The Mormon Studies program is part of the master plan of Claremont Graduate University’s School of Religion to establish academic chairs/programs in the world’s major religions, thereby creating a climate of serious academic study as well as interfaith dialogue.
Claremont Graduate University is part of the Claremont University Consortium, one of the premier universities in the United States. The Claremont Colleges follow the Oxford model, comprised of various undergraduate colleges (Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd and Claremont-McKenna), as well as the Keck Graduate Institute, Drucker School of Management and Claremont Graduate University (which includes programs in a wide variety of disciplines, including Religion.) Claremont Graduate University was founded in 1925. Of the 151 “doctoral research universities” in the United States, it is the only institution devoted entirely to graduate studies.