Concordia University Irvine is here for you.

As a member of the Concordia University System, Concordia University Irvine shares in the grief over the closure of Concordia University - Portland. We are praying for our sister school and their students, families, staff, faculty, and leadership. We are also committed to working with Concordia University - Portland students as a resource for transferring and completing coursework.

In support of staff and faculty, the Concordia University - Portland Staff/Faculty Assistance Fund has been established to provide financial assistance during this difficult time.

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Transfer Pathways & Financial Assistance

As you look at options for continuing your educational journey, our commitment is to provide the resources necessary to help you graduate on time.

We're offsetting the tuition difference

We’re offsetting the tuition difference.

Special scholarships have been approved to ensure that your financial aid package from CUI will be competitive with what you received this year from CU-Portland.

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Transfer 100% of units.

Transfer up to 105 units.

Our academic advisors and admissions counselors will work with you individually to develop a graduation plan.

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Housing accomodations.

Housing accommodations.

If you’re looking to transfer with a group of friends, we will accommodate requests to room together in our residence halls.

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Visit us- on us.

Visit us – on us.

We gladly offer a one-time reimbursement of up to $500 for your airfare to visit our campus.

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Concordia University Irvine has several graduate programs that are closely aligned with the graduate programs at Concordia University - Portland. Most of these programs are offered fully online, unless otherwise noted (*).

The Office of the Provost and the Registrar are developing transfer alignments for the graduate and online bachelor’s degree programs that are mutually offered by Concordia University Irvine and Portland. These articulation agreements will be posted here as they become available.

School of Education

$1,000 scholarship available to students transferring from Concordia University - Portland
M.Ed. to M.A.Ed.: Transfer up to 24 units
Ed.D.: Transfer up to 36.5 units

M.A. Education: Curriculum & Instruction

Equivalent to CU-Portland's M.Ed. C&I: Methods & Curriculum

$570/unit
M.A. Education: Educational Administration

Designed for CU-Portland students – master's degree only, without licensure

$570/unit
M.A. Education: Educational Technology $570/unit
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership $970/unit

For more information about our graduate programs in the School of Education, please contact Jenna Lucas, Assistant Director of Admissions, at jenna.lucas@cui.edu or (949) 214-3013.

School of Professional Studies
M.A. Coaching & Athletics Administration $540/unit
M.S. Coaching & Exercise Sciences $540/unit
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) $615/unit
B.A. Healthcare Management $520/unit
M.A. International Studies $525/unit
Master of Public Health (MPH) $625/unit
School of Business & Economics
B.A. Business Administration & Leadership $520/unit
Master of Business Administration (MBA)* $950/unit
Christ College
B.A. Christian Education Leadership $520/unit
M.A. Theology $630/unit
Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling
B.A. Leadership Studies $520/unit
B.S. Organizational Psychology $520/unit
M.A. Counseling $595/unit
M.A. Executive Coaching and Consultation $545/unit
M.A. Organizational Leadership $545/unit
Executive Coaching & Consultation Certificate $545/unit
Helping Professions Certificate $595/unit
Organizational Leadership Certificate $545/unit

All tuition rates shown here are for the 2019-20 academic year and are subject to change.

Articulation Agreements

The Office of the Provost and the Registrar are developing transfer alignments for academic programs that are mutually offered by Concordia University Irvine and Portland. These articulation agreements will be posted here as they become available.

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Find your Program

Concordia University Irvine lives out our mission by offering a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. We are especially known for outstanding programs in theology, education, and business. Our largest undergraduate majors are business administration, kinesiology, and biology. Our largest graduate programs are in coaching and athletics administration and education.

Wise, Honorable & Cultivated

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their various callings in life. With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, CUI offers bachelors', masters', and doctoral degrees in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

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For more information on programs, financial aid, or admissions, we’re here to help.



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All application fees are being waived for students transferring from Concordia University - Portland.

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