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Chapman University

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Orange, CA

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Overview

Introduction | Chapman University Graduate School: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Established in 1861, Chapman University Graduate School is a private, coeducational university located in Orange, California in the western region of the United States. 

The Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences mission: “engaging faculty and students in learning, research, and evidence-based practice that emphasizes a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding health, disability and disease; that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and inter-professional practice; and that embraces technological innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.”

The Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy program is the oldest running physical therapy program in the United States. 

The 2020 US News & World Report ranks Chapman University as one of the best colleges in America and in 2019, Chapman University was ranked 5th among master’s-level universities in the Western US.

Key Facts and Overview | Chapman University Graduate School: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

“Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences emphasizes learning science by doing science, relating new research findings to patient care, and connecting classroom learning to real-world applications and 21st Century problems.” - Dr. Janeen Hill (Dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences)

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences provides students the opportunity to participate in Faculty and Student Research conducted in a world-class facility. Crean College research is divided amongst four areas: 

Psychology Labs, Health Science and Physiology Labs, Physical Therapy Labs, and Speech-Language Pathology Labs.  

Crean College prepares students and alumni for exciting career opportunities through career services. Career resources and services include resume building, internship and job search, and networking. Students and prospects can view more information about career services.

Majors and Degrees | Chapman University Graduate School: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Chapman University Graduate School, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences proudly hosts the following programs: 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Students will be prepared to become fully credentialed and licensed speech-language pathologists, clinicians, and/or supervisors in healthcare and education settings. Courses will integrate fieldwork and guided internships. 

Department of Physical Therapy 

Accredited since 1928, the “Physical Therapy program is the longest Physical Therapy Education program in the United States.” Small class sizes allow for personalized education. 

Masters of Arts in Marriage Family Therapy 

Graduates will be licensed in California as Marriage and Family Therapists. Students will gain in-person experience for one year at the Chapman University on-site clinic. 

Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program 

The MMS PA Studies Program is a “24 month, full-time, year round cohort model”. Students can find additional information pertaining to the program curriculum.

Admissions | Chapman University Graduate School: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Chapman offers students many areas of study; students are encouraged to visit the Chapman University Academics Page to view more information about their school’s admission requirements and application details.  

Chapman University offers an accelerated graduate program. Current undergraduate students interested in working on their Master’s Degree while earning their Bachelor’s Degree can take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, prospective students can attend an Information Session, Meet Chapman at a Graduate Fair, or Contact Chapman Directly

Prospective students are encouraged to review the Graduate Application Deadlines based on their particular graduate program. Programs that accept applications after the deadline on a space-available basis will be noted. Please visit the Application page to view a particular program application and requirements. 

A non-refundable application fee is $60 through the online application system. Students are required to submit all official transcripts; applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. Most programs require a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Some programs require a statement of intent with specific information included in your statement. 

According to US News and World Report, Chapman University is #87 (tied) in Best Colleges for Veterans. Veterans are encouraged to meet with the Director of Veterans Affairs during the application process by phone or in-person. Veterans can learn more by visiting the Veterans Resource Center.

Costs and Financial Aid | Chapman University Graduate School: Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Chapman University offers a variety of financial aid options available to help students invest in their higher education and attain their educational goals. Students can view more information about financial aid and cost of attendance at Chapman’s Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate costs and fees vary by college; students can view their particular program on the 2020/2021 Tuition & Fee Information page. 

The Chapman University Harriet S. Salmon Interest Free Loan is an interest free loan awarded through the Office of Financial Aid. For information on eligibility for this type of loan, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 714-997-6741. 

Students interested in need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application if they are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT)
Master of Medical Science (MMS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 63
Doctoral Degrees 57

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,532
Applied
250
Accepted
182
Enrolled
10%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Observational Hours, Direct Patient Contact Hours

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

474
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.56%
Black or African American 1.05%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 26.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.33%
Unknown 4.43%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 9
Male (12)
Female (32)

Location & Contact

Address One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
United States
Contact Dr. Janeen Hill
Dean
Email: jhill@chapman.edu
Phone: 714-628-7223

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