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FACTS at A GLANCE
Thousands of students and scholars driven to make a difference in these and countless other ways have already arrived at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). They are forging a close-knit community of forward-thinking achievers; researchers and writers, scholars and sculptors, policymakers and professors.
SHERRY THOMAS North Hollywood, CA Executive MBA An entrepreneur at heart—as well as a full-time urogynecologist— Thomas uses her management skills partnering physicians and pharmaceutical companies invested in women’s health in Africa.
DAMIAN VAUGHN Phoenix, AZ Positive Psychology A former NFL player, Vaughn’s research focuses on helping athletes maximize their performance through flow—an optimal relationship between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations.
“I am in the world to change the world” —Muriel Rukeyser, poet and political activist
AMBER CARROW Wrightwood, CA Teacher Education
MARK DUST San Bernardino, CA Public Health
Carrow—the 2010 recipient of the California Teacher of the Year Award—firmly believes in reaching the student first, and then teaching the subject.
Dust experiments in PTSD prevention by combining techniques used in management (mindfulness) and trauma and community resilience to strenghten the parasympathetic nervous system.
Just 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University is one of a select few universities in America devoted solely to graduate-level education. Pursue your goals across the wide range of fields in which we specialize, and through numerous joint programs and partnerships between schools, among The Claremont Colleges, and with local universities. At CGU, you are encouraged to look beyond the traditional disciplinary divisions and define your own unique program of studyâ€”our transdisciplinary trademark.
Academic Divisions and Fields of Study
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES PETER F. DRUCKER AND MASATOSHI ITO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, POLICY & EVALUATION
Applied Womenâ€™s Studies Art Art Business Arts Management Cultural Studies Economics Education Educational Evaluation English Executive Management Financial Engineering Health Promotion Sciences History History & Archival Studies Human Resources Design Information Systems & Technology International Political Economy International Studies Management Mathematics Music Philosophy Political Science Politics Politics, Economics & Business Psychology Public Health Public Policy Public Policy & Evaluation Religion Religion & American Politics Teacher Education
more at cgu.edu/programs
CENTERS, INSTITUTES & MORE
Faculty and student research projects are incubated through a meticulous processâ€” including grants, contracts, reporting, protection of all participants, and more. Advanced GIS Lab Bowen Institute Center for Neuroeconomic Studies Claremont Journal of Religion Claremont Research Institute of Applied Mathematical Sciences Claremont Evaluation Center Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies Drucker Institute Getty Leadership Institute Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute Higher Education Abstracts Innovations Design Empowerment Applications Lab Institute for Research on Social Issues Kay Center for E-Health Research Pacific Rim Transdisciplinary Tobacco & Alcohol Use Research Center Quality of Life Research Center The China Seven Cities Study Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment STEAM Journal Womenâ€™s Studies Interdisciplinary Journal
more at cgu.edu/resources
As a leading research university, CGU puts emphasis on “practice-based” research that is experiential and participatory. CGU’s strength lies in research that offers the greatest possibilites for positive change in the world. Our faculty and students create real solutions for real problems. We place you in direct contact with innovators and institutions driving your field—where you can seek answers to your questions and give your results more impact.
RESEARCH Our research is noted for being distinctive and for opening up new fields of inquiry. It influences other research institutions and reshapes scholarship—informing public policy and discourse. In essence, CGU research is research that matters.
FACULTY & YOU
Our small class sizes mean you will interact closely with professors, allowing you to build relationships that range from mentor to colleague.
ABOUT OUR FACULTY:
Our highly engaged faculty set standards for excellence in teaching and scholarship, enriching their classrooms with innovative research and real-world experience. Their work covers a broad range of subjects: reducing sex and drug-related risk behaviors, neuroeconomics, positive psychology, developing technology to help people with disabilities, contemporary art, music theory, eyewitness memory, political changes in ancient cultures, toxic leadership, and many more.
138 CORE FACULTY
PUBLISH WORK EACH YEAR
HOLD PhD DEGREES (OR THE HIGHEST DEGREE IN THEIR FIELD)
Research and inquiry are at the heart of CGU Prof. William Perez is conducting the first major study into HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS FOR UNDOCUMENTED YOUNG PEOPLE deported from the United States to Mexico
Author of the seminal book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studies POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY— human strengths such as optimism, creativity, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility
Why do so many Americans who support organ donation neglect to register as donors? Profs. Eusebio Alvaro and Jason Siegel apply SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY TO HEALTH BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS, helping to close the gap.
Prof. Lori Anne Ferrell carefully records how historical, literary, and religious DOCUMENTS IN THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES were ARCHIVED AND EDITED
A historian of women and African Americans, Prof. Linda Perkins has spent two decades gathering interviews and stories for a book on the history of BLACK WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Do you wish you could shrug off stress and lead a happier, more productive life? Prof. Jeremy Hunter applies BUDDHIST CONCEPTS OF MINDFULNESS TO THE BUSINESS WORLD, teaching managers how to control emotions, be more focused, and find peace amidst the chaos.
