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Degree PROGRAMS Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Human Resource Management Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Education Master of Arts in Education Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in IT Management Master of Science in IT Management

Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Master of Science in Health Administration Master of Science in Emergency & Disaster Management Master of Science in Health Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences For a complete story about TUI visit us online or call 800-509-3901 ASPIRE • BELIEVE • ACHIEVE

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BACKGROUND Trident University International (TUI) has been serving the needs of a highly-motivated adult learner student population, with diverse professional backgrounds and experiences, since it was originally established as a branch campus of Touro College, New York on July 1, 1998, by its founding President and CEO, Dr. Yoram Neumann. Today, TUI operates from its headquarters in Cypress, California as a privately-owned independent academic institution. Since its inception, TUI has become the university of choice for thousands of our men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and today those proud servicemen and servicewomen account for more than 80% of our student population. TUI is an educational leader and experienced at helping adult learners achieve world-class instruction, but it’s the singular student-centered approach that really makes Trident University so well-respected and admired by our students, alumni, faculty and staff. TUI was initially accredited as a branch campus of Touro College by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Touro College was subsequently re-accredited by Middle States in 2004, which included the TUI branch campus. TUI was accredited in February 2005 by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers Federal Student Aid to its students. Trident continues to hold this accreditation today. After a change in leadership in October 2007, TUI was governed by a new board and its name was changed from Touro University International to TUI University. In January 2011, TUI University officially changed its name to Trident University International. The current President and Chief Executive Officer of Trident University International is Dr. Lucille Sansing.

VISION TUI aspires to be the university of choice that sets the standard for academic excellence, unparalleled access and compassionate student support for all members of the military family.

MISSION The mission of Trident University International (TUI) is to help diverse adult learners, including current and former members of the “military family,” earn high-quality baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. TUI uses an innovative approach to education which employs proven case-based and applied learning methodologies through an exclusively on-line model. Through this on-line model, our primarily adult learners are empowered to acquire critical problem solving and strategic thinking skills they can apply immediately to enhance their lives and further their careers. In aspiring to be the university of choice, TUI is committed to helping our students achieve their educational aspirations by: •

Adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence;

Fostering a learning community where exceptional faculty and staff collaborate to create an environment of compassionate student support;

Being responsive to and understanding of the unique educational needs of our students and providing them with unparalleled access.

ACCREDITATION According to the U.S. Department of Education, “The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency’s evaluation and that meet an agency’s criteria are then ‘accredited’ by that agency.”

Trident University International is Regionally Accredited • Trident University was accredited in February 2005 by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, • The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and East Asia. • Trident University is the only fully online university regionally accredited by WASC. • Trident University retains the same accreditation as USC, UCLA, Pepperdine University, Berkley and other distinguished institutions in California. • Regional accreditation standards are higher than national accreditation agencies, making regional accreditation preferred by colleges and universities wishing to be recognized as institutions that possess excellence within higher education. • Nationally accredited institutions typically accept transferable credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities, where regionally accredited colleges and universities will not always accept credits from nationally accredited institutions. • Employers aware of the differences in regional and national accreditations may prefer a degree that was completed at a regionally accredited institution.





BOARD of MANAGERS The Trident University Board of Managers has 13 members with 3 year staggered terms and the following committees: • • • •

Academic Audit Nominating and Governance Military Advising

The Board of Managers primary responsibility is to ensure the quality, integrity and financial sustainability of Trident’s educational programs and that Trident’s vision and mission are being achieved. Each member is focused on holding the educational welfare of the students attending Trident as his or her primary concern, consistent with the Manager’s fiduciary obligations.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD Karen Viechnicki VICE CHAIR Nolan Miura SECRETARY Brian Vanklompenberg BOARD MEMBERS CJ Fitzgerald Joe Gainey Gary Woods* Hagi Schwartz Kathryn Hanson Leonard Ferrington Peter Chung Stan Phillips Thomas Metz William Looney* To view the profiles of other Board of Managers, visit the following link: * Brief biography on the following page.

Gary Woods On November 3, 2011, Gary Woods, former Director of the Department of Defense’s Educational Opportunities, joined TUI’s Board of Managers. Woods brings 40 years of experience to the Board, serving in leadership positions for military voluntary education and transition programs. He has worked on college campuses as well as on Marine, Navy, Army and Air Force installations around the world. Prior to joining Trident’s Board, Woods served as Vice Chancellor of military and veterans programs for Brandman University. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. In addition to his role as Director of Educational Opportunities, he also served as Chief of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program. Woods serves on several board committees that have oversight of the quality of academic programs and services provided to military personnel and their families.

