The unique relationship between Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges* allows undergraduate students to save time and money by applying approved undergraduate units to a CGU graduate degree. The following table lists total units per degree as well as the maximum number of undergraduate units applicable. Units applied to a graduate degree are subject to approval by the program faculty.

*The accelerated degree program option is only available to undergraduate students at Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer.

Master of Arts (unless noted) Total units required for degree Accepted undergraduate units; up to
Analytical Politics 36 units 8 units
Applied Women’s Studies 36 units 8 units
Art Business 48 units 16 units
Arts Management 48 units 16 units
Community-Engaged Education & Social Change
(Pitzer College only)
32 units 8 units
Computational & Applied Mathematics (MS) 32 units 8 units
Cultural Studies | with concentrations
in Museum Studies and Media Studies
40 units 16 units
Economics 36 units 8 units
Education 32 units 8 units
Education | MA + CA General Education
Preliminary Teaching Credential
36 units 8 units
Education | MA + CA Special Education
Preliminary Teaching Credential
38 units 4 units
English 40 units 16 units
Financial Engineering (MS) 48 units 16 units
Global Commerce & Finance 36 units 8 units
History 40 units 12 units
History & Archival Studies 48 units 12 units
Information Systems & Technology 36 units 8 units
International Political Economy 48 units 16 units
International Studies 36 units 8 units
Islamic Studies 40 units 16 units
Management 32 units 8 units
Management (MBA) 60 units 16 units
Mathematics (MS or MA) 32 units 8 units
Music 34–38 units 6 units
Philosophy 40 units 16 units
Politics | American, Political Philosophy 36–48 units 16 units
Politics, Economics & Business 48 units 16 units
Psychology 48 units 8 units
Public Health (MPH) 48 units 16 units
Public Policy 40 units 12 units
Public Policy & Evaluation 48 units 16 units
Religion 40 units 16 units
Statistical Sciences (MS) 32–40 units 8 units
Women’s Studies in Religion 48 units 16 units