2019-2020 Bulletin 
    Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Bulletin


The updates listed in this addendum apply to the 2019-2020 Claremont Graduate University Bulletin.  This addendum contains policy and program changes that received approval after the Bulletin for the academic year was published as well as corrections of errors in the original version of the catalog.

Program Change - Public Health, DrPH

Effective Fall 2019
Updated 24 May 2019

The doctoral program in Public Health (DrPH) offers advanced training in public health leadership and management. The DrPH program provides students with opportunities to achieve public health competencies in the full range of academic or professional roles within community practice, research and teaching.

Degree Requirements

Coursework. The program requires 72 units consisting of 20 courses. Students compete 40 units of core courses, 24 units of concentration coursework, 4 units of pedagogy courses, one 4-unit transdisciplinary course, and an advanced practicum (0 units).

Tools: One research tool and one teaching tool.

Research Tool: In lieu of a specific language requirement, demonstrated proficiency in one research tool is required. A research tool in public health must be completed with a grade of B or better in CGH 402, Advanced Research Methods.

Teaching Tool: A teaching tool is completed with a grade of B or better in PP 520, Foundations of Inclusive Teaching and Course Design and PP 521, Teaching Practice and Demonstration.

Advanced Practicum. All DRPH students are required to complete an advanced practicum experience in public health that is intended to provide DrPH students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate and apply the skills, knowledge and training acquired through courses of study; to gain professional experience in a public health work environment; and to work on an advanced public health practice project that is of particular interest to the sponsoring agency and the student. The advanced practicum is part of the culminating experience for the degree. No waivers are granted for this requirement.

Qualifying Examination. Oral and written examinations center on didactive coursework and the dissertation proposal and are intended to assess the depth and breadth of a student’s knowledge and aptitude in approaching and solving fundamental issues in public health. Successful completion of the qualifying exam is required for advancement to candidacy.

Core Courses - 40 Units

CGH 405 - Seminar in Grant Writing and Proposal Development

Eval 350 - Global Health Evaluation & Applied Research

CGH 408 - Foundations of Program Planning

CGH 310 - Foundations of Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

CGH 413 - Research Methods

CGH 415 - Foundations of Population Health

CGH 349 - U.S. Health Policy

CGH 400 - Advanced Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Education

CGH 401a - Advanced Statistical Methods 1

CGH 402 - Advanced Research Methods

Concentration Courses - 24 Units

CGH 411 - Health Economics & Financing

CGH 412 - Community Based Translational Research to Promote Population Health

CGH 414 - Advanced Topics in Public Health Management

CGH 417 - Health Systems Engineering & Integration

CGH 418 - Health Equity in Research and Practice

PSYCH 319e - Doctoral Seminar in Positive Organizational Development

Pedagogy Courses - 4 units

PFF 520 - Foundations of Inclusive Pedagogy & Course Design

PFF 521 - Teaching Practice & Demonstration

Advanced Practicum Course - 0 units

CGH 406 - Advanced Practicum in Public Health

Program Change - Health Promotion Sciences, PhD

Effective Fall 2019
Updated 24 May 2019
Core Courses - 48 units

CGH 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion & Education

CGH 301 - Biostatistics

CGH 302 - Epidemiology

CGH 405 - Seminar in Grant Writing and Proposal Development

CGH 312 - Data Analysis

CGH 413 - Research Methods

CGH 400 - Advanced Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Education

CGH 401a - Advanced Statistical Methods I

CGH 401b - Advanced Statistical Methods II

CGH 402 - Advanced Research Methods

CGH 403 - Manuscript Development

Culminating Courses - 8 units

CGH 405 - Seminar in Grant Writing and Proposal Development

CGH 404 - Capstone in Health Promotion Sciences

Program Change - Public Health, MPH

Effective Fall 2019
Updated 24 May 2019

Degree Requirements

Coursework. The MPH requires 48 semester units. Core courses comprise 32 units and 16 units in a specific area of concentration determined by the student’s interests and professional goals.