General (retired) William R. Looney III General (Retired) William R. Looney III was appointed to the TUI Board of Managers on September 29, 2010. General Looney retired from the United States Air Force as Commander, Air Education and Training Command. As the AETC Commander, he was responsible for all Air Force recruiting, education and training. His command included the Air Force Recruiting Service, Air University and 2 numbered air forces consisting of 13 bases, 1,750 aircraft and more than 92,000 active duty, reserve, guard, civilians and contractors. Today he serves as a consultant to a broad range of international organizations. Looney graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1972. He is a highly decorated officer with over 4,200 flying hours, 62 in combat, and 2,500 in the F15 Eagle.

ACADEMIC leadership TEAM The academic leadership team is a voting body of the university, charged with upholding the academic integrity of the university and ensuring the academic excellence of its degree programs, concentrations and certificates. Its membership is made up of senior academic leaders including the Provost and Deans, faculty leaders including Program Directors and Faculty Leads, and key leaders of academic support functions such as the VP of Institutional Support and the Registrar. This body is responsible for all academic policies of the university and provides input to the Leadership Team and the Board of Managers, as appropriate, on other key university matters. Below are the current members of this team and a few highlighted members on the following pages:

CHAIR: Dr. Lucille Sansing

President and Chief Executive Officer

MEMBERS: Dr. Michael Mahoney

Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Afshin Afrookhteh

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Dr. Holly Orozco

Acting Dean, College of Health Sciences and College of Education

Dr. Scott Amundsen

Interim Associate Provost, Articulation

Nirmala Sharma Registrar

Dr. Debra Louis

Program Director, Master of Business Administration

Dr. Mickey Shachar

Program Director, Master of Science Health Sciences

Dr. Deborah Schreiber

Program Director, Master of Arts Education

Dr. Indira Guzman*

Program Director, Master of Science Information Technology Management, Bachelor of Science Information Technology Management, Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Dr. Joshua Shackman

Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration

Dr. Wenling Li

Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy Educational Leadership

Dr. Frank Gomez*

Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy Health Sciences

Dr. Gregory Herbert

Interim Dean, College of Business Administration and Interim Dean, College of Information Systems

Dr. Elna Van Heerden Director of Assessment

Dr. Stephen Fitzgerald

Director of Faculty Development

Rebecca Garcia

Academic Affairs Support

Nancy Zhao

Special Projects Coordinator

Dr. Pedro Piffaut

Director of Research Analytics

Klaus Musmann Interim Librarian

Dr. Po-Yu Lai

Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. Stefan Hanson

Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Jack Elson

Faculty Lead, Business Administration

Dr. Heeja Kim

Faculty Lead, Master of Arts Education * Brief biography on the following pages.

Dr. Indira R. Guzman Dr. Indira Guzman is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Administration at Trident University International. She is also a visiting professor for Latin American Universities and Senior Research Associate for several information technology and development projects. Dr. Guzman holds numerous degrees including a Doctorate in Information Science and Technology, from Syracuse University. Dr. Guzman’s research in information studies focuses on the impact of information technologies in organizations and in the society. She has conducted several studies related to human resources in information systems, specifically, the study of the occupational culture of information professionals, their organizational role, gender and ethnic diversity in the field, and recruitment and retention issues.

Dr. Frank Gomez Captain Frank Gomez served in the Air Defense Artillery of the US Army for four years. After completing his undergraduate studies and a Masters in Public Health, he continued his studies at UCLA’s School of Public Health, and earned his doctor­ate in Public Health. He then worked for 29 years for the Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services in Environmental Health. He was responsible for developing the first Environmental Impact Unit in the nation at a major health department. He was appointed to the State REHS Certification Board, and became a state and national expert on community noise control.  He was involved in many significant research studies for the County of Los Angeles. He has taught courses at UCLA SPH, California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA), and California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSDH). While at CSDH, Dr. Gomez was invited to join TUI. He became intrigued with the stimulating idea to “do” distance learning. He believes now that with distance learning, students can learn more at a higher level at TUI than in prior educational experiences. He is currently a professor of Health Sciences at TUI and is the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Health Sciences.

