Thank you for your interest in graduate study at CGU. We invite you to explore CGU’s programs and learn about the application process, important deadlines, and program-specific admission information.
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.
Applicants who apply by the priority deadline are among the first reviewed for admission and considered for fellowship aid funding. We encourage applicants to submit their applications by the priority deadline.
For programs requiring an examination score, there are no minimum score requirements in order to apply and be considered for admission. Please review your program of interest to see if the GRE or GMAT is required.
In addition to admission requirements that all applicants must meet, international applicants may be required to provide English Language Proficiency test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). Please review the English Proficiency Guidelines for criteria.
International applicants admitted to CGU will be required to obtain the necessary student visa in order to enroll. For information on student visas and assistance, please review the Visa Requirements.
Please visit the International Applicants page for additional information.
After you submit a completed application for admission, the application and supporting materials are processed and distributed to the appropriate department or program for review. Completed applications typically receive a decision within one month of becoming complete. In many instances, the committee is able to render a decision within a couple of weeks. Once a decision is rendered, the Office of Admissions will process and send a decision letter.
Yes. Many of our students attend part time. Domestic students have the option to enroll as full-time or part-time students. Full-time enrollment typically constitutes a course load of 12 or more units in a semester.
International students are required to maintain full-time enrollment throughout the duration of their degree program.
This varies by area of study. Many programs give preference to candidates who already possess a master’s-level degree. However, some programs will allow doctoral students to earn a master’s degree along the way. We recommend you consult an admissions representative regarding the requirements of your program of interest.
In addition to Federal Loan Programs offered by the Department of Education, CGU supports students in the form of fellowships applied directly to the cost of tuition. The University endeavors to support as many qualified students as possible.
All applicants, including international applicants, are eligible for fellowship aid. The application for admission serves as the fellowship application.
The application fee varies by program. Visit the Apply page for details.
The application fee may be waived for all programs—except Public Health, Art Business, and Arts Management—under one of the following conditions:
Service-based Fee Waivers
Application fee waivers are available for applicants who have participated in one or more years of full-time service in the U.S. Military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, City Year, or Teach for America. Documentation of proof of service is required.
Affiliate Fee Waivers
Students, staff, and alumni of The Claremont Colleges receive a fee waiver upon request.
Need-based Fee Waivers
If you are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with demonstrated financial hardship, you may request a waiver based on financial need. You must be able to provide proof that paying the fee would cause financial hardship. Acceptable documentation includes, but is not limited to:
- Income tax returns
- Current student financial aid statement
- Proof of income statement
Applicants should submit a request for a fee waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org with proper documentation. Waiver requests will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions and response notification will be sent within 10 business days.
CGU will not issue a refund to any applicant who fails to secure a fee waiver prior to submitting the application and paying the required fee.