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General Information

Claremont Lincoln University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

CLU's accreditation status
statement can be viewed on the WSCUC website.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is one of seven institutional accrediting agencies formerly known as “regional” accreditors. Institutional accreditation serves to assure the educational community, parents, students, employers, policymakers, and the public that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness. Students attending accredited institutions may be eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid. Accreditation also helps ensure that credits and degrees are generally recognized for purposes of transfer, admission to other institutions, and employment.

The overriding purpose of WSCUC accreditation is to assure stakeholders that a WSCUC accredited institution has been rigorously evaluated and that it meets or exceeds the criteria required to maintain accreditation. In addition, the accreditation process is designed to build a culture of evidence, promote a commitment to institutional improvement, validate institutional integrity, and provide feedback that improves the accreditation process itself.

WSCUC Senior College
and University Commission

1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone (510) 748-9001
To obtain a copy of CLU's
WSCUC accreditation, contact:

the Accreditation Liaison Officer
ALO@claremontlincoln.edu
Phone (909)-667-4400

Mission Statement

The mission of Claremont Lincoln University is to be a place where students learn how to treat others as they would like to be treated. Students learn the skills necessary to understand differences among religions, governments, other organizations, and individuals; how to respect those differences; and how to cooperate and collaborate with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems between them peacefully without violence. Our students will integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change – how to implement the Golden Rule. Claremont Lincoln University embeds the Golden Rule in the Claremont Core® which teaches the skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change. Adopted by the Board of Directors on October 14, 2016.

Vision Statement

The vision of Claremont Lincoln University is a world that lives by the Golden Rule; a world in which disputes between those that have conflicting views are addressed peacefully without violence.

The Claremont Core®

To support the mission and vision of the University, the Claremont Core® was developed. There is no doubt that today’s leadership challenges require the ability to navigate multi-faceted social, moral, religious, economic, and geographic divides with deep structural and historical roots. Across all master’s programs, Claremont Lincoln University students gain a deep knowledge of the guiding principles for understanding, cooperation, and collaboration among all people. The degree awarded to each student is a validation of their preparation to lead solutions for the complex, dynamic world in which we live. All students engage in the Claremont Core®, a sequence of four domains dedicated to Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration, and Change. The Claremont Core® takes students through a process of self-awareness and steadily evolves towards engagement with others and society at large.

All programs are supported by the four domains that make up the Claremont Core®: Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration, and Change. These transferable skills and resources support leadership and facilitation capacities that accentuate students’ professional work. Students become familiar with aspects of mindfulness and dialogue that will undergird their work. Concepts of collaboration and change leadership are also introduced, and students begin the process of locating their work in a community where positive social change can be facilitated. CLU’s research methodology and signature assignments are grounded in the Claremont Core® and support the transferable leadership skills that will differentiate leaders in the 21st century who need to foster progress through exchanging ideas, building relationships, and using information effectively. Often universities have been reluctant to teach these “process” skills because they are difficult to teach and to measure. At Claremont Lincoln University, the curricula design both teaches and measures these skills which sets our programs – and graduates – apart.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Claremont Lincoln University embraces diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff and views this as a critical component of the tenets of the Claremont Core®. Further, CLU strives to engage students, faculty, and staff in an optimally inclusive learning environment leading to the sense and confidence of belonging for all, and anchored in the mission of the University. We hold ourselves accountable to the active pursuit of diversity and intentional, meaningful inclusion as integral to demonstrate equitable experiences and outcomes for all CLU students, staff, and faculty.

CLU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the armed services, including protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational programs, recruitment, activities, policies, or employment. Additionally, the University prohibits harassment based on the above-protected characteristics of a student, applicant, alumnus, faculty, employee, vendor, contractor, or any other person participating in any educational program or otherwise associated with the University.

The University complies with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations and finds harassment and discrimination to be antithetical to the University’s mission, values, and educational goals.

