Webster students from Europe, Asia and the U.S. will also have the opportunity to
study in Ghana. We anticipate a lively campus filled with a diverse student body.
- Faculty features both local experts and visiting members from the U.S. and around
- Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (U.S.) and the Ministry of Education
- Programs delivered at the Accra, Ghana campus are identical to programs at all Webster
In the near future, be watching for open house days, school visits and other opportunities
to see our campus. Your success is our goal. We eagerly welcome you to our campus.
Oates has a long and distinguished career in higher education administration. He began
his career in higher education at Webster, where he founded and served as first director
of the Media/Journalism Degree Program.
In his career he has served in both academic and administrative roles, as a tenured
faculty member, department chair, director, campus dean, dean of faculty, senior vice
president for academic affairs and university president (twice). Oates has directed
university scholarship programs funded by the United States Agency for International
Development, and he has recently finished a Ford Foundation-funded international project. Oates
holds an MA in English from St. Louis University and a PhD in American Literature,
also from St. Louis University.
Webster University is preparing to open the Accra, Ghana, campus in 2013-14, adding
to Webster's international network of campuses active in seven countries on four continents.
Recently, the Ghana Ministry of Education has granted accreditation to our Accra,
Ghana Campus. Webster University Ghana Campus has been granted accreditation by the
Ghana Ministry of Education and is pending approval by the U.S. Higher Learning Commission.
“The Accra campus will not be a ‘branch' but part of a integrated network that serves
a new generation of students who wish to become global citizens working around the
world,” explains Grant Chapman, associate vice president for academic affairs and
director of international programs.
“Students from Ghana, West Africa and around the world will earn prestigious bachelor's
and master's degrees in business, international relations or media communications
at the Accra campus.”
Classes at Webster are limited in size so that students can participate, contribute
and learn more effectively. Practical teaching methods focus on hands-on applications
and prepare students for satisfying careers and advanced studies anywhere in the world.
Bachelor's degrees are earned in four years of study. Master's programs can be completed
in fourteen months of full-time study.
A Webster student can easily study across the international network of campuses. As
well, students from Europe, Asia and the USA will study at the Accra campus. In this
way, students obtain a truly global education.
Webster University was founded nearly 100 years ago in St. Louis, Missouri and now
has more than 20,000 active students worldwide.