Chapman University

Introduction

Valedictorians. Feature filmmakers. A Nobel laureate. Students from more than 60 countries. Future entrepreneurs. Visionaries who want an education that asks them to connect the dots between disciplines and their humanity to create meaningful, character-driven lives. That’s who comes to Chapman University.

Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 7,570 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops in Orange’s Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our southern California location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.

Our whole personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. We have students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries*.

Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.

We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.

Not only do we strive to connect academic areas of inquiry through interdisciplinary study, we also work to connect students to faculty and the University to the community, so that your education is personal, relevant and engaged in the larger world.

*Data from CIRO

Facts & History

Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.

In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.

Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.

Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.

Rankings

  • U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman University #7 in the Western region.
  • Princeton Review lists Chapman in its “378 Best Colleges” guide.
  • The Templeton Foundation included Chapman in its Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.
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MS in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2016 USA Orange + 1 more

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. [+]

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to qualify graduates to sit for the California CPA exam while obtaining a master’s degree. Students will pursue the degree in a highly personalized learning environment. The 30 credit MSA program offers students: - A keen understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations - The ability to apply ethical principles and responsibilities in accounting - Expertise in the field using relevant academic and professional research - The ability to communicate effectively and persuasively The MSA program may be completed in 10 months but length may vary depending on mission prerequisites. Classes meet in the afternoon and evening. Students will have an opportunity to complete business courses offered in our AACSB accredited MBA program. Application Requirements - Submit the online application - Resume - Statement of Intent - Official academic transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution - Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu - Send via mail to: Chapman University, Office of Graduate Admissions, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 - Official GMAT or GRE score (institution code 4047) - Two letters of recommendation International Applicants must also submit the following: - Official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test score - Copy of diploma - International Graduate Student Supplemental Form Prerequisites Prerequisites may be taken in the MSA program or at another nationally accredited institution. Students with a Bachelor's degree in an area other than business may be required to take the following courses - Introductory Business Statistics - Legal Environment of Business - Business Ethics - Principles of Management - Financial Management Students with a Bachelor's degree in an area other than accounting may be required to take the following classes - Cost Accounting I - Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II - Accounting Information Systems - Individual Taxation - Taxation of Corporations and other Entities - Auditing [-]

MS in Athletic Training

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Orange

The master of science in athletic training prepares students for a career as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. [+]

The master of science in athletic training prepares students for a career as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as a healthcare profession. The master of science in athletic training (MS.AT) will begin in summer 2015 and will be a full-time, cohort-model program. As a cohort-model program, admission into the MS.AT program is highly competitive and limited. This full-time, intensive program is a rich combination of didactic, hands-on clinical laboratories, and clinical fieldwork providing carefully guided clinical experiences every semester. Clinical fieldwork placements include a variety of colleges, universities, high schools and physician offices. Program at a Glance - 15 - to 20-student cohort model with entry each summer (starting 2015) - A 60-unit program designed to be completed in two years (including summer terms) with up to 14 units of coursework per semester - Classes offered on Mondays and Tuesdays only, with authentic clinical fieldwork placements during the rest of the week - Required 1200 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork placements - Program focus on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), advanced clinical skills, and healthcare informatics and technology Admissions The MS.AT program has two routes for admission, with each route requiring the prospective student to complete the required course prerequisites. These routes include: - A student who has obtained a bachelor’s degree and the essential prerequisites from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants will apply through the CAATE’s Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). OR - The 3+2 accelerated program in coordination with the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and prerequisites at Chapman University. Advising for this route of admission is critical and applicants will apply directly through ATCAS with MS in Athletic Training faculty support during the fall semester of their junior year. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following: - Application to MS in Athletic Training program through the Chapman University Office of Graduate Admission (available in Fall 2014) - Cover letter and resume - Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended - Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in last 60 undergraduate credits - Prerequisite course GPA of 3.0 or higher with no course grade below a "C" and all prerequisites taken in the previous seven years - Official GRE Scores - Hours verification form (200 hours volunteering under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer) - 3 Letters of Recommendation which describe academic and clinical abilities (1 must be from a certified athletic trainer) (International Students Only) - applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based). [-]

MS in Computational and Data Sciences

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

The Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences is a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to solving critically important problems, using mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. [+]

