2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Master of Arts in Finance - Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

GPA Requirements

Students in the graduate program must maintain at least a B- (2.67) average in order to remain in good academic standing at Claremont McKenna College and earn the M.A. degree. If a student earns a GPA below 2.67 in the fall semester, the student will be placed on academic probation. The degree will be granted only if the GPA at the end of the spring semester is at least 2.67. Further, students who earn any single grade of F will be dismissed from the program without earning the degree.

Fall courses are not offered in the spring, so there is no opportunity to retake or make up courses. Withdrawing from a course is the same as withdrawing from the program, although in special circumstances the student may be considered for readmission in a subsequent academic year. All 8 of the student’s approved regular-session courses must be taken for a letter grade (FIN 300 CM , FIN 301A CM , and FIN 301B CM  are graded on a high-pass/pass/no-pass basis).


Claremont McKenna College has one formal graduation ceremony each year, which takes place the Saturday after the end of final examinations in May. It is a degree-granting ceremony in which diplomas are awarded to students who have completed all requirements for their degrees. Master of Arts in Finance students who have fully completed all graduation requirements are encouraged to participate. Students who complete graduation requirements in the middle of an academic year (September and December graduates) are welcome to participate in the commencement exercise the following May.