Graduate Degrees

Mission Statement

Guided by the Lutheran tradition of vocation, the School of Professional Studies serves and cultivates the curious through transformational learning communities to discover and utilize their gifts for meaningful service.

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration

Master of Arts in Counseling

Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation

Master of Arts in International Studies

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences 

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration (MCAA)

The Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration program focuses on the practical application of knowledge in the academic disciplines of coaching and athletics administration. The program is designed for working professionals who are looking to advance their careers in educational athletics. The Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration program offers a wide variety of elective options allowing students to explore multiple areas of educational athletics including finance, leadership, sport technology, sport psychology, and many more.

Master of Arts in Counseling

Concordia University Irvine’s Master of Arts in Counseling degree is a Christ-centered program in cooperation with the John Townsend Institute leading to the Master of Arts in Counseling.  The Townsend Institute’s counseling model is titled Competency-Plus-Character.  Students will learn how to use the therapeutic relationship to access the transforming power of the emotions and the brain, in changing the underlying character deficits and injuries that drive painful symptoms such as depression, anxiety, substance problems, and relational struggles.  Using principles from clinical psychology, neuroscience and the Bible, this treatment approach includes, but also goes beyond symptom removal, to reshaping the individual in profound ways for the better.  The Competence-Plus-Character model is not exclusive.  It is easily integrated with other treatment modalities such as family systems, cognitive behavioral, psychopharmacology or positive psychology.  This program of study is uniquely structured to help the student not only master a set of counseling skills and knowledge but to grow in one’s own character.  Ultimately, the character of the counselor is the most powerful tool in promoting healing and growth.  Graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure in order to work in counseling centers, mental health agencies, and substance abuse clinics.  Graduates will also work in church ministries and other non-profits, public and private schools, college student affairs positions and many other settings.  Counseling is a unique and varied profession that prepares students beyond facilitating the healing relationship, but to prepare students for lives of learning, service and leadership.

Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation

The Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation within the Townsend Institute at Concordia University takes a multidisciplinary approach:  scriptural teachings, performance and business research, neuroscience and psychology.  Graduates will develop skills and the personal character to effectively coach executives or consult with organizations.  Students will have a deep understanding of human motivation and the dynamics of high performing teams and organizations.  They will learn a unique and powerful coaching and consultative process leading to substantive and enduring change.  Graduates will be prepared for the Professional Certified Coach level of proficiency as established by the International Coach Federation.

Master of Arts in International Studies

The Master of Arts in International Studies will challenge graduate students to understand and critically evaluate the factors underlying the issues faced by the global community in a chosen region of focus.  Graduates are equipped with intercultural competency skills and prepared to develop applicable strategies to solve the identified challenges faced by multicultural communities and organizations.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Concordia University Irvine’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree is a Christ-centered program in cooperation with the John Townsend Institute leading to the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.  Dr. Townsend’s Competence-Plus-Character model trains leaders to understand and operate within the DNA of organizations such as mission, vision, core values, goals, strategy, tactics and vital behaviors.  At the same time, they must develop leadership competencies such as:  establishing clarity and alignment; developing teams; identifying the right people for the tasks, motivating people using social/emotional intelligence skills, championing the culture and monitoring outcomes with feedback and adaption.  Equally as important, students will understand how to grow in their own character (the set of capacities required to meet the demands of reality) and the skills to develop it in others.  Character will ultimately be the leader’s primary driver of performance.  Graduates will be prepared to advance in their career or to begin their leadership and management careers within profit and nonprofit organizations.

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a 2-year, 36-unit degree program that focuses on the management of healthcare institutions. The core competencies of the MHA are modeled after the industry-identified competencies deemed necessary for the successful management of a health service organization. The program prepares students for multiple careers paths including management of health systems, hospitals, clinics, and emergency services. The MHA degree is also appropriate for those seeking positions as planners, policy analysts, or consultants focusing on the financing, organization, quality, and delivery of personal health services in either the public or the private sector.