What is the state of Native Americans and their right to vote? Prof. Jean Schroedel studies DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND VOTER SUPPRESSION by analyzing voting registration, travel distance to election offices, and turnout data.
COMBINING MATHEMATICS AND BIOMEDICINE, Prof. Marina Chugunova explores how medical treatments can alter the surface tension of the human lung, preventing collapse
Prof. Rachel Lachowicz is known for turning her witty eye on the MASCULINE-CENTRIC world of MODERNISM and for making radical incursions into the canon of art history by reconfiguring famous works
EDUCATION How can social media help community colleges? Prof. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar studies ADOPTION AND THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY to build connections and improve outcomes. Her statistical approaches include regression analysis, multilevel models, GIS, and more.
Prof. Tom Horan provides his research expertise to Congress on the subject of IMPROVING GOVERNMENT DATA
Prof. Jean Lipman-Blumen asks why followers not only tolerate, but so often prefer, and sometimes even create TOXIC LEADERS—in for-profit corporations, nonprofits, government, even educational and religious institutions
more at cgu.edu/flame
TOOK COURSES OUTSIDE OF THEIR ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT OR FIELD
DUAL: STUDENTS PURSUING A MASTERS OR CERTIFICATE ACROSS TWO PROGRAMS
INTERFIELD: STUDENTS PURSUING A BLEND OF TWO PHD PROGRAMS
Each of our faculty members has affiliations with career-providers, research centers, and corporate, scientific, and civic institutions throughout Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and Orange Countyâ€” providing practical experience through research projects, internships, jobs, and important connections with people working in embassies, nonprofits, and start-ups.
CGU faculty are driven not only to instruct but to inspire. Nationally recognized for their research, they encourage you to pursue educational interests that transcend academic boundaries.
189 DOCTORAL DEGREES
TIME TO DEGREE
DEGREES AWARDED *
YEARS (PhD) COMPARED TO NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 7.7
Defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose,” success takes on a different meaning for each of us. Here you will find resources and people to help you succeed. Whatever success means to you, we’ll take it to the next level. Our unique blend of intimacy, community, and high academic standards fosters a collegial learning environment dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
SUCCESS Wherever your drive is propelling you, Claremont Graduate University—with our engaged faculty and dedicated staff—will accelerate your progress. From admission to graduation and beyond, we will walk with you through this next journey in your education.
7 COLLEGES IN 1
The Fiske Guide describes the Claremont Colleges as “a collection of intellectual resources unmatched in America.” Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the second oldest of the seven campuses in the Claremont Colleges consortium, which includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.
FACTS ABOUT THE 7Cs:
Along with the prestigious Claremont School of Theology and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the consortium offers a range of programs available in affiliation with CGU, as well as an endless variety of intellectual, cultural, and social activities.
CLASSES OFFERED ACROSS ALL 7 CAMPUSES
88.7FM COMMUNITY RADIO STATION
ROUGH COVERAGE OF ALL CAMPUSES COMBINED
Unlike other college consortia, The Claremont Colleges campuses are adjoining and within walking distance of each other.
RESOURCES SHARED WITHIN THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES go beyond faculty members or academic partnerships— they include two libraries, seven dining halls, multiple fitness facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, art galleries, cafes, and a busy calendar of activities. CUC “Connection” Huntley Bookstore Honnold/Mudd Library International Place (I-Place) Interfaith Chaplains Mental Health and Wellness Mediation and Resolution Services Queer Resource Center Rental/Housing Referrals Scholarship @ Claremont Student Disability Resource Center The Claremont Colleges Library collection ranks 3rd among private institutions in California, behind only Stanford and USC
Mental Health and Wellness services include: Student Health, Health Education Outreach, and Monsour Counseling
more at www.cuc.claremont.edu
Everything you need to make the most of your graduate education is right here. From academic advising and financial aid counseling to technical support and student life opportunities, CGU provides resources to help you make the most of your graduate education both in and out of the classroom: Alumni Engagement Audio Visual & Technology Support Black Graduate Student Association Career Management Digital Learning Lab Disability Services Graduate Student Council International Student & Scholars Graduate Housing Latino Graduate Student Association Minority Mentoring Program Preparing Future Faculty Queer Graduate Union Transdisciplinary Studies Writing Center
more at cgu.edu/resources
CGUâ€™s accessible housing complex has 240 beds in furnished units plus a playground, laundry facilities, wi-fi, central heat, A/C, and a calendar of activities
22,000 CGU ALUMNI NETWORK
ABOUT OUR ALUMNI
Driven CGU classmates and alumni— with wide-ranging backgrounds, interests, and points of view— will enrich your learning and professional experience.
CONNECTIONS WITH A COMBINED TOTAL OF 25 AREAS OF EXPERTISE
MAJOR EMPLOYERS INCLUDING: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE), UCLA, CAL POLY POMONA, KAISER PERMANENTE, JET PROPULSION LABORATORY (JPL), LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOEING, CALTECH, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, and many more
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): • Jobs requiring master’s degrees are projected to grow at a substantial rate—18% from 2008 to 2018. • A doctoral degree is needed for full qualification in 11 occupations and a master’s degree in 31 occupations. • Over 75% of graduate students are in master’s programs; 90% of graduate degrees awarded are master’s.
