The School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University engages students in holistic, interdisciplinary scholarship to solve real-world problems and enhance society. SSSPE houses two scholastic divisions devoted to this mission: the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) and the Division of Politics & Economics (DPE).
With firm training in method and theory, our psychology programming emphasizes basic and applied research that has societal relevance as well as social engagement and the potential to translate research into policy.
Since the late 1960s, the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences has been a leader in the field of evaluation and applied research methods, providing graduate education geared toward evaluation in real-world policy and management settings.
Our Human Resource programming educates you to participate effectively in strategic and business decision-making processes concerning an organization’s most important assets: its human resources.
The Department of Economic Sciences promotes practice-based scholarship that embraces the scientific method to better understand how people make decisions individually and in groups in order to improve societal outcomes.
Ongoing scholarship in politics, government, and public policy is critical to maintaining prosperous global societies. Our programs prepare you for relevant research in academia as well as domestic or international careers in government, education, and the nonprofit sector.
Claremont Graduate University is committed to supporting you in all areas of your graduate student experience. From degree planning within your department and writing assistance to tech support and disability services, academic support is available through a variety of campus resources covered by your student services and technology fees.
The Center for Writing & Rhetoric is committed to making writing and writing instruction an integral part of graduate education. The center supports students from all fields and at any stage of the writing process, through individual consultations, videoconferencing, online support, and campus-wide workshops. It also offers Dissertation Boot Camps the second weekend of every month where students dedicate time to crafting their dissertations and sharing tips and strategies with colleagues.
The Career Development Office (CDO) works in partnership with students to achieve their career objectives. Professional career consultants provide one-on-one counseling, resume and cover letter critiquing, networking opportunities, individual job listings, on-and-off campus recruiting, and a number of career skills workshops to help students focus their search, target appropriate employers, implement job search strategies, and build skills in self-marketing. The student’s role in this partnership is to actively participate in self-assessment, career exploration, and proactive job search strategies to ensure a successful transition from graduate school to a fulfilling career.
A collaboration between the Student Success Center and Office of Information Technology, the Digital Learning Lab (DLL) recognizes that excellence in professional work, scholarship, research, and teaching must pay attention to and integrate technology skills. The DLL offers learning opportunities to help you understand and master technology that will support the work you do and develop your academic and professional knowledge and skills.
The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program offers workshops, teaching clinics, and individual consulting on all aspects of the teaching and learning process, including the development of a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and teaching portfolio. Through its workshops, practicum, and portfolio development, students planning to enter teaching careers are able to earn the program’s Professional Development Certificate in College Teaching.
The Honnold/Mudd Library houses the main library collections for The Claremont Colleges. The collections include nearly two million volumes and extensive holdings of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Students also have access to several nearby affiliated libraries: Denison Library, located on the Scripps College campus; the botanical and horticultural library of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; and the library at the Claremont School of Theology.
The library regularly conducts research workshops and provides reservable, graduate-only study spaces and lockers to store study materials. The library provides access to course readings for all courses across the colleges.
Assistant Director of Admissions
English, Politics & Policy, International Studies, Economics
Assistant Director of Admissions
Psychology, Positive Health Psychology, Human Resource Management