To view the profiles of other Trident faculty, visit the following link:




COMMUNITY • • • • •


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The Trident University Alumni Association was designed to help graduates stay connected and involved. Currently, Trident University’s alumni association has grown from 600 members to 2,300 nearly quadrupling its size, since early 2011. As a TUI alumni member, graduates can build friendships, establish career networks, make a difference in the lives of others, and help ensure the continuation and growth of the university. Additionally, participation in the Trident Alumni Association keeps graduates informed of university news and reconnect with classmates and professors from all over the world. The Alumni Association is active in promoting the interests of TUI nationally and worldwide and is instrumental in recruiting high-caliber students into our active community of learner-leaders. More alumni chapters are planned and the university has begun laying the groundwork for a non-geographical Doctoral Alumni Chapter which is currently 150 members strong. The Trident University Alumni Association membership has no dues or fees.  MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: • • • • •

Links to career search sites Online alumni newsletter My.Trident E-Mail Account Trident University Alumni Lifetime Membership Card Faculty Lecture Archives

Get involved with rewarding volunteer opportunities such as: • • •

Participating in new chapter formation Mentoring prospective and current students Supporting and advising transitioning military veterans

If you or someone you know would like to join the Trident University Alumni Association, please visit:

HALL of distinguished ALUMNI At Trident University International, we believe an educational institution is not measured by the stature of its campus, but by the character, leadership and service manifested by faculty and staff, students and alumni. Trident takes great pride in leadership. Leading in technology, pedagogy and student services are a part of Trident’s history and ethic of ‘leading from the front’. As such, Trident serves some of the most distinguished military and civilian leaders and is proud to count them among our students and alumni. Trident created the Hall of Distinguished Alumni (HODA) in order to feature some of the exceptional leaders who came to Trident for their education. We hope that recognizing these accomplished individuals will serve to inspire their fellow students to aspire, believe, and achieve. Below is a list of distinguished alumni and a few highlighted alumni on the following pages. Dr. Larry Hoff CSM Franklin Ashe (Retired) CSM George Duncan CSM David Vreeland (Retired) SMA Kenneth Preston (Retired)* CSM Patrick Laidlaw CSM Martin Glenn (Retired) CSM Daniel Elder (Retired) CSM Tedd Pritchard CSM Gilbert Canuela (Retired) CSM Ronald Riling CW4 David Jones CSM Jackeline Fountain (Retired) CSM William Gainey Dr. Cameron Lee Dr. Mark David Woodhull Dr. Charles Fenner Dr. Nicholas Razum Dr. Gordon Leichter CMDCM Michael Lucas Dr. Thomas Murphy CMSgt Eric Jaren CMSgt Donald Felch CMSgt Kenneth McQuiston (Retired) CMSgt. Anthony Bishop (Retired)* * Brief biography on the following pages.

USAF Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Civilian Civilian Civilian Civilian Civilian Navy Navy USAF USAF USAF USAF

Sergeant Major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston (retired) Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston served as the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army from January 15, 2004 to March 1, 2011. He retires as the longest serving Sergeant Major of the Army with more than seven years in the position. He is currently the President of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national non-profit organization assisting severely injured Veterans who spend all or part of their daily lives confined to a wheelchair. SMA Preston holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Trident University International. TRIDENT EDUCATION: • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration •

Master of Business Administration

Chief Master Sergeant, Anthony L. Bishop (retired) was the Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCMSgt) for Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. In that position, he led the 45,000 total force enlisted airmen of the Pacific Air Forces. His responsibilities included advising the PACAF commander on all matters affecting the training, professional development and effective utilization of assigned enlisted personnel and coordinating with the headquarters staff, commanders, and senior personnel on administration and implementation of command policy. His background included various duties in aircraft maintenance, First Sergeant at the squadron, group and headquarters levels, and CCMSgt at the wing and MAJCOM levels. Bishop retired from the U.S. Air Force December 31, 2009 after more than 30 years of service. He currently serves as the Director of Enterprise Operations Center for USAA. TRIDENT EDUCATION: • Master of Business Administration To view the profiles of other distinguished Trident alumni, visit the following link:

Trident University Student Veterans of America (TUI SVA Chapter) Trident University is pleased to announce the formation of the TUI SVA Chapter. Student Veterans of America is a national organization that aims to provide military veterans with resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post graduation. TUI is the first fully online university with an active SVA chapter. Organized by veterans, the TUI chapter serves as a virtual social environment in which other veterans and their supporters can come together in a united effort of mutual support. The TUI SVA chapter enhances veterans’ social and educational experience while attending TUI, helping them achieve their higher education and career goals. Anyone interested in joining the TUI SVA chapter can find the group on Facebook at or email TUISVA@

TUI Online Store

Trident University launched the first online school store in December 2011. Choices of Trident promotional items include sweatshirts, t-shirts, pens, mugs, bumper stickers, pennants, and more. All major credit cards are accepted and orders can be placed online both domestically and internationally. Orders are safe with a secure site and invoice acknowledgment via e-mail when orders are submitted. See to order TUI items.

