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Graduate Studies

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Graduate studies at Chapman cover a wide variety of fields. Our research centers and ample internship opportunities encourage students to begin their real-world training as soon as they step on campus. Our central Orange County location provides students with easy access to leading companies in healthcare, business, film and more.

+ - Discover Graduate Programs

Chapman University has 42 different graduate degree tracks and 6 credential programs in 9 disciplines across 7 different colleges in the University, and awards master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.

In addition, Chapman has 24 integrated undergraduate to graduate degree programs, also known as 4+1 degree programs, which are accelerated degree programs that enable students to begin taking graduate coursework in their senior year of their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program and complete the Master of Science program in the following year.

+ - Admissions & Financial Aid

The Office of Graduate Admissions has detailed application information, instructions, and forms. They can be contacted at gradadmit@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6711.

Financial Aid
The financial aid student information guide provides an overview on a variety of financial aid options. For more detailed information or answers to financial aid questions contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office at gradfinaid@chapman.edu or (714) 628-2730. In addition a limited number of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and other work opportunities are available to help fund your graduate studies. Visit the graduate research page for more information on assistantships.   

Specific programs and resources, such as Chapman's Yellow Ribbon Program, are available to veterans. Students must be admitted to Chapman University before applying for these resources. Admitted students should direct VA-related inquires to va@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6701. Law School students with VA-related inquires should contact the Law School’s Registrar Office at (714) 628-2522.

To direct VA-related questions to a particular office contact:

+ - Graduate Research & Professional Development

Resources are available for graduate students conducting research and creative activities, including:

  • Information about Graduate Research Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships
  • Graduate Student Scholarly/Creative Activity Grants and Conference Travel Grants
  • Information on upcoming Professional Development Events of interest to graduate students
  • Research centers at Chapman
  • Available library services

Information about these resources can be found on the Graduate Research page.

+ - Student Life and Services

The following links provide information on resources for Chapman University graduate students:

Dean of Students: The Office of the Dean of Students handles matters relating to student life, student services, health services, and student grievances or concerns relating to non-academic matters.

Career and Professional Development The Office of Career Services provides career counseling and placement services for graduate students.

Housing Assistance: Amanda Zamora in the Office of Housing and Residence Life provides assistance to graduate students in locating housing. She can be reached at (714) 997-6593 or at azamora@chapman.edu.

Clubs and Organizations: Find detailed information on Clubs and Organizations for Graduate Students at Chapman.

Graduate Student Awards: Learn more about the James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the highest honor for graduate students at Chapman University. The James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award is awarded annually to one Doctoral degree student and one Masters degree student. 

Student Health Services and Insurance: Students may purchase health insurance through Chapman University. Please note: Graduate students are not automatically enrolled for health services at the on-campus clinic. Also only international graduate students, graduate students in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and certain health science students (Physical Therapy and Pharmacy) are automatically enrolled in the Chapman Health Insurance plan. Enrollment in the Chapman Health Insurance plan is optional for all other graduate students. If you choose to use Chapman's health services and/or would like to be enrolled in Chapman's Health Insurance plan, you must request that the Health Services fee and/or the cost of Health Insurance be applied to your account and submit a completed Health Record and Immunization form. For more information contact the Student Health Center at (714) 997-6851 or visit their webpage.

+ - Forms and Resources


To find forms such as the Graduate Petition form or the Graduate Change of Program form, as well as other forms and additional information, please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s forms webpage.


Commonly sought forms:

Please refer to the Provost's Office documents page in MyWindow for additional forms and information.

+ - Council of Graduate Schools

Chapman University is a Regular Member of the Council of Graduate Schools www.cgsnet.org.

Chapman University is a Full Member of the Western Association of Graduate Schools http://wagsonline.org. WAGS is a regional association affiliated with the Council of Graduate Schools.

Contact Us

Roxanne Greitz Miller
Vice Provost for
Graduate Education
Memorial Hall Room 303
(714) 628-2628

Lonnise Magallanez
Coordinator for the

Vice Provost for
Graduate Education
Memorial Hall Room 302
(714) 516-5030

Are you an international student?

International Student Services provides comprehensive information about admissions and visa requirements.