Point Park University’s vision is “to be one of the most dynamic, private urban universities in America with an intense focus on student success through distinctive, innovative, and experiential learning.” Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh since 1960, Point Park enrolls approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in 79 undergraduate programs, 18 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs offered through its School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, The Rowland School of Business, School of Communication, and the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Its students represent 46 states and 41 countries.
In September 2018, Point Park University announced that its longstanding education programs had grown and evolved to become the School of Education. This establishment reflected current needs in education for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, offered in flexible formats including online, hybrid, and on-campus programs. The School of Education offers 10 graduate degree and post-baccalaureate programs in innovative areas such as athletic coaching and in more traditional areas such as special education and secondary education.
- The Ed.D program in leadership and administration is a three-year program offering professional leadership, superintendent’s letter of eligibility, K-12 administration, and an individualized concentration.
- Undergraduate degree programs include Pre-K through fourth grade, fourth through eighth grade, and secondary education — all with the option for special education dual certification — as well as programs in instructional studies and early childhood education.
In 2017, the University founded the Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE). Under the leadership of University President, Paul Hennigan, the CIE convened a cross-section of stakeholders who are working collaboratively on diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the University including the writing of a guiding statement for the community.