All Programs Start 01/09/2017


  • Graduate: $450 per unit

Accelerated Program

Classes start every 5 weeks. Graduate students can complete their degree program in 13 five-week modules.

GRE, GMAT not required

Students in the College of Graduate studies do not have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for enrollment.


Coleman University is centrally located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego, California, also known as “America’s Finest City”. Our campus is minutes from the beach, downtown, museums, and many other popular attractions.

The diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our students further enrich the educational experience at Coleman University.

Our graduate degree programs are designed to significantly enhance the depth and breadth of education for students who aspire to a higher degree of expertise, providing the tools and confidence to achieve advanced levels of success.

Coleman University's courses engage students in exploring contemporary “best practices” in management and technology applications, through case study, lively discussion, and meaningful assignments. Courses are intellectually demanding and relevant to the kinds of positions you seek. Our goal is to help you distinguish yourself in your field of expertise and to assist you in achieving a position of greater responsibility within your organization. Coleman University graduates have gone on to assume leadership roles in business, finance, education, and technology.

    Hima Pratt, International Admissions Officer

    858-499-0202 | Email

    Appointments are available on a walk-in basis, however, we recommend you schedule a meeting in advance.

International Student Application Process

The following checklist has been provided to help students with the international admissions process.

Step One: Choose a Program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offers students tools and insights into the management of business today. Students will explore quantitative and qualitative tools of management and will examine the dynamic environments managers must face, both inside and outside the organization. An emphasis on leadership and team building offers the human skills students will need as managers and leaders.

The Master of Science, Information Systems Management (MSISM) program will provide you with both the knowledge and experience of emerging technologies and innovative business models that will set you apart from your peers. Your technical skills will expand and you will be exposed to the latest in managerial concepts. This combination of skills will build in you those characteristics most often sought-after in managers being hired to lead companies into the future.

The Health Care Management MBA (MBAHCM) program was established in response to rapid developments in science and technology which created the need for highly specialized executives and managers within the health care industry. Coleman University's Health Care Management MBA program is tailored to developing the specific business skills required for professional growth in the field.

Step Two: Complete Application

International Application Form

Please complete the application and send to Coleman University with your required documents listed in Step Three.

Step Three: Submit Required Documents

Now that you have submitted your online application, please provide the following documentation to your International Admissions Officer:

  • Proof of Bachelors Degree

    An applicant must submit proof of Bachelors Degree. Transcripts in a language other than English must also include an official English translation. The applicant must send a copy of an official international transcript and degree along with the official translation to Coleman University.

  • Degree Evaluation

    All transcripts that are not from a U.S. institution must be evaluated by an outside agency such as IERF, WES, or ECE. A course-by-course evaluation is required and the transcript must be converted to the American Grade Point Average system. The translation and evaluation fees must be paid directly to the agency performing the service.

    Students are required to request for the evaluation before applying to the university. Official sealed copies of the evaluations can be sent directly to the university. Please use this address for the same. Visit the following links for more information on Evaluation:

  • Financial Guarantee

    In compliance with the Department of Homeland Security/SEVIS regulations, all international applicants on the F-1 student visa are required to demonstrate financial ability to pay for tuition, fees, and living expenses for one full year of study at Coleman University. Living expenses vary per month depending on individual lifestyle. The minimum living expense estimate of $1800 per month is for a single student with a frugal lifestyle. The minimum guarantee of funds is $46500 USD.

    All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation, showing available funds. The financial documents cannot be older than three months at the time of submission in order to be considered valid.

    Students with dependents should be prepared to spend more: at least $820 per month more for a spouse and $330 per month more for each child. This estimate does not include the cost of dependent health insurance coverage, which can be quite expensive. If students are accompanied by dependents, the estimated living expenses for dependents will appear on the immigration document.


    • The bank statement should be current and should include three most recent months’ worth of transactions.
    • Should be official. The bank statement/letter should be stamped and signed by a bank official and clearly identify document source (monthly mailed statement, online statement, statement by request, etc.) and include the account holder’s name, type of account, bank name and branch.
    • Should contain the specific amount of money available. The bank statement must show liquid assets such as cash deposits, certificates of deposit, saving accounts, etc. Statements regarding property, jewelry, cars, and other non-liquid assets are NOT ACCEPTABLE Statements regarding investments such as stocks and bonds are also NOT acceptable
    • Should contain the specific denomination and currency of the funds. It is acceptable that the funds are in currencies other than U.S. dollars.

  • Sponsor Details

    An individual sponsor who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant not present in the U.S., must sign a Notarized Bank Letter/Affidavit of Support and attach supporting financial document.

    An individual sponsor, who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must submit a completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form with supporting financial documents.

  • English Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to Coleman University. Meeting this requirement helps determine whether Coleman applicants are prepared to undertake graduate study conducted in English. Applicant meets English proficiency requirements for enrollment in degree programs if the applicant provides evidence of English proficiency by one of the following:

    • English is the official language of applicant’s home country
    • Applicant has graduated from U.S. university with a degree from an accredited institution of higher education
    • Applicant is transferring with Freshman Composition grade of B or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university
    • Applicant has earned a minimum TOEFL score: 500 paper or 80 Internet-based or IELTS (Academic) score: 5.5
  • Two letters of Recommendation, Professional or Academic (at least one must be a professional reference verifying employment in the field)
  • Statement of Purpose (250 to 300 words)
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Copy of current visa (applicable for U.S. transfers and change of status)
  • Proof of Health Insurance (if out of U.S. you will be required to show proof upon start at university)
  • Copy of I-94 (applicable for transfer applicants)
  • Copy of most recent I-20 (applicable for transfer applicants)
Step Four: Application Fee for International Students

A non-refundable $100 (USD) Application Fee is due at the time the application is compiled and all required documents are submitted for processing. These fees can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). You may make payment by phone or in person.

You may also pay via wire transfer. Please be advised that funds must be received and posted in the Coleman University bank account before processing can continue.

Below is the wire transfer information:
Wells Fargo Bank
9360 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Routing #: 121000248
Account #: 449-679-9578
Account Name: Coleman University General Account
International SWIFT BIC WFBIUS6S
Step Five: Accept Admission

Upon acceptance, you will receive electronic documents for signature. Once these documents have been completed and submitted, your official I-20 will be mailed to your current residence supplied at the time of application. Please contact your International Admissions Officer if you have questions.

Step Six: Apply For Visa

If you are currently in the United States on an F1 Visa, we will assist you with the steps to take in order to transfer your SEVIS record. Please make sure to follow transfer process and submit the Transfer Eligibility Form to the DSO at your school to request SEVIS transfer.

Applying for a Student Visa step-by-step guide

Step Seven: Preparing For Arrival
  • Secure housing
  • Arrange for transportation from the airport
  • Make sure you have the following:
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • I-20
    • Acceptance packet
  • It is advised that you carry no more than $2,000 (USD) on your person
Step Eight: Arrival in the United States of America

An International Student should enter the United States no sooner 30-days before their program of study begins and no later than the program start date listed on your Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.

Within 48 hours contact your International Admissions Officer (IAO) when you enter the United States.

Attend New Student Orientation (mandatory).

Provide your IAO the scheduled date and time of your arrival in the U.S.