Is KIUST a Degree Mill University? Absolutely Not!

Can Degrees Be Purchased at KIUST? Absolutely Not!

The King’s International University of Science and Technology (KIUST) is NOT a Degree Mill University. We do not sell Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees. Students must study all prescribed units and courses and must pass assignments and examinations that are set for each unit and course before they can be awarded a KIUST qualification. The graduates of the King’s International University of Science and Technology work very hard to successfully complete their studies for the qualifications they receive.

KIUST will not grant any Certificate, Diploma, Degree and/or exemptions based on life experience. To complete a KIUST Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree, students must successfully pass all assignments, projects and examinations.  KIUST will however, recognize and accept the academic credentials issued by another registered University or College of Higher Education. Students who wish to obtain exemptions for previous similar learning must submit a copy of the syllabus and their Academic Transcripts of the similar courses they have done to KIUST’s Registrar for assessment. KIUST’s Registrar and the Professor of the course that the student wants an exemption from will conduct the assessment and make the final decision. The final decision will be communicated to the applicant prior to enrolment.

We would therefore like to re-iterate that the King’s International University of Science and Technology (KIUST) is NOT a Degree Mill University. We do not sell Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees. Students must study all prescribed units and courses and must pass substantial assignments as well as examinations before they can be awarded a KIUST qualification. 

According to Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), “there are institutions that may not be accredited but are not degree mills. For example, the institution may be seeking accreditation, but the process is not complete. Or a legitimate institution may choose not to be accredited for reasons that do not relate to quality”. 

KIUST is a fully registered and licensed university that offers high quality, internationally recognized Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and programs.  KIUST has a Government Certificate of Good Standing in the State of Delaware in USA and in the Commonwealth of Dominica where it is registered. KIUST courses and programs are recognized by relevant professional bodies.

ACCREDITATION/RECOGNITION

The King’s International University of Science and Technology (KIUST) is a licensed registered private university offering high quality accredited Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Doctorate Degrees and Post-Doctorate Degree courses and programs through Distance Learning and Online mode of delivery and also (where appropriate) by face to face delivery in “Learning Centres” located in different parts of the world that are associated with KIUST.

Although accreditation in the USA is voluntary, KIUST accreditation/recognition is stated below:

(1) The King’s International University of Science and Technology (KIUST) is incorporated and registered by the State of Delaware, USA and has a Certificate of Good Standing in the USA.

(2) The King’s International University of Science and Technology (KIUST) in the Caribbean (an autonomous but inter-related entity) is also registered and licensed by the Commonwealth of Dominica and also has a Certificate of Good Standing in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Because KIUST is registered in the USA and is also registered and licensed in the Commonwealth of Dominica and has a Certificate of Good Standing in the Commonwealth of Dominica and in America, our online/distance learning graduates, especially those with outstanding academic records, may have the opportunity to pursue further studies in America or abroad ( if they wish to do so).  However, since different universities have different credit transfer policies, KIUST cannot guarantee transfer of credits and cannot guarantee that its qualifications will be accepted by your government and by the universities in your country and KIUST does not guarantee that its qualifications will be accepted by other universities here or abroad.

(3) The King’s International University of Science and Technology is also accredited by the International Educational Ministry Accreditation Association (IEMAA), USA. The IEMAA is a professional accrediting association established to uphold and maintain high standards for all levels of online postsecondary education.

(4) The King’s International University of Science and Technology is recognized by the European Association of Universities and Higher Schools (EAUHS).

(5) Graduates of the King’s International University of Science and Technology with relevant work experience can apply for professional membership in their areas of studies including:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AREAS OF BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING: Graduates of the King’s International University of Science and Technology with relevant work experience can apply for membership or affiliate /associate membership of a number of professional bodies including:

Students studying Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Management courses at the King's International University of Science and Technology are qualified to apply for student membership of the American Hotel & Lodging Association ((AH&LA).    

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AREA OF COUNSELING: Students currently enrolled for Counseling courses/programs at the King’s International University of Science and Technology can apply for student membership of the:

Students with relevant work experience/placement who complete Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas or Degrees in counseling at KIUST can apply for membership and/ or associate membership of the above professional associations. They can also apply for professional/new professional membership or regular membership of the American Counseling Association (ACA) .

