Wednesday, May 23, 2007


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Riverside resident Stephanie Murphy has a busy life with a full-time job as a legal assistant and two small children. So when she was looking to finish her bachelor’s degree Argosy University/Orange County was the perfect fit.

“My advisor at Fullerton Community College had good things to say about Argosy University,” Murphy said. “So I went to the university and met with an admissions counselor. I liked what I saw. The course programs were flexible and allowed me to continue working.” Armed with an associate’s degree in liberal studies from Fullerton Community College, Murphy was able to complete a bachelor’s in psychology in about a year and half.

As a student at Argosy University, Murphy has taken online classes, evening classes and weekend classes. “Their programs allowed me to hold down a full-time job and be able to attend my son’s soccer games on Saturdays,” Murphy said. She is currently a graduate student at Argosy University working on a master’s in clinical psychology and a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology (PysD) degree.

Dr. Jeb Egbert, president of Argosy University, Orange County, said that Argosy’s mission is to help working adults complete their degrees and work towards a career in their chosen professions.

“Argosy University provides course work which is flexible but also meets high academic standards,” he said. “Our instructors are industry professionals and understand the requirements needed to succeed in their fields.” Egbert said several instructors in the psychology department also work in private practice.

Murphy plans to work in rehab with traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries when she graduates. “I would recommend Argosy University to other students,” she said. “The professors are helpful and understand the demands of working and going to school full time. The course work can be intense at times, but that is part of getting an education. It’s been a great experience.”

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana. Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602), (800) 621-7440,

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