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

Concordia University Irvine is proud to offer an educational foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine with the Master of Science in Athletic Training degree (MSAT). A career as a certified athletic trainer offers a dynamic and rewarding working environment with exposure to a variety of athletic and allied health care settings. Certified Athletic Trainers interact daily with athletes, coaches, physicians, physical therapists, exercise physiologists and other allied health care professionals in their daily involvement in the realm of sports medicine. This MSAT program offers a great opportunity for athletic training students to grow professionally in the medical, technical, and practical knowledge and psychomotor skills of the sports medicine industry. The National Athletic Trainer's Association defines a Certified Athletic Trainer as "a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians, and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings." The Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at Concordia University Irvine offers to its students an academic environment that fuses the elements of sports medicine, allied health care, the dynamics of intercollegiate athletics, with the holistic values and spiritual enlightenment of Christian higher education. The MSAT consists of a two year, accelerated, sequential cohort educational process that demands didactic achievement and clinical involvement as the athletic training student matriculates through the curriculum.  Concordia University Irvine’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 24, 2017, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.  All are welcome to apply for acceptance in the curriculum when they have completed the prerequisites for admission.  Upon completion, the student will be eligible for certification, credentialing, and licensure via the Board of Certification and state medical boards that require licensure for certified athletic trainers to meet the standards of state practice or title protection acts.

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences (MSCE)

The Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences program provides a comprehensive study of the varied aspects of human movement in the context of educational athletics.  Movement is studied from mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, behavioral, instructional and professional points of view.  The coursework for the degree is designed to provide students with background knowledge and experience for professional careers in educational athletics including teaching, coaching, performance enhancement, or fitness and health promotion.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is to develop advanced practice nurse educators to teach undergraduate nursing students in both theory and clinical teaching experiences in the psychiatric mental health, medical-surgical, pediatrics and maternal newborn content areas. Additionally, MSN nurses could lead and manage these specialty units in acute care health systems and the community at large and globally. According to the California Future Action Plan “one of the largest barriers to expanding educational capacity is a lack of qualified nursing faculty . . . The task force recognizes the need for additional incentives, in the form of loan forgiveness, stipends, and recruitment packages offered to attract and retain additional nursing faculty” (Future Action Plan, p.11). With the increased need for nursing faculty in the U.S., this program’s purpose fits well with a Master of Science in nursing program for Concordia University Irvine with an emphasis on health care and the healing environment.  For additional information, please follow the link to the Nursing page.

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration (MCAA) will be able to:

  1. Create an athlete-centered leadership philosophy.
  2. Apply ethical values to issues encountered in sport.
  3. Apply research methods to acquire and analyze pertinent data that develops excellence in coaching and administration.
  4. Analyze legal principles unique to leadership in athletics.
  5. Design a personalized comprehensive athletic leadership portfolio.

Master of Arts in International Studies Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and apply theoretical frameworks and skills in order to develop and manage international organizations in the global context.
  2. Distinguish cultural practices and apply cultural competency skills in a global environment to be poised for cross-cultural opportunities.
  3. Demonstrate a critical and global perspective on the integrated practices between business and the spheres of education, politics, economics, and society in multicultural contexts.
  4. Develop an ethical leadership aptitude to serve with integrity and cultural sensitivity in a dynamic global context.
  5. Design a strategy to guide and improve the development and growth of a chosen international community using critical issues identified within that community. 

Master of Healthcare Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, establish and maintain relationships, and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups in the healthcare setting.
  2. Leadership: Demonstrate the ability to inspire individual and organizational excellence, create a shared vision, and successfully manage change to attain the organization's strategic ends and successful performance.
  3. Professionalism: Demonstrate an alignment of personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include a responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation, and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement.
  4. Knowledge of Healthcare Environment: Demonstrate understanding of the healthcare system and the environment in which healthcare managers and providers function.
  5. Business Skills and Knowledge: Integrate business principles, including systems thinking to the healthcare environment.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Learning Outcomes 

Concordia University Irvine Athletic Training Students will:

  • Become highly effective allied health care professionals and leaders in the Christian community, incorporating both professional and spiritual growth in their life plans.

  • Be a marketable and employable commodity in pursuit of employment or continued education.

  • Have marked success on the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification examination in order to become credentialed as an Athletic Trainer.

  • Progress through a sequential and progressive didactic curriculum that presents them the necessary knowledge and psychomotor skills to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

  • Perform field experiences in a dynamic clinical environment in which they will combine basic and complex knowledge with valuable practical opportunities.

  • Demonstrate entry-level athletic training knowledge, skills and abilities consistent to practice in the following capacities:

    • Prevention and Health Promotion: The student will administer testing procedures to obtain baseline data regarding a client’s/patient’s level of general health (including nutritional habits, physical activity status, and body composition), utilize protective equipment and develop prevention strategies for patient health.

    • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis: The student will perform a comprehensive clinical examination incorporating clinical reasoning in order to formulate a differential diagnosis and/or diagnosis, determine underlying impairments, and identify activity limitations and participation restrictions.

    • Acute and Immediate Care: Clinically evaluate and manage a patient with an emergency injury or condition to include the assessment of vital signs and level of consciousness, activation of emergency action plan, secondary assessment, diagnosis, and provision of the appropriate emergency care (eg, CPR, AED, supplemental oxygen, airway adjunct, splinting, spinal stabilization, control of bleeding).