As the challenges we face—environmental, biological, chemical, geophysical—continue to grow and generate massive amounts of data, it’s computational and data sciences that will help us meet those issues head on. The Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences is a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to solving critically important problems, using mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. Through modeling, simulation, data mining, and study of specific phenomena via computer analysis and engineering, you will learn to apply extraordinary technology and processes to answer the world’s most complex questions as part of your Computational and Data Science degree. Whereas computer science involves the pursuit of new frontiers chiefly within the realm of computer software and hardware, computational science practitioners apply the knowledge and power of computing to other science disciplines, whether it be running a costly physics experiment through a computer simulation to save millions, or creating new software that can sift through raw data with a far more strategic and sophisticated eye. Your Classes Four concentrations are available within the graduate program: - Analytics and Applied Mathematics - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - Computational Economics - Earth System Science Computational Scientists construct mathematical models, develop quantitative analysis techniques and use modern computing technology to tackle Big Data problems in a wide variety of disciplines. In this program you will learn to apply techniques including Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Time Series Analysis and Image Processing to answer the world’s most complex questions in fields such as Bioinformatics, Climate Modeling, Drug Design, Economic Science and Predictive Analytics. You will also be prepared for a career in the exploding new field of Data Science. Your Faculty Chapman’s computational science faculty consists of internationally renowned educators, scholars, researchers, and experts in their fields, all committed to collaborative, faculty-mentored student research aimed at preparing graduates for the most demanding careers. Our faculty are involved with the top scientific communities in the country: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Institutes of Health, among others. Your Career According to academic forecasters and business analysts, computational and data science is one of the most rapidly emerging areas of study in the nation. Chapman’s graduate program in computational and data science will help you find your place in this ever-growing field. Upon graduation, you’ll be greeted with a diverse range of career options. Graduates go on to work in the areas of aerospace engineering, data science, environmental modeling, medical development, gene sequencing, geology and meteorology. Admission Guidelines Prerequisite Courses: All prerequisite courses must be met by the end of the first semester - Differential Equations - Data Structures - Probability and Statistics Admission Requirements: 1. Online application for admission (includes $60 non-refundable application fee) 2. Official transcript from degree granting institution 3. Graduate Admission Test Scores – The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores are required and must have been taken within the last five years. Applicants must achieve the following minimum scores which are listed as previous version test scores and new version test scores: - Verbal: 500/153 - Quantitative: 550/146 - Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0 4. Letters of recommendation – two letters of recommendation are required, including one from an academic source which describes your professional and academic abilities. 5. Statement of Intent – a 750 word essay. Applicants are expected to address science topics they are interested in and how they envision applying computational science in those areas. 6. Resume – a resume or curriculum vitae is required. 7. TOEFL (International Students Only) – applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum: - 550 (paper-based) - 213 (computer-based) - 80 (internet-based) 8. Financial Certification Form (International Students Only) [-]

MS in Economic System Design

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2016 USA Orange + 1 more

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the <strong>Master of Science in Economic Systems Design (MSESD)</strong> pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. [+]

Formed as an alternative to a more traditional theory-based degree, the Master of Science in Economic Systems Design (MSESD) pushes students to use laboratory experiments, computer simulations and mathematical analysis to study economic institutions and how they operate. This degree prepares students to design, develop, test and implement efficient exchange systems in fields such as stock trading, online auctions, scheduling, insurance and public utilities. The program curriculum takes a unique hands-on approach. Students spend some time with traditional study of economic systems, but the majority of their work is on personal projects and experiments. Students are encouraged to use their insights to create exchange systems they find personally interesting, and the ESI professors support and work alongside the students throughout the program. Chapman introduced the MSESD degree in 2009. This program is for students with a strong mathematical or computational background. Specifically, it complements the educational background of students possessing or pursuing undergraduate degrees in business, economics, computer science, mathematics and psychology. The unique MSESD program offers two options. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree undertake a two-year master’s program. Students still working on an undergraduate degree can take a five-year program that integrates undergraduate and master’s degrees. 2-Year Master of Science in Economic Systems Design The 2-year Master of Science in Economic Systems Design program is a unique opportunity open to anyone with a completed Bachelor’s degree and strong mathematical or computational background. Economic Systems Design is the scientific study of the design, development, testing, and implementation of economic institutions and an understanding of how they operate. An MS in Economic Systems Design (MSESD) prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and their incentives. Please learn more below. 5 Year Integrated Undergraduate/MSESD Degree Program The 5 year integrated MSESD program is a unique opportunity open to all Chapman University undergraduates or admitted transfer students with a strong mathematical or computational background. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s degree of their choice and an MSESD with just one additional year of study. Admitted students are required to take eight credit hours of graduate MSESD coursework in addition to prerequisites by their senior year. What is the difference between the 2-year MSESD only program and the MSESD 5-year integrated program? The MSESD 2-year program is for students that have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are now interested in completing a master’s degree. The 5-year integrated program is for undergraduate students looking to integrate one year of their masters program with their undergraduate degree to finish a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in 5 years. Admission Process Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements: - Completed a bachelor's degree and the appropriate prerequisites at a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND prerequisite coursework or equivalent preparation with cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. - Submit application by February 2nd for priority consideration and March 31st for regular consideration. Subsequently, applications will be accepted until class is full. - Remit the non-refundable application fee of $60, payable to Chapman University. - Submit official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution only to: Office of Graduate Admission, Chapman University, Argyros Forum, Room 304, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866. - Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic abilities. - Achieve an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). - Complete a personal interview. - Foreign applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States may be required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 59 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). [-]

MS in Food Science

Campus Full time 18 months September 2016 USA Orange

Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge and experience into a rewarding career. [+]

