The Claremont Colleges 1-Year Masters is a combined bachelor’s and master’s program that allows you to start working towards a graduate degree while completing your undergraduate studies.

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offers undergraduate students of The Claremont Colleges, Soka University, and SUNY Geneseo the Claremont Scholars Fellowship, which covers 50% of the tuition and provides priority admission into a combined bachelor’s to master’s program. Earn your CGU master’s degree in as little as one year* while completing your bachelor’s degree.

How the Program Works
  1. Apply Early to a Master’s Program: Apply for a master’s program through the Claremont Colleges 1-Year Masters Application—typically during your junior year—for a future semester.
  2. Register for Courses: Coordinate a course plan between you, CGU, and your undergraduate advisor.
  3. Receive Graduate Program Credit: Once admitted, you can earn up to 16 units of graduate-level credit before officially entering your desired graduate program. The number of transferable credits varies by program.

*Program completion times may vary depending on course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.


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