Clark Atlanta University serves a diverse graduate student body Clark Atlanta University offers advanced degree and non-degree certificate programs through our four schools:
These schools are focused on leadership development, professional ethics, and the highest caliber of instruction and research excellence.
Graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University dates back to the 1865 beginnings of one of its founding institutions, Atlanta University— the nation’s oldest private graduate institution serving a predominantly African American student body.
This 150-year legacy continues as CAU prepares graduate students for distinguished careers in research, teaching, and as experts in the public and private sectors.
Students seeking admission to Clark Atlanta University must submit an application for admission to the University. Completing the application form online will activate your admissions file.
School of Social Work Only:
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.
Submit a completed and signed Graduate Admissions Application Form.
A transcript which has been “issued to the student” will not be accepted
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:
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.
Admission decisions are based on many factors, such as the quality of the applicant’s prior academic degree and record of accomplishment, letters of recommendation from professors or others familiar with the applicant’s academic work, and performance in aptitude and achievement tests.
CAU considers GRE scores and GMAT, alongside several other factors during the application review process. CAU also considers relevant work experience, preparation in the proposed field of study, and the connection of the applicant’s academic goals with the faculty’s research interests.
Graduate Studies programs may also warrant additional requirements.
Always check with the program you are applying to, to make sure you understand all requirements.
How to Apply
Applicants for Graduate Studies Programs at CAU should complete and submit an Application Package.
International Graduate Student
An international graduate student applicant is defined as an individual who is submitting a graduate application for a master’s or doctoral degree program at Clark Atlanta University on a temporary visa, and who is not an immigrant (permanent resident with an I-51 or Green Card), or an undocumented immigrant, or a refugee.
We welcome our international students to apply for admission to the University and you will receive assistance from the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions while you are applying up until you are admitted, but afterward, you will also work closely with the Office of International Programs in helping secure your I-20 and maintaining your visa status.
In order to process foreign transcripts, you must have your transcript evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or by a NACES member (https://www.naces.org/members) organization.
CAU welcomes international students and recognizes that a diverse scholarly community contributes significantly to graduate education.
International Student Services
International Student Services acts as a liaison between non-immigrant visa holders and the University. Through International Student Services, international students can receive information on changes in immigration regulations, tax laws, social security requirements affecting non-immigrants, social activities on campus and within the Atlanta community, and notice of upcoming events of interest to the international community.
Deadlines, Guide, Templates, ETD Submission Instructions, and IRB
All new graduate students MUST be financially confirmed by the Graduate Admissions Office before moving forward in the enrollment process. To be financially confirmed ALL new students must do at least ONE (a, b, c) of the following. Please be sure to connect with your assigned recruiter or email@example.com once you have completed this step or if you have any questions or need assistance.
a) Immediately complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
b) You have been offered and accepted an institutional tuition scholarship.
c) You can confirm and verify another funding source.
Clark Atlanta University is pleased to welcome you on the Graduate Student Tour!
Note: Graduate student tours are for students who are currently attending college or have earned a college degree.
Tour Accommodation Guidelines
Individuals/families tours are limited to three visitors per reservation (one prospective student and two guests).
Your tour will be facilitated by one of our professional Admissions Representative.
Visitors are not allowed inside the cafeteria.
The bookstore and restrooms in the Student Center will be open for guest.
Masks are required ~ Guests must also provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of the visit.
Campus Tour Contact Information
Clark Atlanta University
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
We request that all guests plan to arrive at least 15-minutes prior to the scheduled tour time
to avoid any cancellation of tours due to late arrival.
By registering for a campus visit, you are agreeing to abide by the community standards and expectations related to COVID-19 safety guidelines
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