The 1-Year Masters Program at Claremont Graduate University can jump-start your graduate education.

This unique partnership between Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Soka University allows you to begin work on your master’s requirements while completing your undergraduate degree at Soka.

How it works
  1. Submit Your Application: Apply to one of the approved master’s degrees at CGU under the partnership.
  2. Plan Ahead Once Admitted: Upon being admitted to CGU, you can take courses at Soka that are eligible for transfer credits. Begin working toward your master’s degree as early as your junior year of undergraduate study.
  3. Transfer Eligible Credits: After graduating from Soka, you can enroll in your program at CGU and transfer eligible credits earned during your time at Soka.
  4. Fast-Track Your Master’s Degree: By transferring eligible credits, you can complete your master’s degree in as little as one year of full-time study, saving you time and tuition.


Degree Options


Business Administration




Teacher Education


International Studies


Information Systems & Technology