Capstone Requirement. The culminating experience of the program, a requirement for all students, is the Public Health Capstone. Students construct a portfolio that attests to their proficiency and accomplishments in public health foundational and concentration-specific competencies. In addition, students compose a paper related to their individual field training experience.

Core Courses - 32 units

CGH 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Education

CGH 301 - Biostatistics

CGH 302 - Epidemiology

CGH 303 - Health Services in the U.S. and Abroad

CGH 304 - Environmental and Occupational Health

CGH 305 - Seminar in Grant Writing and Proposal Development

CGH 306 - Supervised Field Training in Public Health

CGH 307 - Public Health Capstone

CGH 310 - Foundations of Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Concentration Courses - 16 units
Applied Biostatistics & Epidemiology

CGH 312 - Data Analysis

CGH 313 - Research Methods

CGH 314 - Emerging Chronic and Infectious Diseases Worldwide

CGH 315 - Health Geoinformatics

Health Promotion, Education and Evaluation

CGH 308 - Foundations of Program Planning

CGH 309 - Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Public Health Programs

CGH 311 - Curriculum and Materials Development

CGH 320 - Campaigning and Community Organizing for Public Health

Leadership and Management

CGH 316 - Public Health Leadership

CGH 317 - Ethics, Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

CGH 318 - Management of International Health Programs and Organizations

CGH 319 - Health Advocacy

Admission Requirements Correction - Music

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 6 June 2019

The following exception to the minimum IELTS score does not apply for applicants to Music degree programs:

“Applicants to the Music programs, whose IELTS score is a 5.0 or 5.5, may be considered for admission into our International Scholars Program in cases where the student’s academic program and holistic review of all their credentials suggest they have potential to succeed. These exceptional cases must be approved by both the academic Dean and the Dean of Admissions.”

Applicants to Music degree programs must meet the minimum TOEFL and IELTS scores outlined in the Admissions  section of this Bulletin.

Policy Change - Dissertation/Thesis Publication

Effective and Updated 19 June 2019

CGU dissertations and theses will be published by both ProQuest/UMI and Scholarship@Claremont (the institutional repository). Students who do not place access restrictions (i.e. embargos) will have their manuscripts published six to eight weeks after their degree is conferred by ProQuest/UMI and Scholarship@Claremont.

Admissions Requirements Correction - Letters of Recommendation

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 6/27/2019

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of two official reference letters is required. Some degree programs require candidates to submit three letters. Program specific requirements can be found on the admissions website. Applicants in possession of sealed official letters should submit the letters in a package with all other supporting application documents. For letters being submitted directly by the recommending party, we request the letters be submitted online, by mail, or by e-mail to admissions@cgu.edu. Reference forms are available through the online application.

How to Submit References. Applicants should complete the Recommendation section of the online application and enter the e-mail addresses of the individuals who will provide references. These individuals will receive an e-mail requesting them to submit their references online. Should this method be chosen, no paper reference letters are required.

Applicants whose references will be not submitted online should request letters directly from the recommending party.  Letters should be provided to the applicant in a sealed envelope, with the signature of the recommending party written across the envelope flap. Signatures on the outside of an envelope are intended to ensure confidentiality of the document. Letters can also be mailed directly to Claremont Graduate University at CGU Office of Admissions, 150 E. Tenth St., Claremont, CA 91711.

Admissions Requirements Correction - Mathematics

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 6/27/2019

Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE required

University Requirements

  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency Examination Scores (international applicants only)

Admissions Correction - Special Programs

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 6/27/2019

Joint Programs. CGU offers a number of joint programs in selected fields with other institutions.