    • Therapeutic Intervention: The student and implement a therapeutic intervention that targets these treatment goals to include, as appropriate, therapeutic modalities, medications (with physician involvement as necessary), and rehabilitative techniques and procedures.

    • Professional and Civic Responsibility: The student will apply skills in patient care which are critically refined in the Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice.

    • Professional Credentialing: The student will apply cognitive, psychomotor and affective proficiency in obtaining the ATC credential, effectively passing the Board of Certification Examination.

Program Mission

The mission of Concordia University Irvine’s Athletic Training Education Program is to challenge its students to become highly effective allied health care professionals and leaders in the Christian community, incorporating academic excellence, professional and relational proficiency, and growth in their spiritual walk with Christ as these components are interjected in their career goals and life plans. Concordia University Irvine’s athletic training education program incorporates into its Christ-centered foundation of education the equally important components of intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth. The desired outcome of the curriculum is to allow the student to study in a Christ-centered atmosphere that challenges students to develop spiritually and intellectually so they can serve professionally in their community and become spiritual leaders in the community. Concordia University Irvine’s athletic training students are exposed to a dynamic scholastic environment that fuses the sciences of allied health care with faith, ethics and Christian accountability.

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences (MSCE) will be able to:

  1. Create an athlete-centered leadership philosophy (Integrated Learning, Ethical Leadership, Effective Communication, Community Engagement)
  2. Apply Christian virtues and civic responsibility to situations encountered in sport. (Integrated Learning, Ethical Leadership, Reflective Practice, Community Engagement)
  3. Apply research methods to acquire and analyze pertinent data that develops excellence in coaching and administration. (Integrated Learning, Scholarly Research, Reflective Practice)
  4. Analyze legal principles unique to leadership in athletics. (Integrated Learning, Ethical Leadership, Scholarly Research)
  5. Design a personalized comprehensive athletic leadership portfolio. (Integrated Learning, Scholarly Research, Community Engagement)  

Graduate Degree Offerings

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration

Master of Arts in Counseling

Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation

Master of Arts in International Studies

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences
(for students who do not currently have a MCAA from CUI)

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences
(for student who currently have a MCAA from CUI)

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration (MCAA)

Core Requirements
MCAA 510Principles of Coaching and Leadership4
MCAA 530Ethics And Sport4
MCAA 550Research Methods and Analysis4
MCAA 580Legal Aspect of Sport4
MCAA 595Culminating Project4
Electives *
Choose 4 of the following courses:16
Psychology of Coaching4
Faith-Based Coaching4
Sport Technologies4
Advanced Sport Technologies
Leadership and Administration4
Intercollegiate Athletics in America
Athletic Finance4
Facility Planning and Event Management4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cheerleading4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Track and Field4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Soccer4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Lacrosse4
Sport Medicine and Performance4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Golf4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cross Country4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Basketball4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Football4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Softball4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Volleyball4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Baseball4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Water Polo4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Wrestling4
Women in Sport4
Strength, Speed and Conditioning4
Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning4
Coaching Academy4
Athletic Director Institute4
MCAA: Internship4
Total Units36

Master of Arts in Counseling

NOTE:  On July 17, 2018 changes were made to the published degree requirements.

COUN 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or COUN 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
COUN 601Human Growth and Development *3
COUN 602Theories of Counseling *3
COUN 603Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis *3
COUN 604Theory and Practice of Groups *3
COUN 605Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues *3
COUN 606Foundations and Contextual Dimensions of Mental Health Counseling3
COUN 607Social and Cultural Foundations *3
COUN 609Theory and Practice of Assessment *3
COUN 610Advanced Skills of Mental Health Counseling *3
COUN 611Foundations of Crisis and Trauma Counseling *3
COUN 612Career and Lifestyle Development *3
COUN 613Foundations of Addiction Counseling *3
COUN 614Methods and Practice of Research and Evaluation *3
COUN 633Counseling Skills and Techniques3
COUN 640ASupervised Practicum A0
COUN 640BSupervised Practicum B3
COUN 641ASupervised Internship IA0
COUN 641BSupervised Internship IB3
or COUN 629 Internship Completion
COUN 642ASupervised Internship IIA0
COUN 642BSupervised Internship IIB3
or COUN 629 Internship Completion
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Models and Application of Integration3
Psychopharmacology *3
Foundations of Spiritual Formation and Direction3
Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy3
Level I Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy3
Level II Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy3
Foundations of Play Therapy3
Human Sexuality3
Independent Study in Counseling3
Any ORGL course, EXCC 612, EXCC 613, EXCC 614
3
Any ORGL course, EXCC 612, EXCC 613, EXCC 614
3
Total Units60

Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation

NOTE:  On July 17, 2018 changes were made to the published degree requirements.

