When you’re ready to start thinking about what to do after earning your BA, Soka has some options to explore.

Fulbright Fellowships

Apply for a grant to live and work abroad.

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    Fulbright Fellowship Advising Program

    This program provides guidance to students interested in being part of the Fulbright US Student Program, which awards grants to conduct research or teach English in more than 140 countries. Professor Sarah England is the Fulbright adviser.

The Fulbright program is the perfect opportunity for students to gain a prestigious grant that will allow them to expand on skills developed through the Soka curriculum such as carrying out research, learning about cultural diversity, engaging with communities, and investigating social issues around the world.

Sarah England, PhD | Associate Professor of Anthropology

Accelerated Master's Degree Program

Take courses at Soka that count toward a master’s degree.

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    CGU Accelerated Degree Programs

    For Undergraduate Students at Soka

    SUA has partnered with Claremont Graduate University to enable students to have preferred access to accelerated degree programs in education (with optional teaching credential), international studies, and business administration. In all of these tracks, you are eligible to apply in your third year at SUA and CGU will waive the GRE requirement and application fees. Once admitted, you can then take one to three courses at SUA that will transfer to the CGU master’s program. CGU will provide $10,000 fellowships to SUA students, and SUA will provide five $10,000 scholarships based on merit for CGU programs. 

Timelines for CGU Master's Programs

  • Third Year at SUA: Be sure to have completed either SOC 100 or PSYCH 100. Schedule advising with the CGU admissions representatives and with SUA faculty advisers Ryan Caldwell or James Spady
  • Fourth Year at SUA: Apply online by October and register for approved SUA courses for transfer. Two SUA courses can be transferred and these include Developmental Psychology (PSYCH 350) and one of the following: Sociology of Education (SOC 320), Cultures of Learning (ANTH 380), Psychology of Education (PSYCH 370), or Sport Psychology (PSYCH 380). 
  • Third Year at SUA: Be sure to have completed either SOC 100 or PSYCH 100. Schedule advising with the CGU admissions representatives and with SUA faculty adviser Esther Chang
  • Fourth Year at SUA: Apply online by October and register for approved SUA courses for transfer. One SUA course can be transferred (PSYCH 350). Register in the CGU Teaching and Learning Process I Course in December. During the summer, you will join the teacher education orientation and begin full-time enrollment as a teacher education student. 
  • Third Year at SUA: Schedule advising with the CGU admissions representatives and with SUA faculty adviser Ian Read.
  • Fourth Year at SUA: Apply online by October and register for approved SUA courses for transfer. Three INTS courses at the 300 or 400 level can be transferred for eight units of CGU credits. Please consult with your academic adviser and the International Studies concentration director Ian Read to plan your courses to fit your long-term academic interests. 
  • Third Year at SUA: Be sure to have completed ECON 100/INTS 100. Apply online by April. Acceptance and initial academic advising for the CGU programs as well as course registration will take place in May. 
  • Fourth Year at SUA: Take ECON 310 (Financial Economics), and eight units of CGU coursework.

Apply to Other Graduate Schools

Guidance for continuing your education beyond a BA.

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    Graduate Advising

    This program offers support to students interested in continuing their education after they leave SUA. Services include assistance with researching graduate schools, review of CVs and personal statements, and group workshops. You are encouraged to reach out in your first year at Soka to start developing a plan for applying to master’s programs. Professor John Kehlen is the graduate adviser.