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Westcliff University

WU is a U.S. private for-profit university. It offers Day 1 CPT programs on the west coast of the USA.

Exclusive Offer

Exclusive Scholarship

You will receive a $1000 scholarship automatically when you apply through us. It is an exclusive scholarship.

Programs

Day 1 CPT Programs

Westcliff University offers STEM Day 1 CPT Programs. It allows you to start your work on the first day of class.

University Overview

Westcliff University, a renowned name among Day 1 CPT universities, has been setting educational standards since its initial approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in 1993. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), Westcliff offers a comprehensive educational experience through its College of Business, College of Education, College of Technology & Engineering, and Western State College of Law.

What sets Westcliff apart in the competitive landscape of Day 1 CPT universities is its focus on both theoretical and practical elements. Unlike some universities that only offer theoretical knowledge, Westcliff's programs are meticulously designed to prepare students for real-world challenges, making them job-market-ready from day one.

Convenience, flexibility, and affordability are the cornerstones of all programs at Westcliff University. Whether you're an international student looking for eligible Day 1 CPT programs or a domestic student aiming for academic excellence, Westcliff provides innovative, up-to-date, and high-quality education that promotes personal, professional, and academic success.

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Locations

📍Main Campus (Irvine, CA)
17877 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
📍Miami Campus (Miami, FL)
825 Brickell Bay Dr, 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Westcliff University Day 1 CPT Policies

Westcliff University can authorize its international students for a full-time CPT in accordance with USCIS regulations. International students (including Transfer F1 and Initial F1 students) can apply to work on CPT from the first day of enrollment. There is no Gap in CPT authorization during the academic year, and students can use CPT for work 365 days a year.

CPT Policies
  • The school allows students to obtain CPT work authorization on the first day and will send out a CPT renewal notification at the end of each semester.
  • Because there is no break between semesters, you can keep your CPT for 365 days without interruption.
  • The school typically notifies everyone to apply for CPT two weeks before school starts. Applying earlier will help avoid the possibility that CPT could not be obtained on the first day of school. Westcliff has a hard deadline on the CPT application, if you missed it, you will have to wait until the next semester to start your CPT.
Class Format & On-Site Requirement
  • There are 3 semesters in a year for Day 1 CPT Programs at Westcliff University: Fall, Spring and Summer.
  • In each semester, international students must register for at least 2 courses (6 credits; including one online course and one hybrid course)
  • Onsite frequency:
    • Weekly format: For students who live in the range of 50 miles from Irvine Campus, they need to attend the onsite class once every week. (One weekday 6:30-8:00 PM)
    • Professional format: For students who don’t live in the range of 50 miles of Irvine Campus, they need to attend the onsite class once every semester. (One Weekend - Friday/Saturday/Sunday)
    • At the Irvine campus, TESOL, EdD, and BAEd programs require weekly in-person attendance, with no professional format option. The Miami campus's MA TESOL program is available in a Professional format, allowing for more flexibility.

NOTE: Westcliff has one of the lowest RFE rates among all day 1 CPT universities. It is highly recommended for international students who plan to stay in the U.S. for the long run.

Day 1 CPT Programs at Westcliff University

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MBA (STEM)

✔️ Suitable for students who wish to take on leadership roles in the future in any industry.

✔️STEM

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 36 credits ; 2.5 years

💲28,620 - 30,780

Core Courses
  • BUS 500 Organizational Leadership – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 505 Managerial Economics – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 510 Marketing Management – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 525 Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 530 Managing Information Systems & Technology – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 535 Managerial Accounting – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 540 Organizational Behavior – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 550 Financial Management – 3 credit hours

  • BUS 557 Applied Methods Capstone – 3 credit hours

Concentration Requirements

MBA programs includes 10 different concentrations that students can choose from.

  • Digital and Strategic Marketing*

  • Strategic and Innovative Leadership

  • Financial Management

  • Global Business

  • Organizational Management

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Healthcare Administration*

  • Data-Driven Decision Making*

  • Information Technology Management*

  • Information Technology Project Management*

Note: The major marked with * is STEM major and it allows you to apply for 24-month OPT Extension after graduation.

