Just 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University offers an intimate, high-touch academic research environment. Our unique brand of graduate-only scholarship transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to foster the creation of new knowledge—and new ways of seeing and improving the world.

Globally recognized faculty-scholars lead our specialized programs, which may be tailored to your specific interests and career aspirations. You’ll receive practice-based training and individual mentorship that prepares you for successful employment and enables you to effect positive social change. And you’ll do it in Claremont—a vibrant location that offers year-round sunshine and an array of dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities.


Statement on Fall 2020 Instruction

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Classes have been designed around 1-hour 50-minute blocks to increase flexibility, room availability, and time between classes for cleaning and social distancing. Faculty are working to re-design their classes with hybrid components to increase flexibility for students regardless of their ability to attend in-person or their need to attend remotely.

CGU looks forward to welcoming you into our fall 2020 class.

For more information, visit CGU’s student FAQ, or contact the admissions office, 909-607-7811.

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Timothy Council

Assistant Vice President & Dean of Admissions

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Paige Piontkowsky

Director of Admissions

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Fernando Peña

Director of Recruitment


Drucker School of Management, Executive Education

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Heather Reynolds

Associate Director of International Admissions

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Wyeth Watnik

Associate Director of Online Admissions


Online MS in Information Systems & Technology, Online MS in Evaluation & Applied Research

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David Altman

Associate Director of Admissions


Art, Music, English, History, Religion, Cultural Studies, Applied Women's Studies

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Suzanne Abouelnasr

Assistant Director of Admissions


Public Health

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Brian Ballesteros

Assistant Director of Admissions


Politics, Economics, International Studies

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Margo Cash

Assistant Director of Admissions


Art Business, Arts Management, Art Business & Fine Art, Art Business & Information Systems and Technology

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Matthew Gold

Assistant Director of Admissions


Psychology & Evaluation, Human Resources Management

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Sean Gomez

Assistant Director of Admissions


Math, Financial Engineering, Finance, Marketing Analytics

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Aliana Guzman

Assistant Director of Admissions


Teacher Education, Education

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Gabriela Krupa

Assistant Director of Admissions


Information Systems & Technology

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Nicholas Lopez

Assistant Director of Admissions


MBA, EMBA, Management, Drucker Certificates

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Heidi Kellam

Assistant Director of Admissions


Teacher Education, Education

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Yiselle Juarez

Admissions Counselor


Drucker School of Management

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Jane Mendez

Admissions Counselor


Arts & Humanities

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Maurice Bowers

Online Admissions Counselor


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Rachel Camacho

Director of Student Engagement

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Hayley Kiruki

Associate Director of Admissions

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Ariel Carpenter

Director of Student Life & International Services
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Andrea Montoya

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Loren Bryant

Office of Admissions

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Mayra De Armas

Enrollment Operations Coordinator

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