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University of South Florida partners with Colloquy to support new Online Master of Public Administration degree

Thursday, April 04, 2013

University of South Florida partners with Colloquy to support new Online Master of Public Administration degree

10:03 EDT Thursday, April 04, 2013

TAMPA, Fla., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Florida is proud to announce a new partnership with Colloquy, a division of Kaplan, Inc. and The Washington Post, to support its new Online Master of Public Administration degree. The new program will launch in August 2013 and will be managed in collaboration between USF's University College and the School of Public Affairs within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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The Online Master of Public Administration degree program will provide individuals the opportunity to learn in a stimulating, technologically advanced environment. Students will collaborate with like-minded professionals leading and managing in the non-profit and public sector. The program is 36 credits and will be offered 100% online. For information about the online MPA program, visit

"University of South Florida's University College supports the university's strategic efforts to ensure student success and program innovation. Partnering with Colloquy is an ideal mechanism to meet our mandates," said Mike Pearce, CEO of University College. "Colloquy brings rich experience in the online space with a much appreciated white glove approach to student, faculty, and administrative support."

"As a Florida-based organization, we are delighted to partner with the University of South Florida," said Timothy Gilbert, President of Colloquy. "We believe that the combination of our online expertise, talent, resources and USF's teaching, curriculum, and reputation will make this program second to none."

About the University of South Florida

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

The University of South Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, mater's, specialist, and doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine.

Visit USF at

About Colloquy

Colloquy, Inc., is a leading provider of online education strategy, consulting, and delivery to Higher Education. Colloquy's solutions are designed to help institutional leaders execute upon their vision for online delivery of degrees.

As a division of Kaplan, Inc., part of The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO), Colloquy leverages 75 years of expertise in global education services, Colloquy offers the full range of resources and knowledge necessary to plan, execute, launch, and manage a total online experience both domestically and internationally.

Using its proprietary Colloquy 360 degree Methodology, Colloquy applies a best practices approach to market research, marketing and recruiting, curriculum design and development, learning management systems, and student success services.

Visit Colloquy at

Averie ConnellBusiness Development ManagerColloquy, Inc.3333 S. Congress Ave., Suite 100Delray Beach, FL 33445561-381-6350

SOURCE Colloquy, Inc.

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