The demand for food scientists is projected to increase 10% until 2020* and job prospects in Southern California especially continue to grow steadily. Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge and experience into a rewarding career. - Earn your degree in as little as 18 months - Convenient evening classes for working adults - Excellent graduate and alumni career placement rates - Plentiful internships provide valuable experience - The food industry is economically stable – people must eat! - With over 1,500 food-processing companies within a 90-minute drive, Orange County is the ideal location for food science careers and internship opportunities. *According to the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. What is Food Science? Food Science is the discipline in which scientists use biology, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology and engineering to study the properties of foods. They develop innovative ways to process, preserve, or package food, thereby making our food supply safer, sustainable and more nutritious. Faculty members are also working scientists engaged in a variety of research, including the examination of using irradiation in place of harmful chemicals to eliminate insects from fruit, as well as the study of food antioxidants and whether or not they can also be used to make food safer against disease causing bacteria. Learning Outcomes Knowledge of core food science concepts. - Identify core concepts in food chemistry and analysis, food safety and microbiology, and food processing and engineering. - Demonstrate a clear understanding of the factors that impact the safety, quality, and nutritional value of foods. Critical thinking. - Through individual research projects, students will apply the scientific method to solve problems in food science. - Students will be able to effectively evaluate and critique professional papers and reports in the field of food science and nutrition. Communication. - Students will be able to communicate scientific and technical knowledge in food science to professional audiences using written, visual, and oral means. Problem Solving. - Students will function effectively in the food and allied industries to solve practical, real world problems. Career and Internship Opportunities Today, food science represents one of the healthiest industries in the world, with the various food industries – from processing to sales – contributing close to $42.2 billion to our national economy. Locally, more than 1,500 food-processing companies are located within a 90-mile radius of our Orange campus. Most of our students obtain work experience via internships and our job placement rate is close to 100%. Some of the companies graduates are employed by include, but are not limited to: - Baskin-Robbins - Bloomfield Bakers - Cheesecake Factory - Con-Agra - Contessa Foods - Dean Foods - Dole - Dr Pepper/Seven-Up - Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. - Fresh Express - Golden Cheese Company - Hain Celestial - Jamba Juice - Kellogg's - Kraft - Masterfoods USA - Mastertaste - Nestle, USA - Nutrilite - Ready Pac - Royal Crown Company, Inc. - Sunkist Growers, Inc. - Senomyx - Taco Bell - Unilever - Ventura Foods Graduate students also readily gain admission into graduate programs of their choice, including medical school. The program is also beneficial for students who are about to attain medical or dental degrees, as they can complete the food science coursework in the same year that they are applying to medical school and taking exams. Prerequisite Courses Recently admitted applicants hold degrees in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, business, chemical and mechanical engineering as well as food science and nutrition. We encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplinary interests. If you hold an undergraduate degree in anything other than food science, you must provide evidence of satisfactory coursework in the following areas: - General Chemistry with Laboratory (two semesters) - Organic Chemistry with Laboratory (two semesters or one semester organic and one semester biochemistry) - Microbiology with Laboratory (one semester) - Statistics (one semester) - Human Nutrition (one semester) If you have not completed your prerequisite course/s prior to applying, it is possible to enroll in these courses at Chapman University. All prerequisites must be met by the end of the first academic year. Please contact us for more information. [-]

MS in Health and Strategic Communication

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

Founded by Dr. Lisa Sparks, one of America’s leading health communication researchers, the Master of Science in health and strategic communication (HCOM) is an accelerated one-year program that brings together social scientists, statisticians, and communication experts to train students how to facilitate better understanding and health habits between medical professionals and patients. [+]