EXCC 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or EXCC 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
EXCC 602Building Healthy Culture and Performance3
EXCC 604Leading Change and Motivation3
EXCC 612Executive Coaching and Character Development3
EXCC 613Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship3
EXCC 614Advanced Executive Coaching3
EXCC 615Creative Strategy Building3
EXCC 616Presentation and Training Skills1
EXCC 617Advanced Consultation Skills3
EXCC 618Internship: Executive Coaching and Consultation I1
EXCC 619Internship: Executive Coaching and Consultation II1
EXCC 620Executive Coaching and Consultation Capstone3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Group Coaching3
Advanced Theories in Organizational Design and Development3
Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People3
Leadership and Transformation3
Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
Systems and Project Management3
Total Units33

Master of Arts in International Studies

MAIG 501Intercultural Competency3
MAIG 502Global Politics and Leadership3
MAIG 503International Social Research Methods3
MAIG 504International Development Theory and Practices3
MAIG 505Global Economics and Finance3
MAIG 506Global Religious Landscape3
MAIG 507Global Conflicts and Conflict Resolution3
MAIG 508Regional Focus3
MAIG 509Social Change and Project Management3
MAIG 515International Field Work3
MAIG 600Capstone Project4
Total Units34

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

ORGL 600Personal Development Skills Process Group3
or ORGL 600B Personal Development Skills Process Group (B)
ORGL 601Organizational Leadership and Character Development3
ORGL 602Building Healthy Culture and Performance3
ORGL 603Leadership Styles, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence3
ORGL 604Leading Change and Motivation3
ORGL 605Team Building, Conflict Management and Managing Difficult People3
ORGL 606Leadership and Transformation3
ORGL 607Decision Making, Creativity and Problem Solving3
ORGL 608Capstone Seminar in Organizational Leadership3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Developing the Executive Coaching Relationship3
Advanced Executive Coaching3
Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
Systems and Project Management3
Total Units33

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Master of Healthcare Administration
MHA 501Healthcare Organizational Management3
MHA 502Healthcare Communication3
MHA 506Healthcare Law3
MHA 512Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing3
MHA 514Healthcare Quality Assurance3
MHA 515Information Systems in Health Services3
MHA 516Human Resources Management3
MHA 525Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations3
MHA 571Leadership I3
MHA 573Vocation and Ethics in Healthcare Management3
MHA 588Long-Term Care Administration3
MHA 601Capstone Practicum in Health Service Management3
Total Units36

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

Degree requirements for Concordia students who are following the BS to MSAT (3+2) can be found here.

MSCE 586Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning4
MSCE 589Nutrition for Sport4
MSAT 501Athletic Training Clinical I3
MSAT 502Athletic Training Clinical II3
MSAT 533Advanced Pathophysiology3
or MSN 533 Advanced Pathophysiology
MSAT 548Evaluation I: Lower Extremities and Spine3
MSAT 549Evaluation II: Lower Extremities and Spine3
MSAT 550Foundations of Athletic Training3
MSAT 551Risk Management, Taping and Injury Prevention3
MSAT 552Injury Nomenclature3
MSAT 558Therapeutic Exercise3
MSAT 568Therapeutic Modalities3
MSAT 583General Medicine and Pharmacology4
or MSCE 583 General Medicine and Pharmacology
MSAT 603Athletic Training Clinical III3
MSAT 604Athletic Training Clinical IV3
MSAT 605Administrative and Management Strategies in Athletic Training3
MSAT 606Medical Ethics and Professional Practice3
MSAT 607Advanced Injury Management3
MSAT 650Research Methods in Athletic Training3
MSAT 695Athletic Training Capstone4
Total Units64

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences (MSCE) 

(for students who do not currently have a MCAA degree from CUI)

MSCE 510Principles of Coaching and Leadership4
MSCE 530Ethics and Sport4
MSCE 550Research Methods and Analysis4
MSCE 580Legal Aspect of Sport4
MSCE 595Culminating Project4
Choose 4 of the following courses:16
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cheerleading *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Track and Field *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Soccer *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Lacrosse *4
Sport Medicine and Performance4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Golf *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cross Country *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Basketball *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Football *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Softball *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Volleyball *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Baseball *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Water Polo *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Wrestling *4
General Medicine and Pharmacology4
Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning4
Exercise Physiology for Sport4
Biomechanics for Sport4
Nutrition for Sport4
Total Units36

