Application Guidelines

Application Checklist

Completed Application
Official Transcripts
Official GMAT or GRE score
2 letters of recommendation
Personal Statement
Application fee
Official TOEFL score
    (International applicants only)



You can print out the pdf paper-based forms found below for your convenience.

Application Packet (pdf)
Application Envelope Checklist
Mailing Address
We recommend that you mail all additional/supporting documents together in one large envelope to:

Claremont Graduate University

Admissions Office
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA  91711-6163


Drucker School GMAT Institutional Code:

Drucker School GRE Institutional Code: 4053

Drucker School TOEFL Institutional Code:

Minimum requirements
In order to be eligible for admission to the Drucker School, you must hold a U.S. equivalent bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have taken the GMAT within the past five (5) years. Application Deadlines

Work experience 

A minimum of 3 years of work experience is preferred. The Admission Committee weighs the quality of work experience more heavily than the quantity. Direct management experience is preferred, but not required.

How to apply
You may either apply online for the Drucker MBA program or you may mail a printed pdf version of the application. You can find the mailing address on the right hand column of this page. 

Once you have submitted a minimum of the application form and your resume, you will be invited to complete your admission interview with an Admissions Officer as well as an optional informational interview with a student ambassador to answer any questions you may have about the program or the application process.



Completed application
A completed and signed application for admission (this may be submitted online)

Official transcripts
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended

Official GMAT score or Official GRE score
Official GMAT score reports should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS).  GMAT institutional code for the Drucker School is DZK-QS-08. GMAT scores are valid up to five years from your test date. For more information on the GMAT, please visit:

Two (2) letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should come from professional sources. Download the Recommendation Form (pdf)

Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose consists of two essay questions: the personal statement and the creative essay. All applicants are required to answer both essay questions.

Personal Statement (500 words maximum)
Why is pursuing a Drucker MBA important to you? What is your immediate short-term goal following the completion of the Drucker MBA? What measures would you put in place to ensure that you achieve your short-term goal?

Creative Essay
(Complete one of the following)
Option 1: Written Essay (750 words maximum)

At the Drucker School, creativity and innovation are at the core of what we teach. We pride ourselves on giving our students the tools and knowledge they need to find creative solutions to management problems. With this in mind, discuss a time when you used creativity and innovation in your personal and professional life to solve a problem, create change, or make an impact within an organization, group, or team.

Option 2: Visual Essay

At the Drucker School, creativity and innovation are at the core of what we teach. Develop a visual representation of who ou are personally and professionally. The visual(s) should depict your career aspirations and demonstrate how the Drucker MBA will help you achieve your career goals.

  • The content and format you provide for the visual essay is your choice; however, you must submit in one of the following formats: PowerPoint, Word Doc, PDF, video link, or an image file.
  • If you choose to provide a PowerPoint presentation, there is a 5 slide limit. You may choose to include notes in any slides or with any images. All presentations will be printed and reviewed in detail.
  • If you choose to provide a video, there is a 5 minute limit. If you choose to submit a video link, please paste the URL of the video into a Word Doc and upload that word document to your online application.
  • All presentations will be printed and notes will be reviewed.
  • The presentation will be evaluated on the quality of content (self-reflection and ideas) and your ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or design elements.


A copy of your resume. Although work experience is not required, most incoming students have an average of four years of work experience.

Application fee, $80 non-refundable

Official TOEFL Score (international applicants only)

To learn more about Claremont Graduate University's TOEFL and IELTS requirements, click here.

Students who score below 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 100 on the internet-based test may be required to participate in the Drucker International Fellows Program. All non-native english-speaking international students are eligible to join the International Fellows Program.

All applicants that are invited for an interview will be notified via email. Interviews are required for admission. It is highly recommended that applicants conduct their interviews on campus. However, special accommodations will be made for applicants who must interview over the telephone or via Skype.


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