Bachelor of Science in Transpersonal Psychology (BS)
Postgraduate Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology (PGCertTransPsych)
Master of Science in Transpersonal Psychology (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology (PhD)
Bachelor of Science in Integral Psychology (BS)
Master of Science in Integral Psychology (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Integral Psychology (PhD)

Business and Economic Development Programs

Professional Diploma in Strategic Management (PDSM)
Professional Diploma in Finance (PDF)
Professional Diploma in Marketing Management (PDMM)
Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management (PDHRM)
Professional Diploma in Organizational Behavior (PDOB)
Professional Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (PDL&SCM)
Professional Diploma in Quantitative Analysis (PDQA)
Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA)
Professional Diploma in Operations (PDO)
Professional Diploma in Economics (PDE)
Professional Diploma in Business Law (PDBL)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Science in Community and Economic Development (BS)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration (PGCertBA)
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS_HRM)
Master of Science in Community and Economic Development (MS)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Philosophy in Community and Economic Development (PhD)

Ecological and Environmental Studies Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BS)
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies (GradCertEnvStud)
Master of Science in Environmental Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science in Applied Ecopsychology (BS)
Graduate Certificate Applied Ecopsychology (GradCertApEcopsych)
Master of Science in Applied Ecopsychology (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Ecopsychology (PhD)

Education and Literacy Programs

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEd)
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Master of Science in TESOL (MS)
Associate of Arts in Genealogical Studies (AA)
Bachelor of Arts in Genealogical Studies (BA)
Master of Arts in Genealogical Studies (MA)

Health and Wellness Programs

Bachelor of Science in Integral Health Studies (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Community health Education (BS)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MS)
Master of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (MS)
Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
Doctor of Philosophy in Energy Medicine (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (MS)

Sustainability Studies Programs

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Studies (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Peace, Diplomacy and International Studies (BS)
Master of Science in Sustainability Studies (MS)
Master of Science in Peace, Diplomacy and International Studies (MS)
Master of Science in Mass Communication (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability Studies (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy in Peace, Diplomacy and International Studies (PhD)


Is Akamai University Regionally Accredited?
Akamai University is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). Akamai has been designated as an ASIC Premier University for demonstrating several quality areas of strength and good practice. ASIC is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). ASIC is an approved accrediting body in compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). ASIC Accreditation provides reassurance to the UK Border and Immigration Agency that the college meets their strict requirements for overseas students and, in general, does not harm the perceived quality of the United Kingdom education provision.

Under Hawaii law HRS446E, universities not yet accredited within the USA must publish the following disclaimer relative to its accreditation, even when highly recognized accreditation is achieved overseas. Akamai respects the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, in its attempt to protect the public and our potential students, and therefore Akamai shall continue to publish the disclaimer, now, even with ASIC Premier University accreditation.

Akamai University is not accredited by an accrediting agency or association recognized by the US Department of Education. Before undertaking any program of studies in higher education or training, Akamai University strongly advises interested applicants to consult with licensing authorities, professional associations, colleges and universities, and prospective employers to determine with clarity if the desired degree program will meet their professional requirements.




























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Sustainability Studies
Peace, Diplomacy, and International Relations
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Natural Health Program
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Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

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