California Lutheran University Postgraduate

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California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering graduate and professional programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Graduate School of Psychology, School for Professional and Continuing Studies, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Mentored by dedicated and accomplished faculty members, students pursue their passion and discover their purpose as they seek to grow as individuals.

California Lutheran College was founded in 1959 on a ranch donated by Richard Pederson, the son of Norwegian immigrants. The college opened its doors to 330 students in September 1961 and held its first Commencement in May 1964.


Co-op and internship

All students in our traditional undergraduate program and Professionals program are eligible to do internships.


Comfortable and community-oriented, it doesn’t take long before residence hall feels like home. 


Cal Lutheran offers scholarships and grants made possible through the generosity of donors.


Even before college was on my brain I was comfortable with CLU! The community is so close together and everyone I have met is so friendly. After applying and being accepted to CLU, everyone I have gone to with questions were so helpful. The counselors and professors are very supportive when it comes to changing your major, which is something I was personally looking for. The average classroom size is around 17 people, so you really get to know your professor, as well as have to opportunity to ask questions!
I was a CLU student for 5 years, studying for a bachelor's in psychology. I graduated in 2018 and honestly I miss it so much. The professors care about their students, and I made friends in nearly every class I took. Everyone is friendly, especially psych students. The campus is beautiful, there are better dorms for juniors and seniors, and the quality of the education you will receive is great. Personally I am not a partier so I didn't mind that there wasn't much of a party scene. If that's what you're looking for, I'd say look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a really good education and a school where you can get along with everyone, go to CLU. It's worth it.


For Masters:
Art, Design & Media
  • MA (Master of Arts)
Business & Management
  • Certificate Data Analytics
  • Certificate Financial Economics and Risk Management
  • Certificate Financial Planning
  • Certificate Global Supply Chain Management
  • Certificate IT Management
  • Certificate Post-MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Executive MBA in Europe
  • Full-time MBA
  • M.S. in Financial Planning (Online learning)
  • M.S. in Information Technology
  • M.S. in Management (Fall/Winter/Spring and Summer Intake)
  • M.S. in Quantitative Economics
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration
  • MBA
  • MBA in Financial Planning (Online learning)
  • MBA Pathway Program (Fall and Spring Intake)
Computer Science & IT
  • Certificate Data Analytics
  • Certificate IT Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology (Fall/Winter/Spring and Summer Intake)
Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies
  • Certificate of Theological Studies
  • EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)
  • EdD in Higher Education Leadership
  • Education Specialist Credential (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • Joint MDiv/MA
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MA in Educational Leadership (1-year program)
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration (Fall/Winter/Spring and Summer Intake)
  • MDiv (Master of Divinity)
  • MS in Clinical Psychology
  • MS in Counseling and College Student Personnel
  • MS in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services with PPS Credential
  • MS in Counseling Psychology (MFT)
  • PhD and ThD
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (9-month program)
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (MTM) or (MTS) (Fall/Spring and Summer Intake)
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential with MEd in Teacher Leadership option
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • Theological Education for Emerging Ministries

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
For Masters:
$ 55,950 Average cost per year
$ 38,475Tuition
$ 8,130Housing
$ 9,345Other

Cal Lutheran offers scholarships and grants made possible through the generosity of donors.

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

Personal Statement

University Transcripts

Reference Letters


Submission Deadlines

For Masters:
Autumn 2022
Application Deadline:August 01, 2022
Program Start:September 19, 2022