John F. Kennedy University

John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 19
    Available Programs
  • 1400
  • 21000
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


    JFK University has three colleges: Business and Professional Studies, Psychology and Holistic Studies, and Law. The university also has a Continuing Education division and an Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership.

College of Business and Professional Studies
The college offers certificate programs, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees, including a JD-MBA Dual Degree and MBA.

College of Psychology and Holistic Studies
The College of Psychology and Holistic Studies at JFK University offers certificates as well as Master's and Doctoral degrees.

College of Law
John F. Kennedy University College of Law offers both a four-year, part-time program and a three-year, full-time law school program leading to the Juris Doctor. The College is accredited by The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, but is not accredited by the  American Bar Association.

Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership
The Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) is an initiative of John F. Kennedy University designed to stimulate and scale entrepreneurship and job creation both regionally and nationally, one student-entrepreneur and one business at a time. The IEL offers academic courses and certificate programs in conjunction with the University's Colleges and specialized entrepreneurial classes and seminars. 

Entry requirements

The first step to applying is filling out our online application form for Graduate Admissions.

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 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.

English proficiency may be met by achieving one of the following:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 and above on the paper-based test or 79–80 on the Internet-based test. The TOEFL exam must have been taken within two years prior to submitting an application.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5

International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP): A score of 3.9 on the iTEP Academic-Plus test

Scholarship & funding

JFK University welcomes students of all income levels. A brochure describing the University’s major financial aid programs and application procedures is available from the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid may not be available to students in certificate programs. It is not available to non-degree students.

A number of scholarship options are available to qualifying students to help fund their future endeavors in making a difference. Scholarships for veterans are available, as are scholarships based on academic achievement and financial need.

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Student life

Commencement ceremony 2017