California Lutheran University - Master's Degree

California Lutheran University is a comprehensive higher education institution from Thousand Oaks, California that offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. California Lutheran University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 56,431
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 4,160
  • International Students 3%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

California Lutheran University was established in 1959 initially as the California Lutheran College and two years later opened its doors to just 330 students. By 1972, it granted its first master's degrees before finally achieving university status as the California Lutheran University in the year 1986.

Today, California Lutheran University's Thousand Oaks campus is nestled on a 225-acre land that houses its 5 schools and colleges through which the university offers over 70 baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as over 15 master's degree programs in areas such as arts & sciences, education, psychology, theological studies, and management. California Lutheran University enrolls more than 4,000 students representing 38 states and 35 foreign countries across the globe. The campus also accommodates more than half of its undergraduate students in its 8 on-campus housing options available to freshmen and upperclassmen alike.

Master Programs

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Clinical Psychology

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Economics

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Education

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Finance

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Information Technology

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Psychology

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

    Theology

    USD 17,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    Forbes (USA) 289

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Average SAT Score 1645

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    Established in 1959

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    California Lutheran University has consistently ranked among the U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Universities in the West for the past 21 consecutive years.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2012, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Personal Attentioni and Beautiful Facilities

            I transferred to CLU from New York University, and it was the best decision I could have made for myself. Cal Lu is filled with caring, academia-driven faculty who push you to do your best. The facilities are impeccable, and the campus is growing all the time.

          • Testimony
            1987-1990, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

            An innovative education experience second to none!

            At first, I transferred from Pepperdine University to Cal Lutheran because I could not afford both the tuition and purchase of a replacement car. I thought I was stepping down a notch due to my limited finances. How wrong I was! My experience was nothing short of wonderful. I had to take more classes and pick a major, as Pepperdine's requirements to complete my MBA were not as demanding. I was lucky to be a part of the new export class, a class that was the first US Department of Commerce sanctioned trade mission to Asia. I found the Services Marketing class to be exceptional. I open the text book frequently, 20 years later, as a resource when forming a new department or company. Your investment of time and tuition will be returned many times, should you select Cal Lutheran.

          • Testimony
            1994-1997, Master of Business Administration

            My CLU Experience is an Indelible Memory of Pride and Accomplishment

            I will always be sincerely grateful for the wonderful educational journey at CLU - earning my MBA in Health Care Management continues to be a source of great pride and has greatly enhanced my career path.