John F. Kennedy University
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|John F. Kennedy University|
|Motto||Transforming Lives. Changing the World.|
|President||Dr. Charles “Mac” Powell (interim)|
|Academic staff||60 full-time|
|Location||Pleasant Hill, California, US
|Affiliations||National University System|
John F. Kennedy University is a nonprofit, private university located in Pleasant Hill, California, with satellite campuses in San Jose and Berkeley. It was founded in 1964 to focus on providing continuing opportunities for non-traditional higher education. Enrollment is approximately 1,600 (as of fall 2010) with no campus housing. The faculty consists of over 700 adjunct faculty employed in their subject areas in addition to about 60 full-time academics.
JFK University has three colleges – Undergraduate Studies, Graduate and Professional Studies, and Law. The University also has a Continuing Education division.
College of Undergraduate Studies
The College of Undergraduate Studies offers undergraduate completion programs in Business, Health Sciences, Legal Studies (ABA-approved), and Psychology. Students may advance towards their educational goals with help from two programs:
- Credit by Assessment. Students in the Business Administration, Health Sciences, and Psychology programs can earn credit up to 30 quarter units of undergraduate credit for work-related projects, including corporate training, professional workshops, and volunteer training.
- Link to Graduate Study. Qualified students in the Psychology, Health Sciences, and Business Administration programs can take graduate-level units toward a master’s degree while still an undergraduate.
The College also offers a Paralegal Certificate program that is approved by the American Bar Association.
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at JFK University provides an academic environment in which students can earn graduate-level degrees and certificates. The College offers specializations and supervised traineeships, internships, or other types of field studies. The programs offered are:
Master's Degree Programs
- Business Administration/Management with specializations in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Leadership, Program Management, and Strategic Management
- Consciousness and Transformative Studies
- Counseling Psychology* with specializations in Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Expressive Arts, Integral Psychotherapy, Holistic Studies (a combination of somatic and transpersonal psychologies)
- Holistic Health Education
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Museum Studies
- Sport Psychology
- Transformative Arts
Doctoral Degree Programs
Joint/Linked Degree Programs
- Exercise and Sport Performance (online)
- Museum Studies
- Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurship
- Post-Master's Clinical Training Certificate
(*The Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy programs meet the educational requirements for a California Marriage and Family Therapist license.)
College of Law
|John F. Kennedy College of Law|
|Parent school||John F. Kennedy University|
|Dean||Dean E. Barbieri|
|Location||Pleasant Hill, California|
|Faculty||4 core faculty and 40 adjunct faculty|
|Bar pass rate||33% (11/33) (July 2011 1st time takers)|
|Website||JFKU 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. The American Bar Association has not approved the College of Law.
Accreditation by The Committee of Bar Examiners permits graduates from John F. Kennedy University College of Law to take the California Bar Examination upon graduation and, when the graduate passes and complies with other admission requirements, to practice law anywhere in the state, in both California and federal courts.
Study at, or graduation from, the JFK University College of Law may not qualify a student to take the bar examination in other states or satisfy the requirements to practice law in other states. If a student intends to seek admission to practice law in a state other than California, the student should contact the admitting authority in that state for information regarding the legal education requirements for admission to practice law.
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