Beyond our commitment to nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment, CLU works proactively to invite the many and varied contributions of all faculty and staff as we support all students to bring their authentic selves to their educational experience. We understand that diversity is representation of difference, inclusion is embracing diverse representation and that all voices are valued, and equity requires us to build and maintain strategies to ensure access and opportunity regardless of any trait or characteristic.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

By the end of a program, a learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate personal, professional, and social agility in serving multiple perspectives through dialogue, collaboration, and decision-making.
  2. Achieve constructive results in complex and dynamic situations.
  3. Negotiate agreements for mutual gain and drive conflict resolution.
  4. Apply key critical thinking skills, evaluate real-world problems, and implement successful solutions.
  5. Practice the ethics of the Golden Rule as compassionate and transformative leaders.

Student Achievement

Retention & Graduation Rates
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CLU's Retention Rates

Term Term Retention
JAN-16
92%
APR-16
93%
JUL-16
88%
OCT-16
93%
JAN-17
95%
APR-17
98%
JUL-17
91%
OCT-17
82%
JAN-18
92%
APR-18
97%
JUL-18
90%
Fall 2018
88%
Winter 2019
91%
Spring 2019
93%
Summer 2019
94%
OCT-19 (Track A)
94%
NOV-19 (Track B)
80%
DEC-19 (Track A)
95%
JAN-20 (Track B)
89%
FEB-20 (Track A)
95%
MAR-20 (Track B)
84%
APR-20 (Track A)
93%
MAY-20 (Track B)
93%
JUN-20 (Track A)
93%
JUL-20 (Track B)
93%
AUG-20 (Track A)
95%
SEP-20 (Track B)
95%
OCT-20 (Track A)
91%
NOV-20 (Track B)
88%
DEC-20 (Track A)
93%
JAN-21 (Track B)
98%
FEB-21 (Track A)
95%
MAR-21 (Track B)
85%
APR-21 (Track A)
95%
MAY-21 (Track B)
92%
JUN-21 (Track A)
94%
JUL-21 (Track B)
92%

Only active students who were billed are calculated in the retention formula.
Retention formula: (current term withdrawn students/total students)
Average Retention: 90%

CLU's Graduation Rate

Academic Year (July 1 – June 30)
Terms to Completion 5 Terms 8 Terms 10+ Terms
2012-2013 40% 100% 100%
2013-2014 22% 78% 100%
2014-2015 52% 59% 59%
2015-2016 47% 69% 78%
2016-2017 29% 46% 71%
2017-2018 21% 35% 56%
2018-2019 21% 38% 51%
2019-2020 ** ** **
2020-2021 ** ** **

Graduation rates include all students who matriculated for at least one term. Terms to completion calculations exclude terms in which students were not enrolled in courses.

**Graduation rate data for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 is still being collected as the terms to completion time frames have not yet elapsed for these years.

WSCUC Documents
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Student Demographics Report
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Demographics Report

Our vision is founded on the conviction that the world’s great ethical, philosophical and religious traditions are deep wells of wisdom for bringing people together to address perennial social problems. Our educational approach immerses students in a dynamic learning community and encourages the exploration of diverse business strategies, values, and beliefs. View CLU's Student Demographics Report.

Learning at CLU

Claremont Lincoln University is a graduate university that provides innovative educational offerings with a global view. Students develop the capacity for leadership for positive change across all social and industry sectors. In this interconnected age, our students are able to engage in dialogue and collaboration across cultural, ideological, faith and economic mindsets. We achieve our mission within the following areas of advanced inquiry and practice: the foundational Claremont Core® (Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration, and Change); our six Socially Conscious® Master’s programs, including eight Organizational Leadership concentrations; and our graduate certificates.

OUTCOMES
M.A. in Healthcare Administration
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Healthcare Administration aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce healthcare professionals and leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of diverse viewpoints to resolve problems:

  • Healthcare Leadership: Analyze and evaluate leadership challenges and solutions within the field of healthcare and develop an understanding of the current healthcare environment in the U.S.
  • Laws & Finances: Identify effective practice in healthcare operations by analyzing the complexity of the finance functions and reimbursement systems and the laws governing regulations.
  • Analysis: Propose strategies for data analysis using epidemiologic principles for quality improvement.
  • Change Management: Synthesize the major theories and principles of leadership and ethics, conduct personal and organizational analysis, and develop behavioral change strategies in healthcare organizations.
  • Collaboration: Demonstrate effective collaborative practices and cultural competence in communication and develop professional relationships and constructive interactions.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change.
  • Action Research: Research, design, and implement a capstone project to affect a positive impact.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Human Resources Management
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Human Resources Management aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce human resource professionals and leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of diverse viewpoints to resolve problems:

