Thank you for your interest in graduate study at CGU. On this page, you can explore our programs and learn about the application process, important deadlines, and program-specific admission requirements.

All applicants will receive an application decision within one month and are automatically considered for fellowships. More than $16 million in fellowships are awarded annually on a merit basis and are provided to students throughout their time in coursework. 87% of students receive some form of fellowship funding.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us or call 909-607-7811. We look forward to assisting you through the application process.

1. Explore

We encourage you to explore our areas of study to find the program that best fits your academic and professional goals. More detailed information, including faculty and course listings, can be found on our individual program pages.

Explore Programs

2. Prepare

Graduate admission decisions at Claremont Graduate University are made by faculty in your proposed area of study. Here are some helpful tips for you to consider as you prepare your application for admission:

  • Choose your program and review the application checklist
    • Review general and program-specific application requirements
    • Review dates, deadlines, and fees
  • Prepare your application
    • Take required tests
    • Prepare your statement of purpose
    • Identify your recommendation letter writers
    • Obtain official transcripts reflecting previous academic coursework and degrees awarded

Review the application checklist

3. Apply

  • Application fee and payment

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Financial Aid Information

4. International Applicants

Review additional requirements

Application Deadlines

The dates below are general application deadlines. Not all programs admit each term, so check with your specific program for the applicable deadlines.

Spring 2024

Date Deadline
November 1, 2023 Priority deadline
December 1, 2023 Final deadline

Summer 2024

Date Deadline
February 1, 2024 Priority deadline
April 1, 2024 Final deadline

Fall 2024

Date Deadline
February 1, 2024 Priority deadline
August 1, 2024 Final deadline