Social Media TUI can be followed via social media to obtain current campus news, raise awareness, network with professors and students, build support, and engage in conversation. TUI maintains social media presence on the following sites: YouTube:


Facebook: University-International/209318839087756




BACHELORS Degree Programs



College of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) The BSBA program prepares students for entry level management positions in business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Specifically, the program assists candidates in obtaining a quality undergraduate level education in business administration plus a specialty area of concentration.

CONCENTRATIONS • Contract Management • Criminal Justice Administration • Degree Completion • Finance • General Management • Governmental Accounting • Human Resource Management • Information Technology Management • Leadership • Logistics Management • Management Accounting • Management Leadership • Marketing • Project Management • Safety Management • Total Quality Management

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) The BSHRM degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in careers in the large and growing human resources field. This degree provides students with a strong business background and an in-depth knowledge of the Human Resource Management discipline. The BSHRM degree offers practical skills across HR disciplines including staffing, training, HR information systems, benefits, global HRM and more.

College of INFORMATION SYSTEMS Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) The BSCS program prepares students for entry level computer science positions in business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Specifically, the program assists candidates in obtaining quality undergraduate level content expertise in software engineering with an emphasis on e-business infrastructure. This program includes quality undergraduate-level hands on exposure to computer programming, databases, computer operating systems and structure networks, dynamic web engineering, security, and web services. All courses are application based.

Bachelor of Science in IT Management (BSITM) The BSITM program prepares students for entry level information technology management positions in business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Specifically, the program assists candidates in obtaining a quality undergraduate level content expertise in all of the functional areas of information technology management. This program includes quality undergraduate level development in information technology management areas with special emphasis in global applications and ethical considerations.

College of HEALTH SCIENCES Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) The BSHS degree program provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for management or education careers in various health related fields. The program also provides students with basic research skills to use and evaluate data upon which health care managers and educators base decisions. Students will also develop awareness of legal and ethical issues in the health field.

CONCENTRATIONS • Environmental Sciences • Health Care Management • Health Educator • Degree Completion

Bachelors Degree Requirements GPA Entrance Requirement (4.0 Scale)


Entrance Requirement

Official High School Transcript High School Diploma

General Education Requirements

To satisfy Trident University’s GE requirements, students must fulfill course requirements in the five (5) competency areas listed below and complete a total of 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) in these areas: English Composition-2 courses/minimum 6 credit hours. College Mathematics-1 course/minimum 3 credit hours. Arts/Humanities-3 courses/minimum 9 credit hours. Physical & Biological Sciences-2 courses/ minimum 6 credit hours. Social & Behavioral Sciences-4 courses/ minimum 12 credit hours.

Maximum Transfer Credits Applied Toward a Degree

88 credit hours/Health Sciences 92 credit hours transferred only from institutions accredited by a body recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Minimum Credit Hours of TUI courses required to earn a TUI degree








College of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The mission of the College of Business Administration is to prepare its students to effectively function in a global business environment. Our student-centered philosophy uniquely serves those business students who have traditionally been under-served due to limitations of time, distance, and/or occupation. Our online bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs emphasize the critical analysis and solutionfinding of practical business issues, and the development of scholarly knowledge in the areas of business and organizational management.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) CONCENTRATIONS • Business Research • Conflict and Negotiation Management • Criminal Justice Administration • Entrepreneurship • Finance • General Management • Governmental Accounting • Human Resource Management • Information Security and Digital Assurance Management • Information Technology Management • International Business • Logistics • Managerial Accounting • Marketing • Project Management • Public Management • Quality Management • Strategic Leadership

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) Dual Degree: MBA & MSHS

College of INFORMATION SYSTEMS The College of Information Systems recognizes that its mission is to produce competent and caring professionals and leaders committed to improving the technology and expertise for future IT professionals. This mission is satisfied by providing high quality online bachelors and masters degrees that provide in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of respective fields of study, emphasize critical thinking and ethical practice, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Highly qualified and diverse faculty shall facilitate development of effective learning utilizing advanced technology and a student-centered approach in meeting the needs of diverse adult learners including traditionally under-served populations.

