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What you need to know before applying to John F. Kennedy University.

By the time of enrollment, applicants to the graduate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), except for applicants to the Doctor of Psychology program, which requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Please take a few minutes to review these general requirements to the graduate programs in preparing to submit your application.

Application Requirements

Completed Application and Statistical Information Form
Use the links on this page to apply online, or to download a PDF version of the application to submit. Please type or print legibly on the Application Form.  Provide all requested information, sign and date the application.

The information requested on the Statistical Information Form provides the university with a profile of its students and statistical data required for funding from the federal government and foundations. An applicant's admission to the University will not be affected if all questions are not answered.

Nonrefundable Application Fee
The appropriate nonrefundable application fee must accompany the Application Form. This fee can be paid by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or check. Please make checks payable to John F. Kennedy University.

Master's Degree Program - $65
Juris Doctor - $90
Doctorate of Psychology - $90
Certificate - $40

Official Transcripts
Graduate applicants must submit official transcripts from the bachelor degree-awarding institution(s), and any post-bachelor degree institution including any master’s degrees or credits. Transcripts not sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution must remain sealed to be considered official. Transcripts then become the property of the university and will not be returned or released to another party.

Additional Program Application Requirements
Some programs require additional items, such as letters of recommendation, an academic writing sample, resume, personal/goal statement, art portfolio, or an interview. 

All application documentation must be submitted directly to:

John F. Kennedy University
Admissions Office
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817

For further information about John F. Kennedy University, contact an admission counselor at (800) 696-5358.

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.