Claremont Graduate University prepares individuals to be leaders for positive change in the world. Unique in its transdisciplinary approach, the university is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of new knowledge and diverse perspectives through research, practice, creative works, and community engagement.



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CGU Values

  • Personalized
    We value our personalized approach to education and the agility it affords us to pioneer innovative programs, collaborate in research, customize curricula, implement strategic initiatives, and create individualized programing.
  • Application and Practical Experience
    We value the application of theory as much as theory creation, and we encourage educational experiences that occur outside traditional classroom settings. We prepare students to be flexible thinkers in a rapidly changing world to enable effective translation of theory into practice.
  • Transdisciplinary Approach
    We value deep, disciplinary study as well as the boldness to transcend disciplinary boundaries.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a culture that embraces open exchange and advancement of ideas, collaboration, innovation, and justice.
  • Integrity
    We value integrity in the pursuit of our mission to educate and prepare our students to be leaders for positive change in the world. CGU is committed to act with integrity in our academic programs, institutional and financial operations, workplace, policies, and practices.