Master of Science in IT Management (MSITM) CONCENTRATIONS • Business Intelligence • Information Security/Assurance and Digital Forensics • Project Management • No Concentration for those students who do not wish to have a specific concentration

College of HEALTH SCIENCES The College of Health Sciences mission is to form a firm foundation in Health Sciences that will support entry into Health Education, Environmental Health and Healthcare Management positions, or to enter graduate education in a health-related field. Our purpose is to produce highly competent, ethical, caring health professionals who can effect change for the better in the healthcare industry and health-related fields. We aspire to do this with an evidence-based, online college teaching model and establish a student centered learning environment where they can expand their knowledge and skills.

Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) CONCENTRATIONS • Clinical Research Administration • Emergency and Disaster Management • Health Care Management • Health Education • International Health • Public Health

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) CONCENTRATIONS • Health Informatics

Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management (MSEDM) Dual degree: MBA & MSHS

College of EDUCATION The College of Education recognizes that its mission is to produce competent and caring professionals and leaders committed to improving the education of the populations they serve. This mission is satisfied by providing high quality online masters and doctoral degree programs in education that provide in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of respective fields of study, emphasize critical thinking and ethical practice, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Highly qualified and diverse faculty shall facilitate development of active learning utilizing advanced technology and a student-centered approach in meeting the needs of diverse adult learners including traditionally under-served populations.

Master of Arts in Education (MAED) CONCENTRATIONS • Adult Education • Aviation Education • Children Literacy Development • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership and Administration • E-Learning • Higher Education • Teaching and Instruction • Training and Development

Masters Degree Requirements Degree Requirements

There is no thesis or comprehensive examination for the masters degree program. The masters degree requires successful completion of 36-44 semester credits hours. The masters degree requires a capstone project with an integrative paper included. No GRE or GMAT test required. Certificate programs require 16 credit hours. Complete each required graduate course with a grade of B- (2.67) or better.

GPA Entrance Requirement (4.0 Scale)


Maintain GPA While in Program


Entrance Requirement

Official transcript of prior academic work

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 30% of the semester credits required to complete the specific masters level program. Transferring course(s) must be from accredited graduate level institution(s); must meet same general content standards as TUI courses; and must have earned grade of “B� (3.0) or better.

Program Prerequisites

Students admitted into a masters degree program holding a bachelors degree in a different discipline may be required to take prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level. If required, these courses will provide the student with foundational knowledge necessary to successfully complete subsequent courses in the graduate-level program of study. If you have specific questions regarding program prerequisites, please contact your academic advisor.

Estimated Program Completion Time

30 months

Baccalaureate degree from accredited college/ university in related field



DOCTORAL Degree Programs




College of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program is to prepare students to conduct and participate in research in the field of business administration, assume faculty positions in business administration at colleges and universities, and acquire the knowledge necessary to consult in or manage a variety of organizations. Students will gain an extensive background and comprehension of various areas of business administration and will learn skills needed for acquisition and application of advanced knowledge including current developments in their area of specialty. The program also provides students with the ability to make contributions by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and/or presenting research in professional conferences.

CONCENTRATIONS: • Accounting / Finance • Information Systems / Information Technology Management • Management / Organizations • Marketing

College of EDUCATION Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership The Ph.D. in Educational Leadership prepares professionals from various sectors, including K-12 and higher education, to serve as leaders, educators, researchers, and scholars. Students planning to enter an academic career in post secondary education will learn skills for effective teaching in academic education profession programs.

CONCENTRATIONS: • K-12 Leadership • Higher Education Leadership • E-Learning

College of HEALTH SCIENCES Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences The Doctor of Philosophy represents the highest level of achievement in any academic discipline. TUI is proud to offer a research degree resulting in a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences. Students who earn this degree are qualified to enter academia or the top levels of health care administration or health executive positions in government and the private sector. Students select either the educator/researcher or practitioner concentration in International Health or Health Care Administration. Students planning to enter an academic career will have the opportunity to learn skills for effective teaching in academic health profession programs.