Founded by Dr. Lisa Sparks, one of America’s leading health communication researchers, the Master of Science in health and strategic communication (HCOM) is an accelerated one-year program that brings together social scientists, statisticians, and communication experts to train students how to facilitate better understanding and health habits between medical professionals and patients. Our faculty’s strong relationships with various agencies, organizations, universities and hospitals throughout Southern California and the world provide unparalleled opportunities for research, internships and work experiences. Health and Strategic Communication is one of the fastest growing areas in the communication field. Graduates of the HCOM program can have increased knowledge and skills in the following areas: - Educate the public and the healthcare industry about relevant health information - Work with health-care providers and community leaders to develop, implement and evaluate widespread community health-based programs - Improve communication and relationships between patients and health-care providers - Work one-on-one with community groups to achieve community health-care goals - Assist with emergency and crisis communications - Work in local, state and federal agencies; hospitals; non-profits; public health departments; insurance companies; foundations; publishing firms; and universities Graduates of the HCOM M.S. Program have gone on to work in a variety of health-related careers at such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Planned Parenthood, UCLA Health, the Entertainment Industries Council, USC's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and Maricich Healthcare Communications. Our alumni have also been admitted to dental programs at the University of Southern California and Baylor University and the psychology and social behavior Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine. Research Opportunities Students work closely with faculty to generate original research projects and reports through the use of unique survey data and national surveillance data sets. Student research on topics including vulnerable populations, health literacy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, distant care giving, online health information, media portrayals, aging, and patient-provider interactions has been presented at various local and national communication and scientific conferences, including: - International Communication Association - National Communication Association - Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s Annual Health Literacy Conference - Western States Communication Association - D.C. Health Communication Conference Students in the HCOM program also co-author scholarly research with faculty that is published in esteemed communication, psychology, and interdisciplinary journals, including: - Journal of Health Communication - Computers in Human Behavior - Media Psychology - Journal of Family Communication - Communication Research Reports - Journal of Communication in Healthcare Admissions Requirements Prerequisites: You must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and must provide evidence of satisfactory coursework in the following two areas: - Research Methodology - Statistics All prerequisites must be met by the beginning of the program start date. Admission Requirements: - Online application for admission (includes $60 non-refundable application fee) - Official transcript from degree granting institution Graduate Admission Test Scores – The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Applicants must achieve the following minimum scores which are listed as previous version test scores and new version comparative test scores, respectively: - Verbal: 500/153; - Quantitative: 550/146; - Analytical Writing: 4.0/4.0. - Letters of recommendation – two letters of recommendation are required, including one from an academic source which describes your professional and academic abilities. - Statement of intent – a 500 word essay addressing the area of communication in which you are interested. - Resume – a resume or curriculum vitae is required Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to achieve an acceptable score on an English language test from one of the following sources: - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) - Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 53 - International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 6.5 Graduate International Supplemental Form and supporting financial documents (i.e., an official bank statement, letter (in English) specifying deposit amount or an employer's letter (in English) specifying sponsor's annual salary) are required. (International Students Only) [-]

MA

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Orange

The MA in school psychology prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consultation with teachers and parents. [+]

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. The MA in school psychology prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consultation with teachers and parents. The school psychology degree program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologists who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities and institutions. The Ed.S school psychology program at Chapman is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). The curriculum is built on the NASP Domains of Training and Practice as well as eight “big ideas.” These include: - Collaboration and Cultural Competence - Oral Communications - Written Communication - Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity - Commitment to service and advocacy - Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources - Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems Program at a glance - Approved by NASP since 2005. A graduate of a NASP-approved program is automatically eligible to become a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP), pending documentation of an internship consistent with NASP standards and attainment of a passing score on the national school psychology (PRAXIS II) examination. - Cohort model with entry each fall semester. - A 69 unit program that can be completed in 3 years of full time study or 4 years of part time study. - Low student-to-faculty ratio, with close collaboration between students and faculty on research, publications and presentations. - 600 hours of practica and 1,200 hours of internship for a total of 1,800 hours of fieldwork. - Dual degree program plus credential. Students can earn a MA in Educational Psychology after two years and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology after three years. Students also earn the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology at the same time as the Ed.S. Degree. - Option for an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling, which fulfills the educational requirements for the California license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). - Option to apply for early admission to the Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in School Psychology. Admissions Requirements - Submit an online application (for Fall 2015) - A statement of intent, the prompt can be found within the application. - A current resume or curriculum vita that includes information on experiences working with children and/or families. - One set of official transcripts from all institutions the applicant has received (or will be receiving) a degree from. - Official GRE Scores. - Two letters of recommendation are required. One recommendation must be from someone who has experience with the candidate in an academic setting and knowledge of the candidate’s academic potential. The second recommendation should be from someone who knows the candidate in a work setting, preferably one where the candidate works with children. - $60 application fee. Degree Requirements Candidates must complete all courses, the field work component, and the demonstration of mastery in order to complete the Ed.S. degree requirements. [-]

MA in Counseling

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Orange + 1 more

Our masters in school counseling provides training for candidates who wish to work as professional school counselors from preschool through high school. The school counseling program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including college and career guidance, mental health counseling, student social and emotional support, and consultation with teachers and parents. [+]

Our masters in school counseling provides training for candidates who wish to work as professional school counselors from preschool through high school. The school counseling program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including college and career guidance, mental health counseling, student social and emotional support, and consultation with teachers and parents. The program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and reflective school counselors who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities, and institutions. Chapman's masters in school counseling curriculum is built on the American School Counselor Association's National Model of school counseling as well as eight "big ideas." These include: - Collaboration - Cultural Competence - Oral Communication - Written Communication - Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity - Commitment to service and advocacy - Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources - Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems Future School Counselor Promise The College of Educational Studies is pleased to announce the “Future School Counselor Promise” award for newly admitted students for the 2014-15 academic year. The award will be handled as a Dean’s Fellowship in the amount of $1,000. All accepted students will be given further information on receiving this award. Admission requirements - Submit an online application - A statement of intent, the prompt can be found within the application. - A current resume or vita that includes information on experiences working with children and/or families. - One set of official transcripts from all institutions the applicant has received (or will be receiving) a degree from. - Official GRE Scores. - Two letters of recommendation are required. One recommendation must be from someone who has experience with the candidate in an academic setting and knowledge of the candidate’s academic potential. The second recommendation should be from someone who knows the candidate in a work setting, preferably one where the candidate works with children. - Please note that the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is not required for admission to the School Counseling program however admitted students will be required to turn in documentation of having passed the CBEST before beginning practicum fieldwork - $60 application fee. Program at a Glance - Cohort model with entry each fall semester. - Low student-to-faculty ratio, with close collaboration between students and faculty on professional training, research, publications, and presentations. - A 48 unit program that can be completed in 2 years of full time study or 3 years of part time study. - 200 hours of practica and 600 hours of internship for a total of 800 hours of fieldwork. - Students also earn the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling at the same time as the Master of Arts in Counseling. - Option for an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling, which fulfills the educational requirements for the California license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). - School Counseling 2 year, full time course schedule - Student organization is the Chapman University Association of School Counselors [-]

