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Graduate Admission


The University of La Verne offers more than 20 master’s programs and four doctorates that are designed to take you to the next level. Whether you are a recent college graduate continuing on toward a terminal degree, a working adult looking to add to your skill set, or a budding lawyer eager to study at a State Bar of  California-accredited law school, we have options for you. Some programs are offered online or at one of our convenient Southern California locations.

Graduate Program Applicant FAQ

Master’s Programs

These programs prepare you to advance to the top of your fields. Full- and part-time options allow you to complete your degree while working.

College of Business & Public Management

College of Arts & Sciences

LaFetra College of Education

Doctoral Programs

Law Degree (Juris Doctor)

The College of Law is accredited by the State Bar of California and nationally recognized for its diversity. There are five core concepts at the heart of our law program: basic skills for success, high bar performance, ready-to-practice curriculum, hope and inspiration, and access and affordability.

Doctor of Psychology—Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The university’s clinical psychology doctoral program exemplifies the scholar-practitioner model of professional training and prepares psychologists to promote mental health for the welfare of individuals, families, groups, institutions, and society as a whole. Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the program offers a small cohort, internships, and a completion time of five years.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail

Doctor of Education—Organizational Leadership (EdD)

The University of La Verne’s doctoral program in Organizational Leadership is renowned for developing scholarly practitioners who understand and apply theory to practice in a variety of venues, including education, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. The program is recognized for its exceptional completion rate and the success of its graduates.

Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

The Doctor of Public Administration prepares students to assume vital roles as outstanding, insightful contributors to the public and service sectors. The curriculum offers state-of-the-art management courses that stress creativity, responsible leadership, values, and the essential abilities to anticipate, interpret, and manage the rampant change in the workplace of today and tomorrow.

Online Admission

The University of La Verne’s online programs fit the needs of busy adults seeking a master’s degree. Whether you travel often, work, or simply prefer online learning, our online programs can conform to your schedule.

Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible for certain types of federal and private financial aid. To learn more, visit the Office of Financial Aid.