CONCENTRATIONS: • Health Care Administration • International Health / Practitioner • International Health / Educator Researcher

Doctorate Requirements Entrance Requirement

Have an earned masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 30 graduate level semester credits. An official transcript of all prior academic work must be submitted. Possess analytical and critical thinking skills sufficient to deal with the doctoral program, demonstrated by a sample of research or academic publication. Must submit a sample of research oriented writing, or publication. Possess writing and oral communication skills sufficient to conduct and deliver the results of meaningful research. Must submit an essay that includes current personal, intellectual, and professional interests and an explanation of why the student is applying. A current Curriculum Vita (Resume) Possess information technology skills sufficient to participate effectively in the TUI Ph.D. pedagogical model. Possess internet skills to conduct research effectively at a Ph.D. level. Have successfully completed, with a grade of B or better, at least one course in Research Methods or Statistics at the masters or higher level. If a student does not meet the research requirement, it can be met by successfully completing a Research Method course from the TUI masters program with a grade of B or better. This course will be considered a prerequisite and not included in the total number of Ph.D. course units required by the student’s degree plan. International students must have minimum TOEFL of 550/213/79.

Degree Requirements

Students in the doctoral degree programs must complete each doctoral course with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.

GPA Entrance Requirement (4.0 Scale)

Have a grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work completed during the masters degree.

Maintain GPA while in Program

3.0 (B) or better

Transfer Credits

TUI accepts no more than four semester credits of doctoral level credits from regionally accredited doctoral granting institutions provided the transferred course meets the same content standards as the TUI course.

Estimated Program Completion Time

48-72 months






Certificate PROGRAMS TUI offers certificate programs for students seeking professional development without fully committing to a degree or for those who already have advanced degrees and wish to take additional training to upgrade their working credentials. Whether seeking a promotion, in a career transition, or before committing toward a degree, TUI can help the prospective student achieve their educational goals. With a minimal investment and shorter duration to completion, many students find the TUI certification option works best for their needs. Certificate programs consist of a series of four to six online college courses designed to provide students with the latest information and research available in their specific field of study/concentration.


College of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION UNDERGRADUATE • Total Quality Management with Six-Sigma Green Belt GRADUATE • Conflict Resolution Management • Entrepreneurship • Finance • Governmental Accounting • Human Resource Management • Information Security and Digital Assurance Management • International Business • Managerial Accounting • Project Management • Strategic Leadership • Supply Chain Management • Quality Management with Six-Sigma Black Belt

College of HEALTH SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE • Nutrition • Family Health • Emergency and Disaster Management GRADUATE • Emergency and Disaster Management • Quality Assurance • Health Informatics • Clinical Research Administration • Health Education • Environmental Health Science • Conflict Resolution Management

College of EDUCATION GRADUATE • Technology and Learning • Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) • E-Learning and Online Teaching • Adult Learning • Conflict Resolution Management

College of INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRADUATE • Business Intelligence • Information Security/Assurance and Digital Forensics • IT Project Management

Learning Model


Learning Model


Course STRUCTURE While tests and textbooks may be standard teaching aids for many academic institutions, Trident faculty find them less effective in promoting research and critical thinking, making our modules and methodology among the most innovative in the world of education. Every course at TUI follows the same format/model. Each course has defined learning objectives. Courses are 12 weeks long and are divided into 6 modules. The first modules cover specialized topics and have specific case study papers, Session Long Project (SLP) and threaded discussion assignments related to the module concepts. The final module provides an opportunity to integrate the course topics and requires preparation and the submission of a self-reflective essay assessing learning outcomes in the course. Students should strive to complete each module within every two week period. Final grades are posted and available for viewing by students after the 12th week of the session.

Module ELEMENTS The instructional material in each module has consistent elements:

Module Home Page This section identifies the key issues and concepts of the module. It usually has some introductory text material, possibly a video or PowerPoint presentation outlining the module’s issues, and always the specific learning objectives for the module which are aligned to the course objectives. Students should read the material on the Home Page before proceeding.

Background Materials This section of the module provides the required readings and may include presentations and optional readings intended to supplement course content. Together with what is usually provided in the module home page and the assignments themselves, these references and resources will give context and background information needed to analyze and complete the case assignment.

Case Assignment Case-based teaching develops critical thinking as well as analytic, research, argumentation, and writing skills. The Case Assignment (case study) is a written description of a problem or situation. Most cases are a snapshot of a particular situation within a complex environment. The purpose of the case assignment is to place the student in a position which will require research, synthesis of information and critical thought. The student may be asked to distinguish pertinent from peripheral facts, to identify central alternatives among several issues competing for attention, and to formulate strategies and recommendations. The case-based method provides opportunities for students to sharpen problem-solving skills and to improve the ability to think and reason rigorously. The case assignments represent 60% of the student’s overall grade.