MA in Film Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Orange

The Master of Arts in Film Studies program offers a comprehensive course of study in film history, theory and aesthetics. Students devote a lot of time viewing films of different genres, styles, periods and national industries, reading about them and discussing their meanings and significance. [+]

The Master of Arts in Film Studies program offers a comprehensive course of study in film history, theory and aesthetics. Students devote a lot of time viewing films of different genres, styles, periods and national industries, reading about them and discussing their meanings and significance. The two-year program is designed to foster critical and analytical understanding of films and it provides students with advanced training in academic research and writing. Upon finishing the intense course of study students will be able to analyze American and international films from historical, cultural, economic and ideological perspective as well as from aesthetical perspective. Students are encouraged to think out of the box to question how films bear the social and cultural influences and the ways in which important social issues are represented on screen. Survey courses on film history and theory will equip the students with basic knowledge and skills for scholarly exploration of film and in-depth study of genres and auteurs will allow them to apply those analytical tools to individual films and filmmakers. After completing the rigorous curriculum that includes an MA thesis writing in the second year, students will gain: - Excellent knowledge on the development of cinema since its invention - Analytical ability to do close readings of individual films in relation to a wide range of important questions and issues - Research skills to develop scholarly arguments and - Advanced writing skills. - By joining the MA program, students will become part of a vibrant film community including both academic and creative students, and will be encouraged to participate in the various activities and events that feature industrial experts Learning Outcomes: - Develop an understanding of the field of film studies, especially in terms of American film history and International cinema, our program's two core focuses, in their final research projects. - Differentiate significant contexts, periods, genres, and film movements within world film history and to apply stylistic film analyses to historical research of global cinemas in a final research project. - Apply various theoretical approaches in order to analyze specific films, movements, and styles in a final written project. - Develop archival primary research skills and critical writing skills though the study of film in critical analysis and/or historical research papers on individually chosen topics. Degree Requirements 1. Complete 36 credits at the 500 or 600 level. 2. Successfully complete the thesis project. 3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project. [-]

MA in International Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses. [+]

In today’s global environment, expertise in international affairs is essential to understanding the contemporary world. The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses. Course Study: This is a cohort degree program. Students must complete 42 credits of academic work, demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to having completed two courses in the language at the 300 level, complete a 240 hour international internship, and successfully complete a master's thesis. Internships: All students complete an international internship between their first and second years of study. These internships immerse students in culture and real-world work overseas, providing them with language and professional skills in the field to which they aspire. For example, past students who hoped to pursue a career in the NGO arena participated in international internships with Global Vision International, the Foundation for Sustainable Development and others. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following: - Application to the Master of Arts in International Studies program - Official degree-granting transcripts from all undergraduate and postgraduate degree granting institutions attended. - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Suggested minimum scores are Verbal: 154; Quantitative:147; Analytical Writing: 4.0. - Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic source, which describes your professional and academic abilities - A 1,000-word essay addressing your background and interest in the field of international studies - Resume - MAIS Fellowship Award Application [-]

MA in Leadership Development

Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24 months September 2016 USA Orange + 1 more

The <strong>College of Educational Studies</strong> offers a pioneering masters in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. [+]

