Pathway Programs

Enhance Your Degree While Saving Time and Tuition

The National University System is committed to providing innovative ways for adult learners to earn their degrees faster and develop marketable career skills along the way. Through the National University System Pathway Programs, you can build on your degree program and gain added specializations or degrees while saving time and tuition. These accelerated programs are offered in partnership by NUS affiliates City University of Seattle, John F. Kennedy University, and National University, our flagship institution. To learn more, check out our programs below or fill out the form to have an admission advisor contact you.

Earn your MBA degree at National University and enhance your expertise by adding a project management specialization from CityU. By taking just four project management classes at CityU, you'll gain the senior-level project management skills needed to align project and program outcomes to business goals and lead domestic and global teams.

Build on your MBA degree from CityU by adding a supply chain management specialization from National University. By taking four classes at NU, you'll learn effective supply chain management processes and policies and gain logistics expertise – from planning inventory deployment to designing transportation networks.

Earn your graduate degree at National University and continue on to CityU, where you can complete an Ed.D. or DBA. In the Ed.D. in Leadership program, you'll gain the skills necessary to address the leadership challenges of today in one of three areas: organizational leadership, higher education leadership, or a specialized study of your choosing. In the DBA program, you'll develop advanced business leadership skills and build expertise in organization interventional thinking, agile business practices, and critical thinking.

Earn your Bachelor of Business Administration at National University and add a performance management specialization by taking a block of competency-based courses at CityU. With competency-based courses, you can earn credits faster by demonstrating previous knowledge and skills and moving on to the material you have yet to master.

Earn any bachelor's degree at National University and continue on to complete a juris doctorate at JFK University. This pathway uses Year 4 to fulfill each degree completion. By earning a JD, you'll become prepared to sit for the California Bar Examination. Pending WSCUC approval.

At National University, you can fulfill your general education requirements faster by taking flexible four-week classes on campus or online. These course credits transfer into any degree program at JFK University or CityU.