Session Long Project The Session Long Project (SLP) emphasizes the personalized application of each module’s concepts from the course. Students are required to engage in an original integrative project reflecting comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply the course materials. Each component of the SLP is graded on a modular basis. The Session Long Project represents 30% of the student’s overall grade.

Threaded Discussion Each module requires participation in a threaded discussion (TD) about some part of the module topic. Generally a professor will pose a provocative question or comment for response, but the subsequent discussion may evolve in different ways as other students engage and enjoy a brisk discussion of the issues. The professor will monitor the discussion and provide guidance where necessary. The threaded discussions represent 10% of the student’s overall grade.

Tuition & Fees


TUITION & FEES What Will It Cost?

Tuition & Fees


Tuition AND FEES TUI’s educational value should be assessed by the student based on tuition, quality of education, future increase in marketability, and earning power. TUI is one of the most affordable higher education institutions. Higher education is the single most important investment a student will ever make. TUI makes concerted efforts to assist students in finding and understanding the financial resources available so that they can attend classes in confidence, solely dedicated toward obtaining their degree without financial concern or restrictions.

Bachelors Tuition (per credit) - with CTAP, FTAP, VTAP or MDP discount (save $45.00) Application Fee - Late Registration Fee (per course) - Official Transcript (per copy) -

$295.00 $250.00 No Charge $30.00 $10.00

Masters Tuition (per credit) - with CTAP, FTAP, VTAP or MDP discount (save $75.00) Application Fee - Late Registration Fee (per course) - Official Transcript (per copy) -

$375.00 $300.00 No Charge $30.00 $10.00

Doctorate Tuition (per credit) - with CTAP, FTAP, VTAP or MDP discount (Save $70.00) Application Fee - Late Registration Fee (per course) - Official Transcript (per copy) - * Non-Refundable

$700.00 $630.00 $75.00* $30.00 $10.00

California-Resident Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP): In light of the growing budget constraints affecting California Higher Education, TUI has initiated the California-Resident Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP) in order to provide eligible California residents with a cost-effective alternative for accessing quality higher education. For more information visit:

Federal/State/Local Government Employee Tuition Assistance Program (FTAP): TUI is offering a tuition assistance program for federal, state, and local government employees, their spouses and dependents. For more information visit: federal-tuition-assistance.

Veterans Tuition Assistance Program (VTAP): TUI is offering a tuition assistance program for former or current members of the military. For more information visit: veterans.

Military Discount Program (MDP): Trident is a DANTES affiliated university. Trident charges reduced tuition rates for military service members and their families for bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs. In addition, qualified active duty students can complete up to 28 credit hours for the price of 18 credit hours per fiscal year toward a bachelor degree. For more information visit:

Financial Aid: Trident participates in federal financial aid programs. Please email the financial aid department at for information and an application.

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Transferability Programs PARTNERSHIPS - ASSOCIATIONS

TUI, a leader in distance learning, establishes strategic partnership agreements and transferability programs to provide educational opportunities, to our students.

Current Agreements and Partnerships: • Advisory Councils on Military Education (ACME’s) • Air Force Sergeant Association (AFSA) • Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) • Consortium of Southern California Colleges and Universities (CSCCU) • Council of Colleges and Military Educators (CCME) • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) • FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) • U.S. Army Engineer School • U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center • Command and Staff Colleges for CGSC, AGSC, CNCS and MCCSC • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) • Squadron Office School (SOS) • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) • Marine Corps Academic Explorer (AEX) • California POST Command College (CA POST CC) • National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP)

• National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) • Naval Postgraduate School Center Homeland Defense Security (NPS CHDS) • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) • Air University/Community College of the Air Force (AU CCAF) • Air University/General Education Mobile (AU GEM) • Army Concurrent Admission Program (ConAP) • Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) • Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Navy (SOCNAV) Coast Guard (SOCCOAST)
 • South Coast Higher Education Council (SCHEC) • Tampa Bay Higher Education Alliance (TBHEA)

Process for ADMISSIONS Next Steps‌ Get a Free Transcript Evaluation: Prospects can receive a free degree evaluation by sending unofficial military and education transcripts to: or fax them to (714) 243-4308.

Apply Online: Those interested in applying should fill out an online application at Army prospects must first submit a common application through the GoArmy website at and have their ESO set Trident University International as their home college. Once an application is complete, an Admissions Coordinator will be in contact to process the enrollment.

Let Us Request Official Transcripts: After you apply, Trident University will request and pay for your previous school transcripts on your behalf. By completing a transcript release authorization form (TRAF), applicants authorize TUI to request official transcript(s) on their behalf. This applies to U.S. based institutions only. Students who have completed CLEP, DSST or military training including AARTS and SMART, are responsible for providing those official documents to Trident University International directly.

