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Overview

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Pursuing a graduate degree or certificate at JFK University will open a number of exciting pathways for personal and professional growth. Most of our programs accept applications year round, with an application process that can take as little as 3-5 days.

Please consult this page for information about how to apply, requirements, and transfer policies for the programs listed below. When you are ready to take the next step, you can do so right from here, or contact an admissions counselor for assistance.

Please note: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) a FlexCourse℠ program To apply to all FlexCourse℠ programs, please refer to the JFKU Online FlexCourse℠ admissions page.

Related Degree Programs

  • MA in Holistic Health Education
  • MA in Creative Strategy
  • MA in Counseling Psychology
  • MA Holistic Psychology
  • Academic Certificate in Trauma Studies
  • MA in Sport Psychology
  • MA in Consciousness & Transformative Studies

How to Apply

The first step to applying is filling out our online application form for Graduate Admissions. You may do this even before you have the rest of your application materials prepared. Once you have completed and submitted this form, an enrollment advisor will contact you, as early as that same day, to guide you through the rest of the application process and submitting the required materials.

Statistical Information Form

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to fill out a Statistical Information Form. The information requested on this 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.

As soon as you submit the online application form, an enrollment advisor will reach out to assist you in gathering the rest of your application materials. These application materials will include the following:

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.

Application Fee

Actually, there is none! Other than your time, there is no cost to apply.

Additional Materials

Depending on your program of interest, additional required materials may include a personal/goal statement, letters of recommendation, an academic writing sample, resume, art portfolio, or interview. Your enrollment advisor will inform you as to which additional materials are required for your program.

All application documentation must be submitted directly to:

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

We understand that for many students, starting a program will be contingent on financial aid. Since it can take 3-4 weeks for a financial aid package to be determined, we encourage students to get this process started as soon as possible. Please visit our Financial Aid  page to learn about submitting a FAFSA with our school code. You can also contact a financial aid officer or speak to your enrollment advisor for assistance with this process. We are here to help!

Your application process will also include an opportunity to speak with a program chair to inquire further about your program of interest, as well as to speak with enrollment, financial aid, and academic advisors to learn more about scholarship opportunities, additional financial aid assistance, campus resources, and academic requirements.

And…that’s it! Congratulations, you made it! Now get moving buster; you have a degree to earn!

1. Complete the Online Application

The first step to applying is filling out our online application form for Graduate Admissions. You may do this even before you have the rest of your application materials prepared. Once you have completed and submitted this form, an enrollment advisor will contact you, as early as that same day, to guide you through the rest of the application process and submitting the required materials.

Statistical Information Form

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to fill out a Statistical Information Form. The information requested on this 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.

2. Submit Transcripts and Other Materials

As soon as you submit the online application form, an enrollment advisor will reach out to assist you in gathering the rest of your application materials. These application materials will include the following:

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.

Application Fee

Actually, there is none! Other than your time, there is no cost to apply.

Additional Materials

Depending on your program of interest, additional required materials may include a personal/goal statement, letters of recommendation, an academic writing sample, resume, art portfolio, or interview. Your enrollment advisor will inform you as to which additional materials are required for your program.

All application documentation must be submitted directly to:

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

3. Apply for Financial Aid

We understand that for many students, starting a program will be contingent on financial aid. Since it can take 3-4 weeks for a financial aid package to be determined, we encourage students to get this process started as soon as possible. Please visit our Financial Aid  page to learn about submitting a FAFSA with our school code. You can also contact a financial aid officer or speak to your enrollment advisor for assistance with this process. We are here to help!

4. Speak to Your Program Chair

Your application process will also include an opportunity to speak with a program chair to inquire further about your program of interest, as well as to speak with enrollment, financial aid, and academic advisors to learn more about scholarship opportunities, additional financial aid assistance, campus resources, and academic requirements.

And…that’s it! Congratulations, you made it! Now get moving buster; you have a degree to earn!

Requirements & Policies

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).

Graduate students must complete at least 70 percent of the work required for a graduate degree through courses offered by the University; some programs may require greater than 70 percent. Please review additional transfer policies below. For further information, contact our Office of Admissions.

  1. Subject to verification of transferability by the registrar’s office and approval by the program chair, transfer credit may be awarded for applicable graduate courses completed at other institutions whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The MA Counseling Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology requires graduate transfer work to have been completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Graduate-level courses will be considered for transfer credit if relevant to the degree program and completed with a grade of B (or equivalent) or higher.
  3. Graduate transfer credit and prerequisite credit may be denied if the course was taken as pass/fail, credit/no credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, or another grading system without letter grades.
  4. Graduate transfer credit is not allowed for undergraduate coursework or for continuing education units and non-credit workshops.
  5. Graduate coursework applied toward completion of another degree will not be considered for transfer except for the Doctor of Psychology program which may consider transfer credit from a relevant master’s degree.
  6. A maximum of nine quarter units from graduate-level extension courses may be allowed toward a master’s degree. Graduate transfer credit is not allowed into linked-degree programs or into certificate programs.

 

Application Requirements

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).

Transfer Student Policies

Graduate students must complete at least 70 percent of the work required for a graduate degree through courses offered by the University; some programs may require greater than 70 percent. Please review additional transfer policies below. For further information, contact our Office of Admissions.

  1. Subject to verification of transferability by the registrar’s office and approval by the program chair, transfer credit may be awarded for applicable graduate courses completed at other institutions whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The MA Counseling Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology requires graduate transfer work to have been completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Graduate-level courses will be considered for transfer credit if relevant to the degree program and completed with a grade of B (or equivalent) or higher.
  3. Graduate transfer credit and prerequisite credit may be denied if the course was taken as pass/fail, credit/no credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, or another grading system without letter grades.
  4. Graduate transfer credit is not allowed for undergraduate coursework or for continuing education units and non-credit workshops.
  5. Graduate coursework applied toward completion of another degree will not be considered for transfer except for the Doctor of Psychology program which may consider transfer credit from a relevant master’s degree.
  6. A maximum of nine quarter units from graduate-level extension courses may be allowed toward a master’s degree. Graduate transfer credit is not allowed into linked-degree programs or into certificate programs.