Admissions Graduates Application Package

 
  • Application Form:

Submit a completed and signed Graduate Admissions Application Form.

  • Application Fee: Non-refundable $40 application fee made payable (to Clark Atlanta University) by credit card, money order, or cashier's check. Personal checks are not accepted. 
 
  • Transcript(s): An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution the applicant attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the Office of the Registrar at the applicant’s previous institution(s).

A transcript which has been “issued to the student” will not be accepted

  • Standardized Test Results: An official GRE Report of Scores or GMAT Report (if applicable) from the Educational Testing Service.

Test requirements will not be deferred or waived.

Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable.

 

 The applicant will need a total of (3) letters of recommendation:

  • Instructor Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from (2) former instructors. 
  • Employer/Supervisor Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from an employer or supervisor.

If the applicant has not attended school for two years, then all three recommendations may come from an employer or supervisor. 

The letters of recommendation can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu

 

The administrative officer in charge of disciplinary records at the applicant’s previous institution, must complete this form and mail it directly to the CAU Office of Graduate Admissions.

This Form is only required if applicant attended an institution within the last two years.

Program Requirements

Although CAU has established a general graduate admission process and minimum requirements for admission, application deadlines and additional requirements vary by department and degree program:

  • School of Arts and Sciences Only:
    • Letter of Intent: a letter which discusses career goals, reasons for applying to Clark Atlanta University, and qualifications for admission.

Contact the program office of your intended area of study within the School of Arts and Sciences for additional details.

The letter of intent can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu

    • For MA in African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, History, English & Languages and Ph.D. in Humanities the following is required: 

*Writing Sample:10-page writing sample that demonstrates your academic preparation for Graduate Education. The essay should be a scholarly example, preferably from a prior course, that reflects the content and structure of your research interest in the degree area to which you are applying. Must include bibliography and citations.

  • School of Education Only:
    • Letter of Intent: a letter which discusses career goals, reasons for applying to Clark Atlanta University, and qualifications for admission. Contact the program office of your intended area of study for additional details.

The letter of intent can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.

  • School of Social Work Only:
  • Autobiographical Statement: a statement which discusses personal data and family profile, education, career choice and concentration focus area. The statement should be between 3 to 5 pages. Contact the program for additional details.

The autobiography can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.

Use only your correct legal name at the time of application to the University (no nicknames please). If your name or address changes prior to the time of registration, please notify the Office of Admissions in writing.

Clark Atlanta University offers admission to applicants whose records demonstrate the highest potential for graduate study and promise for substantial contribution to both their academic professions and to a diverse, global society.

Interested applicants should submit a complete application package which includes the following:

Application Form/Fee

  • Application Form:

Submit a completed and signed Graduate Admissions Application Form.

  • Application Fee: Non-refundable $40 application fee made payable (to Clark Atlanta University) by credit card, money order, or cashier's check. Personal checks are not accepted.

Academic Records 

  • Transcript(s): An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution the applicant attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the Office of the Registrar at the applicant’s previous institution(s).

A transcript which has been “issued to the student” will not be accepted

  • Standardized Test Results: An official GRE Report of Scores or GMAT Report (if applicable) from the Educational Testing Service.

Test requirements will not be deferred or waived.

Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable.

Recommendations

Applicant will need a total of (3) letters of recommendation:

  • Instructor Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from (2) former instructors. 
  • Employer/Supervisor Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from an employer or supervisor.

If the applicant has not attended school for two years, then all three recommendations may come from an employer or supervisor.

The letters of recommendation can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu 

Additional Documents

The administrative officer in charge of disciplinary records at the applicant’s previous institution, must complete this form and mail it directly to the CAU Office of Graduate Admissions.

This Form is only required if applicant attended an institution within the last two years.

____________________________________________ 

Program Requirements 

Although CAU has established a general graduate admission process and minimum requirements for admission, application deadlines and additional requirements vary by department and degree program:

  • School of Arts and Sciences Only: 
    • Letter of Intent: a letter which discusses career goals, reasons for applying to Clark Atlanta University, and qualifications for admission.

Contact the program office of your intended area of study within the School of Arts and Sciences for additional details.

The letter of intent can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.

    • For MA in African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, History, English & Languages and Ph.D. in Humanities the following is required: 

*Writing Sample:10-page writing sample that demonstrates your academic preparation for graduate studies. The essay should be a scholarly example, preferably from a prior course, that reflects the content and structure of your research interest in the degree area to which you are applying. Must include bibliography and citations.

  • School of Education Only:
    • Letter of Intent: a letter which discusses career goals, reasons for applying to Clark Atlanta University, and qualifications for admission. Contact the program office of your intended area of study for additional details.

The letter of intent can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.

  • School of Social Work Only:
  • Autobiographical Statement: a statement which discusses personal data and family profile, education, career choice and concentration focus area. The statement should be between 3 to 5 pages. Contact the program for additional details.

The autobiography can be submitted by email to GraduateAdmissions@cau.edu.

Use only your correct legal name at the time of application to the University (no nicknames please). If your name or address changes prior to the time of registration, please notify the Office of Admissions in writing.