The College of Educational Studies offers a pioneering masters in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. Our leadership program encourages students to look beyond content and task outcomes to focus on relationships and critical processes. Our graduates develop the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful and sustained change. In exploring the MLD, you may see yourself working: - In schools - As an internal/external leadership development consultant to organizations and communities - In the public, non-profit, or even private sectors - The masters in leadership develops leaders who are capable of shaping leadership in others and serving purposes that transcend themselves and work for the common good of all. Modeling the core values of the CES: self-awareness, caring, courage, service, affirming diversity and civic engagement, the MLD appeals to a wide range of professionals and educationally, diverse settings. Take Charge of Your Learning The graduate leadership program is 30 units and includes a self-designed component (3-6 units) within the program allowing you to make choices and take greater charge of your own learning. The program consists of theory or foundational core of 12 units, an applied inquiry core of 6 units, an elective plan of 9 units and a leadership development capstone project of 3 units at the end. There will be courses in the MLD that will count towards the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Tier I. Tier I is an advanced certification for experienced, credentialed K-12 teachers, nurses and librarians who want to move into full time positions as educational leaders/administrators. Admission Requirements - The admission deadline for this program is on a rolling basis. Students may submit applications up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. - Submit an online application - Statement of Intent (prompt can be found within the online application) - Current resume - Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges/universities attended - Two letters of recommendation - $60 application fee GPA Requirements Students applying to the Masters in Leadership program must possess a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. If an applicant’s GPA falls below a 3.0 students must submit one of the following test scores: - California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): achieve a passing score on all sections. - Miller Analogies Test: achieve a minimum scaled score of 404. - Graduate Record Examination (GRE): achieve a minimum score on any two of the three sections; 146 Quantitative, 152 Verbal, and 4.5 Analytical Writing. Transfer of Coursework A maximum of six credits of graduate transfer work is allowed. (Please see the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Academic Catalog for transfer guidelines.) [-]

MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

Our mission is to provide students with the academic and professional training to become competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, and systems-oriented marriage and family therapists who can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. [+]

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is specifically structured to prepare students for licensure in California as Marriage and Family Therapists. Of the 92 state accredited or approved MFT programs, Chapman's is one of only seven programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE). Our Mission Our mission is to provide students with the academic and professional training to become competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, and systems-oriented marriage and family therapists who can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. Onsite Clinical Practicum For one year, all MFT students conduct individual, couple, and family therapy under direct supervision of licensed mental health professionals at Chapman’s MFT Training Clinic, the Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy, which opened a new state-of-the-art clinic in January 2011. With eight large observation rooms, each equipped with digital cameras used to record sessions for instructional purposes, the clinic not only provides students with valuable real-world training, but it also strives to improve the quality of life in the greater community. Very few MFT programs possess an onsite clinic, which enables students to work toward the 3,000 hours they must complete prior to taking the MFT licensing exams in California. Several of our graduates have cited this part of the program as one of the best aspects of their education, as it is very difficult to get this kind of hands-on experience elsewhere. Educational Outcomes Program Objectives - To prepare students for the profession of marriage and family therapy - To admit and graduate a diverse student body prepared for the practice of marriage and family therapy - To prepare students for the practice of marriage and family therapy by providing a supervised one-year practicum training experience Student Learning Outcomes - Students will demonstrate a knowledge of family systems theories and be able to successfully apply systems theories in clinical practice - Students will demonstrate an awareness of and respect for diversity issues, as well as demonstrate competence in working with diverse clinical populations - Students will be knowledgeable of and successfully apply appropriate legal and ethical guidelines necessary for the competent practice of marriage and family therapy - Students will be able to conceptualize cases, articulate systemically-oriented treatment plans, and demonstrate overall competence in clinical practice - Students will qualify for state MFT internship status necessary for continued progression towards MFT licensure Faculty Outcomes - The faculty will demonstrate excellence in teaching and supervision to advance students in the profession of marriage and family therapy - The faculty will demonstrate excellence in scholarly and professional activities that contribute to student learning - The faculty will demonstrate excellence in service through engagement in the Chapman University academic community - The faculty will mentor students in the practice of marriage and family therapy including issues that demonstrate an understanding and respect for cultural diversity Research Opportunities Students are encouraged to take on research and graduate assistantship programs that may provide for the opportunity to publish and/or present their findings at conferences and symposia. Past research opportunities have included: - Studying health benefits of meditation and creative movement/conditioning in treating anxiety disorders - Examining how men and women cope with infertility Your Career According to US News and World Report, a marriage and family therapist was one of the 50 best careers in 2011. Alumni have gone on to: - Work in public/non-profit agencies - Work in governmental or private agencies - Work in private practice settings - Work in in-patient facilities - Teach college courses This MFT program may also serve as the foundation for further graduate study in psychology or one of the related disciplines, particularly if students also opt to complete an empirical masters thesis as part of their degree. Admission Guidelines Prerequisites: You must possess an undergraduate degree in psychology (or equivalent discipline) from an accredited college or university, or you must provide evidence of a satisfactory academic background in all of the following: - Abnormal Psychology or Child Abnormal Psychology - Child Psychology or Adolescent Psychology or Developmental Psychology - Learning Theory or Cognitive Psychology or Physiological Psychology - Personality Theory or Social Psychology - Research Methods in Psychology or Psychological Assessment - Statistics *You must be enrolled or have completed 4 of the 6 required prerequisite classes by the admission deadline. All prerequisites must be met by the time you have completed your first semester. [-]

MA in War and Society

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

This program is built around the themes and methodological approaches that comprise the field of war & society studies. All courses connect to these themes and methodological approaches, offering a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective on the field of war and society. [+]

