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» 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.
    • Select GRADUATE from the drop-down menu for all Master's, PhD, Credential, and transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
    • Select Post-Baccalaureate from the drop-down menu for the Post Bac Communication Sciences and Disorders program 
    • GRE and TOEFL code is 4047
  • MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Applicants

  • 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 MMS Physician Assistant Studies admission requirements before beginning.  

    • Chapman's GRE code for CASPA is 3681
  • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

    • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences applicants must apply using PharmGRAD. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to PharmGRAD. Do not send any materials to Chapman Unicersity unless your program specifically request it. Please review the admission requirements before beginning.

    • Chapman's GRE code for PharmGRAD is 4315
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences applicants must apply using PharmGRAD. All required documents and application fees should be sent directly to PharmGRAD. Do not send any materials to Chapman University unless your program specifically requests it. Please review the admission requirements before beginning.

    • Chapman's GRE code for PharmGRAD is 4315

  • 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 Doctor of Pharmacy admission requirements before beginning.

    • Chapman's Pharmacy school code is 104 (PCAT)

+ - Application Requirements

1. Supplemental Application Requirements

In addition to the general application, the following programs will require supplemental materials.  You will be prompted to 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 Pictures applicants are required to submit their supplemental materials as part of the general application system.
  • Attallah College of Education Studies – All Attallah College of Educational Studies 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 as part of the general application system.
  • 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 non-refundable 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. Once an application is submitted, the applicant will be directed to the status page where the fee can be submitted.
  • 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.
  • If you received a degree from Chapman University, you will not need to send a formal transcript from Chapman to Graduate Admission. Please list Chapman University on your application and your transcript will be obtained internally.

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 Communication Sciences and Disorders (Code: 0690)
    • EdS School Psychology (Code: 4047)
    • MMS Physician Assistant Studies (Code: 3681)
    • MS Health and Strategic Communication (Code: 4047)
    • MS Food Science (Code: 4047)
    • MS Behavioral and Computational Economics (Code: 4047)
    • MS & PhD Computational and Data Sciences (Code: 4315)
    • MBA Programs (may also take GMAT, check program requirements) (Code: 4047)
    • MS Accounting (may also take GMAT, check program requirements) (Code: 4047)
    • MS & PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences (Code:4315)
  • Passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) are required for the following programs:

    • MA Teaching

      • Elementary Education (Mulitple Subject Credential)
      • Elementary Education (Mulitiple Subject 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 
    • MA Special Education
      • Special Education Preliminary Credentials Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe
      • Special Education Credentials Level II Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe
    • MA in Special Education with Dual Credentials (Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject)
  • 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: 
    • MA Teaching
      • Elementary Education ( Mulitple Subject Credential)
      • Elementary Education ( Mulitiple Subject 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
  • 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.
  • Some programs require a graduate admission test 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 or the program's webpage for program requirements.

5. Recommendations

  • Most programs require a minimum of two recommendation letters.  Some programs may require recommendations from specific sources.  Refer to the online application for specific department requirements regarding courses and the number of recommendation letters required.

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 language of instruction is 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): 80 (iBT), 550 (PBT) or 20 each section (revised Paper-Delivered Test)
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 53
      • Cambridge English Advanced Exam (CAE): 180
      • Our MBA programs, MS in Accounting, Dodge College, Ph.D. in Education, and the Ph.D. in Computational Science programs require specific minimum scores and applicants can view required scores here.
    • 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  Academic Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Diploma
    • Your application requires official academic transcripts/mark sheets in both the original language, and in English. If your university does not provide translations of your transcript/mark sheets, you will need to have your documents translated, line-by-line and word-for-word exactly. You will need to submit both the official academic transcript/mark sheet and the official translation.
    • While unofficial copies can be used to evaluate and review an application, official documents will be required upon acceptance.
      • Applicants from Chinese institutions should request and submit official transcripts directly through the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC). Requests are processed by CHESICC and will be sent electronically to the Chapman University Office of Graduate Admission. You will not need to submit a paper copy of your transcript. Visit How to Apply to get started.
    • Your diploma is not required with your application, but 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 original 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, bring the original documents into our office at the time classes begin.
    • If you attended university in the United States, please have the institute send us official transcripts.
  • 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.

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*Due to government regulations, the following programs are unable to accept international students until they receive full approval: Doctor of Pharmacy and MMS Physician Assistant Studies.  International students are eligible for all other graduate programs.  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.  Re-applicants must submit a new application and contact their program to see what new, and/or additional documents may be required.

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. 

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