Prospective StudentClaremont Graduate University is a one-of-a-kind, graduate-only institution that provides students interested in research and scholarship in the Arts and Humanities unparalleled access to faculty, resources and community. What’s more, Master’s Degree graduate students from Claremont Graduate University continue to be accepted into “highly-ranked” Ph.D. programs across the country such as Carnegie-Mellon, Brown, Penn and UMass (Amherst).

The Claremont Arts and Humanities environment can be best described as a “community of scholars.” Our faculty and staff are highly devoted to facilitating the academic and research goals of our students. Students in the Arts and Humanities are engaged in the process of learning because it excites them. Vigorous debate and a rigorous curriculum prepare students to make significant contributions in their chosen fields of study, which are as diverse as the students within the community.

Are you a philosopher/artist with an interest in history? Do you revel in the contentious nature of debating ideas from a myriad of perspectives? Do you see intriguing connections between disparate subjects? Are you having trouble applying to graduate school because you just can’t decide what course of study you want to pursue? If any of this resonates with you, the School of the Arts and Humanities invite you to consider what’s possible.

To receive information on your program of interest please complete and submit the online request form. An information/application packet will be sent to the address you provide. While these materials provide you with what you need to apply, as well as a good look at what we offer, we find prospective students get a better idea about how Claremont might fit into their educational plans by visiting with us. If you would like to make an appointment to come see us, or if you have any questions, please e-mail our Admissions Coordinator at: or call us at 909.621.8612.

Financial Aid

Most Financial Aid is provided in the form of fellowships, equal to a percentage of tuition. Tuition remission fellowships vary from program to program. The departments and CGU endeavor to support as many qualified students as possible, but the budget is limited, and the competition for funds is high. Application for fellowships is made at the same time as applying for admission. Federal loan programs are administered from a central CGU Financial Aid Office. For more information on Financial Aid please contact the specific department to which you are applying and the CGU Office of Student Finance.

Contact Information

School of the Arts and Humanities
Claremont Graduate University
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Tel.: 909.621-8612
Fax: 909.607.9587

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