With world-renowned faculty, the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation helps instill in its students a strong understanding of theoretical frameworks, advanced research methodologies, and the ability to transform theory into practice.

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).


Areas of Study


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.

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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.

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Human Resources

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.

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Politics & Government

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.

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Economic Sciences

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.

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International Studies

International Studies programs explore the link between politics and national security, supported by exposure to international political economy, development, and the application of computational analysis in the international arena.

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Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences
Division of Politics & Economics
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Admissions Representatives
  • Nicholas Lopez

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-7151

    E: nick.lopez@cgu.edu


    Psychology & Evaluation

  • Paige Piontkowsky

    Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment

    T: 909-607-3240 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)

    E: paige.p@cgu.edu


    Economics, Educational Evaluation, Human Resource Management, International Studies, Politics, Public Health, Public Policy & Evaluation