  • MBA/JD with Southwestern Law School
  • MBA/MS Industrial Design with Art Center College of Design
  • PhD in Education with San Diego State University
  • PhD in Engineering and Computational Mathematics with California State University, Long Beach

Program Change - Art Business & Arts Management

Effective Spring 2020
Updated 8/8/2019

Joint programming between CGU and Sotheby’s Institute of Art will not be included in the degree requirements for students admitted for the Spring 2020 term to the Art Business, MA  , Arts Management, MA  , Art Business and Fine Art, MA (Interfield Degree)  , or Art Business and Information Systems & Technology, MA (Interfield Degree)  degree programs. For students admitted in Spring 2020, these degrees will be overseen and awarded solely by CGU.

Deposit Amount Change - Art Business & Arts Management

Effective Spring 2020
Updated 8/9/2019

For students admitted to the Art Business and Arts Management degree programs in Spring 2020, the deposit amount has changed from $1000 to $750.

Program Change - Financial Engineering, MS

Effective Spring 2020
Updated 8/9/2019

For students admitted in Spring 2020 to the Financial Engineering, MS  program, the Financial Engineering Coding Bootcamp is required during their first fall semester in the program. The Coding Bootcamp aims to ensure that all Financial Engineering students have a working knowledge of at least one of the two most popular open-source programming languages that are being used right now in financial engineering and data analytics: R and Python. Students are required to complete at least one of the two tracks–R or Python–but are encouraged to do both. Completion of this requirement will be recorded via the Research Tool Approval form (available on the Registrar’s Form Index) and appear as a non-course milestone on students’ official transcripts.

Dual Degree Policy Exception

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 8/20/2019

Students in the Financial Engineering, MS  program may share units with the Mathematics, MS  degree according to the standard dual degree ratios only if they apply to the Mathematics, MS degree program before completion of the Financial Engineering, MS.

Company Reimbursement and Third-Party Sponsors

Effective Summer 2019
Updated 9/13/2019

Students who receive complete or partial tuition support from their employer or third-party sponsor must submit a letter to the Student Accounts Office as proof of their participation in a tuition support benefit plan. Letters must be submitted on company or official agency letterhead at the time of registration and include all of the following items

  • Scope of coverage - providing specific details about tuition and fees covered, for example, “100% of tuition and fees” or “50% of tuition only.”
  • Effective time period - If the letter reads “for the current term,” a new letter is required the following term. If the letter stipulates “for the current school year,” a new letter is required the subsequent school year.
  • Authorized signature - document must be signed by the employer or HR representative.

With a sponsor letter on file, students may defer payment for up to 60 days from the last day of the semester at no additional cost. The amount deferred is the anticipated payment that will be made by the company or third-party sponsor and may only be deferred if the company or sponsor requires the submission of grades before payment is made to either the student or Claremont Graduate University. If the tuition support is less than 100%, the remaining balance must be paid by the student, either in full at the beginning of the semester or by enrolling in the payment plan.

While individual students bear the ultimate responsibility for payment of their accounts, they may register for the current semester by paying or arranging payment for the portion of their registration costs not covered by an employer or sponsor. Should a student receive a grade of Incomplete, and, thus, not qualify for company reimbursement, the deferred tuition and fees for this course are still due within the 60-day time frame. No payment extensions are made beyond the 60 days.

In the event that a student’s company or sponsor defaults on an obligation to make payment on behalf of a student, the student is removed from the deferred payment plan and payment is due immediately. While students may retrieve billing information online, separate itemized invoices are sent on behalf of students to third-party sponsors.

Faculty Changes

Effective 7/1/2019
Updated 9/13/2019

Removed from Faculty List:

Tarek Azzam, Associate Professor of Evaluation and Applied Methods

Patrick Mason, Dean, School of Arts & Humanities and Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies

Will Perez, Professor of Education

Allen Omoto, Professor of Education and Psychology

Lucrecia Santibanez, Associate Professor of Education

Kyo Yamashiro, Associate Professor of Education

Jeffrey Yip, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Added to Extended Faculty of the Claremont Colleges List:

Allen Omoto, Pitzer College, PhD, University of Minnesota