M.A. On Campus


Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

24 months
1980 USD/credit 31680 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 31680 USD/year
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By framing education as a social justice and educational equity issue, the MA in Education from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) prepares forward-thinking educators, administrators, and educational researchers to solve unprecedented challenges across a range of educational institutions and organizations, from elementary schools to colleges, public policy agencies, and more.


As a student in the School of Educational Studies from Claremont Graduate University (CGU), you will receive personal attention from engaged, exceptional faculty in small seminar-style courses. We prepare forward-thinking administrators, teachers, community leaders, student affairs professionals, policy makers, and data analysts. Ideal for working professionals, our flexible program teaches you to apply theory and research to important challenges in real-world settings.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible programming for working and commuting professionals. Most classes meet once a week at 4:00 or 7:00 pm, and others are held on weekends.
  • Move through the Education program at your own pace. Some students take multiple classes and finish in 9-12 months. Other students take a class at a time. Both pathways are supported.
  • Enjoy small, interactive classes. You will also work closely with a faculty mentor who helps you navigate your way through graduate school based upon your specific aspirations and interests.
  • Take some or all the classes needed to concurrently earn an Allies of Dreamers certificate. The first program of its kind nationally, Allies of Dreamers is a graduate‐level certificate program that provides the historical context, theoretical framework, and specific knowledge needed by K12 teachers and administrators, student affairs professionals in higher education, and community leaders to offer mentorship and advocacy for Dreamers and other undocumented students.
  • Once you have earned your MA in Education, you can petition to transfer your credits if admitted to a PhD in Education program at CGU.
  • Join a well-established network of alumni from the School of Educational Studies. There are educators across the nation (and especially prevalent in California) who are ready to welcome new students as kindred spirits and advocates of “the CGU Way.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Policy
  • Gender & Education
  • Race & Racism in Education
  • Social Capital, Cultural Capital & Educational Opportunity
  • From Behaviorism to Postmodernism: Learning & Pedagogical Theories
  • The College Student Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    31680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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