WEST Los Angeles SoCal Beaches
EAST Palm Springs Inland Empire
CLAREMONT & LA
The CGU campus has it both ways—a shady oasis of focused study within minutes of the vast career, cultural, research, and recreational opportunities of Los Angeles. Our proximity to LA, Orange County, and Southern California’s rapidly growing Inland Empire gives you access to one of the world’s richest concentrations of scientific research, the arts, tech innovation, manufacturing, and more—with opportunities for networking, internships, and employment.
LOS ANGELES/ CA FACTS:
Between the mountains and deserts to the east and the ocean to the west, there are infinite opportunities for leisure and entertainment.
IMPORT/EXPORT PORT IN UNITED STATES
WORLD ECONOMY RANKING (CITY OF LOS ANGELES)
WORLD ECONOMY RANKING (STATE OF CALIFORNIA) Source: Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
CGU is just 35 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, and within easy driving distance of a tremendous range of social, cultural, and sports activities, including: LA Live (Lakers, Clippers, Grammy Museum), Dodger Stadium, Disney Concert Hall, Fashion District, and LA County Museum of Art.
Claremont, CA Population: 35,000 Incorporated: 1907 Nickname: “City of Trees and PhDs” Named #5 of the “Best 100 Places to Live” by CNN Money
The Claremont Village is a charming downtown hub of activity offering a collection of restaurants, boutiques, theaters, and art galleries, all within walking distance of CGU.
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
• Personal Statement • Resume/CV • Official Transcripts & Test Scores • Three References • Application Fee
We encourage you to learn more about CGU, our academic programs, and the application process by attending an on-site or virtual information session, class preview, or by meeting us on the road. www.cgu.edu/visit While our application requirements differ from program to program, you can begin by completing the general application form available at: www.cgu.edu/apply
NEXT STEP Application & Priority Deadlines for fellowship consideration: FALL: February 1 SPRING: November 1 SUMMER: April 1 Please note that some programs do not admit to the spring and summer semesters and application priority deadlines may vary by program. Domestic students: visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply for financial aid early in the application process. Our code is G01169.
Visit www.cgu.edu/priority for further information.
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
Profs. Mark Abdollahian and Jacek Kugler believe we can. By using innovative FORMAL MODELING AND EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS, they have formulated extensions of the theory of POWER TRANSITION—explaining the initiation of World War I and II and accounting for peaceful relations among major powers during the Cold War.
Prof. Jenny Darroch believes moms are indeed becoming a force to be reckoned with. She investigates and diagnoses HOW CORPORATIONS MARKET TO WOMEN, including mothers—typically through gender-washing and stereotyping—suggesting a NEEDS-BASED SEGMENTATION APPROACH among other solutions.
Sure it can. Blending theater and multimedia into a concert hall, Prof. Peter Boyer’s work celebrates THE HISTORIC AMERICAN IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE and the American dream. Employing actors, spoken text, projected historical images from the Ellis Island archives, and, of course, CLASSICAL MUSIC, Boyers salutes our nation of immigrants.
Prof. Paul Zak believes the answer lies in oxytocin levels in the brain. As part of a discipline called NEUROECONOMICS, which combines economics with neurology, biology, and psychology, Zak’s experiments have shown that engaging in coupon clipping increases OXYTOCIN LEVELS—a hormone that has been connected to feeling love and trust.
Prof. Mary Poplin spent FIVE YEARS OBSERVING 31 of the most highly effective teachers (measured by student test scores) in the worst schools of Los Angeles, in neighborhoods like South Central and Watts. She found disciplinarians who relied on traditional methods of explicit instruction, like lectures, were the MOST EFFECTIVE TEACHERS all around.
Helping others, such as in volunteering, goes beyond ALTRUISTIC REASONS, according to Prof. Allen Omoto. The strongest drivers of successful volunteers are actually more SELF-FOCUSED, including the desire to learn new things (personal development) and finding greater stability in life (esteem enhancement)—resulting in greater length of service.
The answer: ART BUSINESS. Blending a deep understanding of art and its markets with with business, management knowledge, and application makes this program an innovative addition to the creative industries. Its emphasis lies on the for-profit side of the industry and the institutions that MANAGE, CONSERVE, EXHIBIT, PROMOTE, AND SELL WORKS OF ART.
INTERNATIONAL AID AND ASSISTANCE are often essential when natural disasters strike developing countries. Yet, however well-intentioned, this support is often compromised by poor decision-making, politics, and unequal distribution of aid. Prof. Paula Palmer helped survey 15,000 victims from recent DISASTERS IN SRI LANKA AND INDIA to better assess smarter aid assistance.
Prof. Patrick Mason’s study of North American religions reveals that as GENDER ROLES EVOLVE in society at large, some conservative churches, such as the Latter-Day Saints, are becoming LESS DOGMATIC about the traditional HIERARCHY OF WOMEN in the congregation.
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