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences (MSCE)

(for students who currently have a MCAA degree from CUI)

MCAA 510Principles of Coaching and Leadership4
MCAA 530Ethics And Sport4
MCAA 550Research Methods and Analysis4
MCAA 580Legal Aspect of Sport4
MSCE 596Culminating Project4
Choose 4 of the following courses:16
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cheerleading **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Track and Field **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Soccer **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Lacrosse **4
Sport Medicine and Performance *4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Golf **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cross Country **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Basketball **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Football **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Softball **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Volleyball **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Baseball **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Water Polo **4
Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Wrestling **4
General Medicine and Pharmacology4
Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning *4
Exercise Physiology for Sport4
Biomechanics for Sport4
Nutrition for Sport4
Total Units36

Application and Admission Information

Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletics Administration

Go to CUI's website for a list of application deadlines for each term.

  1. Submit an online application to the graduate admission office with a non-refundable application fee (see Tuition and Fees) (see www.cui.edu for form).
  2. Provide one official transcript from the accredited college or university that shows your confirmed bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts must be received in an official sealed envelope.) If degree is from a non-U.S. institution, applicant must provide an official, detailed transcript evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service that shows the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. degree.
  3. A student may be conditionally accepted for one term (two course maximum) with unofficial transcripts. The condition of this registration is that the official transcript must be received before registration for subsequent term is permitted. A “hold” will be placed on a student’s account if official transcripts are not received.
  4. To be considered for full admission:
    a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous college work.
  5. To be considered for admission with a GPA below 2.75:
    a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or below in all previous college work will be considered with a petition letter. The letter of petition should be sent addressed to the Admissions Committee and mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission, 1530 Concordia West Irvine, CA 92612.
  6. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a passing TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. TOEFL scores must meet the minimum university requirement which is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test and 79-80 for IBT (internet-based test). Official test scores must be mailed to Concordia directly from the test company.

Upon completion of all admission requirements, the applicant will be notified by the graduate admission office regarding program acceptance.

List of courses is available online.

Master of Arts in International Studies Application Information

A student must be admitted into the program prior to registering for any courses. To be considered for admission to the program, a student must:

  1. Submit an online application with nonrefundable application fee of $50.
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally/nationally accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 before cohort starts.
  3. Submit online a statement of intent including your short-term and long-term career objectives.
  4. Submit one official transcript from the university from which you’ve earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received in an official sealed envelope. E-scripts are acceptable; please set gradadmissions@cui.edu as the recipient.
  5. Submit two current recommendations from acceptable references source such as a professor, employer, immediate supervisor, pastor, or colleague.
  6. Submit a complete and up-to-date resume to gradadmissions@cui.edu.

International Applicants

  1. International applicants must submit an online application with nonrefundable application fee of $150.
  2. (If non-English native speaker) Demonstrate adequate English language proficiency to the satisfaction of the MAIS program for course participation and completion.
  3. Additional forms for International Applicants (non-U.S. citizen/national): Affidavit of Financial SupportCertificate of Bank Balance.
  4. The admission procedure for international applicants is the same as listed above. If from a non-U.S. institution, you must provide an official, detailed transcript evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service International Education Research Foundation or Educational Credential Evaluators that shows the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. degree.

Master of Healthcare Administration Application Information

Please see CUI's website for more information.

Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Sciences

Go to CUI's website for a list of application deadlines for each term.

  1. Submit an online application to the graduate admission office with a non-refundable application fee (see Tuition and Fees) (see www.cui.edu for form).
  2. Provide one official transcript from the accredited college or university that shows your confirmed bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts must be received in an official sealed envelope.) If degree is from a non-U.S. institution, applicant must provide an official, detailed transcript evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service that shows the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. degree.
  3. A student may be conditionally accepted for one term (two course maximum) with unofficial transcripts. The condition of this registration is that the official transcript must be received before registration for subsequent term is permitted. A “hold” will be placed on a student’s account if official transcripts are not received.
  4. To be considered for full admission:
    a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous college work.
  5. To be considered for admission with a GPA below 2.75:
    a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or below in all previous college work will be considered with a petition letter. The letter of petition should be sent addressed to the Admissions Committee and mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission, 1530 Concordia West Irvine, CA 92612.
  6. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a passing TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. TOEFL scores must meet the minimum university requirement which is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test and 79-80 for IBT (internet-based test). Official test scores must be mailed to Concordia directly from the test company.

Upon completion of all admission requirements, the applicant will be notified by the graduate admission office regarding program acceptance.

List of courses is available online.