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Graduate Admission

» Apply To A Graduate Program

You can find the application and requirements for your program below. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (714) 997-6711 or gradadmit@chapman.edu.

All programs use the General Application unless specified below. 


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+ - General Application Programs

The following programs use the General Application:

Argyros School of Business and Economics

Accounting, M.S.
Behavioral and Computational Economics, M.S.
Executive MBA
Flexible MBA
Full-time MBA
Joint MBA/Juris Doctor JD (LSAC application also required)
Joint MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing
Joint MBA/M.S. in Food Science

Attallah College of Educational Studies

Education, Ph.D.
Education Specialist Credentials
Leadership Development, M.A.
School Counseling, M.A.
School Psychology, Ed.S.
Special Education, M.A.
Teaching, M.A.
Teaching Credentials

College of Performing Arts

Keyboard Collaborative Arts, M.M.

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, tDPT

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

All Film and Television Programs
Joint MFA in Film and Television Producing/MBA
Joint MFA in Film and Television Producing/JD (LSAC application also required)

Schmid College of Science and Technology

Computational and Data Sciences, M.S.
Computational and Data Sciences, Ph.D.
Food Science, M.S.
Joint M.S. in Food Science/MBA

School of Communication

Communication, Ph.D.
Health and Strategic Communication, M.S.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Creative Writing, MFA
English, M.A.
International Studies, M.A.
War and Society, M.A.

+ - General Application Information

General Application

The General Application can be accessed via the Chapman University Application Portal.

Select “GRADUATE” from the drop-down menu for master’s, Ph.D. and credential programs, as well as the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Select “Post-Baccalaureate” from the drop-down menu for the Post-Baccalaureate Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

For programs using this general application, use the GRE and TOEFL code, 4047.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for Graduate Admission. This page includes questions and answers about applying to graduate programs at Chapman University through the general application only.

Programs with External Applications

The following graduate programs use an external application. Use the link provided to access your program's application. Application documents for these programs should be sent directly to the external application service unless otherwise directed.

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+ - Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.S.

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 directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

Chapman’s GRE code for CSDCAS is 0690.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders applicants should apply via the Chapman University Application Portal.

+ - Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Doctor of Pharmacy applicants must use PharmCAS.

All required documents must be sent directly to PharmCAS. Do not send any materials directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application. 

Chapman’s PCAT code for PharmCAS is 104.

+ - Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy applicants must use PTCAS.

All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to PTCAS. Do not send any materials directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

Chapman’s GRE code for PTCAS is 7669.

Transitional DPT applicants should apply via the Chapman University General Application Portal.

+ - Fowler School of Law

Juris Doctorate (JD) applicants must apply using LSAC.

LL.M. applicants must apply using LSAC for LLM.

For all joint law programs, you will need to submit both the general application and the LSAC application. 

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

+ - Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S.

Pharmaceutical Sciences applicants must apply using PharmGrad.

All required documents and application fees must be sent directly to PharmGrad. Do not send any materials directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application. 

Chapman’s GRE code for PharmGrad is 4315.

+ - Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Sciences applicants must use PharmGrad. All required documents must be sent directly to PharmGrad. Do not send any materials directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

Chapman’s GRE code for PharmGrad is 4315.

+ - 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 directly to Chapman unless the program requests them.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

Chapman’s GRE code for CASPA is 3681.

+ - Prague MBA

Chapman’s Prague, MBA* applicants must complete 2 separate applications:

1) You must create a general application and
2) You must fill out an AAU application. All required documents should be sent electronically to
admissions@aauni.edu.

Please review the admission requirements before beginning the application.

*All other MBA programs only need to fill out the general application

Application Requirements


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+ - Supplemental Application Requirements

In addition to the general application, the following programs require supplemental materials. You will be prompted to submit these supplemental materials through the online application. You should visit the program’s website for specific supplemental requirements.

  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: All film and/or television applicants must submit their creative supplemental materials as part of their application.
  • Attallah College of Educational Studies: All applicants must submit their supplemental application as part of the application.
  • College of Performing Arts: M.M. Keyboard Collaborative Arts applicants must submit their creative supplemental materials as part of the application.
  • Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: M.A. in English and MFA in Creative Writing applicants are required to submit their supplemental materials as part of the application.

+ - Application Fee

Applicants submitting the general Chapman application are required to submit a $60 non-refundable fee through the online application system. Once an application is submitted, you will be directed to the status page where a fee can be submitted.

