Master's in Information Systems & Technology Online

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. No GRE or GMAT is required. Here’s what you will need:

Admissions Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

Application Steps

1) Submit Your Online Admission Application & Application Fee

Please visit 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

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.

While GRE/GMAT scores are NOT REQUIRED to apply to the Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology, applicants are encouraged to upload scores that might enhance the application.  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.

International students:

Claremont Graduate University is not currently accepting international students into its online Master’s of Science in Information Systems & Technology (MSIST). Contact our MSIST enrollment team at or 844-675-7330 if you have any questions.

Important Upcoming Admissions Deadlines


August 27, 2018

Final Application Submission

August 29, 2018

Application Complete