We welcome talented students from the four corners of the globe to come here to share their expertise, visions for the future and dedication to improving our world.



William Jessup University comprises more than 1,500 students who are seeking an education that is accredited and will be recognized all over the globe. William Jessup University is one of Northern California’s centers for education, cultural events and athletics. The university offers unrivaled access to new state-of-the-art facilities, nationally recognized faculty, and a vibrant and diverse community.

International students offer a cultural perspective that enriches the entire WJU campus community. As a student at the William Jessup University, you can choose from more than 50 undergraduate degree and graduate degree programs.

The campus provides incredible opportunities with top-quality advising to help you plan your academic courses, as well as excellent career mentoring, extra-curricular opportunities, several student-led organizations and 20 intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.

The university is located in both Rocklin, a flourishing suburb 25 miles northeast of Sacramento, and in the thriving Silicon Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area. Both areas are continually ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the United States.

Contact the International Programs Office (IPO)

  • Art Ricabal
    Special Advisor to the President: International Programs
  • International Programs Office (IPO)
    William Jessup University
    2121 University Ave
    Rocklin, CA 95765 (USA)
  • Email: internationaladmissions [at] jessup [dot] edu
  • Phone: (866) 202-9750


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From President Jackson

Thank you for applying for admission to William Jessup University. Since 1939 we have been committed to preparing men and women for leadership and service in society.

The primary goal of education at Jessup is to equip transformational leaders. Such an emphasis mandates a curriculum which prepares persons who are thoughtful, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and capable of integrating faith, learning and vocation in all arenas of society. Therefore, the University seeks to identify students with a genuine desire to develop their intellect, their moral character, and their leadership skills.

Your education at Jessup is one of the most important and valuable investments you will ever make. The decision to apply to William Jessup University is significant and we look forward to supporting you during this season of your life.


John Jackson, PhD


Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2017

Application Deadline:November 15, 2016

Summer 2017

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Fall 2017

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

You are encouraged to apply early to ensure class enrollment.


  • Application Form with $50 non-refundable application fee (completed with applicant signature)
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Official Transcripts (from all colleges and universities attended) May need to be evaluated
  • Copy of Diploma (from secondary school)
  • TOEFL Score (70+ IBT or 523+ PBT), IELTS Academic Score of 6.0)
  • *Waived if English Language: Medium of Instruction/Certificate
  • Personal Essay (500 words)
  • Financial Documents:
    • Financial Support Declaration
    • Bank Statement
  • Health Documents:
    • Student Statement of Health
    • Medical Examination (with Physician’s signature)
  • International Student Agreement Form

Featured Academics

At William Jessup University we seek to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross-section of knowledge in science, social science, and the humanities.


Bachelor of Science in Business


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Management

The William Jessup University Business program will prepare students for effective service as leaders in the world. The program emphasizes business principles and provides training on theoretical and practical aspects of management and leadership.

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Financial/Investment Services
  • Commercial Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


  • Web Systems and Applications

Graduates of the BSCS program will have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful computing professionals or to pursue graduate studies. By completing course projects and internships that involve the community, they gain hands-on experiences in the profession and workplace. Successful completion of a capstone senior project is a first step toward professional competency and recognition in the field.

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Web Systems and Applications
  • Digital Media and Art
  • Computers and Technology in Education
  • Programming Language Environments
  • Data Management and Mining
  • Management Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Game Design and Development
  • Computer Hardware and Embedded Systems

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Accounting Concentration
  • Finance Concentration
  • Management Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration
  • Non-Profit Management Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts
  • Management Concentration
  • Theater Concentration
  • Visual Arts Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Web Systems and Applications Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Psychology Concentration
  • English Concentration
  • Child Development Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Literature Concentration
  • Creative Writing Concentration
  • Professional Writing Concentration
  • Teaching Concentration
  • TESOL Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Ecological Research Concentration
  • Ecology and Field Biology Concentration
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Health & Wellness Concentration
  • Exercise Science Concentration
  • Sports Management Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Commercial Concentration
  • Education Concentration
  • Performance Concentration
  • Worship Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Pre Doctoral Concentration
  • Counseling Concentration
  • Developmental Concentration
  • Community Mental Health Concentration
  • International Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
  • Communications and Media Concentration
  • Criminal Justice Concentration
  • Economics and Management Concentration
  • Government and Politics Concentration
  • Law and Policy Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry
  • General Youth Ministry Concentration
  • Ministering to Families Concentration
  • Counseling Youth Concentration

International Student Agreement Form Dates and Deadlines

Semester Application Deadline
Spring 2017 November 15, 2016
Summer 2017 March 15, 2017
Fall 2017 May 15, 2017


  • International Graduate Student Admission Information Form with $50 non- refundable application fee (completed with applicant signature)
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Official Transcripts (from all colleges and universities attended) May need to be evaluated.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPA’s of 2.5-2.99 will be considered with two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Course pre-requisites: Microeconomics or macroeconomics; financial accounting; statistics
  • Personal Essay (500 words)
  • Interview – only if requested by the Admissions CommitteeMBA students must include a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Suggested TOEFL Score IBT 70+ or IELTS Academic Score of 6.0
  • *Other proof of English Proficiency may substitute for TOEFL or IELTS score.

Financial Documents:
Financial Support Declaration
Bank Statement

Health Documents:
Student Statement of Health
Medical Examination (with Physician’s signature)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to complete?
A: 24 months if you are consistently enrolled as prescribed by the program

Q: What is the cost of tuition?
A: The MBA costs is $600 per unit. The total program is 38 units.

Q: How many units am I required to take each semester?
A: The MBA is a cohort program, designed to complete in 24 months taking two courses 6-7 units per semester.

Q: How many units is each course?
A: 3 units, except for the consulting project which is one unit.

Q: How long is each course?
A: Each course runs for seven weeks and meets one Friday afternoon and Saturday all day each month.

Q: How much homework will there be each week?
A: Courses are designed for 10 – 15 hours per week of work. Some students may work more quickly. Others may require additional time.

Q: Will I be required to do group work?
A: Group assignments are integrated within the program; learning to work as a member of a team is an important part of the MBA program.

Q: Who do I contact if I need help during a course?
A: For most questions your first point of contact will be your instructor. For technical support questions, please contact our IT department at helpdesk [at] jessup [dot] edu.

Q: At the end will there be a thesis required, or final project?
A: No thesis is required, but a consulting project is part of the MBA program.

Q: What are the hours for class meetings?
A: Friday night from 6:00PM to 9:45PM and Saturday 8:30AM to 5:00PM, one weekend per month