Q: What are the advantages of attending Eisner Institute for Professional Studies?
A. Our experienced teachers actually teach the courses. There are no teaching assistants. The faculty are practicing professionals in their chosen area of specialization. They bring not only theoretical knowledge but contemporary and relevant issues as well. Our schedules are flexible and can be accommodated to your needs and interests. Low tuition which can be paid quarter by quarter. Small classes. No Dissertation requirement. A final Research Proposal or Position Paper is required.

Q. Are you distance learning?
A. Yes. We are 100% online. All classes are taken via the internet.

Q: Are there any residency requirements?
A: No. We are 100% on-line with absolutely no residency requirements.

Q: How does your distance learning work?
A: We use what is called an asynchronous method. Online access is given to enter a virtual classroom. The assignments are posted on our distance learning platform on a weekly basis. Students interact with the instructor and each other using threaded discussions. Thus, students can respond on their own time during the week.

Q: When can I apply?
A. There are four start dates each year. Essentially, we have rolling admission. (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer enrollment.)

Q. Do you accept transfer credits?
A. We can accept up to three classes for Master of Arts Psychology courses.

Q: Do you accept Life Credits?
A: No.

Q: Is there a thesis required?
A: There is no thesis requirement for the Master’s of Art degree.

Q: How long does it take to complete the program?
A: Full-time students are expected to complete their programs in 8 quarters (2 years) and part-time students, in 16 quarters (4 years).  The maximum time for completion is 3 years for full-time students and 6 years for part-time students. Extensions to the maximum time may be granted by requesting a leave of absence, based on mitigating circumstances.

Q: How long are your courses?
A: The quarters are 11 weeks. There is generally a 1-2 week break in between quarters.

Q: How many courses are taken each quarter?
A: Generally two courses. In some circumstances one course per quarter may be taken. Prior to the last the quarter, an additional professional writing and publication style class is required.

Q: What is the tuition?
A: Tuition and Fees Table

Q: Must the tuition be paid all at once?
A: No, tuition is paid quarter by quarter.

Q: Is EIPS accredited?
A: EIPS is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Additionally EIPS is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to offer licensure tracks for Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC.)