Fee waiver information for the general application can be accessed through the online application, or by emailing the Office of Admission at gradadmit@chapman.edu.

Applicants submitting a CAS application will only need to pay the CAS application fee.  A separate application fee to Chapman is not required.

+ - Official Transcripts

Your application will not be considered complete until all required official transcripts have been received.
  • Applicants submitting the general application are required to submit official transcripts from all degree-granting (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) colleges/universities attended. An official transcript submitted in a sealed envelope that you have received from your college/university is acceptable.

Official Transcripts can be sent directly from the university to Chapman University via email to admtranscript@chapman.edu or via post to:   

Chapman University 
Office of Graduate Admission
One University Drive
Orange, CA. 92866
USA  

  • Applicants submitting a CAS application should send their transcripts directly to CAS. Only send transcripts to Chapman if requested by the department. Please see the CAS application for specific transcript requirements.
  • Foreign transcripts: Unofficial copies of foreign transcripts are acceptable for review; official transcripts will be required upon acceptance. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit transcripts in the original language and an English translation. A diploma in the native language, as well as an English translation, must also be submitted. The English translations (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, 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.

If you received a degree from Chapman University, you will not need to send a formal transcript to Graduate Admission. Please list Chapman University on your academic history in the application and we will obtain your transcript internally.

+ - Official Test Scores

If your program requires an official test result, please have the testing service send scores directly to Chapman or CAS.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for the following programs, regardless of GPA:

  • M.S. Accounting (code: 4047) - may also accept GMAT, check M.S. Accounting requirements
  • M.S. Behavioral and Computational Economics (code: 4047)
  • MBA (code: 4047) - may also accept GMAT, check MBA requirements
  • M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders (code: 0690)
  • M.S. Computational and Data Sciences (code: 4047)
  • M.S. Food Science (code: 4047)
  • M.S. Health and Strategic Communication (code: 4047)
  • M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences (code:4315)
  • MMS Physician Assistant Studies (code: 3681)
  • Ph.D. in Communication (code: 4047)
  • Ph.D. Computational and Data Sciences (code: 4047)
  • Ph.D. in Education (code: 4047)
  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences (code: 4315)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (code: 7669)
  • Ed.S. School Psychology (code: 4047)

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) Scores

A passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is required for the following programs:

  • M.A. Teaching
    • Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential)
    • Elementary Education (Multiple Submit Credential with Spanish/English Emphasis Option)
    • Secondary Education (Single Subject Credential)
    • Secondary Education (Music Education Program Emphasis)
  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis
  • Single Subject Credential
  • M.A. Special Education
    • Special Education Preliminary Credentials Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe
    • Special Education Credentials Level II Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe
  • M.A. in Special Education with Dual Credentials (Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject)

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Scores

A passing scores (or proof of registration) on the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in your area of study are required for the following programs:

  • M.A. Teaching
    • Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential)
    • Elementary Education (Multiple Submit Credential with Spanish/English Emphasis Option)
    • Secondary Education (Single Subject Credential)
    • Secondary Education (Music Education Program Emphasis)
  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis
  • Single Subject Credential

Other Scores

  • Official PCAT scores are required for Doctor of Pharmacy applicants. Chapman’s PCAT school code is 104.
  • The following programs require a graduate admission test if the cumulative GPA of your bachelor’s degree falls below the GPAs listed. Refer to Chapman’s Graduate Course Catalog for additional program requirements:
    • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy requires a 3.3
    • M.A. in English requires a 3.0
    • MFA in Creative Writing requires a 3.0
    • Dual M.A. in English and MFA in Creative Writing requires a 3.0
    • M.A. in War and Society requires a 3.0
    • M.A. in Leadership Development requires a 3.0
    • M.A. in Special Education requires a 3.0
    • Special Education Credential programs require a 2.75

+ - Recommendation Letters

Most programs require a minimum of two recommendation letters. Some programs might require recommendations from specific sources. Please review the specific requirements for your program.

+ - Resume

Please check your program’s specific requirements regarding a resume or CV If one is required, include any paid or unpaid experience that is relevant to the program.

+ - Statement of Intent

Please check your program’s requirement regarding the statement of intent. Some programs ask that specific information to be addressed in your statement.

International Application Requirements

Please visit our International Student Admission Page to view application requirements for international students. 

Re-applying/Re-enrolling


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+ - Re-applying

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 or another program.

Re-applicants must submit a new application and contact their program to see what new and/or additional documents might be required.

+ - Re-enrolling

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

Applying as a Veteran


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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, on the Veterans Resource Center website.