  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • People Management: Understand the foundations of strategic human resource management, workforce planning and employment, and employee and labor relations with a particular focus on mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration.
  • Decision-making: Examine data and analytic insights, quantitative and qualitative relationships, and decision-making strategies within a global and diverse workforce.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Conflict Resolution: Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change.
  • Action Research: Research, design, and implement a capstone project to affect a positive impact.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Civic Engagement
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Civic Engagement aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Engagement: Evaluate the strengths and limitations of government, civic engagement, and public participation and the distinct roles of each in a representative democracy.
  • Policy: Identify the elements of and develop the capability to, craft sound policy and programs driven by citizen participation.
  • Civic Leadership: Analyze the strategies of engagement and apply appropriate strategies to lead people to effectively work together for sustainable results in the civic arena.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Ethics
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Ethics aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Ethical Theories: Articulate the major theories of ethical thinking and assess their implications in a contemporary, global context.
  • Social Good: Analyze the spaces on the continuum between the corruptive nature of power and social responsibility.
  • Global Ethics: Evaluate and resolve multiple ethical perspectives and their impact on organizational effectiveness.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Healthcare
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Healthcare aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Laws & Finances: Identify effective practice in healthcare operations by analyzing the complexity of the finance functions and reimbursement systems and the laws governing regulations.
  • Healthcare Leadership: Evaluate and analyze leadership problems and solutions within the field of healthcare and develop an understanding of the current healthcare reform environment in the US.
  • Change Management: Synthesize the major theories and principles of leadership and ethics, conduct personal and organizational analysis, and develop behavioral change strategies in healthcare organizations.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resources
OPEN

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resources aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Professional Development: Analyze models for training and develop leaders throughout the organization and apply strategic plans for career development and training inside an organization.
  • Global Management: Assess and apply strategies for successful management of a global and diverse workforce with shifting demographics and expectations.
  • HR Leadership: Analyze the strategic role of Human Resources Management as a business function in an organization.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Management
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Formulate data-driven decisions that support inclusive management practices.
  • Create sound marketing strategies from customer insights, data analysis, and strategic thinking.
  • Use financial planning tools and analytic systems for effective project planning.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies
OPEN

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Critical Thinking: Apply analytical and imaginative conclusions to solve an issue or problem.
  • Strategic Planning: Demonstrate the ability to apply strategic planning in a field of study.
  • Professional Skills: Apply disciplinary competence to lead people to effectively work together for sustainable results.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Sustainability
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Professional Studies aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

CONCENTRATION GOALS

  • Critically analyze data to develop strategic sustainable solutions (impact analysis).
  • Function as a socially responsible change agent in global sustainable contexts (global change).
  • Apply systems thinking to interconnected fields of study addressing the challenges related to sustainability (systems).

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GOALS

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Public Administration
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Public Administration aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems. The Master in Public Administration is a contemporary degree program that provides competence for practitioner-scholars in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors during these changing and uncertain times. The program was designed with the support of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (LILP) and will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for facilitative leadership in public policy, governance, and resource stewardship toward equitable, cross-sector solutions to complex societal problems.

  • Analyze and develop policy alternatives in order to create and implement impactful public policies.
  • Facilitate collective action to achieve solutions that respect and include diverse stakeholder perspectives and achieve equitable results.
  • Integrate ethical, equitable solutions to social, economic, and/or ecological problems across business, government, and civic sectors.
  • Develop strategies to lead a government or nonprofit organization so that it can achieve long term comprehensive and equitable goals.
  • Assess the political environment (local, regional, national, or global) and develop strategies to achieve specific goals.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Social Impact
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

This online master's degree in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn:

  • Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization.
  • Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems.
  • Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures.
  • Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation.
  • Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact.
OUTCOMES
M.A. in Sustainability Leadership
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The M.A. in Sustainability Leadership aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems.

  • Global Change: Function as a socially responsible change agent in global sustainable contexts.
  • Systems: Apply systems thinking to interconnected fields of study addressing the challenges related to sustainability.
  • Leadership: Incorporate sustainable practices to lead ethically and responsibly.
  • Communication: Demonstrate the engagement skills necessary to achieve clear and accurate communication for sustainability.
  • Impact Analysis: Critically analyze data to develop strategic sustainable solutions.

