A Letter From The President
Welcome to the University of the People Graduate Catalog for the 2021-22 academic year! This catalog contains everything you need to know about your educational career at UoPeople. You will find details on UoPeople’s academic policies, courses, programs of study, degree requirements, Course Instructors, fees, scholarships, and the academic calendar. I encourage you to review it thoroughly and continue to refer to it throughout the academic year.
University of the People is a university unlike any other. UoPeople was built on the foundation that higher education is a basic right for all. Since its inception, the University has offered affordable, accessible, quality, degree-granting programs. We envision a world in which all qualified high school graduates have access to higher education, regardless of financial, geographic, political, and personal circumstances. We will continue to grow and expand our offerings until that dream comes true.
In becoming a member of the UoPeople family, you are embarking on an online educational journey with peers from over 200 countries and territories. Our students are incredibly diverse, and we know that each of you requires personalized attention and support. Studying online is not easy; it takes an incredible amount of dedication, focus, and hard work. Your success is our priority, and we are here to guide and support you in your educational journey.
At UoPeople, you will be intellectually challenged, engage in energizing debates, and grapple with the big questions posed by today’s global society. You will encounter a student body of unmatched diversity and will be supported by Course Instructors and Program Advisors along the way. As a UoPeople student, you will receive a solid liberal arts foundation, along with the specialized practical knowledge needed for success in your chosen field. All of this, taken together, is designed to help you achieve your educational goals and lead a successful, fulfilling life as an individual and member of our global society.
University of the People was built for you. Our expanding global community is enriched by each of its members. I wish you all the best of luck and success in this academic year and look forward to hearing about all of your accomplishments.
Shai Reshef, President