The faculty and staff of the Claremont Graduate University School of Arts and Humanities wish to assert, clearly and unreservedly, that Black lives matter. As scholars and creators, we know that our job is to learn as much as it is to teach, and so we are committed to scholarship that leads to action. We are humbled by the task that lies before us yet inspired by the many people whose voices, long silenced, speak of the urgent need for justice in our communities and in the world.

Please see the statements issued by our departments and programs, which apply their particular humanist, artistic, and creative insights and commitments to SAH’s pledge overall: to practice anti-racism, to condemn institutional violence, and to honor Black voices, artistic expression, history, culture, and social experience — in our recruitment, admissions, pedagogy, research, hiring, and retention.

Lori Anne Ferrell, Dean
SAH Steering Committee

Department & Program Statements
Cultural Studies
Applied Gender Studies
Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

The School of Arts & Humanities at CGU is home to a unique interdisciplinary environment designed to provide depth, breadth, and flexibility in arts and humanities and to help you meet the challenges of today’s world. Our renowned faculty guides you through your studies with one-on-one advising sessions and small classes, while the school’s curricular combination of theory and experiential practice cultivates the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a remarkable career.

You can pursue your intellectual interests and professional goals in one of eight graduate departments. Our core programs provide rigorous training in theory and method as well as in content. In addition to discipline-specific training, we also offer five interdisciplinary concentration—American Studies, Early Modern Studies, Hemispheric & Transnational Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies—across all our programs. Partnerships with other departments and schools at CGU also allow for interdisciplinary degrees in areas like Arts Management and Applied Gender Studies. Students can also pursue degrees combining theory and praxis in such areas as Museum Studies, Archival Studies, and Arts Management.







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Admissions Representatives
  • David Altman

    Associate Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-1706 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)



    Art, Music, English, History, Religion, Cultural Studies, Applied Women's Studies