»Graduate Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Chapman University's Graduate Programs. Below you will find a few application options depending on if you are applying for graduate, law or specific school's program or degree. This general overview will help you navigate through the admission process. Should you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (714) 997-6711 or gradadmit@chapman.edu.

Chapman strongly recommends that students apply online through the Apply Yourself application*, which is the most efficient way for us to receive, process and evaluate your application. If you have problems with Apply Yourself, please download our troubleshooting guide.

* Applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Communication Sciences & Disorders Program, and the School or Law DO NOT use Apply Yourself. Instead, follow the directions below to the correct online application.

Athletic Training Applicants
MS Athletic Training applicants must apply online using ATCAS. Please review the department's admission requirements before beginning.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Applicants
MS Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants must apply online using CSDCAS. Please review the department's admission requirements before beginning.

Doctor of Pharmacy Applicants
Doctor of Pharmacy applicants must apply online using PharmCAS. Please review the department’s admission requirements before beginning.

Physical Therapy Program Applicants
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) applicants must apply online using PTCAS. Please review the department's admission requirements before beginning.

School of Law Applicants
Juris Doctorate applicants must apply online using LSAC and LLM applicants must apply online using LSAC for LLM. Please review the school's admission requirements before beginning.


Additional Program Requirements

In addition to the main application, several departments require supplemental materials. Applicants will be prompted to submit additional materials through the online application. Requirements vary by program, and students are encouraged to closely follow published protocol and guidelines. Majors requiring supplemental materials:

  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

    All Conservatory of Motion Pictures programs

  • College of Educational Studies

    All CES programs

  • Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    MA in English MFA in Creative Writing


Reapplicants

If you are reapplying to a graduate program, please download the Reapplication Form and return it to the Office of Graduate Admission.

+-Application Requirements

  1. Application for Admission via Apply Yourself

    You can access Chapman's graduate application online at www.chapman.edu/gradapply. For help with the application, download a comprehensive tutorial on using the Apply Yourself here.

  2. Supplemental Application/Materials

    Applicants to the College of Educational Studies, Conservatory of Motion Pictures, MA in English, and MFA in Creative Writing are required to submit a supplemental application/and or materials. The supplemental application/materials will be required as part of the online application.

  3. $60 Application Fee or Waiver

    You can pay your application fee by credit card or e-check when submitting your application online. Fee waiver information can be found on the online application or by calling the Office of Graduate Admission directly.

  4. Official Transcripts
    (From all degree-granting colleges/universities attended)

    Official transcripts must be submitted from ALL degree-granting (bachelor’s or master’s degrees) colleges and universities attended. An official transcript submitted in a sealed envelope which you have received from your college or university is acceptable.

    No action can be taken on your application until ALL required official transcripts have been received.

    Foreign transcripts: Students submitting transcripts from foreign universities must submit official or unofficial transcripts in the native language as well as an English translation. An official or unofficial copy of the diploma in the native language as well as English translation will also be required to evaluate coursework. The English translation (verified true copies only) must be word for word, line by line. Include any additional documentation necessary to evaluate the transcript such as mark sheets, degree certificates, etc. If only one original transcript will be issued from the university, please send a notarized photocopy. Do not send the original as it will not be returned.

    Students who are granted admission will be required to submit official academic records.

  5. Official Test Scores (if required by your program)

    Please submit a copy of official test results if required by the program to which you are applying. Scores should be sent directly to Chapman University from the testing service. Our institution code is 4047. A department code is not needed.

    A graduate admission test is required for the following programs: Ph.D. Education; MS Communication Sciences and Disorders; MA School Counseling; EdS School Psychology; MS Health and Strategic Communication; MS Food Science; MS Economic Systems Design; MS Hazards, Global and Environmental Change; MS Computational and Data Science; MA International Studies; and all MBA programs.

    For all other programs, a graduate admission test is required if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of your bachelor’s degree is below a 3.00. If the cumulative GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99 you may be considered for admission by submitting a satisfactory test score. Please refer to the current Chapman University Graduate Course Catalog for program specific acceptable tests and minimum score requirements.

  6. Recommendations

    All programs require two letters of recommendation. Some programs may require recommendations from specific sources. Please refer to the online application for specific department requirements.

  7. Resumé

    All programs require a resumé. Your resume should include paid and unpaid experience relevant to the program to which you are applying.

  8. Statement of Intent

    All programs require a Statement of Intent. Some programs may require specific information to be addressed in your statement. Please refer to the online application for specific department requirements.

+-International Student Information

TOEFL, IELTS or PTEA Score

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). TOEFL scores must be a minimum of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) and must have been taken within 2 years of the date of application for admission to Chapman University. Applicants to the Conservatory of Motion Pictures, Ph.D. in Education and Ph.D. in Computational Sciences programs should submit TOEFL scores of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based). Applicants to the MBA programs should submit TOEFL scores of 87 (Internet-based) or higher. Scores must be sent directly to Chapman University from Educational Testing Services (ETS). The ETS recording code for Chapman University is 4047. IELTS scores of 6.5 or higher are acceptable and 7.0 for the Conservatory of Motion Pictures, Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Computational Sciences, and MBA programs. PTE Academic scores of 53 or higher are acceptable, 59 for the MBA and MS Economic Systems Design programs and 68 for the Conservatory of Motion Pictures, Ph.D. in Education and Ph.D. in Computational Sciences programs.

International Graduate Student Supplemental Form

International students must submit the International Graduate Student Supplemental form and supporting documentation to show sufficient funding to support the student for one full year of study. Appropriate documentation (U.S. Immigration I-20) will not be issued without appropriate financial certification. Financial certification information will be kept confidential by Chapman University and must be certified by a bank. Only limited financial aid is available and given directly by the program to which the student is applying.


*Due to new government regulations, we are unable to accept international students into the following programs at this time: MS in Accounting, MS in Athletic Training, Doctor of Pharmacy, MFA in Documentary Film, MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and MA in War and Society. We hope to be able to accept students for the next academic year. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to receiving your application at that time. For more information, contact intladmit@chapman.edu.

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