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IN THE AREAS OF INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: KIUST Undergraduate and Graduate students studying any of KIUST Industrial Psychology and/or Organizational Psychology courses are eligible to apply for Student Affiliate status of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AREAS OF NUTRITION AND NATURAL MEDICINE: Students who complete any of KIUST Nutrition and Natural Medicine courses/programs are eligible to apply to the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) for certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP).

Graduates of KIUST that hold a Doctorate degree in some field of “Nutrition and Natural Medicine” are eligible to apply to the American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA) for certification as an Alternative Medical Practitioner (AMP). KIUST Doctorate degree graduates are eligible to join the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Students with relevant work experience who complete KIUST qualifications in the areas of Nutrition and Natural Medicine are also eligible to apply for membership of the Complementary Alternative Medical Association (CAMA) in the USA.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IN THE AREA OF NURSING: Students who complete the KIUST Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Health Administration will qualify for Associate Membership of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in the USA.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IN THE AREAS OF OIL AND GAS BUSINESS & ENERGY MANAGEMENT:  Students studying any of KIUST Oil and Gas business courses, and/ or Energy Management courses are qualified to join as student members of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). IAEE is a worldwide non-profit professional organization based in the United States, which has members in over 100 nations. KIUST graduates who are no longer students must register as full regular members of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) in the USA.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AREAS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT: Graduates who hold King's International University of Science and Technology qualifications in the area of Community Health or Healthcare Management with some years of relevant experience will qualify for Associate or Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Practising Professionals (CIPP) in the USA.

Students studying Community Health or Healthcare Management programs at the King's International University of Science and Technology who have obtained at least 9 credits in their study at KIUST are qualified to apply for student membership of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Graduates who hold KIUST qualifications in the area of Community Health or Healthcare Management will qualify for the Special Health Worker membership category of the American Public Health Association (APHA), if working and making less than US$40,000 a year.

Students studying Community Health or Healthcare Management programs at the King's International University of Science and Technology will qualify for Associate membership of the Institute of Healthcare Management in the UK.  Graduates who hold KIUST Post Graduate Degree qualifications in the area of Community Health or Healthcare Management with at least two years relevant experience will qualify for Full membership of the Institute of Healthcare Management in UK. 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AREAS OF BEAUTY AND COSMETOLOGY: Students studying Beauty therapy and Cosmetology at the King's International University of Science and Technology are qualified to apply for student membership of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) in USA, the world's largest association of salon professionals. Graduates with relevant work experience who hold KIUST qualifications in the areas of Beauty therapy and Cosmetology are also qualified to apply for membership of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists. Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists is the UK's biggest professional beauty trade body. The Guild has over 5,000 members who are all fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists.

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NOTE: In the USA, obtaining accreditation from accrediting bodies that are linked with CHEA (such as regional accreditation organizations or DETC) is only compulsory for institutions that are government funded and/or intend to receive government funding from the USA, but it is not compulsory for private educational institutions that are not government funded hence KIUST has not sought accreditation through CHEA and is not listed with accrediting bodies that are linked with CHEA. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education states that accreditation itself is a voluntary process. There is no mandate by law for a School, College or University to be accredited. Moreover, according to CHEA,  “There are institutions that may not be accredited but are not degree mills. For example, the institution may be seeking accreditation, but the process is not complete. Or a legitimate institution may choose not to be accredited for reasons that do not relate to quality”. As mentioned before, King's International University of Science and Technology is a registered, privately funded university and has accreditation from the International Educational Ministry Accreditation Association (IEMAA), a professional accrediting association established to uphold and maintain high standards for all levels of online postsecondary education." Furthermore, the "U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellency for all Americans, also states that: “because the Secretary or CHEA does not recognize an accrediting agency does not mean that the institutions accredited by that agency do not provide a quality education.”  In conclusion, KIUST is an accredited, fully registered and licensed university that offers high quality, internationally recognized Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses and programs.  KIUST has USA government Certificate of Good Standing in the State of Delaware in USA and in the Commonwealth of Dominica where it is registered. KIUST courses and programs are also recognized by relevant professional bodies.

 

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