» Graduate Application Information

Follow this guide to ensure that you do not miss any steps in the application process.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (714) 997-6711 or gradadmit@chapman.edu if you have any questions.

+ - Choose your Application

  • General Application

    • All graduate programs, unless specified below, will use this application
    • **Please double check the list below to be sure you are choosing the correct application!**
  • GRE and TOEFL code is 4047
  • MS in Athletic Training Applicants

    • MS Athletic Training applicants must apply using ATCAS. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to ATCAS.  Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it.  Please review the program's admission requirements before beginning.
    • Chapman’s GRE code for ATCAS is 1772
  • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Applicants

    • MS Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants must apply using CSDCAS.  All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to CSDCAS.  Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it. Please review the program’s admission requirements before beginning.
    • Chapman’s GRE code for CSDCAS is 0690
  • MMS Physician Assistant Studies
    • MMS Physician Assistant Studies applicants must apply using CASPA. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to CASPA. Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it. Please review the program’s admission requirements before beginning
    • Chapman's GRE code for CASPA is 3681
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Applicants
    • Doctor of Pharmacy applicants must apply using PharmCAS. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to PharmCAS.  Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it. Please review the program’s admission requirements before beginning.
    • Chapman's Pharmacy school code is 183
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Applicants

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) applicants must apply using PTCAS. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to PTCAS.  Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it. Please review the program’s admission requirements before beginning.
    • Chapman’s GRE code for PTCAS is 7669
  • Law Applicants

+ - Application Requirements

1. Supplemental Application Requirements

In addition to the general application, the following programs will require supplemental materials.  You will be prompted to so submit these supplemental materials through the online application as you complete it.  Please refer to the program’s website for specific supplemental requirements.

  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts - All Conservatory of Motion Picture applicants are required to submit their supplemental materials as part of the general application system.
  • College of Education Studies – EdS School Psychology and MA School Counseling applicants are required to submit their supplemental application as part of the general application system.
  • College of Performing Arts – MM Keyboard Collaborative Arts applicants are required to submit their supplemental materials through SlideRoom.
  • Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences – MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing applicants are required to submit their supplemental materials as part of the general application system.

2. Application Fee

  • Applicants submitting the general application are required to submit a $60 application fee through the online application system.  Fee waiver information can be found on the online application, or by calling the Office of Graduate Admission directly. 
  • Applicants submitting a CAS application will only need to pay the CAS application fee.

3. Official Transcripts

  • Applicants submitting a CAS application should send all their transcripts directly to CAS.  Only send transcripts to Chapman if requested by the department. Please see the CAS application for specific transcript requirements.
  • Applicants submitting the general application are required to submit official transcripts from all degree (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate) granting colleges/universities attended.  An official transcript submitted in a sealed envelope which you have received from your college/university is acceptable. Your application will not be considered complete until ALL required official transcripts have been received.
  • Foreign Transcripts: Students submitting transcripts from foreign universities must submit official or unofficial transcripts in their 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.

4. Official Test Scores (as required by your program)

  • If your program requires an official test result, please have the testing service send scores directly to Chapman, or CAS. 
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for the following programs, regardless of GPA:
    • Ph.D. in Education (Code: 4047)
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (Code: 7669)
    • MS Athletic Training (Code: 1772)
    • MS Communication Sciences and Disorders (Code: 0690)
    • MA School Counseling (Code: 4047)
    • EdS School Psychology (Code: 4047)
    • MMS Physician Assistant Studies (Code: 3681)
    • MS Health and Strategic Communication (Code: 4047)
    • MS Food Science (Code: 4047)
    • MS Economic Systems Design (Code: 4047)
    • MS & PhD Computational and Data Sciences (Code: 4047)
    • MBA Programs (may also take GMAT, check program requirements) (Code: 4047)
  • All Credential programs in the College of Educational Studies require a graduate admission test only if your cumulative grade point average (GPA) of your bachelor’s degree is below a 2.75.
  • The MA Marriage and Family Therapy program requires official GRE scores only if your cumulative GPA is below a 3.30.
  • Official PCAT scores are required for Doctor of Pharmacy applicants.
  • For all other programs, a graduate admission test is required if the cumulative 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.

5. Recommendations

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

6. Resumé

  • Please check your program’s specific requirements regarding a resumé or CV. If one is required, include any paid and unpaid experience relevant to the program to which you are applying. 

7. Statement of Intent

  • Please check your program’s specific requirement regarding the statement of intent as some programs require specific information to be addressed in your statement. 

+ - International Application Requirements

  • Language Test – Because our program is taught completely in English and the classroom experience will require a strong understanding of the English language, we require all our students to have strong English language skills. Chapman does not have an ESL program for international students on campus – international students who are non-native English speakers need to demonstrate English proficiency at the time of admission.
    • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree at an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction must submit minimum scores from one of the following English language exams:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 53
      • Cambridge English Advanced Exam (CAE): Level C1
      • Our MBA programs, Dodge College, Ph.D. in Education, and the Ph.D. in Computational Science programs require specific minimum scores and applicants should refer to the department for this information.
    • Exam scores must come directly from the testing agency to Chapman University and have been taken within two years of the date of application.
  • Official Transcripts and Diploma
    • Your application requires official transcripts in both the native language, and in English. If your university does not provide translations of your transcript, you will need to have your transcript translated, line-by-line and word-for-word exactly. You will need to submit both the official transcript and the official translation.
    • If your university only provides one official transcript, you will need to submit a notarized copy. You will need to take your official transcript and have certified copies made, and translated into English if needed. These documents should be stamped by the legal notary who made the copy and/or translation. We do not accept uncertified copies directly from students. Please note that official documents will be required upon acceptance.
    • While your diploma will not be required with your application, your enrollment into Chapman University will be dependent upon submission of your official diploma. Should you be admitted, your diploma will need to be submitted in both the native language, and in English. You will need to submit both the official diploma and the official translation. If your university only provides one official diploma, you may send a notarized copy, or bring the original documents into our office at the time classes begin.
  • GPA Evaluation
    • Once your transcripts are received, Chapman University will conduct an in-house evaluation of your credentials to determine your U.S. equivalent GPA.
  • Supplemental Application
    • The International Supplemental Application is the financial certification form that provides comprehensive information about your passport, I-20 requirements, and financial support for your studies. This form is required for F-1 student visa applicants.
    • Should you be admitted into our program, you will be sent information on how to access the Supplemental Application.
    • If you hold a U.S. passport, or are a permanent resident, you do not need to submit this document. You will apply as a domestic student.
    • We have the International Supplemental Application Guide for your convenience. This guide details the use of the International Supplemental Application and what is required to complete it.


*Due to new government regulations, we are unable to accept international students into the following programs at this time: Doctor of Pharmacy and MMS Physician Assistant Studies. 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.

+ - Re-applicant/Re-enrollment

You are considered a re-applicant if you have previously applied to a graduate program, were not accepted, and would like to apply to the same or another program.  Please submit a completed Reapplication Form to the Office of Graduate Admission

If you were previously enrolled in a program within the last seven years and discontinued the program for any reason, you can apply for reenrollment by submitting a completed Application for Graduate Re-enrollment to the Office of the Registrar.