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    Claremont School of Theology Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    The Claremont School of Theology was founded in 1885. It is a private, non–profit school having religious affiliations with the United Methodist Church. The Claremont School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The School offers only graduate degree programs in theological and ministerial studies.


    University Type Private University
    Official Website
    Location Claremont, California
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1885
    No. of Campuses 1
    Applications Accepted Online
    Mode of teaching Online and Offline

    Claremont School of Theology Programs, and Residence

    • The school has 5 Masters Degree, 2 Research Doctors’ Degree and 1 Professional Doctors’ Degree programs. The school also provides short–term Certificate courses. These degrees focus on theological and ministerial education in Christian Tradition.
    • The college provides on-campus residence for international students. The residence is available for single students as well as families. Shared and private rooms are available in 1 to 3 bedroom apartments.
    • Claremont School of Theology Application Process

    • Application: The mode of application is online. The academic application fee is $50.
    • Deadlines: For all Masters, Doctorate, and Non – Degree and Certificate programmes – August 1st (Fall Semester) and December 1st (Spring Semester). For PhD programme – August 1st (Fall Semester).
    • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official programme completion certificate, mark sheets, curriculum vitae, English language Scores (TOEFL iBT and IELTS accepted), Letter of recommendation.
    • Additional requirements: Current financial information, Birth certificate, passport copy, Insurance documentation.

    Note: For applicants in M.A. Spiritually Integrative Counselling, Spiritual Care & Counselling D.Min., and Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy Ph.D. one completed unit of CPE, supervisor evaluation is required with the application.

    • English Proficiency test: The scores required for admissions are mentioned below:
    Masters/Non-Degree Composite score of 80 and a 20 on each section Composite score of 6.5 and a 6 on each section
    Ph.D. Composite score of 100 and a 20 on each section Composite score of 7.0 and a 6.5 on each section
    DMIN Composite score of 95 and a 20 on each section Composite score of 7.0 and a 6.5 on each section

    Claremont School of Theology Cost of Attendance

    The cost of living for an international student includes expenses, such as tuition, accommodation, books, supplies, transport, and others.

    Expense/Course M.Div, MA, MTS D.Min PhD (In coursework) PhD (post coursework)
    Tuition $25,200 $13,440 $35,760 $2,980
    Books & Stationery $1,700 $850 $1,700 $1,700
    Transportation $4,000 $2,000 $4,000 $4,000
    Accommodation $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
    Miscellaneous $3,000 $1,500 $3,000 $3,000
    Fee $500 $250 $500 $500

    Financial Aid

    International students can apply for merit-based scholarships and endowed funds. The merit-based scholarships provided by the institution are Trustees award, Deans Award, Presidential award and Claremont Scholarship. For eligibility and requirement details of these scholarships, click here.


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    2 years

    Course Duration

    Aug 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 35,7601st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 15

    Application Deadline

    Claremont School of Theology Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $35,760 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $35,760 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    Western Association of Schools and Colleges


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants


    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    7.4 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    6.5 /10

    I had submitted an application form of 2-3 colleges but this college was the first one to take my addmission. To get addmission I had to fill the online application form. Application fee of $50 was also paid by me. I had to show my 12th score of 9.1 GPA.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course had a very rigorous schedule and covered all the basic knowledge necessary for the future. I was taught subjects such as Spiritual Practices, Religious Education, Systematic Theology and so on.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    6.2 /10

    All my cousins were studying in the USA and I also wanted to study there for better growth opportunities. I had to submit an online application form with an application fee of $50. My high school core of 8.9 GPA made it easy to take admission in this college.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course offered me the concentration plus provided in-depth of study in a particular theological discipline and offered ideal preparation. The curriculum included subjects such as Biblical Studies, Interreligious Studies, Spiritual Formation and so on.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7.7 /10

    Studying history, culture and religion has been one of my most loved things for a very long time. So I shortlisted a bunch of theological colleges in the USA. But finally, I liked this college the most. I chose to go on-campus residence otherwise anyone can opt for offline as well. The academic application fee is $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course mainly comprises of subjects like Biblical Hebrew, Religions, Exegesis and alike. The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) is a 48-unit degree designed to combine academic excellence with in-depth theological studies along with grooming soft skills of the students.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    6.8 /10

    After completing my project from India in sociology, I thought of doing my masters from abroad. While going through art college in the United States I found this college. I also had a talk with some of its alumni and after that, I decided to fill the online application form for $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course was one of those things that attracted me towards the course in the first place. This is a 48 unit degree that mainly focuses on biblical studies, ethics, and social change, inter-religious studies, ministry, religious education, spiritual formation, and theology. It is a two-year course.

    9 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    I had many Christian friends at school and somehow this led me to be interested in other faiths and learning about them. This school was highly recommended to me by my friend's teacher who was a Christian minister in a cathedral I had completed an easy online application, submitted my school and college academic transcripts, and had paid an application processing fee of around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course was deeply insightful and gave me exposure on so many aspects of religion, that I was not aware of. My course was of 48 units and it culminated with a thesis paper.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
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    Bus Station

    Foothill Blvd and Dartmouth Ave W0.28 km
    Foothill Blvd and Indian Hill Blvd E0.41 km
    Foothill Blvd and Mills Ave W0.42 km
    Foothill Blvd and Dartmouth Ave E0.46 km
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    Book Store

    Kindred Spirits1.21 km
    A Shop Called Quest1.49 km
    Beyda for Books2.20 km
    FYE3.15 km
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    Train Station

    Claremont1.58 km
    Montclair2.46 km
    Pomona (North) Metrolink Station3.83 km
    Pomona6.36 km
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    Super Market

    Trader Joe's0.56 km
    Sprouts Farmers Market1.29 km
    Walmart Neighborhood Market2.95 km
    Super King Markets3.19 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Village Plaza1.49 km
    Claremont Packing House1.63 km
    Central Plaza2.50 km
    Best Plaza3.01 km
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    KCCB CTAF 123.02.66 km
    Foothill Flying Club2.94 km
    Cable Airport Hangars3.22 km
    KPOC Tower 118.26.32 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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