grantham university and dau sign agreementKansas City, Mo. – February 11, 2013 – Grantham University and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, which will provide DAU students with the opportunity to apply academic transfer credit for approved courses directly to Grantham University’s online degree programs. Key representatives for both institutions were on hand for the ceremony, including: Grantham University President, Mr. Joseph McGrath; Dr. Marilyn Bartels - Grantham University Provost and Chief Academic Officer; Defense Acquisition University Acting President, Dr. James McMichael; and Wayne Glass, DAU Program Director, Strategic Partnerships.

“Our federal employees have devoted themselves to a career in civil service, one in which they must hold themselves and others accountable to high standards,” said Joseph McGrath, Grantham University President. “This program will ensure that DAU students receive the college credit they’ve earned over the course of their training as they work toward their higher education goals.”

The partnership between Grantham and DAU was originally established in 2006. Through this ongoing relationship, Grantham’s online courses and degree programs are readily accessible to DAU students who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree. “At DAU, we’re constantly reviewing our courses and materials to be sure we’re providing the most accurate and up-to-date information possible,” said DAU Acting President, Dr. James McMichael.  “We believe maintaining currency in our partnerships is just as important and Grantham has been a great proponent of that as well.”

Grantham University is one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. Grantham University’s accredited online degree programs are flexible and portable, allowing students to fit education into their life instead of arranging life around their education. For more information about Grantham University, visit or call 800-955-2527.

The Defense Acquisition University is an institution that touches nearly every member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce throughout all career stages by providing a range of basic, intermediate, and advanced certification training, assignment-specific training, applied research, and continuous learning opportunities. DAU also fosters professional development through mission assistance, rapid-deployment training on emerging acquisition initiatives, online knowledge-sharing tools, and continuous learning modules. For more information, visit:

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in online education for the working adult student. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.