Contact a representative in your area: Refer to map on following page for specific liaison locations.

Angela Downing | 619-592-3242 | CA Bob Tolich | 760-669-2992 | CA Clifford Milton-Stewart | 813-442-3730 | FL Deanna Lindsey | 757-560-8086 | VA Kevin Johnson | 714-325-9553 | WA Nancy Fodor | 717-698-5759 | PA Randy Bell, Sr | 910-494-3787 | NC Shannon Sims | 830-391-6171 | TX













































Liaison Territory By State RI



*Region Managers

Nancy Fodor - CT, DE, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV

Randy Bell - IL, KY, NC, SC, TN

Clifford Milton-Stewart - AL, FL, GA, MS

Deanna Lindsey* - D.C., MD, VA


Kevin Johnson - AK, CO, IA, ID, MN, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY

Angela Downing - AZ, CA, HI, NV

Robert Tolich - AZ, CA, NV, UT

Shannon Sims* - AR, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX


THE VISION FOR A 100% ONLINE UNIVERSITY started several years prior to its formal organization in 1998, by Dr. Yoram and Edith Neumann. Yoram developed the The Robust Learning Model (RLM), with several contributions from Edith. The model was presented for the fist time at the professional conference of the Academy of Business Administration in 1996 Athens, Greece where it was received with a standing ovation. The RLM was developed by the Neumann’s for distance and online learning and is used today as the guiding principles of online education world wide.

in July 1998 by Dr. Yoram Neumann. • TUI starts as Touro University International a branch campus of Touro College, a New York not-for-profit educational corporation. • The first headquarters is opened and put into operation. Location:10542 Calle Lee, Suite 102, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.

is established by Dr. Edith Neumann in Fall 2000. • The first pilot course is offered BHS328 in the college of Health Science by Dr. Afshin Afrookhteh with enrollment of 11 students.


Sunday, August 15, 2004, The Cerritos Center, Cerritos, California. At TUI’s third graduation they had to move to a larger site to accommodate a growing number of graduates.


is established by Dr. Edith Neumann in Fall 2002 • Sunday, August 18, 2002 Touro University International holds it’s Inaugural graduation at the Sequoia Conference Center In Buena Park, California with over 43 Graduation Candidates. Kerry Mazzoni, Secretary for Education for the State of California is TUI’s first keynote speaker. • Dr. Sana Ghaddar is TUI’s first ever Ph.D. Graduate. • TUI now offers degrees in Business Administration, Health Sciences, Education, Computer Science and Information Technology Management.




TUI University can now support 20,000 students and 1,000 faculty members.


in 2008 TUI celebrated it’s tenth anniversary. • On August 9, 2008 TUI University held a graduation ceremony at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, California. Graduates and 800 guests from around the United States and throughout the world attended, Alexander Haig, four-star general, Secretary of State, White House Chief of Staff, and Supreme Commander in Europe (NATO) during the Nixon and Ford administrations was the keynote speaker. • Completed implementation of the CDAD (Course Development and Delivery) system which allows student to view their course materials online or select the materials for downloading.





On July 15, 2009, TUI University welcomed a new CEO/President, Kenneth J. Sobaski, who replaced founder Dr. Yoram Neumann.

2007 2006




In November 2007, Touro University International was acquired by Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm and its name was changed to TUI University.


the main integrated learning management system and student database at TUI, were fully implemented in 2003.

2001 2000



December 5, 2012 Dr. Lucille Sansing replaces Nolan A. Miura as President and Chief Executive Officer.




is established in December 2001 • The Emergency Management program was created in the College of Health Sciences in response to the events of September 11, 2001 (9/11).



is established by Robert Koester. • The first pilot session begins in February and the first formal session starts in the Fall of 1999.


In February 2005 TUI University gained an accreditation from WASC, as a separate institution making TUI University the only fully-online university to be accredited by WASC.





July 31, 2010, TUI moves the graduation ceremony to the Terrace Theater in Long Beach. A bigger and better commencement location to accommodate a growing number of graduates.


January 2011, TUI Starts the New Year by announcing “TUI is now Trident University International” and will retain the acronym of TUI.


July 2011 to December 2011 Nolan Miura fills in as Interim CEO & President. Miura continues to provide guidance to the University in his role as Vice Chairman on Trident’s Board of Managers.

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