Park Points of Pride March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Master of Social Work program earns full accreditation from CSWE

Park University’s Master of Social Work program, which officially began in Fall 2014, has been granted full accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Park’s MSW program, which has three areas of practice emphasis — military, children and families, and gerontological — is the home of one of the few accredited advanced practice concentration in behavior health in the U.S. In addition, Park is the only college/university in the Kansas City metropolitan area to have both an accredited MSW program and an accredited Bachelor of Social Work program. To learn more about Park’s MSW and BSW programs, visit, or contact Walter Kisthardt, Ph.D., professor and chair of social work, and MSW program director, at or (816) 584-6586.

Military Friendly 2016Park University receives military friendly accolade

Park University has been selected as one of the “2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges” by the Guide to Online Schools. Colleges and universities named to the list provide a strong military culture, exceptional online support to its military students, and earn high marks in financial aid and flexibility. Of the 78 schools selected, Park University is one of just eight schools to earn a perfect score (100 points) for both its military culture and online support.

Military Friendly 2016Another military friendly honor for Park

Victory Media has published its 2016 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and named Park University to its list of the “Top 25 Military Friendly Online Programs.” The recognition is related to the University’s honor by Victory Media as a 2016 Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year. Zachary Clark, a junior military history major, was highlighted with a quote about Park on a “Did You Know?” page in the Guide.