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Masters of Science in Engineering Management (STEM)

✔️ If your current or future job is related to engineering and you wish to take up a management role in the future

✔️STEM

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 36 credits ; 2.5 years

💲28,620 - 30,780

Program Core Courses - 21 Credits

MIS 545 Business Architecture and Organizational Transformation 3 Credit Hours

MIS 500 Managing Information Systems & Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 510 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credit Hours

MIS 520 Leading Strategic Change with Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 540 Management of Information Security 3 Credit Hours

MIS 550 Big Data Analytics and Visualization 3 Credit Hours

CAP 690 Masters Applied Capstone 3 Credit Hours

Others

In order to graduate with a concentration, students must take five (5) courses, totaling 9 credit hours in the area of their chosen concentration

 

Technology Engineering Management (TEM)

TEM 600 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3 Credit Hours

TEM 610 Information Systems Engineering 3 Credit Hours

TEM 620 Engineering Administration 3 Credit Hours

TEM 630 Strategic Technology Management 3 Credit Hours

TEM 640 Reliability Engineering 3 Credit Hours

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MA TESOL

✔️ If you wish to get in the education industry

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 36 credits ; 2.5 years

💲28,620 - 30,780

Program Core Courses - 36 Credits

TSL 502 Vocabulary Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 507 Pronunciation Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 512 Writing Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 515 Second Language Acquisition 3 credit hours

TSL 520 Grammar Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 527 Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL 3 credit hours

TSL 532 Listening and Speaking Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 542 The English Language in Society 3 credit hours

TSL 545 Reading Instruction 3 credit hours

TSL 552 Special Topics in TESOL 3 credit hours

TSL 590 Curriculum Design 3 credit hours

TSL 600 Practicum 3 credit hours

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Masters of Science in Information Technology (STEM)

✔️ Suitable for students who works in tech industry and do not have an IT related degree in the past.

✔️STEM

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 36 credits ; 2.5 years

💲28,620 - 30,780

Program Core Courses - 21 Credits

MIS 545 Business Architecture and Organizational Transformation 3 Credit Hours

MIS 500 Managing Information Systems & Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 510 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credit Hours

MIS 520 Leading Strategic Change with Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 540 Management of Information Security 3 Credit Hours

MIS 550 Big Data Analytics and Visualization 3 Credit Hours

CAP 690 Masters Applied Capstone 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - Technology Management (ITM)

ITM 610 Networking Management 3 Credit Hours

ITM 600 Modern Operation Systems 3 Credit Hours

ITM 640 Issues in Business and IT 3 Credit Hours

CLD 600 Cloud Fundamentals for Managers 3 Credit Hours

ITM 630 Cyber Forensics 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - IT Operations Management (OPM)

OPM 600 Operations Management 3 Credit Hours

OPM 610 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3 Credit Hours

OPM 620 Data Center Management 3 Credit Hours

OPM 640 Operational Excellence 3 Credit Hours

OPM 630 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - Emerging Technologies (EMT)

EMT 600 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 3 Credit Hours

EMT 610 Metaverse 3 Credit Hours

EMT 620 Blockchain 3 Credit Hours

EMT 630 Industry 4.0 3 Credit Hours

EMT 640 Identity Management in the Virtual World 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - Cybersecurity (CYB)

CYB 600 Threat and Vulnerability Management 3 Credit Hours

CYB 601 Software and Systems Security 3 Credit Hours

CYB 602 Cyber Operations and Monitoring 3 Credit Hours

CYB 603 Digital forensics and incident response 3 Credit Hours

CYB 604 Compliance and Assessment 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - IT Project Management (ITPM)

ITPM 600 PMP Integration, Scope, Time, and Cost 3 Credit Hours

ITPM 601 Project Leadership 3 Credit Hours

ITPM 602 Project Schedule Management 3 Credit Hours

ITPM 603 Project Risk and Quality Management 3 Credit Hours

ITPM 604 Project Communications Management 3 Credit Hours

Concentration - Cloud Computing (CLD)

