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Graduate Admission

How to Apply to Graduate Programs

» How to Apply

On this page, you'll information about applying to graduate programs at Chapman, from what you'll need before you start to deadlines to application links and more.

If you have any questions, you can always contact your Graduate Admission Counselor.

(Last updated: November 24, 2021)

What You'll Need Before You Start

Before you start your application to any of the grad programs here at Chapman, there are a couple items you'll need to have on hand. These items vary from program to program, but for most of our grad programs, they include the following:

  • The application fee. This is typically a one-time, non-refundable $60 payment that you submit at the end of your application, though the amount is different for certain programs. You may be eligible for a fee waiver, which you can find out more about within the application itself or by emailing us at gradadmit@chapman.edu.
  • Your official transcripts from all degree-granting universities and colleges you've attended. We only accept transcripts. We only accept trasncripts directly from the schools you've attended, so contact your schools and have them submit your official transcipts on your behalf to admtranscript@chapman.edu or to

    Chapman University 
    Office of Graduate Admission
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA. 92866
  • Your official test scores for tests such as the GRE and the GMAT. Which test scores you need to submit depends on the program you are applying to, so check the specific instructions for your program (which you'll find links to below) for more info.
  • Recommendation letters. Most programs require a minimum of two recommendation letters. Some programs might require letters from specific sources, so be sure to check the specific requirements for your program.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Statement of intent describing why you are applying to the program and why you'd make a good fit. Most programs have their own prompt for this, so be sure to check the specific instructions for your program.

Apply to Grad Programs

Choose one of our schools below, and then a program within that school, to get started.

Applying as an international student? Make sure to read our additional application information for international students before you start your application.

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Applying as a Veteran

We encourage all veterans or military-family members to meet with the Director of Veterans Affairs at least once during the application process (in person or by phone). The director is also Chapman’s certifying officer, and can answer any questions or concerns you have.

You can learn more about applying as a veteran, or set up a meeting with the Director of Veterans Affairs, on the Veterans Resource Center page.

Re-Applying and Re-Enrolling


You are considered a re-applicant if you have previously applied to a Chapman graduate program, were not accepted or canceled your admission, and would like to apply to the same program or another program.

As a re-applicant, you must submit a new application. You should also contact your program to see what new and/or additional documents might be required on your application.


If you were previously enrolled in a program at Chapman within the last seven years and discontinued for any reason, you can apply for re-enrollment by submitting an Application for Graduate Re-enrollment (PDF) to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@chapman.edu.

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