War and Society scholars expand the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences. This program is built around the themes and methodological approaches that comprise the field of war & society studies. All courses connect to these themes and methodological approaches, offering a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective on the field of war and society. In addition to a shared core of themes and methodological approaches, the program focuses on the lived experience and consequences of war. This emphasis builds on the unique resources available at Chapman University: - The Center for American War Letters - The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education - The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library The war and society graduate program builds on the proven success of our undergraduate history program and develops graduate-level mastery in the same skills-based model by focusing on student writing, personalized education, faculty-student research, and critical thinking. While the core of the program rests on history classes, the program draws upon faculty in sociology, political science, english, creative writing, languages, religion, and law to integrate interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing historical materials into the program. The thematic areas that comprise the War and Society program are: - War and Race - War and Gender - War and Empire - War and Justice - War and Migration - War and Culture - War and Science - War and the Military Experience - War and the Holocaust Methodologically the program emphasizes exploring theoretical frameworks, professional historical practices, and practicalities of using diverse historical materials including written, visual, and oral historical evidence. Admission Requirements MA in War and Society Deadline: Rolling for Fall 2015 - Official transcripts from baccalaureate degree granting institution. - A graduate admission test is required for applicants with a bachelor's degree cumulative GPA below a 3.0. Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99, may be considered for admission by submitting a satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum scores of Verbal: 150, Quantitative: 145, and Analytical Writing: 4.0 or by demonstrating significant relevant professional experience. - A 500 word essay stating reasons for pursuing the M.A. in War and Society. - A writing sample of 1200 words that demonstrates competency in scholarly writing. - Two letters of recommendation that speak to academic preparation and aptitude for graduate study. - Resume 4+1 Integrated Undergraduate/ MA in War and Society Deadline: January 15, 2015 for Fall admittance - Junior standing. - Successful completion of HIST 296. - A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. - A 500 word essay stating reasons for pursuing the M.A. in War and Society. - A writing sample of 1200 words that demonstrates competency in scholarly writing. - Two letters of recommendation that speak to academic preparation and aptitude for graduate study. - Resume Due to new government regulations, we are unable to accept international students into these program at this time: MS in Accounting, MS in Athletic Training, Doctor of Pharmacy, MFA in Documentary Film, MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, MMS in Physician Assistant Studies, and MA in War and Society. We hope to be able to accept students for the next academic year. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to receiving your application at that time. Central Learning Outcomes Globalization: Students will demonstrate expertise in collecting and evaluating primary and secondary transnational sources using appropriate war and society methodologies. Student Writing: Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate an original historical argument in thesis-driven academic essays (including a masters’ thesis), apply appropriate methods of citation, and use a clear writing style that conveys historical knowledge, ideas and evidence in a mature, readily understood manner. Faculty-Student Research: Students will prepare and revise a masters’ thesis in consultation with a faculty mentor which they will present at a formally organized history conference and submit for research grants and publication. Personalized Education: Students will develop a critical stance in relation to historical arguments and methodologies and formulate an original historical argument supported by primary and secondary sources. Interdisciplinarity: Students will utilize interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing historical materials. Curriculum Total number of units: 33 Students will take: - 9 units of core courses - 6 units of History Readings Seminars - 6 units of History Research Seminars - 12 units of electives, at least two of which are in a discipline other than history - Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA after completing 15 units of the program to continue. [-]

MFA in Creative Writing

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Orange

The M.F.A. writing program at Chapman fosters the growth of fiction writers and poets through workshops, techniques courses, literature courses, the John Fowles Literary Forum, and the literary journal Calliope. [+]

The M.F.A. writing program at Chapman fosters the growth of fiction writers and poets through workshops, techniques courses, literature courses, the John Fowles Literary Forum, and the literary journal Calliope. The creative writing faculty is comprised of a wide variety of award-winning writers and poets who serve as mentors from day one. The culmination of each M.F.A. writing student’s work is a book-length thesis project in fiction or poetry. (Students may complete a thesis in creative nonfiction, stage drama, or screenplay, with the approval of the graduate program director.) Many M.F.A. graduates teach at two- and four-year colleges, publish their work, or go on to professional careers in writing and editing. Announcing New MFA Writing Fellowships All MFA applicants for fall semester admission are considered for the fellowships. To be considered, the application must be received by February 1. Dual M.A./M.F.A. Degree The dual degree combines the M.F.A. in Creative Writing and the M.A. in English. The dual degree combines the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching English and creative writing at the university, community college, or secondary-school level. Dual degree students must be admitted to both degree programs, be enrolled concurrently in both programs, and complete all requirements for each degree program, including the book-length thesis for the creative writing program and the Comprehensive Examination for the English degree program. Students already enrolled in either the M.A. or the M.F.A. programs who wish to switch to the dual degree program must apply and be admitted to the dual degree program before completing a maximum of 27 credits of study. Admission Requirements - Official transcripts from baccalaureate degree granting institution. - A 3 or 4 page essay stating your reasons for wishing to attend Chapman University and the academic program to which you are applying. Discuss your career and personal goals and how you believe achieving a graduate degree at Chapman University will assist in attaining your goals. - Two letters of recommendation that speak to your academic preparation, intellectual ability, and aptitude for postgraduate study. - MFA supplement: A non-returnable portfolio of creative work that best represents the applicant's style and demonstrates potential. The portfolio should include a minimum of either 25 pages of fiction or 20 pages of poetry. Be advised that the purpose of the portfolio is to demonstrate the applicant's creative potential as an MFA student. [-]

