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Welcome to Chapman University Founded in 1861, Chapman is one of California’s oldest and most respected private centers of higher education. Here you’ll find a deep dedication to academic excellence, a refreshing commitment to collaborative learning, and a world-class faculty known for its expertise and engagement. When you choose Chapman for your graduate education, you choose a university that offers a growing spectrum of graduate and professional degree programs. Ranked in the top tier of master’s level universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Chapman also boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio and a Southern California location that blends small-town charm with convenient proximity to beaches, mountains, and major metropolitan centers. At Chapman, you’ll enjoy a remarkable university experience that encourages creativity, exploration, and translational research. You’ll build close relationships with other students and faculty members, and benefit from mentoring opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Chapman University Offers You: • Nationally accredited degree programs • Distinguished faculty members, known for collaborating with students on research and creative projects • Excellent academic facilities, including the Marion Knott Studios for film and television, the Leatherby Libraries, and the newly-remodeled Argyros Forum. • Successful alumni, including national political leaders, educators, business professionals, and industry executives • A close-knit community that fosters leadership and personal growth Chapman University provides merit-based fellowships to assist qualified graduate students, and students can take advantage of a variety of other financial assistance options including federally insured loans and company reimbursement plans. For more information about financial aid opportunities at Chapman University, contact the financial aid staff at 714-997-6741. Chapman welcomes students from around the globe. More than 60 countries are represented on campus, adding to the quality of life in our community. Study abroad options are also possible with some graduate programs.

Accreditation and Membership

Our Degree Programs Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Film and Television Producing MFA Film Production MFA Film Studies MA Production Design MFA Screenwriting MFA

Schmid College of Science and Technology Computational Science PhD (beginning Fall 2012) Computational Sciences MS Food Science MS Health and Strategic Communication MS Hazards, Global and Environmental Change MS Marriage and Family Therapy MA Physical Therapy DPT Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Other accreditations include: • AACSB: The International Association for Management

Education for the MBA degree within the Argyros School of Business and Economics • The American Physical Therapy Association for the graduate program in physical therapy. • The American Bar Association fully approves the juris doctorate degree of the School of Law. • The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for the Marriage and Family Therapy master’s degree. • The Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. (The program is in candidacy status.) • The National Association of School Psychologists for the school psychology degree program. • The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the university’s teacher training and credential programs. • The College of Educational Studies is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Argyros School of Business and Economics Business Administration MBA, EMBA, MBA/JD, MBA/MFA, MBA/MS Economic Systems Design MS

School of Law

Law JD Joint MFA in Film and Television Producing/JD Joint MBA/JD

College of Educational Studies

Education PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders MS Leadership Development MA (beginning Fall 2012) School Counseling MA School Psychology Ed.S./MA Special Education MA Teaching MA Teacher Credentials

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Creative Writing MFA English MA International Studies MA

An Outstanding and Accessible Faculty

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At the heart of our graduate degree programs is our remarkable faculty, highly regarded in their respective disciplines. Their commitment to knowledge and learning can be seen in the national and international awards they’ve earned, in the publications they’ve authored and the transformational work they continue to do. Yet their focus remains on their students, ensuring a graduate education of exceptional value and strength.

The best way to find out about our graduate degree programs is to visit our campus. Call the Office of Graduate Admission to arrange an appointment and attend a class in your area of interest. While you’re on campus, you can meet with a program adviser or admission counselor and visit with faculty. To attend one of many graduate degree program information sessions offered throughout the year, please call the Office of Graduate Admission at 1-888-282-7759. Can’t make it to campus? You can learn more about Chapman University online at Take a virtual tour, review course syllabi and request additional information. You can also learn more about specific degree programs, our faculty and our community.

Orange County is also home to regional and national headquarters for businesses like:

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MS Communication Sciences and Disorders/SLP Credential MA Counseling (School) MA Leadership Development MA Special Education MA Teaching Ed.S. School Psychology Teacher Credentials

Lawrence and Kristina College of Dodge College of Educational Studies Ph.D. Education Film & Media Arts MFA Film Production MBA MFA Film and Executive MBA Television Producing International MBA MFA Screenwriting JD/MBA MFA Production Design MBA/MFA Film and MFA Film and Television Television Producing Producing/MBA MBA/Food Science JD/MFA Film and MS Economic Systems Design Television Producing School of Law MA Film Studies Juris Doctor JD/MBA

The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics

MA English MFA Creative Writing MA/MFA Dual Degree in English and Creative Writing

Wilkinson College of Humanities & Social Sciences


PhD Computational Science Doctor of Physical Therapy MA Marriage and Family Therapy MS Food Science MS Food Science/MBA MS Health Communication MS Computational Sciences MS Hazards, Global, and

MA International Studies

Schmid College of Science and Technology


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The Chapman campus is nestled on the edge of Old Towne Orange, a historic residential neighborhood with coffee shops, brew pubs, boutiques and restaurants within easy walking distance of campus. The city provides a small-town charm with all the amenities of living in a major metropolitan area.

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Chapman University is located in California’s beautiful Orange County, home to world-renowned attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, major-league baseball and ice hockey, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Most attractions are a short drive from the university, or jump on board the Metrolink train (there’s a station next to campus) for a quick trip to downtown L.A. or San Diego.


The Perfect Location

Chapman at a Glance Location: Orange, California (35 miles SE of Los Angeles) Founded: 1861 (as Hesperian College, Woodland, California) President: James L. Doti, Ph.D. Faculty: 362 Full-time; 85% hold terminal degrees Enrollment (2011): 4,910 undergraduates 1,971 graduates (including School of Law) Annual Cost: Tuition and fees vary by program


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Graduate Programs at Chapman University  

ChapmanU's graduate first look - 2011