CLD 600 Virtualization and Storage 3 Credit Hours

CLD 601 APIs and Scripting 3 Credit Hours

CLD 602 AWS and Azure 3 Credit Hours

CLD 603 Cloud Security and Disaster Recovery 3 Credit Hours

CLD 604 Strategic Cloud 3 Credit Hours

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Masters of Science in Computer Science (STEM)

✔️ If your current or future job is related to computer science

✔️STEM

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 36 credits ; 2.5 years

💲28,620 - 30,780

Program Core Courses - 21 Credits

MIS 530 Business Architecture and Organizational Transformation 3 Credit Hours

MIS 500 Managing Information Systems & Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 510 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credit Hours

MIS 520 Leading Strategic Change with Technology 3 Credit Hours

MIS 540 Management of Information Security 3 Credit Hours

MIS 550 Big Data Analytics and Visualization 3 Credit Hours

CAP 690 Masters Applied Capstone 3 Credit Hours

Concentration Courses -Software Development (DEV)

Software Development (DEV)

DEV 610 Web Application Development 3 Credit Hours

DEV 630 Web Programming I 3 Credit Hours

DEV 640 Web Programming II 3 Credit Hours

DEV 600 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Credit Hours

DEV 620 User Interface design 3 Credit Hours

 

 

Concentration Courses - DATA Analytics (DATA)

DATA 620 Data in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 3 Credit Hours

DATA 600 Principles of Data Management 3 Credit Hours

DATA 610 Database Design and Management 3 Credit Hours

DATA 630 Artificial Intelligence and Prescriptive Analytics in Business 3 Credit Hours

DATA 640 Cloud Data Visualization 3 Credit Hours

Concentration Courses - Health Informatics (HIT)

HIT 640 Tele-Medicine and Networking 3 Credit Hours

DATA 600 Principles of Data Management 3 Credit Hours

HIT 610 Integrated Healthcare Technologies 3 Credit Hours

HIT 630 Compliance, Governance and Standards 3 Credit Hours

HIT 600 Health Informatics 3 Credit Hours

Concentration Courses - Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

AVR 600 Introduction to Unity and Simple Games 3 Credit Hours

AVR 601 2D Game Development in Unity I 3 Credit Hours

AVR 602 3D Game Development in Unity II 3 Credit Hours

AVR 603 Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Behavior in Unity 3 Credit Hours

AVR 604 AR and VR Development in Unity 3 Credit Hours

Concentration Courses - WEB Bootcamp

WEB 601 Front End Web Development 4 Credit Hours

WEB 602 Back End Web Development 4 Credit Hours

WEB 603 Full Stack Web Development 4 Credit Hours

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Doctor of Business Administration (STEM)

✔️ If you already have a master’s degree

✔️STEM

✔️CPT option on day 1 of the program

✔️ 60 credits ; 3.5 years

💲51,300 - 53,700

Program Core Courses - 48 Credits

BUS 700 Leadership and Creative Solutions Implementation 3 credit hours

BUS 705 Management Strategy, Planning, and Implementation 3 credit hours

BUS 710 Financial Decision Making and Risk Management 3 credit hours

BUS 720 Marketing Strategy & Consumer Behavior 3 credit hours

RES 711 Research Methods I 4.5 credit hours

RES 721 Doctoral Prospectus** 3 credit hours 96

BUS 731 Global Economics & Business Initiatives 3 credit hours

BUS 732 Corporate Social Responsibility in Organizational Development 3 credit hours

RES 741 Research Methods II 4.5 credit hours

RES 751 Doctoral Literature Review 3 credit hours

BUS 900 Doctoral Dissertation Course I 3 credit hours

BUS 901 Doctoral Dissertation Course II 4.5 credit hours

BUS 902 Doctoral Dissertation Course III 3 credit hours

BUS 903 Doctoral Dissertation Course IV 4.5 credit hours

Concentration - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (STEM)

BUS 800 Foundations in Analytics for Executives - 3 credit hours

BUS 801 BI, Analytics, & Decision Support - 3 credit hours

BUS 802 Time Series & Predictive Analysis for Business - 3 credit hours

BUS 803 Artificial Intelligence & Prescriptive Analytics* - 3 credit hours

Concentration - Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century

BUS 810 Building Positive Relationships in a Multigenerational Workforce - 3 credit hours