MFA in Documentary Film

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Orange

What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. [+]

Passion with a purpose—that’s the quality that drives documentary filmmakers. If that defines you—a desire to tell compelling stories about the world’s most difficult problems, to probe the greatest thinkers and trends of our time, to make a difference in ways that matter—then the M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking program is the place where you will can develop and nurture your documentary storyteller voice. If you have the passion, we will help you identify and develop the stories you want to tell—to observe, advocate, explore or express. Whatever your interests, working in documentary film can carry you into an exciting new world of meaning and purpose. What makes our program unique is a focus on feature-length documentary storytelling and on the marketing and distribution strategies that will get your work seen—because reaching people with your work is why documentaries matter. The M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking has been designed to jumpstart your career in feature documentary. In Dodge College, you will get hands-on production experience, learn about the history and aesthetics of the documentary form, study documentary genres, and learn how to develop compelling, original content through a rigorous, interdisciplinary research and development process. You will see the world as you never have before as you explore the ethics and politics of representing real people on film. You will discover your own strengths and develop new ones as you learn to use the tools of producing, cinematography, editing and sound to tell your stories effectively. Degree Requirements Requirements for the degree - Complete 48 credits at the 500 or 600 level. - Successfully complete a two-part thesis project. - Pass an oral defense of the thesis project. Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate mastery of documentary directing and storytelling skills, including the ability to visually and aurally tell a coherent and engaging story with a clear argument about real-world subjects and/or events. Students will demonstrate mastery of documentary craft skills including shooting, editing, and sound recording, and the associated technology required for each. Students will demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions about representational and ethical matters regarding the subjects and/or events presented in their documentary work. Students will demonstrate the ability to fully and effectively research and develop their documentary projects prior to production. [-]

MFA in Film Production

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 USA Orange

Whether you’re starting from scratch with no prior filmmaking experience, or you’ve been in the entertainment industry for a few years and want to develop an area of specialization, our MFA in Film Production can prepare you for success in ways that will challenge you beyond your expectations. [+]

Whether you’re currently working in the film industry or some other field, if film production is your calling, then Dodge College is your seminary. Let’s be honest: Film production is a vocation. Whether your desire is to become a first-rate director, cinematographer, editor or sound designer, your calling requires total commitment, hands-on experience and advanced education for you to reach the highest echelons. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts can give you the education and experience; the commitment is up to you. Whether you’re starting from scratch with no prior filmmaking experience, or you’ve been in the entertainment industry for a few years and want to develop an area of specialization, our MFA in Film Production can prepare you for success in ways that will challenge you beyond your expectations. During your first year with us, you’ll explore all the creative aspects of cinematic storytelling under the tutelage of master storytellers who’ve honed their crafts over a lifetime of award-winning work and who have a combined filmography of more than 150 feature films, a record unmatched by any other film school in the country. Our location, just a heartbeat from Hollywood, enables internships with studios and production companies as well as visits from major Hollywood directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters. During your second year, you’ll delve headfirst into your chosen specialization. Every class is like a film workshop: you learn by doing. And the “doing” opportunities are endless: intense filmmaking activities — writing, directing, shooting, editing — are going on at all hours of the day and night in and around our facility, Marion Knott Studios, as well as on location. The technology available to you is beyond belief: two sound stages, insert stages for cinematography and television / broadcast journalism, a Foley stage, Dolby surround mixing, a motion capture stage, dedicated spaces for pre- and post-production. Basically, there’s nothing that can be done in Hollywood that you can’t do here at Dodge. By your third year, you’ll be forming creative teams with your fellow students, employing the best writers, producers, editors, cinematographers, sound and production designers, all coming together to realize a unified vision — a final thesis project that will act as your calling card to the industry. And if it’s really good, it’ll be showcased in our yearly “First Cut” screening for invited professionals in the film and television community. It doesn’t get any more Hollywood than that! Degree Requirements 1. Complete 72 credits at the 500 or 600 level. 2. Successfully complete a thesis film. 3. Pass an oral defense of the thesis project. Learning Outcomes: - Exhibit an understanding of the fundamental components of visual storytelling, story structure and story analysis. - Articulate the various functions and roles on a film set, and work collaboratively within that structure. - Through closely-mentored projects, demonstrate technical proficiency in a specific filmmaking discipline (Directing, Editing, Cinematography, Sound Design, Producing, or Production Design). - Through critical essays, writing assignments, and visual production exercises, demonstrate an understanding of the development of film language, including aesthetic perspective. [-]

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