How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Here’s what you will need:
- Bachelor's degree transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
- B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
1) Submit Your Online Admission Application & Application Fee
Please visit https://admissions.cgu.edu/apply/ to begin and submit your application including an
$80 application fee (for a limited time the app fee is waived).
Application fee waivers may be available. Please reach out to your enrollment advisor for more information.
2) Prepare and Upload…
Your resume (or curriculum vitae) should list your relevant work experience, internships, research, awards, and/or publications, as well as educational history. Your résumé can be uploaded on the Supplemental Items Listing page.
Your Statement of Purpose is a very important part of your application. It should be a well-written and carefully crafted paper of approximately 2-3 pages in length. You should describe in detail:
- Personal and career goals
- Relevant employment experience and achievements
- Reason for wanting to study your program at Claremont Graduate University
- Specific areas of interest within your desired field of study
- Why you are a strong candidate for graduate studies at CGU
Be sure to include a header or footer with your name on every page of your Statement of Purpose.
Recommenders will evaluate a candidate based on academic performance, motivation for program of study, intellectual capacity and/or research and writing ability. It is recommended that references acquainted with applicant’s potential for success should submit a written recommendation on your behalf.
In most academic departments, references from faculty members who can speak to the applicant’s academic ability are preferred; applicants with substantial work experience may request professional references. Family members or friends as references are not acceptable. Please have on hand: name, title, professional email address, phone number and relationship of your recommenders.
Applicants can enter details about each recommenders and indicate whether or not they will be submitting recommendations online. Those who will be submitting their recommendations online will receive an email unique to the applicant’s application containing instructions on how to submit their recommendations. Recommenders can also mail in their letters of recommendations by completing the recommendation form, which applicant can email them. The recommendation form can be downloaded from the application. Recommenders can also email their letter of recommendation to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
If you suspect that any portion of your application package may present an area of concern (i.e. poor grades), or if you would like to offer more information to the faculty regarding a unique situation (i.e. a large gap in your resume), then you should consider submitting an optional statement.
You will need to complete the academic history section in your online application. Transcripts for your completed bachelor and post-bachelor institutions (if applicable) should be entered, and must be received prior to going to review. Important notes:
Unofficial copies of transcripts can be uploaded to your application for initial review as PDF files. Upload one PDF transcript for each school that you have attended. While unofficial transcripts can be used to submit an application for review, official transcripts must be sent and received by a university representative in order to enroll in the program.
For international transcripts, please review our International Transcript Guidelines.
GRE/GMAT scores are required to apply to the Master of Science in Evaluation and Applied Research. All scores must be sent directly to CGU by the testing agency. Scores more than five years old do not meet CGU application requirements. Testing information is available from a variety of resources.
- GRE: www.gre.org CGU’s institutional code for the GRE is 4053
- GMAT: www.mba.com or call 1-800-717-4628
Students seeking to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for the MSEVAL program can apply for a waiver based on professional experience and/or academic background. For information on applying for a waiver please contact our MSEVAL enrollment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-675-8605.
Claremont Graduate University is not currently accepting international students into its online Master’s of Science in Evaluation and Applied Research (MSEVAL). Contact our MSEVAL enrollment team at email@example.com or 844-675-8605 if you have any questions.
Important Upcoming Admissions Deadlines
August 27, 2018
Final Application Submission
August 29, 2018