BUS 811 Emotional Intelligence in Transformational Leadership - 3 credit hours

BUS 812 Emerging Technology for Effective Leadership - 3 credit hours

BUS 814 Global Leadership - 3 credit hours

Concentration - Information Technology Management (STEM)

BUS 820 Business Intelligence & Information Systems - 3 credit hours

BUS 821 Management Information Systems & Advanced IT - 3 credit hours

BUS 822 Information Technology Project & Portfolio Management - 3 credit hours

BUS 823 Governance of Enterprise IT Initiatives - 3 credit hours

Concentration - Applied Computer Science (STEM)

BUS 801 BI, Analytics, & Decision Support - 3 credit hours

BUS 830 Software Engineering Concepts - 3 credit hours

BUS 831 Security in Software Design & Development - 3 credit hours

BUS 832 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design - 3 credit hours

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition

Programs Cost/Credit Credts Total Cost (CPT excl)
Master's Programs - Weekly Format $795 36 $28,620 (24-28 months)
Master's Programs - Professional Format $855 36 $30,780 (24-28 months))
DBA - Weekly Format $855 40 $51,300 (36-48 months)
DBA - Professional Format $940 40 $53,700 (36-48 months)

Other Fees

  • Application (non-refundable) $50 one time (Contact us to waive it)

  • CPT fee (* 1 credit cost/semester)

  • Registration (non-refundable) $25 per semester

  • Student ID Card $10

  • Enrollment Fee $200

  • Payment Plan Processing Fee $50

  • Late Tuition (New Students) $50 per week

  • Late Tuition (Continuing Students) $35

  • Returned Check $35

Scholarships

Day1cpt.org Scholarship — $1,000

  • Guaranteed for all students who apply through us)

Distinguished Scholarships — up to $10,000

  • Awarded to a select number of students who demonstrate an aptitude for excellence, a grand vision for the future, and a keen sense of social responsibility to leave the world a better place when they are gone.

Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) — up to $5,000

  • Established for high-performing students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in pursuit of a master’s/doctorate degree at Westcliff.

Building Leaders for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (BLEND) Scholarships — up to $2,500

  • Established for accomplished international students who are pursuing a degree at Westcliff in order to create a more inclusive world in their field of study.

Warrior Scholarships — $2,500

  • Established to support students in overcoming financial barriers to pursuing academic success at Westcliff.

Apply via day1cpt.org to secure the $1000 Scholarship

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Application

  1. Submit an online application form

  2. Complete the online interview

  3. Upload personal application information, including

    • I-20 & Passport

    • Resume

    • I-20 Release Form

    • Official Transcript

    • Bank statement ($28,000 and more deposited in your bank statement in the past 3 months; can be the same value for in another currency)

    • Application Fee ($30). Contact us to waive your application fee

  4. It usually takes 3-4 weeks to receive the result after submitting the application.

    We provide expedited enrollment service (3-5 days). Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch!

  5. After receiving the admissions letter, please contact us to confirm the time in which SEVIS will be transferred out and fill out the form to transfer the SEVIS from the original school Westcliff University.

    From Feb 28th, 2022, a Personal Statement of Purpose is no longer required for admissions.

Academic Calendar 2024

Terms Scholarship Deadline Semester Start Date Application Deadline CPT Start Date
2023 Fall 1 07/07/2023 8/28/2023 07/17/2023 8/28/2023
2023 Fall 2   10/23/2023 09/12/2023 10/23/2023
2024 Spring 1 11/17/2013 01/08/2024 11/27/2024 01/08/2024
2024 Spring 2   03/04/2024 01/24/2024 03/04/2024
2024 Summer 1 03/16/2024 05/06/2024 03/25/2024 05/06/2024
2024 Summer 2   06/24/2024 05/20/2024 06/24/2024

Initial F1 Students: 3 months before the first day of the term.

If you missed the deadline, please get in touch with us. We are the official recruitment partner of Westcliff University and can help you accelerate your application.

*You can Download the 2023-2024 full academic calendar here

 

 

 

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