About Hope International University
Hope was founded in 1928 as Pacific Bible Seminary, when it began its long-standing tradition of empowering students to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. The University provides students with a leadership and ethics focused education in service-based professions through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, ministry, music, psychology and counseling, human development and other social sciences. In addition, certificate and degree completion programs for working adults are offered.
A significant number choose programs delivered via the Internet, as the University has developed a strong track record of delivering online education. For more information about the unique and exciting history and culture of Hope, click individual titles to the left.
Hope International University is a private Christian University identified with non-denominational Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, and was founded on October 9, 1928, as Pacific Bible Seminary.
The school purchased campus property in Long Beach in 1936, and construction started in 1940. In 1962, the school’s name was changed to Pacific Christian College and achieved regional accreditation. When the Long Beach campus was no longer adequate to house the growth of the college, they relocated to Fullerton in 1973. In 1997 the institution achieved university status and took the name of Hope International University.
Today, the University is composed of three separate schools, including Pacific Christian College, the traditional undergraduate college; the School of Professional Studies, which includes on-site and online degree completion and certificate programs for adults; and, the School of Graduate Studies, which offers on-site and online graduate degree programs in education, management, marriage and family therapy, and ministry.
“I create an environment where it’s safe to learn and safe to ask questions. I want my students to leave class thoughtful about the situation and wanting to do more research.”