Credit Hour Policy

Claremont Lincoln University's Credit Hour Policy is consistent with the U.S. Department of Education's credit hour policy. A 3-unit course includes work that reasonably approximates:

  1. Not less than 6 hours of classroom or direct faculty instruction and 10 hours of out-of-class student work each week for an 8-week term; or
  2. At least an equivalent amount of work as required above through other academic activities as established by Claremont Lincoln University leading to the award of credit hours.

Degree programs and courses undergo comprehensive annual assessments by an interactive assembly of Academic Administrators, CLU Teaching Faculty, and external field practitioners. Courses are developed to be consistent with master’s level student learning, time to degree completion, and policy on required credit hours. The CLU Institutional Program Review Process includes annual evaluation of curriculum, learning outcomes, and credit hour policy. Curriculum for each course, once approved, is set and teaching faculty cannot make changes. Therefore, consistency in curriculum is preserved. To maintain required credit hours for each course, a comprehensive credit hour mapping for activities is completed.

Transfer Policy

  • Students may submit official graduate-level transcripts for consideration of potential transfer credits with these conditions:
  • CLU evaluates graduate credits for transfer from higher education institutions in good standing and accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or an appropriately recognized ministry or foreign agency.
  • Graduate credits are evaluated by program, must be within a similar discipline, and can be grouped together to create a specialization. CLU graduate programs accept varying levels of evaluated transfer credit.
  • Graduate academic credit awarded by recognized institutions within the last five years and not already applied toward an earned, awarded degree.
  • Remedial and technical/vocational courses will not be accepted. The final grade posted for each potential transfer course is a B- grade (or higher).
  • The course work does not duplicate, overlap, or regress previous work.
  • The course was not applied toward an undergraduate degree with the exception of dual credit coursework.
  • The program director/dean must approve the acceptance of the transfer course(s).
  • The “Transfer Credit Practices” report published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) will be the reference used for the evaluation of such credits.
  • In alignment with American Council on Education (ACE) transfer credit guidelines, Claremont Lincoln University supports the application of transfer and military credit for military and veteran students.
  • Credit from international institutions must be evaluated by an appropriate credit-recommendation agency.
  • Applicants must disclose all potential transfer credit at the time of admission. After a student has matriculated, they must complete remaining required degree courses with Claremont Lincoln University.
  • Students must complete Invitation to Inquiry, Strategic Communication, and the Capstone while enrolled at Claremont Lincoln University.
  • Additional exceptions of transfer credit may be considered with the approval of the Chief Academic Officer (CAO).
  • Students who have earned a master’s degree at CLU and wish to pursue a second degree may be considered for transfer credit and waivers for courses required in both programs. Students must complete the Capstone Project for each program of study pursued and the Capstone Project is not eligible for transfer credit between programs.
  • Transfer credits may reduce tuition costs and time to degree completion.

* For transfer policy regarding the M.A. in Organizational Leadership Professional Studies concentration, see the program page.

Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

“No person in the Unites States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681 et.seq.) Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Claremont Lincoln University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a type of sex discrimination and is prohibited under Title IX and by the University. The University encourages any student or employee who thinks they have been subjected to sex discrimination or sexual harassment, including sexual violence, by another student, member of the faculty or staff, campus visitor or contractor, to immediately report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator whose information is listed below.

CLU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the armed services, including protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational programs, recruitment, activities, policies, or employment. Additionally, the University prohibits harassment based on the above-protected characteristics of a student, applicant, alumnus, faculty, employee, vendor, contractor, or any other person participating in any educational program or otherwise associated with the University.

The University complies with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations and finds harassment and discrimination to be antithetical to the University’s mission, values, and educational goals.

Beyond our commitment to nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment, CLU works proactively to invite the many and varied contributions of all faculty and staff as we support all students to bring their authentic selves to their educational experience. We understand that diversity is representation of difference, inclusion is embracing diverse representation and that all voices are valued, and equity requires us to build and maintain strategies to ensure access and opportunity regardless of any trait or characteristic.

Nancy Barnes
Title IX Coordinator

150 W. First Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone (909) 667-4470