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Graduate Admission

International Graduate Students

» International Graduate Students

At Chapman, we are here to help you every step of the way to earn your graduate degree in the U.S.

You will join a community of hard workers, thoughtful scholars, and future leaders.

We have students from over 80 different countries on campus, a network of over 50,000 alumni worldwide and plenty of resources to help you succeed as a graduate student in the U.S.

A message from Daniele Struppa
President of Chapman University
“I want to reassure all of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends that we care about and welcome you. Chapman University’s mission is to develop global citizens and included in that mission are students from every heritage, ethnicity and religion. We remain committed to this mission and to the strength of our community.”
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How to Apply

Check out our apply page to see admission requirements and eligibility, as well as step-by-step instructions to apply.

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How much does Chapman cost?

That depends on which program you apply to. You can see breakdowns of the cost for each program on our Tuition and Costs page.


Why Chapman University?

Listen to Monica Chen, Associate Director of International Initiatives for Graduate Admission, on the IELTSPodcast. Monica provides an overview of Chapman University, IELTS requirements, and more. 

IELTSPodcast is an online IELTS test preparation company helping international students pass the IELTS exam. The site helps students pass by publishing weekly tutorials, has an online IELTS course and an essay correction service. 

Have questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for answers.

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We partner with EducationUSA, a service of the U.S. government that provides advising centers in over 170 countries. At an EducationUSA advising center, you can speak with an advisor to find the right graduate program for you in the United States.

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International Student Profiles

Chapman students come from all over the world for an amazing education and career success. Click the arrows or slide left and right below to see what our alumni have to say about Chapman.

Louis Ehwerhemeupha
MS & Ph.D. in Computational and Data Sciences alumnus from Nigeria
"The most important opportunity Chapman has provided is accessible professors. I had the chance to participate in interdisciplinary research with many professors."
Dielle Fernandes
MS in Food Science Alumna from India
“My Food Science program has organized Networking Nights, dinner meetings with the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists and conferences that provided numerous networking opportunities with professionals.”
Tram Nguyen
MBA alumna from Vietnam
"I got to visit companies and talk to the recruiters. It is very useful for me to know what employers want in order to have a good preparation for my job applications."
Rinzhin Tshering Sherpa
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences alumnus from Nepal
"Even though it's still in its initial stages, the School of Pharmacy has been able to provide great research infrastructure and core facilities."
Melanie Villarreal
MBA/MS in Food Science alumna from Mexico
"Moving to Orange County was exciting. I has been here to visit Chapman and I fell in love with the campus. I do miss my family and friends back home, but I've made great friends here and I enjoy getting to know more of this city."
Esteban Zuluaga
MFA in Film and Television Producing alumnus from Colombia
"I have spent most weekends on set producing films, and I have learned how crucial collaboration, discipline and enthusiasm are to succeed in the field."