Experience Claremont Graduate University’s tradition of academic excellence in a flexible and collaborative online setting.

When you join one of our online program cohorts, you will join a vibrant online community focused on scholarship and engagement. As an online student at CGU, you will experience many of the same benefits as our on-ground students, including one-on-one interactions with our faculty, professional network building, hands-on learning, as well as academic and career support — all within an environment that is completely focused on graduate-only success.

Please see the State Authorization page for availability of our online programs in the US.

CGU online programs may not meet student visa requirements.



Online Programs
Pending WSCUC approval in fall 2023, MS in Applied Biostatistics will be offered entirely online.
Program Highlights
  • Courses developed by experts. Learn in online courses developed and taught by CGU’s core faculty: renowned scholars, researchers, and practitioners who bring the latest expertise into the classroom.
  • Small seminars in virtual space. Engage with faculty and peers in weekly live class sessions that virtually recreate the intimate seminar environment found at CGU.
  • Real-time problem-solving. Experience an online platform designed to support the practice-based learning that is a hallmark of graduate education at CGU.
  • Flexible and relevant degree programs. Enjoy programs designed to advance your career while you continue to work and balance everyday responsibilities.

Are you new to CGU? We’re the only research-extensive liberal arts university in the nation devoted entirely to graduate-level education. Check out some reasons why we’re a great place to get your graduate degree.

What Our Students Have to Say

“I wanted a high-quality program from a reputable school, but I travel quite a bit as an auditor for Ernst and Young. My wife is attending the PhD program on campus, and I am studying online with the same expert faculty that she’s had in her classes. Even though the format or structures are different, the Claremont quality is there and you get the same degree as you would if attending in person.”

Michael Munayco, online student
MS in Information Systems & Technology

“I’ve had a great experience so far. The curriculum is diverse and interesting, and flexible to tailor projects to your personal interests. And while it was not a highly influential factor, I love not having a commute to school. Many of the other students have work experience in some aspect of the MSIST curriculum, and a classroom with students from many backgrounds has yielded insightful conversations.”

Leslie Bienenfeld, online student
MS in Information Systems & Technology

The CGU Experience, Expanded

A hallmark of a CGU education is the ability to participate in purposefully-small classes that give you the maximum amount of interaction with your peers and your professor. This not only contributes to a powerful learning environment, but also forges strong peer and mentoring relationships that last long after you have completed the class.

The CGU online experience focuses on the same type of intimate, collaborative learning that is found on campus:

  • Synchronous online class sessions that give you valuable face-to-face time with your professor and your peers
  • Interactive, intimate classes taught by the same faculty that teach on campus
  • Collaborative hands-on class projects that foster meaningful interaction with peers around the country and the world
All Graduate, All the Time

CGU is the leading liberal arts graduate-only research university in the United States, and we’ve been focused on graduate-only education for more than 90 years. What does this mean for you? Your professors are dedicated only to you and the highest levels of teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition, all of our academic and student support services are designed specifically for graduate students, and we are invested in your success from day one.

Diverse and Inclusive

  • Experience robust student, academic, and career services targeted to serve diverse needs
  • Join a culture of respect, collaboration, innovation, and fairness
  • Build a broader worldview by connecting with students and professionals across the country and the world

Powerful Network

  • Build a network of peers that positively impacts your studies and career
  • Join an accomplished, international network of more than 23,000 CGU alumni
  • Receive lifelong career support from CGU’s career services

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